Petrochemical

QHT integration in petrochemi-cal operations

We have highlighted some examples that are relevant to refinery process activities.

It is clear that every plant has other essentials and priorities. We are keen to help you evaluate the potential of your particular infrastucture. Provide us with the specifics of your situation.

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Steam cracking

Steam crackers are designed to be highly energy efficient because they are large energy consumers. QHT tech can raise their efficiency even further. One of the largest European ethylene producers is investigating how Qpinch can help to recover waste heat from the oil quench. In addition, pyrolyisis gasoline aromatic extraction presents another attractive case.

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Para xylene extraction

It is common knowledge that para xylene extraction from reformate splitter bottoms is an extremely heat consuming technology. Despite the intense heat integration, there still is significant waste heat production. Recovering this waste heat and transforming it into valuable process heat, is calculated to have an IRR of >20 %

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Distillation

In chemical productions, distillation is frequently used to recover the latent heat from the overhead stream. An Antwerp based partner, is operating a Qpinch chemical heat transformer to recover the waste heat from the overhead condensors and convert it to valuable process steam.

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Case Study: Distillation columns

The QHT installation can improve the energy efficiency of your distillation columns by 50%. The bottom of distillation column is heated to process temperature for their operation. We are using the waste heat from the column overheads to reinfuse it in the heating process of the column bottom.

Why Qpinch

Why QHT tech is the solution to reduce waste heat at your refinery.

Introducing Qpinch tech in your petrochemical process infrastructure holds numerous benefits. Here are some key reasons for initiating our energy efficiency installation.
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On a mission to Net Zero

QHT is a large industrial scale solution for your 2025 and 2030 targets. This are/can be short term results
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Available now

Qpinch technology is ‘now-tech’ – meaning you can start its implementation today. The installation timeline is a fast-track solution.
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Low cost and high returns

We can quickly assess your specific case.
Our team has extensive experience with energy balances, and with identifying opportunities for turning residual industrial heat into energy.
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Reuse your waste heat

We can quickly assess your specific case.
Our team has extensive experience with energy balances, and with identifying opportunities for turning residual industrial heat into energy.

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