Equipment Design Matters

Equipment Design Matters

Many attractive projects fail to meet expectations at startup. Disappointing performance often results from bad simulation practices and/or poor equipment design rather than faulty execution. Refineries are currently considering FCC revamps to increase olefins for more alky unit feed, maximize LCO product recovery, and minimize slurry product by producing HCO for hydrocracker feed. These changes raise fractionator operating temperature. Higher temperatures require better process and equipment designs to avoid fouling and coke formation, which lead to poor reliability and potentially to an unscheduled shutdown.......

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Downstream Conference & Exhibition 2018

Downstream Conference & Exhibition 2018

The Leading Conference & Exhibition for the Downstream Industry. The Downstream Conference & Exhibition is positioned at the forefront of the booming Downstream industry in North America.  This industry leading event is regarded as the most significant meeting place for Downstream Capital Project, Engineering, Maintenance, Reliability & Turnaround professionals, where they meet to do business......

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Revamps Issue

Revamps Issue

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 ...

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Jacobs Comprimo Sulfur Solutions

Jacobs Comprimo Sulfur Solutions

Jacobs' Comprimo® Sulfur Solutions provides leading gas treating and sulfur recovery technology. From technology centers located in Leiden, the Netherlands and Calgary, Canada, we provide engineering, procurement and construction services to gas treating and sulfur recovery plants around the world......

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Maximising CDU Performance

Maximising CDU Performance

Scalable simulation of crude unit operations enables refineries to build increasingly rigorous models to enhance performance. Crude oil refineries typically run on tight profit margins, usually less than 7%.1 Therefore, any opportunity to mitigate costs is of significant interest. Given this, it is ironic how many refineries continue to miss out on significant cost-saving opportunities from their crude distillation unit (CDU) operations......

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ERTC Newspaper

ERTC Newspaper

Key steps for refiners ahead of IMO 2020 ... Q&A with Diomidis Stamoulis ... Maximising FCC performance and yields with catalyst innovations ... European refineries towards a sustainable world ... Precious metals catalyst: understanding the technology ... Process selection: a refinery study of FCC vs Gasolfin for naphtha cracking into propylene ... Creation of energy efficiency action plan for oil refinery with advanced energy analysis ... Renewable components in European refining companies ... Operating in the jungle of renewables ... Online Cleaning technology applied to a major European refinery ... Accurate, real-time H2S measurement achieved with in-line analyser......

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