F-27-TR HTRI Crude Oil Fouling Standard Evaluation Test Matrix

A. D. Smith
2022; revised 04/2022

HTRI developed a standardized crude oil fouling test matrix that covers industry-relevant ranges of flow, bulk temperature, and wall temperature. The test matrix provides a more complete picture of a crude oil’s fouling behavior in the High Temperature Fouling Units (HTFUs). This report summarizes the design of the HTFUs, the identification and classification of fouling, and the rationale behind the crude oil fouling Standard Evaluation Test Matrix (SETM). It also provides example fouling data from Crude 22.