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  • Tracerco Diagnostics™ for oil and gas processing

    Optimising your processes and maximising your profit. Tracerco offers world-leading diagnostic techniques that allow you to make the best decisions about your business. Using innovative technology, we’ll help you see inside the heart of your processes, and provide the insights you need to troubleshoot problems, reduce costs, and maximise your profits. With over 60 years’ experience, our services have saved companies like yours millions. Tracerco’s insights can help you ...

  • 2019 Asian Downstreasm Summit Newspaper

    Meeting IMO 2020 demands in Asia with better level instrumentation ... Getting ready with IMO 2020: checking the blind spot in refineries ... How digitalisation is transforming downstream operations ... Acceleration in digital innovation in the oil and gas sector ... The future is now ... Pitfalls in managing precious metals assets ... Next evolution best practices for shutdowns and turnarounds ... Exhaust scrubbers are a viable option for IMO 2020 ... Case study: optimising refineries ...

  • CATACEL SSR tailored catalyst technology

    CATACEL SSR technology. Introduction. CATACEL SSRTM is an innovative and industry leading technology that delivers a sharp improvement in the catalyst technology that is available to the operators of steam reforming units. CATACEL SSR technology allows unique and unexpected combinations of heat transfer properties, reactive surface area and pressure drop characteristics within tubular steam reformers. These enhanced catalyst performance parameters can be tailored and targeted ...

  • SERVOTOUGH FlueGasExact 2700

    High performance combustion process analysis of oxygen and combustibles, designed for use in the most hazardous and challenging location. Armed with an integral sampling system custom-designed for operation in some of the hottest and most extreme combustion environments, the FluegasExact is the analyzer of choice for measuring oxygen and combustibles in the most demanding hydrocarbon processing and power generation applications.

  • Johnson Matthey - About us

    Johnson Matthey is a global leader in sustainable technologies that enable a cleaner and healthier world. With over 200 years of sustained commitment to innovation and technological breakthroughs, we improve the performance, function and safety of our customers’ products. Our science has a global impact in areas such as low emission transport, energy, chemical processing and making the most efficient use of the planet’s natural resources. Today about 15,000 Johnson Matthey ...

  • Caustic tower revamp

    A customer contacted Sulzer to increase capacity while improving the CO2 removal in the existing CO2 absorption column of their ethylene plant. This was the third revamp for this particular column and continued improvements can be hard to find. A proper caustic tower design requires a proper understanding of CO2 absorption with caustic. CO2 + 2NaOH Na2CO3 + H2O Sulzer replaced the conventional random packing with NeXRing and modified the operating parameters to match the ...

  • Improve precision for SIMDIS using ‘light solvent optimized’ agilent model 7693 automatedliquid sampler

    There are many factors affecting GC data precision. Sample introduction parameters are amongst the most critical. A factor easily overlooked is the temperature of the sample and its variances over time in relation to the solvent used. Environmental conditions and heat patterns around the ALS can easily become major contributing factors to performance when very light solvents are used. In Simulated Distillation analyses, heated zones are typically ramped to temperatures above ...

  • Experience the difference - Servomex system integration

    Our sole focus is on delivering total system solutions. Combining our extensive industry experience with high-quality analyzer products and unparalleled applications knowledge, we have expert solutions to meet every customer requirement. Our decades of gas analysis expertise are built into every system we produce, with every project based on a proven methodology of processes, applications, specifications, best practices, and quality in design. The result is a system that’s ...

  • About Axens

    Axens is a group providing a complete range of solutions for the conversion of oil and biomass to cleaner fuels, the production and purification of major petrochemical intermediates as well as all of natural gas' treatment and conversion options. The offer includes technologies, equipment, furnaces, modular units, catalysts, adsorbents and related services. Axens is ideally positioned to cover the entire value chain, from feasibility study to unit start-up and follow-up throughout ...

