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  • 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 flow channels, valve leakage and premature wear. The reliability of the valves is thus crucial for the plant operators. In addition, especially in processes with heavy gases the efficiency of ...

  • CATcade Reformer Tube Loading

    For over 40 years Cat Tech has led the way in catalyst handling through innovation and experience. Cat Tech’s patent CATcade reformer tube loading system is simple, efficient and delivers high quality results in all conditions. CATcade’s patented designs reduces human error and material fatigue making it the best choice for better, faster loading and DP results. > Approved by all major catalyst manufacturers > Maintenance free-reduced delays and manpower > ...

  • InFocus™ Unit Monitoring Tool enables timely evaluation and detection of unit issues

    Challenge: A major Base Oil Producer uses ExxonMobil MSDW™ technology in two production units. One unit has implemented Online Monitoring for 6 months, enabling seamless data sharing between the user and ExxonMobil. Three months after implementing Online Monitoring, the customer experienced an unexpected unit shutdown due to a power supply disturbance. Solution: Thanks to the InFocus™ Unit Monitoring Tool, ExxonMobil Technical Support observed abnormal low feed rate via ...

  • Operating a fouled process unit? What is it costing you?

    ITW Online Cleaning Technology, applied proactively during a run, restores unit performance to near start of run conditions in as low as 24 hours oil-to-oil without the need for opening equipment. By utilizing ITW’s patented asphaltene stabilization and/or polymer modification technologies, even the most severe fouling problems can be effectively handled. ITW Online Cleaning has an immediate return on investment (ROI). All the benefits are immediately monetized in terms ...

  • Important tray design features that improve column operating reliability

    How often does Maintenance personnel open a column during a shutdown and find tray panels fallen without any obvious damage? How about tray valves stuck in the bottoms pump suction? While the initial reaction may be to blame faulty installation where the hardware was not properly tightened, the answer often lies in the design of the tray. Reliable column designs need to produce on-spec products at the design capacity, while operating with energy usage at a minimum. For this to ...

  • Flue Gas Reformer Tunnel System: StaBlox™

    The Blasch StaBlox flue gas reformer tunnel system is a versatile, mechanically stable system consisting of a series of stackable, customizable, interlocking blocks and highly engineered, mortar-free expansion joints. The StaBlox system allows for an extremely fast, easy installation as compared to conventional brick and mortar designs, with a much higher level of reliability. Lightweight, structurally stable roof assemblies are much more resistant to the effects of high temperature ...

  • 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 the coke drum overhead is characterized by a tendency for further cracking, as well as the presence of fine coke particles carried from the drums. The hottest zones of the column (bottom quench, ...

  • Selecting the best solvent for gas treating

    Selecting the best amine/solvent for gas treating is not a trivial task. There are a number of amines available to remove contaminants such as CO2, H2 S and organic sulfur compounds from sour gas streams. The most commonly used amines are monoethanolamine (MEA), diethanolamine (DEA), and methyldiethanolamine (MDEA). Other amines include diglycolamine® (DGA), diisopropanolamine (DIPA), and triethanolamine (TEA). Mixtures of amines can also be used to customize or optimize the ...

  • Tray design features that reduce turnaround maintenance time

    Column shutdowns can be costly. Production is halted and maintenance expenses accumulate without any offsetting revenue. Maintenance crews need to isolate, open, inspect, modify, repair, and close columns, all under pressure to complete work as expeditiously as possible. Minimization of shutdown costs begins during the equipment design phase. Sulzer incorporates several features into our tray designs that can reduce column shutdown time. Tray Replacement and Installation Tray ...

  • UOP mercury removal for natural gas production

    Mercury, when present in gas processing facilities, can be a primary cause of corrosion, equipment failure and downstream catalyst deactivation. For more than 60 years UOP has continuously been a pioneer in the adsorbent industry, from inventing the first commercially produced synthetic zeolites, to developing a range of innovative, copper-promoted Alumina products. Today we offer a broad platform of regenerable and non-regenerable adsorbents capable of removing mercury ...

  • Eliminate heat exchanger fouling with Watlow’s HELIMAX technology

    Fluctuations within the heat exchanger to either the operating temperature or the mass flow rate are common causes of coking, which can lead to system failures and expensive downtime. Some heat exchanger design methods, like segmental baffles, have known dead zones where hot spots can occur, accelerating the coking process. Watlow’s HELIMAX ultra-efficient heat exchanger was designed to eliminate temperature-related failures. Leveraging our proven, patent-pending continuous ...

