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  • 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 ...

  • Sindie OTG: Portable sulfur analysis

    Sindie® OTG is a portable sulfur analyzer, delivering reliable and precise results in hydrocarbons from ULSD and gasoline to marine fuels and crudes. Operate in-the-field, on-board marine environments, and in laboratories. Sindie OTG complies with ASTM D7039 and ISO 20884.

  • Sulfuric acid alkylation technology and services

    Upgrading light olefins and isobutane to alkylate offers refiners an opportunity to increase their crude barrel value. Alkylate is a superior gasoline blendstock due to its high octane and low vapor pressure. ExxonMobil’s proven Sulfuric Acid Alkylation technology reacts propylene, butylene and pentylene with isobutane to form high value alkylate for gasoline blending. A proven, reliable system • Direct vaporization of C3 results in energy savings. • Multiple ...

  • HOERBIGER - your partner for refinery and petrochemical applications

    Leading expertise for constantly changing requirements. Refineries, petrochemical and chemical plants use compressors to pressurize gas at high temperatures for a number of chemical reactions. In these industries, the largest and highest performing reciprocating compressors are used in order to adequately pressurize the process gas. Thereby plant availability, reliability of machinery, profitability and safety are of great importance. With his groundbreaking invention of the ...

  • Vapor pressure testing for petroleum, LPG, crude oil and Chemicals

    Vapor pressure is an important physical property of volatile liquids especially of spark-ignition engine fuels. It provides an indication of how a fuel will perform under different operating conditions. For example, vapor pressure is a factor in determining, whether a fuel will cause vapor locks at high ambient temperature or at high altitude, or will provide easy starting at low ambient temperatures. Petroleum product specifications are regulated by various governmental agencies. ...

  • BELCO® marine systems

    DuPont™ BELCO® Marine Scrubber Systems for ship exhaust gas cleaning reduce SOx emissions from ship engines, boilers and heaters. Our systems enable vessels to meet sulphur emission limits as required by IMO MARPOL Annex VI regulations without switching to low-sulphur fuel. BELCO® Marine Systems can be installed on any ship traveling in an Emission Control Area (ECA), from tankers and cargo ships to ferries and cruises and everything in between, on new builds ...

  • Refinery applications with advanced mass transfer technology

    Sulzer Chemtech is the process engineering and equipment manufacturing division of the international Sulzer Corporation, with its headquarters in Winterthur, Switzerland. Areas of expertise include equipment and application know-how in separation and mixing technology. Products include trays, structured packing, and random packing for separation columns; internals for separators; fractional crystallization systems; and equipment for mixing and reaction processes. Leading in ...

  • Hoekstra war stories

    In the past two years, there have been many field failures in ultra-low sulfur diesel (ulsd) hydrotreaters. By field failures we mean short cycles of less than half the expected cycle life. The root cause of these failures was overestimating what a catalyst can do in a hydrogen starved unit. For example, one unit experienced a cycle life of just 1 year versus an estimated 3 year life on a very expensive catalyst. After two more short cycles of less than one year on other ...

  • An innovative new technology platform for FCC distillate maximization

    BASF has developed an innovative catalytic technology platform for maximizing distillate yields from a fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) unit. This unique platform, designated Prox-SMZ for Proximal Stable Matrix and Zeolite, combines attributes from both high zeolite and high matrix activity catalysts. The product is a stable and selective catalyst specifically designed for FCC distillate maximization. Commercial trials demonstrated increased light cycle oil (LCO) yields by up to ...

  • STRATCO® alkylation technology

    In January 2003, DuPont acquired the alkylation division of STRATCO, Inc., a leading alkylation technology licensing company servicing oil refineries throughout the world. Assets acquired include the STRATCO® brand name and technology, intellectual property, a global customer base, personnel and offices in Leawood, Kansas; Houston, Texas, and; London, England. DuPont continually looks to enhance the current technology and service offerings and to bring new synergies to the ...

  • IsoTherming® Hydroprocessing technology

    Growing global demand for transportation fuel continues to drive refiners toward operations that maximize hydroprocessing capacity and capability either through unit debottlenecks or new unit construction. More stringent environmental regulations and the processing of cost-advantaged sour and heavy feed stocks make meeting this demand even more challenging. IsoTherming® hydroprocessing technology is a commercially proven process that provides refiners a more economical ...

  • SERVOTOUGH OxyExact 2200

    High specification process oxygen analyzer, designed for ultimate monitoring performance. The OxyExact safe area oxygen analyzer combines high precision Paramagnetic O2 sensing technology into a flexible and robust safety-enhanced design, optimized to meet the needs of demanding process monitoring applications like feedstock purity testing and clean up, hydrogen and chlorine production, solvent recovery and sewage and sludge driers.

