Browse Editions : 2019
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Clauswasteheatboilereconomics Part 1: process considerations

Nathan A Hatcher, Clayton E Jones, Simon A Weiland, Steven M Fulk and Matthew D Bailey Optimized Gas Treating, Inc.

2019 / Q1

The design of the waste heat boiler has a critical role to play in determining process operations, reliability and economic performance in the sulphur recovery unit

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Flexible upgrading of heavy feedstocks

Jacinthe Frecon, Delphine Le-Bars and Jacques Rault Axens

2019 / Q1

Adding tailor-made options for upgrading heavy crudes to existing assets can adapt refineries to changes in market conditions and regulatory demands
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Hydrate formation in a fluid catalytic cracking off-gas line

Aqeel Al Muharraqi, Ashish Deshpande and Gregory M Lilburne Bahrain Petroleum Company

2019 / Q1

A hydrate blockage led to sudden loss of a FCC unit’s off-gas flow and a system pressure surge. Comprehensive troubleshooting delivered remedial measures
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Avoiding unplanned reactor shutdowns

Maria J L Perez, Roberta Cenni, Zeina Maroun and Kenneth G Myntman

Haldor Topsoe

2019 / Q1

In hydroprocessing operations, prevention is better than just dealing with the effects of corrosion and fouling problems
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The power option

Robert Giglio Sumitomo Heavy Industries Ltd-Foster Wheeler

2019 / Q1

With the market for high sulphur fuel oil under pressure, refiners with delayed cokers can instead opt for higher value power and steam generation
With the market for high sulphur fuel oil under pressure, refiners with delayed cokers can instead opt for higher value power and steam generation
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On-purpose propylene production

Michael Marsh And Jeffrey Wery Honeywell UOP

2019 / Q1

Propane dehydrogenation plays an increasingly key role in closing the global shortage in traditional propylene supplies

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Predicting middle distillate properties

Madi Asiri Saudi Aramco Total Refining and Petrochemical Company (SATORP)

2019 / Q1

Development of on-stream correlation models to predict cloud point, flash point and freezing point and increase production of on-spec jet fuel using a single analyser
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Digital solutions improve refinery operations

Hirotaka Yamashita Yokogawa Electric Corporation

2019 / Q1

Digitalising and standardising the tasks and activities of plant personnel improves efficiency and safety, resulting in greater uptime and throughput
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Problems in processing discounted crudes Part 1: definition and crude preheat

Scott Golden, Tony Barletta and Steve White Process Consulting Services, Inc.

2019 / Q1

Problems in processing discounted crudes Part 1: definition and crude preheat
Project costs must be considered to fully understand whether or not an opportunity crude really does deliver on savings
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Designing a sampling system

Partha S Mondal and Archan Sinha Fluor Daniel India Pvt. Ltd

2019 / Q1

So you thought that delivering process samples was a simple task? The useful performance of an analyser system relies on how the sampling system is designed
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Improving biodiesel’s properties

Chandragupthan Bahubali and Ashwin Gopalan Wood PLC India

2019 / Q1

Properties including cold flow have prevented biodiesel from living up to its early potential. Emerging strategies may improve matters
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Countering cyber attack

Chris Cunningham PTQ

2019 / Q1

The oil and gas sector is consistently among the most vulnerable to cyber attack. Can a security programme reduce the risks?
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Impact of sulphiding agents on ULSD catalyst performance

 

TIAGO VILELA, JOSÉ CASTRO and HENDRIK DATHE
Avantium

 

Tiago Vilela, José Castro and Hendrik Dathe Avantium

2019 / Catalysis

A research programme demonstrated the comparative performances of a conventional sulphiding agent and an agent that offers safer, cleaner catalyst activation
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Bottoms upgrading of FCC resid feedstock

Carl Keeley, Stefano Riva and Ankit Apoorv BASF

Steve Challis Chalcat Consulting

2019 / Catalysis

 

 A refiner chose a new catalyst to improve bottoms upgrading and maximise fuels production from resid feeds
  A refiner chose a new catalyst to improve bottoms upgrading and maximise fuels production from resid feeds
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Generating value in the FCC

Dicho Stratiev Ivan Chavdarov and Alexandr Ivanov Neftochim Burgas JSC

Aleksey Popov and Rafael González W. R. Grace & Co

2019 / Catalysis

 

New catalyst technologies and technical service support helped a refiner overcome difficulties with VGO conversion
  New catalyst technologies and technical service support helped a refiner overcome difficulties with VGO conversion
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Life cycle stability of ULSD catalysts

Florian Huber and Ioan-Teodor Trotuș hte GmbH

2019 / Catalysis

Accelerated ageing test methods allow refineries to gather an unprecedented amount of information about catalysts
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Unloading spent catalyst

Eric Braams Hoover Ferguson

2019 / Catalysis

Using catalyst bins to unload units during change-out can offer efficiencies in handling, storage and transportation
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Increase FCC residue processing by additive control

Tom Ventham Johnson Matthey

2019 / Catalysis

An additive development enables substantial reductions in delta coke and dry gas
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War stories from the foaming front

David Engel Nexo Solutions

Ben Spooner and Michael Sheilan

Amine Experts

2019 / Gas

Many factors can cause an amine unit to foam. Often there is more than one cause, so foaming problems demand thorough investigation
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Digital twins enhance LNG plant performance

