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Engineering Practice: Optimal Cooling Systems For Coastal Plants

By Mahdi Gougol and Jamshid Pouresfandiary Cham Research Institute of Petroleum Industry, Hassan Dezvareh Resnani Kaviyan Petrochemical Co. |

Because temperature control is important in any process, a water-cooling system is a common component in chemical processing plants. For facilities located near coastal areas, the tendency is toward the use of seawater instead of river water for cooling purposes. Seawater has the advantage of having nearly a constant quality (chemical analysis), nearly a constant temperature and is available in large amounts. This option is not without its challenges, though. Presented here is an economic-environmental approach for selecting the best cooling system for operation at the sea shore. An actual facility, located in the Persian Gulf, is used as an example. Figure 1. In the once-through cooling system, seawater makes a single pass through the system before returning to the sea Figure 2. In the recirculating cooling-water system, a cooling tower is used to recycle the seawater. Such systems have significantly smaller investment costs than once-through systems, and a smaller environmental impact Cooling system options Air and water are the least expensive, most available and accessible fluids for removing heat from equipment and processes.…
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