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4 simple ways to convert turnarounds into profitable tower upgrade opportunities

With planned outages commonly occurring at intervals of 2-5 years, a refinery turnaround is a prime opportunity to replace column and separator internals with the newest available technology. Planning for an outage with a “replacement-in-kind” strategy will address lost performance ...


Auto-switch boring / cutting tool

The innovative DeltaValve auto-switch coke cutting tool provides a high level of safety and reliability during de-coking operations by allowing the tool to remain in the drum during switching between boring/cutting modes. The auto-switch tool, in combination with the DeltaValve drill stem ...


Avoid unnecessary costs by understanding process problems before taking action

When a piece of process equipment starts experiencing problems and producing off-spec product, every engineer’s reaction is to make a change to “fix” the problem and get it back on-spec. yet, many plants lack adequate instrumentation to completely diagnose the cause of ...


Blasch Ferrules

Thermal Management System (TMS) – a pre-fired tubesheet protection system that allows for the extensive use of fiber insulation in conjunction with the Blasch Ferrules and provides much greater insulating value than castable alone, in a greatly compressed area, saving space, and ...


BLASCH HexWall™

For sulfur recovery, sulfuric acid plant sulfur burners and spent recovery furnaces. BLASCH HexWall™ is a versatile, mechanically stable system consisting of a series of stackable six-sided blocks incorporating alternating tabs and slots on each side that are designed to ensure the ...


BLASCH precision ceramics

BlaschVECTORWALL™ Mixing System - OPTIMIZE YOUR PROCESS USING OUR ADVANCED MIXING SYSTEM – This system utilizes the same blocks as the proven checkerwall system, but incorporates a series of add-on flow vectoring shapes designed to direct gas flow at the exit of the checkerwall ...


BLASCH VectorWall™

Mixing systems for sulfur recovery, sulfur burning, or sulfuric acid plant reaction furnaces. BLASCH VectorWall™ Reaction Furnace Mixing System is a versatile, mechanically stable system consisting of a series of stackable six-sided blocks incorporating alternating tabs and slots ...


Brink® mist eliminators

Brink® solutions deliver the highest efficiencies, lowest pressure drop, and longest effective life available. From the invention of Brink® Fiber Bed Mist Eliminators in 1958, MECS® has set the standard for offering the widest array of designs and materials ...


CE valve - the efficient ring valve

Many of the processes that have Significant importance for industrial plant operation can cause extreme stress on compressor valves, e.g. by the presence of particles, catalyst debris, liquids or polymerides. Particles carried along with the gas flow or polymers can lead to clogging of ...


CeraLine™ elbows, pipe & spool linings

Specifically designed for the harsh environments within mining, power generation and other heavy industrial processing industries, Blasch’s new CeraLine family of products exhibits exceptional wear and abrasion resistance which results in unparalleled life. Elbow diameters ranging ...


DeltaValve coke drum bottom unheading valve

Redesigned with smaller body and bonnet components, the new bottom unheading valve is lighter than earlier versions, maintaining its reputation as the smallest and lightest fully automated bottom unheading valve in the industry. The small footprint of this bottom unheading valve makes ...


DeltaValve coke drum top unheading valve

The DeltaValve top unheading valve is available in 24", 30", and 36" sizes. It is a completely enclosed system permanently connected to the top  ange of a coke drum. With this valve, top drum unheading can be safely accomplished with the push of a single button from ...


DeltaValve isolation valves

The GV851 is a high performance isolation gate valve speci cally designed for clean services within the delayed coker. Such services include steam and water, clean hydrocarbon liquids below coking temperatures, and clean hydrocarbon vapor streams in on/off and modulating services. The ...


Dupont company introduction

DuPont has been bringing world-class science and engineering to the global marketplace in the form of innovative products, materials, and services since 1802. The company believes that by collaborating with customers, governments, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and thought leaders, ...


Dynawave® reverse jet scrubber

How a reverse jet wet gas scrubber works. The DynaWave® Reverse Jet Scrubber is an open duct in which scrubbing liquid is injected, through a non-restrictive reverse jet nozzle, counter current to the dirty inlet gas. Liquid collides with down-coming gas to create the “Froth ...


HexWall™/ Vectorwall™ case study

Furnace baffles – a long history of problems. Sulphuric acid plant furnace baffles historically are labor intensive, expensive to install, require long shut downs for refractory cure times, are susceptible to cracking, and have a poor reputation for collapsing due to their inherent ...


ITW Online Cleaning

Will revolutionize turnaround operations and operational excellence by optimizing: productivity, operability, safety health and environment, reliability, product quality, energy efficiency, CO2 SOX NOX VOC emissions, maintenance and repair and operational requirements. An entire Unit can ...


Making the invisible visible

In FCC Units (Fluidised Catalyst Cracking Units) the atmospheric residue from the distillation is cracked to LPG, naptha and other components. This sometimes leads to “invisible” deposits inside the Riser. This article features Tracerco’s ThruVision™ scans to illustrate ...


Measurement instruments and servicing

Our Measurement Instruments business designs and manufactures a range of bespoke, low maintenance, high reliability instruments providing operators with real time measurements and in-situ visualisation. Our experienced team technically supports an extensive range of nucleonic measurement ...


