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Linde HiQ specialty gases for the petrochemical industry

Expanding market penetration for chemicals and plastics, combined with increasing requirements for transportation fuels and the world-wide depletion of easily accessible raw materials are creating tremendous operational pressures for even the most efficient petrochemical complex. Innovative, ...


A second life for reciprocating compressors

Compressor upgrade and revamp. HOERBIGER upgrade and revamp dated compressors in ways that are tailored to the existing and future requirements in your industry. This increases the efficiency, reliability and environmental soundness of your compression system. Simply select the application ...


High sulphur recovery at low cost with SmartSulf™

Process Principle: Thermal stage: acid gases are burnt with air to produce sulphur at high temperature thanks to Claus reaction. COS and CS2 hydrolysis: COS and CS2 from the process gases are hydrolyzed at high temperature in the first zone of the SmartSulf™ reactor operating in ...


Coil-wound heat exchangers

Coil-wound heat exchangers (CWHE) have been used in the industry since the early days, when Carl von Linde liquefied air on an industrial scale for the first time in May 1895. Until today, more than thousand coil-wound heat exchangers have been manufac-tured in Linde’s fabrication ...


Lubes technologies: MSDW℠, MAXSAT™ & MWI℠ technologies and services

ExxonMobil’s MSDW℠, MAXSAT℠ and MWI℠ technologies are the most widely used technologies for producing high quality, high performance lubes base stocks. These technologies incorporate proprietary ExxonMobil catalysts and deliver outstanding activity, yield, selectivity, run ...


The UOP Callidus scepter pilot and scepter model P1 portable igniter

Meeting the refining and petrochemical challenge. As a result of the efforts of UOP Callidus engineers and with input from our customers, the Scepter Pilot was developed. The new pilot system was designed at the world-class industrial scale, UOP Callidus Research and Test Facility, and ...


S, Ni, V, and Fe analysis of crude oil using HDXRF®

Test methods for measuring sulfur content, like ASTM D4294 and ISO 8754, have become critical for assessing the value of crude oil. The blending of crude oils from different sources has become more commonplace within the industry to meet specifications for the classification of sweet crude ...


Axens overview

Axens is a leading global provider of technologies, catalysts, adsorbents, services and equipment. From oil refining, petrochemicals and gas processing, to renewable & alternative fuels and water treatment, Axens solutions are used at major industrial plants around the world. SOLUTIONS ...


Linde HiQ for the petrochemical Industry

Within a petrochemical refinery, there are five main areas where HiQ Specialty Gases from Linde Gas are used: the refinery laboratory, which may include R&D centres or pilot plants; process control stations; gas detection for employee health and safety; environmental compliance & ...


A time for grass roots thinking ?

Within the past year or two spiking crude prices and surging refinery margins have led to overheated talk about increasing refinery capacity worldwide. Plans for construction of as many 60 grass roots refineries have been discussed. But stretched out lead times for major equipment and ...


On budget, on time, offine

Flawless project execution will not prevent a unit shutdown due to selecting the wrong metallurgy for a challenging crude slate. No matter how well it is fabricated and installed, a shell and tube exchanger with cold, high viscosity vacuum resid on the tube side will have poor heat transfer ...


Sulphur Recovery SUPERCLAUS® Process

The SUPERCLAUS® process recovers elemental sulfur from H2S-containing gases originating from gas treating and sour  water stripper plants. Yields up to 99.2% overall sulfur recovery, without any further tail gas cleanup, are possible. The SUPERCLAUS® process consists of a ...


PROGNOST®-NT

PROGNOST Systems started monitoring reciprocating compressors more than 20 years ago. The first commercial installation was realized in 1992. Today, PROGNOST®-NT is monitoring more than 600 rotating machines all over the world – what makes us the unquestioned marketleader for ...


Crystaphase, there is no magic behind reactor performance

It’s not magic. It’s science. Hydroprocessors know the wall that lies between them and peak reactor performance. Fouling, pressure drop, precipitation, agglomeration, polymerization, and catalyst deactivation, these obstacles build up, block by block. We help you break through ...


Sulfur recovery - SUPERCLAUS® / caustic scrubber process

Applications: Selection of an appropriate and cost effective Tail Gas Treatment process to follow existing Claus plants is a challenge facing refiners and natural gas plant owners around the world. New emission regulations, interest in increasing sulfur recovery and processing of higher ...


Three cost effective ways to strengthen trays against uplift

Several common operating conditions cause tray damage, including high liquid levels, free water flashing at the bottom of the column, and excessive pressure drop. The result can be an expensive shutdown causing lost production and profit. Increasing tray thickness can be a first approach ...


ELIMINOx™ - flexible combustion promotion with lower NOx emissions

ELIMINOx is Albemarle’s most widely used non-platinum-containing combustion promoter. More than 20 refineries around the world have used it to provide excellent carbon monoxide (CO) oxidation and to control afterburn with significantly lower NOx emissions when compared with traditional ...


HD Maxine - trace metal analysis in hydrocarbons

HD Maxine assures precise determination of trace metals in crudes, lubricants and used oils without extensive sample preparation or expensive consumables. The analyzer enables the direct analysis of metals from Phosphorus to lead, at unprecedented detection limits in a robust analyzer ...


Improve fouling resistance in your wastewater benzene stripper

Benzene stripper columns, built so that refineries can meet the National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP), operate with several unique conditions – low vapor rates, high liquid loads, and a high tendency toward fouling make designing well-balanced, effective ...


