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  • Q4 2017

    Q4 2017


    The future for hydrocracking: part 1 --- Converting two columns into one --- Catalyst technologies for improved FCC yields --- Meeting emission targets with potential savings --- Debottlenecking an FCC gas concentration unit --- High efficiency coalescers for gas processing operations --- Plant optimisation: leveraging data analytics and modelling --- New technologies for operator training --- Oxidation catalysts for VOC reduction --- Meeting low sulphur diesel challenges --- Preventing ammonium salt fouling and corrosion --- Wastewater treatment for challenging crude --- Oil recovery from tank sludge --- Processing schemes for shale gas liquids recovery --- Full conversion of bitumen.

  • Revamps 2017

    Revamps 2017


    Advances in benchmarking capital project costs ... Silencing hammering in a condenser system ... Controlling contaminants in vacuum gasoil ... Planning for a turnaround ... Advances in HF acid alkylation conversion and expansion ... Upgrading an FCC unit ... Retrofitting crude furnace burners.

  • Q3 2017

    Q3 2017


    Troubleshooting crude column constraints --- Olefins and butanes to gasoline --- Optimising the health of rotating equipment --- APC in a mild hydrocracker fractionator --- Crude fingerprinting and predictive analytics --- Higher margin from the bottom of the barrel --- Best practice desalting Part 1: crude flexibility window --- Leveraging  hydrocracking to upgrade low value streams --- FCC product fractionation for maximum LCO --- Modelling the processing of gasifier feed --- Improving FCC unit profitability --- Controlling the hydrocarbon dew point of pipeline gas --- Modelling catalytic naphtha reforming,

  • Gas 2017

    Gas 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


    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


    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


    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


    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 ...

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