  • Axens catalysts and adsorbents

    Decades of scientific achievement in catalyst and adsorbent research, product development, engineering expertise, process licensing technologies, manufacturing capability, and industrial feedback form the basis of the most advanced and reliable catalysts and adsorbents available anywhere to serve the refining, petrochemical, chemicals, gas, alternative fuels and water industries.   Our products, which constitute the most complete portfolio on the market, are grouped according ...

  • 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, ...

  • 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 ...

  • ERTC 2018 post event report

    Across four days in 2018, we were delighted to welcome more than 600 attendees from all around Europe and beyond to Cannes, France for the opportunity to exchange ideas, make new contacts and share industry updates in a collaborative, interactive setting.

  • Maximum olefins additive

    Fluid Catalytic Cracking (FCC) additive for maximum LPG olefins and gasoline octane enhancement BASF Catalysts proudly introduces the next generation of ZSM-5 based additives which flexibly and cost-effectively maximize LPG olefins and gasoline octane from the FCCU. ZSM-5 based additives convert linear or near-linear gasoline range olefins into LPG olefins in combination with increasing gasoline octane. MOA maximizes both of these objectives at low dry gas make and the lowest ...

  • Is pinch enough?

    Back in the late 1970’s and early 1980’s when fuel gas prices were high, energy utilization assumed major importance. A new method of calculating heat exchanger networks was developed. It was called Pinch Technology. Today pinch has been rediscovered by engineers who have access to fast computer simulation models. But as occurs with any older method that is rediscovered by a newer generation, enthusiasm generated by the rediscovery tends to obscure the deficiencies ...

  • The TransPlus℠ 5 process - higher selectivity and yields

    The TransPlusSM 5 process is a low-cost, high-conversion technology to upgrade C9+ aromatics and toluene to higher-value mixed xylenes and high purity benzene products. Benzene can also be coprocessed for additional mixed xylenes production. The TransPlus 5 process, which is based on a proprietary highactivity, co-extruded dual zeolite catalyst with low precious metal content, offers superior yields, longer cycles, lower operating costs and increased profitability. The TransPlus ...

  • Recovering PGMs and other precious metals from spent petroleum processing catalysts

    We’ll work together to maximize your returns, lower your costs, increase your profits, and assure your peace of mind. What do you expect from a precious metals refiner? Obviously you want the same qualities that other people expect from your organization: fair, straightforward treatment; prompt, responsive service; and, reliability/performance standards that are above reproach. Our customers expect the same from us; we’ve treated them this way for more than 60 years. ...

  • Advanced sulfur analysis with HDXRF

    The Petra series complies with ASTM D4294 and ISO 8754 for sulfur analysis in various hydrocarbon matrices. Petra 4294™ delivers precise sulfur analysis with limits of detection (LOD) as low as 2.6 ppm. Petra MAX™ delivers a sulfur LOD as low as 5.7 ppm with rapid monitoring of critical elements like Ni, V, and Fe at sub-ppm levels. The Petra Series Autosampler is an add-on feature and can be added to an existing analyzer.

  • Delivering world class hydrogen plant performance

    The world that we live in today is constantly changing; 50 years from now it will be unrecognisable. We live during a period of significant population growth, with increasing urbanisation 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 recycling becoming global issues. And ...

  • Centric butterfly valve for modulating service

    The valves are specifically designed to handle flue- and/or sulfur- containing gases. The valve comes with gas seal - / flushing connection in regular execution. The special execution of type EHM offers a refractory lining for highest temperatures. Flange connections and face to face dimensions can be adjusted according to client’s requirements.

  • Electrostatic Coalescers: desalting and dehydration of crudes

    Electrostatic coalescers allow to remove small water droplets which would remain emulsified and not separated in conventional separators, thanks to droplet size increase through coalescence in an electric field. Crude desalting can be achieved by injecting and emulsifying dilution water in the electric field. PROSERNAT electrostatic coalescers can meet the most stringent specifications, down to 0.5 PTB (Pound per Thousand Barrels) of salts - 0.1% BSW (Basic Sediments and Water). ...

  • Modern crude distillation, modularized

    Global interest in modular refinery construction is surging. Small modular refineries are attractive to investors for several important reasons: SPEED: Project time from contract execution to start-up can be as short as 18-24 months. LOGISTICAL ADVANTAGES:Modular refineries can be built in remote locations to realize efficiencies in supply and transportation of raw crude and refined products. LOW INITIAL COST: Small relative size makes initial capital cost more manageable. Modules ...

  • Why produce diesel from the vacuum unit?

    Look ahead five years. The economy is likely to keep tightening and the rush to control pollution will inevitably be accompanied by demands for greater energy conservation. Consequence? A growing market for diesel which yields more energy per unit volume. Yet many continue to believe that producing diesel from the vacuum unit is poor design—that it should be produced only from the atmospheric column. Hence many refiners feed 20-30% diesel boiling range material to their ...

  • UOP adsorbent solutions in refining

    A wide variety of contaminants can be effectively and economically removed from numerous hydrocarbon streams in petroleum refineries via non-regenerative and regenerative adsorbents. It is necessary to remove contaminants, including: H2S, COS, CS2, HCl, HF, Hg (elemental mercury), AsH3 (arsine), PH3 (phosphine), organic chlorides, organic fluorides, oxygenates (including H2O), NH3, other nitrogen based compounds and organic sulfur compounds in order to: * Minimize environmental ...

  • Improved technology for carbon capture & storage saves capital cost

    Total man-made carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in the world today amount to approximately 30 Gigatons per year, with fossil fuel-based power stations contributing in excess of 30% of this total. Carbon Capture is an energy intensive process, buy Sulzer’s specialized technology allows the operator to minimize capital expenditures and at the same time, minimize power output losses that can result from poor designs. High Efficiency Mass Transfer Products Reduce Capital Costs ...

  • 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 ...

  • Ifpexol™ IFPEn integrated process for natural gas full treatment

    Ifpexol uses refrigerated methanol for the complete treatment (dehydration, NGL recovery and sweetening) of natural gas. The Ifpexol process is based on two independent steps. Methanol is used as hydrate inhibitor in a cold process for NGL extraction : The mixture of methanol and water recovered at the low temperature separator is regenerated by simple stripping with a fraction of the feed gas and pure water is produced. Ifpexol has been implemented on 15 industrial NG dewpointing ...

  • Using chemical analysis to diagnose amine upsets

    Using chemical analysis from your amine supplier to diagnose your amine system? Understanding the link between the analysis report and the amine system operation can be foggy. MPR Services, Inc. shares clear understandings and provides solutions to amine hygiene.

  • Maximize Xylene Loop profitability

    The LPI process is the latest generation of liquid phase isomerization technology and is available for license by ExxonMobil directly, as well as by Axens as part of the ParamaX® technology suite for grassroots aromatics complexes. Significant energy savings, ultra-low xylenes losses, inexpensive debottlenecking The LPI process is the latest addition to ExxonMobil’s portfolio of xylenes isomerization processes available for license. The technology operates at low ...

  • Safeguard packed column efficiency with proper liquid distribution

    Initial liquid distribution directly affects the efficiency of structured and random packing beds. As such, some form of flow test should be conducted to validate distributor performance prior to column startup. Steady state water flow testing is the most common method of testing distributors. It can be conducted in the shop or in the field to verify the design, manufacture and installation. Three Common Types of Liquid Distributor Flow Tests • Liquid Range Test with ...

  • ProMax®

    ProMax is built on over 40 years of continual research and development efforts. Our team of development engineers has consistently found innovative ways to model processes so that the end results accurately refl ect the actual operating conditions of gas processing, refi ning and chemical facilities. We take pride in the fact that the focus of our development efforts has been strongly influenced by the needs of our clients. Members of our development team work directly with clients ...

  • Compressor solutions for LNG terminal applications

    Growing natural gas markets: Demand for environmentally friendly natural gas as a fossil fuel will continue to increase over the long term. Replacing the liquid fossil fuels of diesel, gasoline and oil with natural gas would reduce global carbon dioxide emissions by about 30%. Coal and nuclear energy are increasingly substituted by natural gas amid widespread efforts to decarbonize growing economies and to diversify energy supply in many regions of the world. The extraction of ...

  • Thermal oxidizer systems

    UOP Callidus is an industry leader in environmental and combustion technology. We have provided incinerators for a wide variety of gas and liquid wastes including inorganic particulate, various acids and hard-to-burn organic compounds. Our experience extends to development and implementation of Thermal Oxidizer systems for Fume, Tail Gas, Halogenated Waste, Bound Nitrogen, Catalytic Oxidizers and Downfired Incinerators including units with ratings of over 400 MM BTU/hr. All UOP ...

  • 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 the tile exit velocity which enhances fuel/flue gas/air mixing, providing a shorter, “stiffer” flame as compared to other next generation Ultra-low NOx burner designs. Using ...

  • Fractional crystallization

    Crystallization is one of the most powerful purification methods available in process engineering. Fractional crystallization is a stagewise separation technique that relies upon liquid-solid phase transition and enables multicomponent mixtures to be split into narrow fractions, ultimately leading to top purities of selected components, through the virtue of selectivity found in solid liquid equilibria. Fractional crystallization is most frequently encountered in the separation ...

  • ResidCrackeR™ 4G

    ResidCrackeR™ 4G is the latest generation of Grace’s coke selective bottoms cracking ResidCrackeR™ catalyst family for residue FCC feed applications. ResidCrackeR™ 4G is an extension of the ResidCrackeR™ catalyst family, a component of the EnhanceR™ technology platform, which is the market leader in the EMEA region. ResidCrackeR™ 4G incorporates new technologies that were developed during the extensive Grace R&D program that was ...

  • 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 from refinery equipment due to normal wear and tear. However, most column internals can be upgraded for higher capacity, more flexibility, or greater efficiency at close to the same cost ...

  • 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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