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A process to increase the non-volatile removal efficiency in a flash drum in the steam cracking system. The gas flow from the convection section is converted from mist flow to annular flow before entering the flash drum to increase the removal efficiency. The conversion of gas flow from mist flow to annular flow is accomplished by subjecting the gas flow first to at least one expander and then to bends of various degrees and force the flow to change directions at least once. The change of gas flow from mist to annular helps coalesce fine liquid droplets and thus being removed from the vapor phase.

Title
Converting mist flow to annular flow in thermal cracking application
Application Number
10/189618
Publication Number
7097758 (B2)
Application Date
July 3, 2002
Publication Date
August 29, 2006
Inventor
George Stephens
Humble
TX, US
Arthur R Dinicolantonio
Seabrook
TX, US
Jennifer L Bancroft
Houston
TX, US
Richard C Stell
Houston
TX, US
Agent
Linda A Kubena
Kelly A Nowak
Assignee
ExxonMobil Chemical Patents
TX, US
IPC
C10G 9/16
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