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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Q2 Issue of PTQ

Q2 Issue of PTQ

Challenges and opportunities of an FCC revamp ... Heavy feed characterisation: a molecular approach ... Maximising heat exchanger cleaning ... Enhanced energy recovery for crude preheating ... Boosting energy efficiency in aromatics processing ... Designing for a sourer future ... Replacing a corroded column with packing internals ... Packed bed performance analytics ... Dividing wall columns for gas plants ... Process flow determines coker heater performance ... Innovation in supply chain planning ... Machine learning in asset maintenance ... Wireless instruments in corrosive and hazardous locations......

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BASF Corporation, Catalysts Division

BASF Corporation, Catalysts Division

For more than 50 years, BASF Catalysts has been pioneering innovative catalyst technologies for the petroleum refining industry. Whether your feedstock is Vacuum Gas Oil, Resid or Canadian Oil Sands, BASF Refining Catalysts has the optimum catalyst for your refinery needs. Distributed Matrix Structures (DMS) technology platform has led to breakthrough performance in profitability for refineries around the globe producing gasoline......

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Advanced Combustion System For Cracking Furnaces

Advanced Combustion System For Cracking Furnaces

A discussion of design considerations for burner technology used in cracking furnaces. Significant improvements include more uniform heat flux profile, wider turndown, stable flame, high combustion efficiency, and low CO and NOx emissions.

Cracking furnaces often present significant burner challenges compared to process heaters, because of higher temperatures and more specific heat flux profile requirements. Minimising pollution emissions is a general requirement for all industrial combustion applications. New generations of burner technology continue to reduce emissions, but often impose......

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ERTC 2018 Newspaper

ERTC 2018 Newspaper

Spherical catalyst carriers with unprecedented size uniformity ... Petrochemicals: made for the future ... Analysis, active filtration unlock guard vessel stability ... Rising Stars 2018 ... Greatly increase FCC residue processing through simple steps of additive control ... A new generation of catalyst is born: TK-6001 HySwell ... A flexible and innovative solution to temporarily mitigate FCC catalyst losses ... How climate change will shape the future of the refining industry, globally and in Europe ... Mobile water treatment ... Reconsidering the businesscase for catalytic dewaxing ... Pitfalls in managing precious metals assets ... Alternative fuels and the future of refining ... Petrochemicals in the golden age ... In-line H2S analysis during sulphiding ... Getting the best out of your hydrocracker unit with new Equiflow® internal reactors......

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Laurance Reid Gas Conditioning Conference

Laurance Reid Gas Conditioning Conference

The Laurance Reid Gas Conditioning Conference (LRGCC) has been presented by the University of Oklahoma since 1951. The LRGCC has gained a worldwide reputation as the principal forum for new ideas, developments, and operations for preparing and purifying natural gasses and other fuels for market.

The LRGCC is a crucial conference for all professionals involved in the gas processing, gas conditioning, and gas sweetening industries. The materials presented provide information on technological advances, case studies, theoretical breakthroughs, and current research in the field......

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 Blasch Split Flow, 2 Zone Furnace

Blasch Split Flow, 2 Zone Furnace

Senior Market Manager Jeff Bolebruch discusses the process improvements that can be expected when adding our VectorWall mixing system to your reaction furnace......

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On-Demand Webinars

On-Demand Webinars

- Intelligently predict and prevent corrosion across your operations.
Learn how the fight against corrosion never stops - it is a fact of life every day across Oil & Gas, Refining and Pipeline operations, what-if you could have insight into real-time corrosion rates in your process?

- From hydrogen production to sulphur recovery - let ceramics pave the way
Learn how to boost the reliability and performance of your hydrogen production and sulphur recovery plants through the deployment of Blasch’s proven ceramic systems......

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