Online Cleaning of Texas Towers and Feed / Effluent Exchangers
ITW is the only company in the world to boast online cleaning of Vertical Combined Feed effluent exchangers (Texas Towers or VCFE) or generally, feed / effluent exchangers in Reforming units.
This was possible because the ITW Technology is able to completely dissolve the deposit present inside the equipment.
Therefore, the deposit is pumped out of the equipment in soluble form as a stable liquid (that will not re-precipitate). In an industrial application, the fouling factor after ITW online cleaning was even reported at the design value.
Cleaning takes approximately 24 hours.
The technology is applicable to any Feed / effluent exchanger also in HDS, HDT units, etc.