  • Refinery applications with advanced mass transfer technology

    Sulzer Chemtech is the process engineering and equipment manufacturing division of the international Sulzer Corporation, with its headquarters in Winterthur, Switzerland. Areas of expertise include equipment and application know-how in separation and mixing technology. Products include trays, structured packing, and random packing for separation columns; internals for separators; fractional crystallization systems; and equipment for mixing and reaction processes. Leading in ...

  • ERTC 2020 Brochure

    16-19 November, Madrid, Spain. The single largest gathering of refining and petrochemical leadership in Europe. Our brochure is the perfect document to take to your decision makers and explain why you should be attending the biggest downstream event in Europe. In the brochure we have included: * Top Speakers * Themes covered in 2020 * The latest agenda * A summary of our sessions including the new In-Focus Workshop Day

  • PAC solutions for sustainable aviation fuel

    The aviation industry is determined to develop sustainable solutions to produce cost-competitive, high-yield jet fuel with minimal environmental impact. Countries throughout North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific are currently at different stages in developing guidelines that will mandate the use of sustainable aviation fuel. Today, the global aviation industry produces about 2% of all human-induced CO2 emissions. Transitioning to sustainable aviation fuel could help reduce ...

  • Laby® Compressor

    The Laby® Compressor represents unbeatable reliability and availability, thanks to its unique labyrinth sealing system on piston and piston rod gland that allows oil-free and contact-free compression. The result is an extended MTBO (meantime between overhaul), that has a positive impact on reliability and operating cost. Neither contamination of the gas by abraded material from piston rings nor hot spots from friction occur. The Laby® Compressor is designed to compress ...

  • THIOLEX™ caustic extraction of acid gas

    THIOLEX™ technology was rst licensed in 1980 and to date Merichem has granted 224 unit operating licenses world-wide. The non-dispersive FIBER FILM® Contactor achieves reduced capital expenditure and less plant space requirements compared to most treating alternatives, making THIOLEX™ the technology-of-choice. Each treating system is custom-designed to meet customer requirements, then engineered and fabricated to the customer's specifications. Whether your ...

  • Eliminate heat exchanger fouling with Watlow’s HELIMAX technology

    Fluctuations within the heat exchanger to either the operating temperature or the mass flow rate are common causes of coking, which can lead to system failures and expensive downtime. Some heat exchanger design methods, like segmental baffles, have known dead zones where hot spots can occur, accelerating the coking process. Watlow’s HELIMAX ultra-efficient heat exchanger was designed to eliminate temperature-related failures. Leveraging our proven, patent-pending continuous ...

  • New design features enhance separation performance

    The Shell Schoepentoeter™ is a vane-type inlet device for feeding high momentum gas-liquid mixtures into separators or distillation columns. The Schoepentoeter has two main functions: separating the liquid from the vapor and evenly distributing the vapor in the gas compartment of the vessel. While Schoepentoeters have been recognized as the primary choice of radial inlet device in many separator vessels, performance in distillation columns has been challenged by proponents ...

  • Commitment to high industrial performance

    The Krasnodar company SIE Neftehim, LLC is No. 1 in Russia in the field of catalytic processing of light naphtha for production of motor gasoline of ecological class K5/Euro-5 and high-purity chemical synthesis raw materials. It is the largest developer and manufacturer of isomerization and reforming catalysts in this country. In addition, Scientific Industrial Enterprise Neftehim is the creator of the well known and up-to-date isomerization technology of pentane-hexane fractions ...

  • LO-CAT® process for sulphur recovery / odor control

    The LO-CAT® Hydrogen Sulfide Oxidation System provides economical H2S removal to solve odor problems quickly and effectively. LO-CAT achieves H2S removal efficiencies exceeding 98%. The system also eliminates costly once-through chemicals, offers unique mobile bed contacting material, and reduces operating costs. Turnkey systems from specification to installation can be developed to meet stringent schedules. We also offer technical service and support. LO-CAT systems provide ...

  • ERTC 2020 Rising Stars

    Rising Stars is a competition aimed to celebrate and publicise the brightest, most innovative and skilled young engineers. Whether you want to put yourself forward, or you’re a manager with superstars in your team, you can submit answers to the question below and be in with the chance to present your answer at ERTC this November and share your vision for the industry in front of the biggest and most senior downstream audience in Europe.

  • Herzog OptiFlash® Small Scale

    Accurate flash point determination for low volume samples. The Optiflash Small Scale accurately detects flashpoint in petroleum products, biodiesels, solvents, chemicals, paint varnishes, fluxed bitumen, food and beverages. There are three models available: regular, low temperature and high temperature. The OptiFlash Small Scale is fully compliant with leading global standards.

  • LO-CAT - the green solution to sulfur recovery

    The LO-CAT process, available exclusively from Merichem, is a patented liquid redox system that uses a proprietary chelated iron solution to convert H2S to innocuous, elemental sulfur. It does not use any toxic chemicals and does not produce any hazardous waste byproducts. The environmentally safe catalyst is continuously regenerated in the process. The LO-CAT technology is applicable to all types of gas streams including air, natural gas, CO2, amine acid gas,biogas, landll ...

  • DURANIT® Maximum compression strength for maximum operational safety

    When using catalyst supports, a high degree of operational safety through stability and homogeneity of the support material is an important factor for the customer. The specially developed manufacturing process from VFF means that the compression strength of the Duranit® X500 inert balls is significantly higher than that of comparable products. The mean compression strength of the 1“ balls is well above 1000 kg, guaranteeing VFF customers an unsurpassed level of operational ...

  • NAPFINING™ Naphthenic acid removal

    NAPFINING™ technologies were first licensed in 1977 and to date Merichem has granted 78 unit operating licenses world-wide. The non-dispersive FIBER FILM® Contactor achieves reduced capital expenditure and less plant space requirements compared to most treating alternatives, making NAPFINING™ and NAPFINING™ HiTAN the technologies-of-choice. In addition, onstream factor between routine turnarounds is 100% whereas electrostatic precipitators (ESPs) are much ...

  • Tower field service, maintenance, revamps and installation

    Worldwide maintenance and installation services. Since 1971, Tower Field Service (TFS) has been a tower specialist performing tray and packing installation, tower maintenance, and plant turnaround projects. Years of successful tower and vessel experience assures our customers of a partner who is safe, cost effective and technically experienced. The challenge to complete multiple tower revamps and retrofits safely and on time is what Tower Field Service most prides itself in. ...

  • Optimisation of a sulphur recovery unit

    Prior to Suncor’s purchase of the Spirit River facility, little attention was given to the LO-CAT® unit. In general, over injecting chemicals into a LO-CAT unit will not result in operating problems, just higher than required operating costs. Consequently, in remote gas plants such as Spirit River, it is sometimes difficult to convince operators to change operating conditions if the unit is not presenting any operating problems. However, this is not Suncor’s operating ...

  • VFF - your expert for maritime exhaust gas treatment

    For decades, Vereinigte Füllkörper-Fabriken (VFF) has successfully supplied tower packings and internals made of a wide variety of materials worldwide for a wide range of applications in the chemical, petrochemical and pharmaceutical industries, in environmental technology, plant construction and other areas. Packing elements for maritime exhaust gas purification Energy-saving measures are becoming increasingly important in the field of exhaust-gas purification. VFF supports ...

  • 6-IN-1 SMR Catalyst

    Magcat Catalysts produce up to 15% more syngas through the steam reforming process. We form our own catalyst carrier utilizing polymer ceramic technology rather than the traditional pressure method, which provides higher intrinsic strength. The catalysts look different too, they are spherical with a textured “Golf Ball” like surface. Magcat texturing creates a 30% improvement in external surface area which is proven to increase the heat transfer coefficient of the catalysts, ...

