Take the guesswork out of combustion processes
Combustion processes are prevalent throughout the refining and petrochemical industries. The fuel supply to these processes contains unpredictable levels of sulfur compounds, thereby increasing the risk of downstream equipment being exposed to acid corrosion. The Breen-ADM Probe Acid Dew Point Monitoring System takes the guesswork out of the process by providing a real-time acid dew point measurement.
Real-time Acid Dew Point Measurement to minimize the effects of corrosion
The fuel supply to refining and petrochemical industry combustion processes contains unpredictable levels of sulfur compounds (H2S, Mercaptans, fuel sulfur, etc.). These sulfur compounds oxidize in the combustion to form SO2 and, subsequently, SO3. The SO3 gas, when combined with flue gas moisture, forms H2SO4 (sulfuric acid).
Consequently, downstream equipment is exposed to the risk of condensing acid, resulting in corrosion in duct work and equipment, as well as corrosion and/or fouling of equipment, such as tube bundles and air preheaters.
Some of the upstream processes include:
- Refinery fuel gas and oil-fired heaters
- FCCU CO boilers
- Steam methane reformers
- Power and process steam boilers
- Heat Recovery Steam Generators
- Sulfur Recovery Units
In order to avoid the effects of this acid, one must know the flue gas acid dew point. The Breen-ADM Probe Acid Dew Point Monitoring System takes the guesswork out of the process by providing a real-time acid dew point measurement.