Submitted by: Reliance Industries Limited
Implemented country: India
Title: Development of Innovative Furnace Coil Cleaning Methodology

Cracker plant furnaces operated at Reliance’s Hazira-Manufacturing-Division, have noticed reduced energy efficiency over a decade of operation. It resulted in 5.5 Gcal/hr of fuel loss. RIL took-up a challenge to innovatively solve the issue as the conventional solution of tube replacement was cost prohibitive. RIL formed a cross functional team, which analysed the problem, synthesized the optimum chemical cleaning agent, tried out on a pilot scale and developed a vendor for safe and reliable execution. The entire project yielded savings 4.68 Gcal/hr resulting into reduction of 8000 CERs/Annum. The simpl payback for the project was less than a year.

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