  • Making desalter vessels transparent to optimise crude processing

    Making Desalter Vessels Transparent to Optimise Crude Processing... whatever the blend. To improve margins, refiners continuously look to optimise feedstock blends. Variability can bring significant operational challenges during the refining process that must be overcome. One critical need is the efficient removal of solids, salts and water from crude feedstock. This has become increasingly difficult when processing certain opportunity crudes that can have all of these detrimental ...

  • Turning an IMO 2020 problem into a high profit solution

    Few refining industry issues have been as universally discussed by refiners over the last several years as the upcoming IMO regulations on marine fuel quality. Nearly every conference, meeting, or presentation in the industry has a healthy connection to this issue, and the projected impacts have been evolving at a rapid pace, as we near the deadline for the implementation of IMO 2020. W. R. Grace, along with our partners at Advanced Refining Technologies (ART), has been working ...

  • Ariel Coproration API 618 moderate-speed process compressors

    Designed in accordance with API 618 for critical process applications, Ariel process reciprocating compressors are engineered for performance and reliability utilizing field proven, pre-designed components. Ariel’s moderate-speed API 618 process compressors are utilized in a wide range of process applications around the globe, providing the safety and reliability demanded by today’s refinery and petrochemical industries. With 60,000+ reciprocating compressors ranging from ...

  • Fractional crystallization

    Why crystallization? Why Sulzer? Driven by the need to reduce energy consumption and to cope with new feedstocks, the chemical industry is striving to more and more improve process efficiency. Whether it’s oil-based, bio-based or from recycling streams, Sulzer develops the right purification solutions to address the market requirements. Why use crystallization? - It makes the purification of close boilers possible when other technologies fail – therefore allowing ultra-high ...

  • Customized grading solutions for your feedstock

    Match your catalyst grading to your feedstock for minimum pressure drop build-up and maximum demetallization. As today’s opportunity crudes and heavier feedstocks become more economically viable, the oil fractions you refine are posing new challenges. Creating the optimal grading solution for your individual feedstock is essential to minimize pressure drop build-up, increase metals pick-up, and reduce downtime and catalyst replacement. An overlooked advantage The importance ...

  • Isomalk-3 - A robust n-C4 isomerization processs

    A Robust n-C4 Isomerization Process. Isomalk-3 is a low-temperature isomerization technology for processing n-butane into isobutane, its branched isomer. Isobutane is an important intermediate required for the production of isobutylene or alkylate. Isobutylene can be used to produce MTBE or other high value petrochemicals such as isoprene through a synthetic on-purpose route. The Isomalk-3 technology is based on the use of a mixed metal oxide SI-3TM catalyst with high selectivity ...

  • Improve contaminant metals flushing with TITAN™

    The escalating price of rare earth in fluid cracking catalyst sparked increased demand from refiners for equilibrium catalyst (Ecat) as a means to control expenses. During this same period, the available supply of high quality, low metals Ecat had decreased. In response to the shrinking supply of Ecat, Grace introduces TITAN™, a unique catalyst solution for removing contaminant metals from refining operations. Unlike traditional equilibrium catalysts, TITAN™ is ...

  • Platts Refined Service

    A renewed focus to solve your business challenges. To meet the market requirement for a more connected view of what is driving the price of refined products, S&P Global Platts has increased the volume and diversity of news and analysis, data sets and analytical tools we deliver. Reflecting this pivotal change in industry requirements and usage, we have developed a new approach that delivers our full range of refined products content and analytical tools, into three simplified, ...

  • Shut-off valves

    Valves especially designed for the use in Claus-units / processes. Upon request: Special design for desulphurization of natural gas / gas conditioning. The proven design has been delivered to more than 150 reference plants worldwide. Numerous valves installed more than 30 years ago are still in operation. Applications: - Petrochemical plants - Desulphurization of natural gas and Gas conditioning Sizes:                   ...

