We have SR Catalytic Reforming (Pt-Rh) Unit for 90.0 RONC production. It is our third cycle and the delta T of SR Reactors is decreasing rapidly day by day, but RONC is decreasing slightly or almost constant. However, stablizer overhead gases has also increased extensively. Some opinions arises that there may be the leakage in Combined feed exchangers of Platforming section. But, we are unable to detect this leakage during plant operation. Please mention, how we can detect this leakage (during plant operation) and secondly, please also describe that what may be the other reasons of such decreasing trend of delta T (i.e; from 125 deg c to 88 deg C in 7-8 months), keeping in view that we are running plant at 110% load and our design H2 / HC ratio is 4.5 in first cycle. Is there any need of revision of H2/HC ration in third cycle, if yes then how?
Additional info: Its again me who put up the questions. 1-- Yes, it was text fault,, its Platinum - Rhenium. 2-- Please tell, what we have to check in feed and product regarding MCH? means which thing will proof us leakage in F/E? 3-- Their is only excessive increase in OVHD gases of stablizer. 4-- Hydrogen purity decreased from 90 to 85%. 5-- YES, H2 / HC ratio is easy to calculate, but i want to ask that during third cycle or as the cycles progress, is it necessary to revised this H2 /HC? if yes, then on what basis? 6-- We have increased RITs from 4-5 deg C but RON did not increase. 7-- We have decreased H2 / HC to about 3000 NM3/ hr and delta T improves from 89 deg C to 90 deg C. but a slight yellowish appearance of reformate was detected. ( what will be the reason?) But, RONC did not change