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Suction heaters vs heat tracing

Suction heaters vs heat tracing

Suction heaters vs heat tracing

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Dear all,

I'd like to get your kind advice about the installation of suction heaters vs heat tracing in the following case:

It is a 24000 m3 LDO tank, whose pour point is -9ºC and it must get to the transfer pumps at a minimum temperature of 10ºC. The minimum ambient design temperature is -7ºC.

I am wondering how to choose the most correct configuration among the following ones:

* Heat tracing in the tank to keep tanks contents at a temperature higher than the pour point plus a margin (for example -4ºC) and heat it up from -4ºC to 10ºC with a suction heater.

* To use the heat tracing to keep the tanks contents at 10ºC.

* Not to install heat tracing and use a suction heater to heat the fluid up to 10ºC only with the suction heater.

Thank you for the help
 

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