Document Type


Date of Award


Degree Name

Master of Science in Chemical Engineering - (M.S.)


Chemical Engineering and Chemistry

First Advisor

Edward Charles Roche, Jr.

Second Advisor

Jerome J. Salamone

Third Advisor

John E. McCormick


A simulation model has been developed for a system of ex changers to preheat the feed to a crude distillation unit. In conjunction, a Fortran program for the performance of the model calculations by digital computer was written. Two types of preheat system were simulated, a single train system and a split (or parallel) train system. A number of features were included in the program for flexibility and versatility. A particular effort was made to have the model represent as economical a preheat system as possible.

The model program was used to obtain computer-calculated results for both single-train and split-train preheat systems. Computer runs were made to show the effect of using different temperature approach values. The computer output data as printed for several sample problems is presented. Results have been analyzed with regard both to type of preheat system and to temperature approach value.



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