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Xtend by XRG - A better technology for heat transfer

Fired Heater Fouling Costs Millions. A typical 100,000 barrel per day refinery loses $3-7 million annually because of fouling in fired heaters. Fouling overheats tubes, increases firing rate, reduces yields, and causes lost onstream days. Shutting down a crude, vacuum, or coker heater is extremely costly both in labor and throughput.

To combat these issues, XRG Technologies developed Xtend - a tube-insert to reduce fouling and increase heat transfer.

Xtend - A Better Technology for Heat Transfer
The unique design of Xtend generates more swirl with less pressure drop when compared to a conventional twisted tape. Less than 3% of the flow area is used to generate swirl. The swirling flow:
- Cools the film on the tube wall
- Removes coke precursors from the film
- Increases both temperature and process uniformity
within the tube

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