  • Tracerco Profiler™ HMI

    A Windows based application offering dynamic displays, diagnostics, trending, control and historical logging. The Profiler™HMI, is a ready-made graphical user interface that provides clear insight into your separation process while enabling efficient operation and control of the Profiler™GPS and the Profiler™TGA. The displays available from the Profiler™HMI provide a ‘window’ into the vessel, allowing operators to visualize the process density ...

  • Co-catalysts: maximizing profitability through product flexibility

    As Fluid Catalytic Cracking (FCC) product values change, the drive to maximize either gasoline or diesel from the FCC unit has resulted in dynamic market fluctuations. How does a refiner respond to these market variations to maximize the value of the products from the FCC unit? Co-Catalysts, a new product category from BASF, provide refiners with the flexibility to change the product slate of the FCC unit without changing the base FCC catalyst. Changing between a maximum gasoline ...

  • Redura® piston sealing systems

    As a compressor OEM with more than 170 years of experience, Burckhardt Compression has been setting standards for piston packings and packing rings for decades. Patented designs developed in-house and extensive material research are the perfect recipe for unique high-performance piston sealing systems. This vast in-house tribology and material know-how forms the basis for the comprehensive product line Redura® for rings and packings. REDURA® PISTON SEALING SYSTEMS Heterogeneous ...

  • Slash your hydrogen production costs

    By utilizing low value, excess fuel gas, you can reduce your consumption of costly traditional hydrogen plant feedstocks, such as natural gas, LPG, butane or naphtha. Upgrading fuel gas produced onsite is a proven way to significantly cut the cost of your hydrogen production. Refinery fuel gases are an attractive feedstock option. However, impure RFG feeds can cause problems in the feedstock purification section. With Haldor Topsoe’s fuel gas hydrotreating (FGH) technology, ...

  • Arofining™ - Aromatics purification via selective hydrogenation

    Aromatics Purification through Selective Hydrogenation Unit. Aromatics commercial specifications, as well as transformation and separation processes, require aromatic streams free of unsaturated compounds. Arofining™ is an aromatics purification technology aiming at hydrogenating in a selective manner olefins, diolefins and styrenics while preserving the highly valuable aromatics. Olefins, Diolefins, StyrenicsSources and Effects An important source of aromatics for petrochemical ...

  • 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 the poor performance. Without a more complete understanding of the root cause of the problem, “corrective action” could have little effect or make the problem worse. Gathering supplemental ...

  • MINIVAP VP Vision - next generation vapor pressure testing

    MINIVAP VP Vision is a highly versatile portable vapor pressure tester that features best-in-class precision and a pressure range of 0-2000 kPa. It is the first analyzer that demonstrates excellence in engineering by earning certificates for robustness and durability. Based on Grabner´s cutting-edge Cockpit™ technology, the instrument offers unmatched networking capabilities and enables. Benefits • Engineered for excellence MINIVAP VP Vision measures gasoline, ...

  • GT-BenZap®: cost-effective benzene management

    GT-BenZap®: Cost-Effective Benzene Management: GTC Technology’s process know-how can meet refiners’ needs by providing a variety of cost-effective solutions, ranging from aromatics extraction to catalytic hydrogenation for benzene management in gasoline-bound streams. GT-BenZap is a benzene saturation process that is designed as a low-cost alternative for refineries limited by economies of scale, or for units located in remote areas away from benzene consumers, ...

  • Delivering world class hydrogen plant performance

    KATALCO a commitment to excellence. The world that we live in today is constantly changing; 50 years from now it will be unrecognizable. We live during a period of significant population growth, with increasing urbanization and increasing wealth. The population is not only increasing, it is also getting older, and it demands better health and nutrition. There are increasing constraints on our natural resources, with energy security, resource efficiency, alternative energy and ...

  • Sulfur handling - Shell sulfur degassing process

    Applications: The Shell Sulphur Degassing Process has been developed to remove H2S and H2Sx from liquid sulphur eliminating potential toxic and explosion hazards associated with handling, transport and storage of liquid sulphur. Elemental sulphur produced by the Claus process contains both physically dissolved H2S and chemically bound H2S in the form of hydrogen polysulfides (sulphanes): H2Sx. Liquid sulphur produced typically contains 250-350 ppm wt H2S as H2S and polysulfides. The ...

