Nozzles for the Oil, Gas and Petrochemical Industry

Key spray application - Cooling systems

Spray nozzles are used cool a variety of processes in the petrochemical industry.

-         Cooling of gasses can be achieved by spraying a fine mist of coolant into the gas stream

-         The cooling of fluid beds

-         The cooling of reaction tanks

The subject of spray cooling is complex and dealt with in details in the spray cooling systems application page.

Fluid catalytic cracking quench nozzles

A typical cooling application for BETE nozzles is in the reaction chamber of the fluid catalytic cracking system. The reacted hydrocarbons need to be quickly cooled to non-reactive temperatures to prevent further reactions from occurring once the desired cracking has been achieved. 

The nozzles in such systems will need to be inserted in a lance into the reaction chamber and both lance and nozzle will need to be able to cope with the hot, abrasive environment. This generally means construction from highly temperature resistant alloys such as cobalt alloy 6 or tantalum. 

As each FCC system is unique it the nozzles specified will generally be custom made, or at least will require a bespoke lance. Such custom work for the petrochemcial industry has been core business for BETE for many years. For further details on our custom spray lances please click here. 





Oil & Gas key Spray Applications

Oil, Gas and Petrochemical key spray challenges: