Chemical production grew in every region of the United States during 2016, according to the American Chemistry Council (ACC). Furthermore, the ACC predicts that growth will translate into more than $1 trillion in chemical revenues by 2020. At the same time, the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s 2017 outlook report forecasts that refinery production will increase by more than 20 percent from 2016 through 2040 — largely due to increasing production volumes of renewables, natural gas and crude oil. With a growth trend expected to continue on an upward trajectory, petrochemical and refinery companies are sure to look for solutions by which to increase operational efficiencies and reduce downtime.
Used after process heating operations, temporary cooling solutions such as cooling towers, chillers and air conditioners provide significant benefits. They allow petrochemical and refining companies to avoid project delays and improve their balance sheet by avoiding high cost capital expenditure (CAPEX) commitments on short- to mid-term duration needs.