Tim Shire and Andrew McIntee KBC

2019 / Gas

Digitalisation technologies offer new and disruptive ways to overcome the challenges of increasing margin, reducing carbon emissions and addressing talent shortages
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Technology selection for a natural gas plant

Jan-Willem Hennipman and Karen Hanlon Kinsberg Jacobs Comprimo Sulfur Solutions

2019 / Gas

 

Selecting equipment for a sulphur block requires balancing technical
performance and costs, as well as local conditions and regulations
  Selecting equipment for a sulphur block requires balancing technical performance and costs, as well as local conditions and regulations
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Liquefaction technology for mid-scale LNG production

Saeid Mokhatab Gas processing consultant

2019 / Gas

Location,capacity and operability of a plant as well as project investment criteria can greatly affect the choice of liquefaction technology for a mid-scale LNG project
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Developments in sulphur recovery

Mahin Rameshni and Stephen Santo Rameshni & Associates Technology & Engineering (RATE)

2019 / Gas

Process developments and technology selection meet increasingly stringent emissions limits
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New catalysts for low and medium pressure hydrotreating

Andrea Battiston, Adel Abdo, Luca Moraca, Leon Van Den Oetelaar, 
Edwin Van Rooijen, Henk Jan Tromp, Jelle Van De Vall and Eelco Vogt
Albemarle Catalysts; Utrecht University

Andrea Battiston, Adel Abdo, Luca Moraca, Leon Van Den Oetelaar, Edwin Van Rooijen, Henk Jan Tromp, Jelle Van De Vall and Eelco Vogt Albemarle Catalysts; Utrecht University

2019 / Q2

A catalyst platform provides higher performance in middle distillate hydrotreating applications with limited hydrogen, difficult feedstocks and severe operating conditions
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Operational challenges in sour water stripping

Philip Le Grange 
Sulphur Experts

Philip Le Grange Sulphur Experts

2019 / Q2

How to keep a sour water stripper at optimum performance between shutdowns
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Refinery catalyst testing

Tiago Vilela Avantium

2019 / Q2

Selecting the best catalyst for a unit demands thorough evaluation of the available options
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Sizing relief valves for real gas or vapour

Tek Sutikno Fluor Enterprises

Tek Sutikno Fluor Enterprises

2019 / Q2

An appraisal of relief valve discharge area sizing methods for gas or vapour
An appraisal of relief valve discharge area sizing methods for gas or vapour

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Flue gas heat recovery through the acid dew point

Pim Van Keep and Robert Sakko HeatMatrix Group

2019 / Q2

Polymer based heat exchange technology enables more heat recovery from flue gas by addressing acid corrosion issues
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IMO 2020 – the deadline approaches

Stephen George KBC

2019 / Q2

How is the refining industry reacting to the shake-up with less than a year to go?
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Solving hydrotreating fouling problems

Yinling (Grace) Wang Nalco Champion

2019 / Q2

Upgraded antifoulant technology is helping refiners to overcome the increased hydrotreater fouling issues that result from more stringent fuel sulphur limits
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Claus waste heat boiler economics Part 2: mechanical considerations

Nathan A Hatcher, Clayton E Jones, Simon A Weiland, Steven M Fulk 
and Matthew D Bailey Optimized Gas Treating, Inc.

Nathan A Hatcher, Clayton E Jones, Simon A Weiland, Steven M Fulk and Matthew D Bailey Optimized Gas Treating, Inc.

2019 / Q2

The design of a cost effective waste heat boiler faces many, often opposing factors affecting the performance and reliability of the exchanger
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Problems in processing discounted crudes Part 2: crude and vacuum columns

Scott Golden, Tony Barletta and Steve White
Process Consulting Services, Inc.

Scott Golden, Tony Barletta and Steve White Process Consulting Services, Inc.

2019 / Q2

Project costs must be considered to fully understand whether or not an opportunity crude really does deliver on savings
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Development of a naphthenic acid corrosion model

Eric Vetters ProCorr Consulting Services

2019 / Q2

A model has been developed to predict and help prevent corrosion when processing high TAN crudes
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Forecasting crude oil prices

Shanu Jain and Ajay Gupta Reliance Industries Limited

2019 / Q2

Building a good time series model is the primary requirement for generating good oil price forecasts
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Forecasting crude oil prices

Shanu Jain and Ajay Gupta Reliance Industries Limited

2019 / Q2

Building a good time series model is the primary requirement for generating good oil price forecasts
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Revamping a bitumen heating system

Gülşah Altunbaş and Murat Bariş Türkoğlu Tüpraş

2019 / Q2

A redesigned oil based heating system for bitumen storage and sales saves energy and eliminates customer complaints
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Troubleshooting a heavy crude topper

 

Daryl Hanson, Mike Wessels and Adam Smith Valero Energy
Isis Mejias Consultant

 

Daryl Hanson, Mike Wessels and Adam Smith Valero Energy

 Isis Mejias Consultant

2019 / Q2

Thorough troubleshooting revealed the primary cause of a heavy crude topper’s poor availability: desalter operation. A comprehensive revamp resolved matters
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