The Midstream sector of the oil and gas value chain is made up of the refining and transportation of crude oil and natural gas processing. The refining of crude oil converts the product into marketable commodities that are sold to the Downstream sector or end users.
Chemical filling stations deliver a multitude of products to manufacturing facilities all over the world. As the drums are filled with various recipes, the displacements of the air in the drums are abated with pollution control equipment. In the photo to the right, you see a regenerative thermal oxidizer being used to handle several drum filling stations at one time. These robust machines built by GCES can also treat waste water generated from the cleaning of the filling equipment.
So where do you start an investigation to determine if your existing or proposed new system is energy efficient? The investigation on existing equipment will require a technical person skilled in measuring or obtaining the pertinent data related to the equipment evaluation. With new equipment, it should be provided in the proposal or obtained during technical reviews of the planned project. If you plan to perform an internal evaluation of the energy efficiency of your existing process, be sure to consider the following process characteristics: