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  • Gas 2017

    Gas 2017

    02-04-2017

    Optimise the route to emissions compliance --- SO2 breakthrough under the microscope --- Flexible thinking for capital projects --- Simplifying hydrogen production --- The impact of side reactions in sulphur recovery unit design --- Improve sulphur plant performance through simulation --- Removing liquid-phase contaminants from hydrocarbon liquids.

  • Q2 2017

    Q2 2017

    01-04-2017

    Tier 3 gasoline from tight oil crudes ... Managing petcoke slurry ... Handling mercury in gas processing plants ... A broader view to improve energy efficiency ... Exchanger cleaning contest: chemicals vs jetting ... Membrane bioreactors for wastewater treatment ... On-demand propylene from naphtha ... Upgrading CO2 removal systems ... Revamping crude towers to meet bitumen specifications ... Model predictive control of a distillation unit ... Improving sulphur plant performance ... Building robust hydroprocessing operations ... Building a refinery monitoring system ... Stopping corrosion on in-service structures.

  • Catalysis 2017

    Catalysis 2017

    01-03-2017

    2017 Catalysis Q&A ... Increased steam methane reformer throughput ... Optimising middle distillate production in a hydrocracker ... Lessons from FCC history ... Designing and engineering catalysts for hydrotreating ... Catalysts for higher middle distillate yields ... Catalyst filling in a fixed bed tubular reactor ...

  • Q1 2017

    Q1 2017

    10-01-2017

    Crude oil sourcing: price and opportunity ... Cuba's oil: due for development ... Control system security ... Data operations transform fuels value ... Profiting from plant data ... Optimal processing scheme for producing pipeline quality gas ... Correcting vacuum column design flaws ... Analysing FCC hot spots ... Balanced distillation equipment design ... Firing high sulphur fuel ... Combating reactor pressure drop ... The design temperature of flare systems ... Laser scanning with dimension control ... Identifying contributors to flaring ...

  • Q4 2016

    Q4 2016

    02-10-2016

    Improved distillation efficiency ... Benchmarking and optimising maintenance for turnarounds ... Operating vacuum distillation ejector systems ... Reducing hydrocarbons in SWS acid gas ... VOC recovery in crude oil loading ... Ammonia destruction in the reaction furnace ... Regenerable tail gas treatment ... Upgrading sulphur removal performance ... Data analytics for hydrocarbon processing ... Pressure surge during crude unloading ... Simulating crude unites with preflash ... FCC catalyst for maximum propylene ... Controlling LPG/propylene quality ... Designing storage tanks ... SIL and functional safety in rotating equipment ... Isokinetic nozzles for steam sampling ... Being lean in ethylene ...

  • Revamps 2016

    Revamps 2016

    01-10-2016

    Revamps cat feed hydrotreaters for flexible yields ... Achieving turnaround success ... Revamping crude towers for quality and yield ... FCC unit revamps at minimum cost ... Turnarounds deliver process improvements ... Troubleshooting vacuum systems ...

  • Q3 2016

    Q3 2016

    01-07-2016

    Developments in hydrotreating catalyst ... Loss into gain in high-capacity trays.  Part 2: reverse vapour cross flow chanelling ... The future of automation ... Connected data improved refinery operations ... Handling delayed coker disturbances with APC ... Automation of tank farm systems ... Corrosion resistance in tropical environments ... Troubleshooting standpipe aeration ... Refrigeration compressor anti-surge control ... Reciprocating compressors in a hydrogen plant ... SRU simulation: getting the properties right ... High efficiency zero export steam reforming ... Dealing with desalter cleaning challenges ... Automated column start-ups ...