  • Liquid-liquid separation technology

    In industrial process equipments liquid-liquid mixtures are produced by essentially two different mechanisms. a) Mixing of the phases in either purpose built equipment, mechanical mixers, static mixers where pressure energy is applied to increase the surface free energy of the fluids to produce droplets, or in shear flow of the fluid mixture in pipes. b) The cooling of a saturated liquid below the solution point so that the solute phase condenses out of solution resulting in ...

  • 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, diagnostic and measurement solutions. A Tracerco Diagnostics™ FCCU Study will provide you with the information you need to optimize or troubleshoot your specific process: - All ...

  • RVP in process: ensure safety, comply with specifications, optimize profits

    Pipeline operators, offshore platforms, terminals, fuel depots or oil tankers detect the vapor pressure, before transporting crude oil or other petrochemical products such as Gasoline or LPG for subsequent processing. It is absolutely necessary to know the vapor pressure of the transported substance to prevent costly damage done to the transportation or storage system.   Apart from the costs a failure might cause, environmental regulations limit maximum vapor pressure ...

  • ProTreat® mass transfer rate based simulation

    ProTreat - the only true mass and heat transfer rate-based simulator specifically for gas treating. ProTreat is the industry’s most advanced simulation tool for gas treating.  Because it is rigorously  mass-transfer  rate-based,  it  offers  the  ultimate in  accuracy,  reliability, and  truly predictive power. ProTreat offers  you unparalleled capabilities in design, plant optimization, and troubleshooting. A ProTreat ...

  • The potential of Carbon Capture for refining

    This post will assess the importance of Carbon Capture, Utilisation, and Storage (CCUS) technologies for Refiners. It will look at current CCUS projects in Europe and explore the potential challenges and opportunities that downstream players will face when trying to implement CCUS technologies into their operations. Considering the impact of multiple challenges, this post will show the importance of associations, regulatory frameworks and cross-industry collaboration as vital ...

  • Cat Tech Amonia Market

    For over 40 years Cat Tech has led the way in catalyst handling through innovation and experience. Our Trained professionals are focused on safety and excellence delivering the best results for your project. Cat Tech has more experience with all licensors, units and processes in the ammonia industry than any other contractor and can deliver success on any unit or process, including refits, revamps, partial unloads, cartridge replacements and inspection or repairs under inert conditions. > ...

  • Channel baffles: improving efficiency on trays with low vapor loading

    Sour water strippers, wastewater benzene strippers, or any other column that operates with low vapor rates often have active areas that are easily oversized for the actual operating vapor traffic. For optimum tray efficiency, good contacting of the liquid flowing across the tray deck with the vapor flowing up through the tray orifices is critical. Channel baffles are a very straight-forward design modification that improve vapor/liquid contact, increasing tray efficiency in low ...

  • PROSERNAT offers amine processes developed by TOTAL: AdvAmine™

    In the frame of cooperation between TOTAL, IFP Energies nouvelles and PROSERNAT, PROSERNAT is today the licensor of the amine technology portfolio historically developed by SNEA(P), then ELF, now owned by TOTAL. AdvAmine™ processes have been developed for more than 50 years for all types of natural gas sweetening applications: * HiLoadDEA for complete CO₂/H₂S removal, * MDEAmax for selective H₂S removal, * energizedMDEA for controlled/complete CO₂/H₂S removal. ...

  • VORSOMAX® Cyclonic Equipment

    Reduce new vessel size or increase capacity in high-pressure applications with our new VORSOMAX® cyclone mist eliminator and VORSOMAX® cyclonic inlet device. The advanced design DEMISTER-PLUS mist eliminator can achieve even greater increases in capacity over conventional mist elimination equipment. The well-proven DEMISTER-PLUS mist eliminator design features a feed inlet device and a one- or two-stage mist eliminator, combining the efficiency of the DEMISTER® mist ...