Myth of the 1000°F vacuum unit cutpoint

Canadian Synbit and Dilbit crudes will come to make-up a substantial fraction of feedstocks to North American refineries. Today, however, for the most part refiners both north and south of the 40° parallel seem to be unaware of the extreme challenges this change will present. To run ...


Arofining™ - Aromatics purification via selective hydrogenation

An important source of aromatics for petrochemical end-uses originates from high severity, continuous catalyst regeneration (CCR) reformers. The current trend towards high severity operation results in higher concentrations of unwanted unsaturated hydrocarbons (diolefins, olefins, styrenes) ...


Complete planning & execution of maintenance turnarounds

From column top to tray bottom, Tiger is all over it. Leaner, hungrier, with a work-ethic reputation we demonstrate on every project, Tiger Tower Services is a provider of process column installations, resections, internal modifications and integrity repairs. Our vessel services team provides ...


Oil sands crude – profits and problems?

Canadian bitumen production currently runs about 1 MMbpd, with some being sold as Synbit and Dilbit. Over the next 10-12 years output is expected to increase to 3.5 MMbpd and more refiners will begin investing to process it and come to depend on the Synbit and Dilbit for a significant ...


Reducing flare emissions

UOP Callidus Technologies by Honeywell, a leading provider of flare systems, is pleased to offer our Flare Gas Recovery (FGR) technology in conjunction with its broad range of flare system capabilities. With a heritage of technical expertise, UOP Callidus prides itself in providing economical ...


Sulfur speciation analysis helps with feedstock management

Cycle life for successive runs on this diesel hydrotreater has varied from 6 to 18 months.The cycle history was analyzed to assess the difficulty of processing varying feeds. Sulfur speciation analysis enabled measurement of difficult sulfur in the feed components. The unit’s cycle ...


MIDW™ technology and services

ExxonMobil’s MIDW™ process provides the highest yields of low cloud point diesel. The process uses a proprietary catalyst that converts waxy paraffins to higher performance molecules, as compared with older technologies that relied on cracking. This results in a much higher ...


Catalyst passivation services

Cat Tech International uses CATnapTM, an exclusive technique for quick and safe unloading of catalysts from petroleum processing units. The CATnap process allows the spent catalyst to be removed in an air atmosphere versus purging the reactor with nitrogen and performing inert entry. Shorter ...


Gas/Liquid separation technology

Sulzer is a major player in the field of gas/liquid and liquid/liquid separation technology, offering a full range of innovative products and related services. Our commitment to development of technology, combined with application knowhow and consistent fabrication standards ensures that ...


KDSOx™

Cost-effective SOx reduction solution for full-combustion FCC units. Reducing SOx emissions has become increasingly challenging in many parts of the world. Depending on the location, SOx emission limits are defined at the refinery level as bubble limits; at the individual emissions source; ...


Clora - chlorine analysis in liquid hydrocarbons, aqueous solutions and catalyst

The Clora Benchtop analyzer is a compact Chlorine analyzer, designed for use with liquid hydrocarbons such as aromatics, distillates, heavy fuels and crude oils, as well as aqueous solutions. The analyzer delivers unprecedented accuracy and precision for petroleum and petrochemical applications ...


Expert response to your turnaround, single tower needs

Just as tigers are on the endangered species list, so are companies with the knowledge, skill and experience of Tiger Tower Services. We provide all the specialized skills you need for tray/packing installation, tower maintenance and plant turnaround projects. We’re responsive, cost ...


About Axens

Axens is an international provider of process licensing technologies, catalysts, adsorbents and services, with a global reputation for basic engineering design excellence. The main scope of Axens' business is focused on the conversion of oil, coal, natural gas and biomass to clean fuels ...


Laby®-GI

The Laby®-GI has a fully balanced design that eliminates unbalanced moments and forces, so it can be used on offshore vessels and installations. The Laby®-GI Compressor is mostly used for compression of LNG boil-off gas and it features the proven labyrinth sealing system, widely ...


A single integrated vacuum system

Failure to design the vacuum unit as an integrated system will invariably result in unsatisfactory yield and poor product quality (high vanadium, nickel, microcarbon, or asphaltenes), and ultimately, an unscheduled shutdown. To avoid these revamp problems the charge pump, fired heater, ...


An introduction to process technologies

Who is Johnson Matthey? Johnson Matthey was founded in 1817. It gained a reputation for integrity in assaying precious metals and was appointed as official assayer to the Bank of England in 1852. Now almost 200 years old, Johnson Matthey has demonstrated its ability to maintain world leadership ...


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). ...


Anti-fouling trays maximize coker main fractionator profitability

The Coker Main Fractionator is systematically subjected to harsh operating conditions that can lead to deteriorating efficiency and performance due to coking and fouling. Poor reliability results in loss of profitable coking margins for the refinery. The main fractionator vapor feed from ...


A commitment to critical project execution that borders on the obsessive

At AltairStrickland, obsessing over the smallest details is an enormous part of who we are—and a huge benefit for our clients. Ours is a culture of innovation.We are not content to do things the same way they have always been done. AltairStrickland has been executing turnarounds, ...


BELCO® clean air technologies

Belco Technologies Corporation (BELCO®), part of DuPont’s Clean Technologies portfolio, is an industry leader in the supply of air pollution control systems to the oil refining, sulfur recovery, sulfuric acid, utility, chemical, pulp & paper, marine and other industries. ...


Callidus low NOx staged gas burner (CSGL)

The UOP Callidus (CSGL) is rapidly becoming the preferred staged gas low NOx process burner. An innovative design has been employed which increases the burner’s stability and allows for optimal performance on typical refinery fuel gases and 100% natural gas.The new design also increases ...