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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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Refining-Petrochemicals Integration: An Indian View

Refining-Petrochemicals Integration: An Indian View

Integrating a refinery with a petrochemicals complex offers high value products and a boost to gross margin. The refining industry has been undergoing evolution triggered by internal competition and the pursuit of higher gross refinery margin. These two factors have been shaping the complexity of today’s refining industry with respect to:
• The dynamics of the downstream market
• Advances in refining processes/configurations.

Interestingly, it is not just market forces that have given direction to the path in which refining technologies are moving; technologies have themselves......

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Making The Invisible Visible

Making The Invisible Visible

In FCC Units (Fluidised Catalyst Cracking Units) the atmospheric residue from the distillation is cracked to LPG, naptha and other components. This sometimes leads to “invisible” deposits inside the Riser. This article features Tracerco’s ThruVision™ scans to illustrate how the technology helped the refinery to identify these deposits at an early stage.

Bayernoil operates two FCC Units to convert heavy hydrocarbons. In the FCC Unit the feed is injected through nozzles with lifting steam into the hot catalyst flow (about 700°C) from the Regenerator. Inside the riser the hydrocarbons are cracked into smaller compounds. At the top of the riser, catalyst and vapourised hydrocarbons are separated. The catalyst flows to the regenerator where the coke is burned and the hydrocarbons go to the main fractionator column. (Figure 1)......

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European Forum for Reciprocating Compressors (EFRC)

European Forum for Reciprocating Compressors (EFRC)

The European Forum for Reciprocating Compressors (EFRC) was founded in June 1999 as non-profit association to support European users, manufacturers and scientists working in the field of reciprocating compressors in terms of technology, exchange of experience, formation and enforcement of standards and precompetitive research. Since then its geographical reach has grown from Central Europe to entire Europe and recently to the US. The small crowd of 8 initial members has grown to 42 in 2017. The initiative was to build a vivid forum incorporating the principles of commercial conferences as well as of an institution promoting the interest of compressor users and compressor industry......

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PROGNOST Systems

PROGNOST Systems

PROGNOST is the technological leader in Safety Protection and Online Monitoring for Rotating Equipment, providing remote diagnostics with an experience of more than 20 years. Today, PROGNOST®-NT is monitoring more than 650 rotating machines all over the world – which is what makes us the unquestioned market leader for online compressor diagnostics......

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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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