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  • Q3 2013

    Q3 2013

    01-07-2013

    Towards a zero gasoline production refinery: part 1 ... Refinery power failures: causes, costs and solutions ... Combating green oil formation in a CCR reformer ... Role of fired heater safety systems ... Manufacturing execution systems for the refining industry ... Advances in engineering and design technologies ... A novel approach to cleaning furnace coils ... Extending gasification runtime with antifoulant ... Improving reliability and efficiency in centrifugal pumps ... Oil sands-derived feed processing ... Predicting catalyst lifetime ... Additives provide flexibility for FCC units and delayed cokers ... Preventing ingress of HCN into amine systems ... Optimised hydrogen production by steam reforming: part 2 ... Corrosion control with high-acid crudes ... Chemical analysis in amine system operations.

  • Q2 2013

    Q2 2013

    01-04-2013

    Tackling the gasoline/middle distillate imbalance ... Strategies to control sediment and coke in a hydrocracker ... Simulation of bitumen upgrading processes ... Insulating tank terminals ... Understanding thermal oxidisers ... Diagnostic tools and control parameters for refinery heaters ... Minimising the cost of hydrogen production ... Options for biojet fuel ... HCN emissions in fluid catalytic cracking ... Oil/water separation technologies ... Customised tower design ... Sour water strippers: design and operation ... Online cleaning: a mindshift for improving operational excellence ... Lessons learned from MPC revamp of two naphtha crackers ... Energy-efficient vacuum systems

  • Gas 2013

    Gas 2013

    01-04-2013

    Mercury removal processes ... Solubility of hydrocarbons and light ends in amines ... Industrial gases support the natural gas production chain ... Formulated solvent reduces shale gas processing costs ... Qatar's LNG industry ... Flame interaction and rollover solutions in ethylene cracking furnaces ... Steam reforming natural gas containing higher hydrocarbons

  • Processing Shale Feedstocks 2013

    Processing Shale Feedstocks 2013

    01-03-2013

    Shale gas feeds petrochemical expansion ... Driving down costs in hydrogen production ... Cracking hydrocarbon feedstock with a heavy tail ... Naphtha catalytic cracking for propylene production ... Maximise ethylene gain and acetylene selective hydrogenation efficiency ... Reducing emission treatment costs for gas processors

  • Catalysis 2013

    Catalysis 2013

    01-03-2013

    Advances in FCC pretreatment catalysis ... New catalyst increases FCC distillate yield ... Best practices for SOx emissions control ... Catalysts for hydrogen management ... Extending the lifecycle of hydroprocessing catalyst ... Predicting FCC  unit performance with laboratory testing ... Refining refiners' spent catalysts

  • Q1 2013

    Q1 2013

    01-01-2013

    Refinery design in China ... Maximising ethane in liquids crackers ...Tracking performance degradation in a debutaniser column ... Operator training similar for a multi-product fuels pipeline ... Refinery operations gain from advances in digital automation ... Controlling film temperature in fired heaters ... High-capacity tray for debottlenecking a crude distillation unit ... Steam reformers for hydrogen and synthesis gas ... VDU vacuum system revamp ... Reducing carbon emissions with antifoulants ... Towards a zero (net) carbon refinery ... Modular design of smaller-scale GTL plants ... Starting up hydrotreating units with cracked feeds ... Optimising a process scheme for platforming heaters ... Improved hydrogen yield in catalytic reforming

  • Revamps 2012

    Revamps 2012

    01-10-2012

    Updating plant information ... Hydroprocessing to maximise refinery profitability ... Fast-Track FCC installation ... Revamp of Slovnaft’s hydrocracking unit ... Performance audits for burners and flares ... Platformer debutaniser revamp and optimisation ... Planning for revamps