MECS® - Thermo Z™ the optimum–H™ system

The ideal design solution for MECS–Thermo Z gas to gas heat exchangers to eliminate cold end corrosion. When gas temperatures and dew point conditions require maximum corrosion protection from cold spots, the Optimum-h™ System can provide a value engineered approach to raising ...


MECS® HexPro™ Ferrules

For waste heat boilers and heat exchangers in sulphuric acid plants. Precast, precision ceramic ferrules for severe temperature and heat-cycling conditions. Fast, Simple installation. MECS® HexPro™ Ferrules are pre-engineered for each installation and come properly sized, accurately ...


MECS® HexWall™ Baffles

For sulfuric acid plant sulfur burners and spent Acid recovery furnaces. Interlocking hexagonal ceramic blocks for fast installation and superior structural stability. MECS® HexWall™ is a versatile, mechanically stable system consisting of a series of stackable six-sided blocks ...


MECS® sulfuric acid and environmental technologies

Is the leading provider of proprietary process technology, speciality products and technical services to the global sulfuric acid industry. MECS® has provided best-in-class sulfuric acid plant processes, clean technologies, and specialty products to a wide distribution of industries ...


MECS®–Thermo Z™ welded plate heat exchangers

Plant engineers in the know choose MECS®–THERMO Z™ for maximum waste heat recovery and the best delivered value. MECS®–ThermoZ™ is a highly efficient heat exchanger suitable for many industrial processes where gas temperatures may be up to 1500°F (816°C). ...


Moving gamma scanning forward – quantitative analysis of tray capacity

Improving process operating margins can include maximising production of higher value products and/or minimising production costs. Process plants depend heavily on fractionation towers to produce products meeting customer specifications. Tower gamma scanning is well established in the ...


On-line heater and boiler chemical cleaning technology

GTC’s fired heater cleaning solves common process feed heater problems. With rising pressure to reduce energy costs, GTC’s advanced fired heater/boiler chemical cleaning technology is an effective way to improve heater efficiency without shutting down plant operations. Our ...


PackView™ - quantitative analysis of packing mal-distribution

The last issue of Tracerco Insight (Vol 6 Ed 1) featured our patent pending FrothView™ technology illustrating how using Tracerco’s new measurement detector technology and analysis of gamma scan data provides quantitative information about the useful capacity of trayed towers. ...


Proper design of mass transfer internals in the FCC flue gas scrubber can help reduce PM emissions

The EPA’s New Source Performance Standards (40 C.F.R. §60.100-1-0, subpart Ja) regulates refinery particulate emissions, including the discharge of catalyst fines from the FCCU flue gas scrubber stack. Because refiners have traditionally correlated particulate matter (PM) emissions ...


Solutions for a cleaner, safer tomorrow

Through its science-based Clean Technologies portfolio, DuPont offers focused solutions based on real-world experience. The company has dedicated itself to improvements in the areas of clean air and clean fuel, and this has led the company to seek out like-minded industry partners and ...


SRU solutions Dynawave® reverse jet scrubber

Claus Sulfur Recovery Units (SRU) are found in various industries, such as refineries, natural gas processing plants, chemical plants, and coal gasification facilities. The Claus process is widely used to recover sulfur from HS containing gas streams. However, a Claus SRU can typically ...


Stratco® alkylation technical services

As the world leader in sulfuric acid alkylation, DuPont has extensive experience and know-how that can support your alkylation unit, either on an as needed or ongoing basis. Whether it’s troubleshooting, optimizing operations, supporting maintenance, turnaround consulting, training, ...


Stratco® XP2 technology for the stratco® contactor reactor

The STRATCO® XP2 technology is a Contactor™ reactor enhancement developed to improve the acid/hydrocarbon emulsion flow path near the tube bundle end of the Contactor™. In the current design, emulsion flow leaves the annulus between the Contactor™ shell wall and circulation ...


Technical services agreement for sulphuric acid alkylation

A strategic partnership to maximise alkylation unit performance. Maximizing the performance of your alkylation unit is a high priority, but challenging in today’s world with a changing workforce, increased workloads, and technology advances. DuPont can help you answer your challenges ...


Tower field service, maintenance, revamps and installation

Worldwide maintenance and installation services. Since 1971, Tower Field Service (TFS) has been a tower specialist performing tray and packing installation, tower maintenance, and plant turnaround projects. Years of successful tower and vessel experience assures our customers of a partner ...


Tracerco Diagnostics™

Providing real time measurement technologies to assist with critical decision making. Tracerco Scanning Services TRU-SCAN® Application. Do you have problems with the operation of your stripper/absorber or fractionation tower? Is this limiting production? Do you want to reduce your ...


Tracerco Diagnostics™ FCCU Study

The Fluidized Catalytic Cracking Unit (FCCU) is the economic heart of a modern refinery. Even small increases in its yield can bring about significant overall gains in productivity and revenue. Tracerco is a world leading industrial technology company providing unique and specialized detection, ...


Wet gas sulfuric acid - profitable sulfur management

The WSA technology is an excellent alternative to the Claus technology for sulfur management within oil refining, coal gasification, gas sweetening etc. High steam production, feed flexibility, ease of operation, and low CAPEX & OPEX are some key benefits for the operator when selecting ...