  • Separator technology reduces refinery operating costs and downtime

    A US refining company contacted us to discuss a separation problem in the feed to an alkylation process. Caustic entrainment from their selective hydrogenation unit was poisoning the hydrofluoric acid catalyst in the alkylation unit. The continuous phase feed to the alkylation unit consisted of ~180m3/hr of mixed C4 hydrocarbons, mainly butanes and butylenes, with varying levels of 10 – 20% caustic solution entrained as a dispersed aqueous phase. Sulzer was commissioned ...

  • MINISCAN IR VISION - top performer in portable fuel analysis

    The MINISCAN IR VISION is a high speed, compact and robust FTIR fuel analyzer for the comprehensive and automatic measurement of gasoline, jet and diesel fuels. The analyzer is configured to measure more than 100 fuel parameters and components for fuel blending, for quality inspection and to check compliance with fuel specifications directly at the point of sale. • 100+ preconfigured parameters Compound analysis is performed according to the international standards ASTM ...

  • Axens engineering services revamping

    For a successful revamping project, no matter the degree of its complexity, and in accordance with your tight schedules, Axens is your unique contact during the phase preceding detailed engineering. Axens’ offer is based on our well founded expertise and several decades of experience. Our team of equipment specialists and our extensive network of detailed engineering contractors and equipment manufacturers complete this offer.   Our approach consists of successive ...

  • Phoebe: Total phosphorus analysis as low as 0.4 ppm

    From crude oil to bio-fuels, in additives or water, Phoebe® delivers unprecedented precision and accuracy for quantification of phosphorus. Phoebe delivers a LOD of 0.4 ppm in hydrocarbon matrices in a ten-minute measurement cycle.

  • Cat Tech Dense Loading

    For over 40 years Cat Tech has led the way in catalyst handling through innovation and experience. Our Trained professionals are focused on safety and excellence delivering the best results for your project. With ever increasing performance standards the precise and controlled dense loading of catalyst is a critical component of effective unit performance. Cat Tech’s proprietary JE Dense Loading system is designed to deliver greater control and lower attrition during the ...

  • InFocus™ Unit Monitoring Tool can be used to avoid costly plant slowdowns

    Challenge: Avoiding slowdowns by detecting process issues early. A cumene customer with an ExxonMobil alkylation/transalkylation catalyst system has been on-stream for over 5 years producing cumene product at high purity and yield. Unit monitoring analysis was provided on a quarterly basis. Shortly after one of the monitoring reviews, the benzene feedstock quality was compromised. The poisons in the benzene feedstock were undetected and caused significant deactivation of the alkylation ...

  • Ariel Coproration API 618 moderate-speed process compressors

    Ariel’s moderate-speed API 618 process compressors are utilized in a wide range of applications around the globe, providing the safety and reliability demanded by today’s refinery and petrochemical industries. With 40,000+ reciprocating compressors ranging from 100 to 10,000 horsepower shipped since 1966, Ariel is the largest manufacturer of separable reciprocating gas compressors in the world. Ariel reliability is proven in the field. A recent 24,000-hour overhaul ...

  • PTQ 2020 Media Details

    For 23 years,PTQ’s independent editorial policy and reputation within the industry have allowed us to provide the most relevant content, highlighting the latest developments in the global refining, gas and petrochemical processing industries. These articles provide refiners with the in-depth information they need on the processes, products and services necessary to design, build, operate and maintain their plants more efficiently, as well as increase their margins. Together ...

  • MIDW™ catalyst technology and services

    Better diesel yield. High performance dewaxing with MIDW™ catalyst technology and services. ExxonMobil’s MIDW™ catalyst technology and services provide high 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 rely on cracking. This results in a much higher diesel yield, particularly for deep reductions in cloud point. Growing commercial ...

  • Separation technology

    Sulzer Chemtech produces a wide array of tower internals. With this broad spectrum of custom-designed fractionation trays, random and structured packing we can meet any process requirement in any size tower throughout the chemical, refining, petrochemical, and gas processing industries. For over 50 years, Sulzer Chemtech has been serving these industries with our innovations, which set a new standard in many applications. For classical column operations such as distillation, ...

  • A layered approach to achieving plant-wide optimization goals

    Join this webinar to discover the multiple areas in your organization where Honeywell Forge can help ensure the reliability, efficiency, and safety of your refining operations. We will explore cases from asset performance management and process optimization to remote worker performance and competency solutions.   The new normal is here to stay. Uncertainty is the new name of the game; however, resilience should also be a key player. How are you ensuring the reliability, ...

