Lummus awarded ethylene cracking heater contract at Reliance sites


Process tech firm Lummus Technology has been awarded by Reliance Industries Ltd. to supply four Short Residence Time (SRT) ethylene cracking heaters at two facilities in India.

Lummus’ scope includes design, engineering, procurement, supply, commissioning and startup of four ethylene cracking heaters. Two heaters will be installed at Reliance’s gas cracking unit (GCU) in Dahej, Gujarat, India, and the other two at Reliance’s GCU in Nagothane, Maharashstra, India.

To maximise energy efficiency, the heaters will also be equipped with advanced heat recovery systems and designed for 100% hydrogen firing.

The Lummus Heat Transfer (LHT) business specialises in heat transfer solutions and systems for critical process environments. LHT has produced industry-leading technology for fired heaters including the SRT pyrolysis furnace, and heat exchangers including the Helixchanger heat exchanger, LABLEX and Polaris advanced breech-lock exchanger.

“Lummus has established a leading position in the ethylene heater market by consistently delivering solutions that enhance operational performance for our customers,” said Rutger Theunissen, Chief Business Officer of Services and Supplies for Lummus Technology. “We look forward to collaborating with Reliance to supply heaters that offer high reliability, long run lengths, increased product yield and several other benefits that will optimize their operations.”