  • Driving machine learning through fundamental machinery diagnostics

    Join Honeywell’s APM specialist, Ben Berwick, as he discusses how Honeywell leverages Asset Performance Management technology to recognize the earliest onset of rotating machinery issues.   The rapid pace of predictive analytics, artificial intelligence and digital twins for industrial assets is proving revolutionary in how asset intensive organizations benefit from the actionable information provided by asset performance management (APM) software.  A key element ...

  • High-Performance Tail-Gas Treating

    Discover the benefits of applying the latest technology in modern, low-temperature Shell Claus offgas treating (SCOT™) units. See how next-generation, low-temperature SCOT catalysts can help extend cycle life, lower energy costs and ensure regulatory compliance, even with the most difficult feeds and conditions. In this webinar you will: • Learn why modern tail-gas treating units are being designed without an inline burner, and the impact this has on inlet temperatures ...

  • Digital Reliability: 24/7 Real-time Machinery Diagnostics

    Dynamics SPC discusses our turnkey solution we call COMPACS. COMPACS monitors the health of your equipment in real-time. We’ve spent close to three decades developing the system and technology. You will learn that what differentiates our solution from all others on the market is it employs a patented artificial intelligence allowing you to diagnose equipment defects several minutes, hours, even days prior to equipment failures.   We will provide examples of how COMPACS ...

  • Simplify crude assay importing in UniSim design by utilizing H/CAMS

    Haverly H/CAMS is the industry leading assay crude management software with over 2000 assays. Honeywell's UniSim Design software links to Haverly H/CAMS via a COM interface and allows you to import proprietary assays with just a few clicks. This functionality increases engineering effectiveness, eliminates the need for manual data entry, and makes it easier to model crude storage facilities and refining processes. Presenters: Jagdish Rachh - Honeywell David Alexander - Haverly Moderator: Ken ...

  • Intelligently predict and manage sour water corrosion in refinery applications

    One of the primary concerns in refinery operations, especially when processing sour crudes, is management and mitigation of NH4HS (Sour Water) corrosion in hydrocrackers, hydrotreaters, FCC and other unit circuits. Honeywell's Predict-SW software, a byproduct of more than 15 years of intense Joint Industry Project (JIP) research, provides an easy to use framework to quantify NH4HS corrosion as a function of key process parameters across the refinery value chain for commonly used ...

  • Understanding the financial impact of a collapsed flue gas tunnel in your SMR

    The overall influence of tunnels on the flue gas flow in a steam methane reformer has been modeled and documented, and the concept that running a reformer without tunnels can decrease overall efficiency is well understood in the industry. The study detailed in this webinar focuses on the effects of operating a reformer after removing just a single tunnel, leaving the rest in place. The resultant flue gas flow field is analyzed by looking at temperature profiles, residence time ...

  • Maximising naphtha through hydrocracking: Refinery of the future

    Globally the demand for petrochemicals is increasing at rates nearly 1.5 times GDP. In regions where there is a heavy investment in large-scale para-xylene capacity there is a significant demand for naphtha. However not all naphtha is suitable to produce aromatics. Heavy naphtha is required, but it is in limited supply.   This is where the Honeywell UOP UnicrackingTM process becomes the key enabler to petrochemical production. By installing one, or a combination of Unicracking ...

  • Intelligently predict and prevent corrosion across your operations

    Learn how the fight against corrosion never stops - it is a fact of life every day across Oil & Gas, Refining and Pipeline operations, what-if you could have insight into real-time corrosion rates in your process?  Honeywell Predict® Corrosion Suite provides the next generation of corrosion management solutions, intelligent software providing real time corrosion quantification. Unlike conventional corrosion management methods, unique prediction models are employed ...

  • From hydrogen production to sulphur recovery - let ceramics pave the way

    Learn how to boost the reliability and performance of your hydrogen production and sulphur recovery plants through the deployment of Blasch’s proven ceramic systems. Benefits include: • Higher plant reliability and much longer run-lengths • 60 -90% faster installation times • Capacity increase • Annual energy savings of several hundred thousand dollars for SRUs • Lower emissions   Flue gas tunnels in Steam Methane Reformers warp and fail causing non ...

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