  • LO-CAT® II process for H2s oxidation and sulphur recovery

    Lubrizol’s facility in LeHarve, France produces a lube oil additive via a batch reaction that uses elemental sulfur as a reactant and produces H2S as a byproduct. Lubrizol selected Merichem’s LO-CAT® II Hydrogen Sulfide Oxidation Process to sweeten H2S emissions and recover sulfur. The LO-CAT II system was chosen for its ability to handle the process variation in H2S concentration. During the 8-hour batch reaction cycle, H2S concentrations in the effluent gas ...

  • Altrium®

    Innovative BASF FCC Resid Catalyst improves margin by up to 0.60 $/bbl and allows for a flexible operation. Altrium® is the newest BASF catalyst based on the combined technologies AIM (Advanced Innovative Matrix) and IZY (Improved Zeolite-Y). Due to changes in market environment, increasing the LCO output through better bottoms upgrading became more attractive for refineries. The newest BASF resid catalyst, Altrium, was introduced to a Western European refinery to increase ...

  • Isomalk-2 - A low-temperature light naphtha isomerization process

    Isomalk-2 is a low-temperature isomerization technology that has been commercially proven in grassroots applications, revamps of semi-regenerative reforming units, and replacement of other isomerization technologies. This flexible process utilizes a robust platinum-containing mixed metal oxide SI-2 catalyst that works effectively at the low temperatures of 120-140°C (250-285°F), while delivering great stability against the influence of catalytic poisons. Isomalk-2 is a ...

  • Hyper/Secondary compressor components

    Burckhardt Compression is the recognized worldwide market leader and pioneer in Hyper Compressor technology since 1951. Our long standing know-how and unrivalled expertise are the basis for innovative solutions for any Hyper/Secondary Compressor. Our dedication to this technology and our focus on evolving market needs are what motivate us to organize the highly regarded LDPE Symposium on a regular basis. High pressure reciprocating compressors are designed to operate in autoclave, ...

  • Optimizing the value of your unloaded catalyst

    The metals contained in spent catalysts offer a valuable follow-on revenue source, but how can you be sure to achieve a fair settlement or receive top dollar? You also need to balance demands of sustainability and lowered environmental impact with ease of recovery and settlement. This webinar gives you an introduction to the precious and base metal management cycle in catalysts and specifically provides you with tips for ensuring a high quality and accurate precious metal settlement, ...

  • Unleash the potential of your Naphtha Steam Cracker

    The global ethylene market grows at 3.0-3.5% annually, which amounts to 6-7 MM MTA increase in demand every year.  Greater than 95% of ethylene is produced using steam cracking. The two of the main feedstocks for steam crackers are naphtha and ethane with each supplying >45% of all ethylene production. Ethane cracking tends to have lower Cash Cost of Production, supply is regional and insufficient to meet the global ethylene demand.  Naphtha cracking has several disadvantages: ...

  • CDU desalter processing with interface control

    In this webinar, you will find out how Tracerco’s advanced multi-phase nucleonic instrumentation can analyse desalter performance and improve crude blending capacity. Discover opportunities to: • Improve environmental impact, compliance and energy usage • Reduce unplanned trips and downtime • Optimise chemical dosing (demulsifiers/neutralisers) • Reduce overhead corrosion, as well as catalyst deactivation in FCC • Improve process control enabling data driven ...

  • An introduction to Sinopec Hydrocracking Technologies

    This webinar gives you an overview and understanding of hydrocracking and its applications, with an emphasis on technologies and catalysts developed by Sinopec and its research arm, Sinopec Fushun Research Institute of Petroleum and Petrochemicals (Sinopec FRIPP). You will first get an introduction to hydrocracking including feed processing and target output products. Commercial considerations include market share and reference installations such as 40 hydrocracking units designed ...

  • How turbomachinery can support decarbonization

    With the hydrocarbon processing industry’s efforts to decarbonize, hydrogen and Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage (CCUS) have further moved into focus as viable alternatives for transforming existing energy markets. Both hydrogen and CO2 provide ample opportunities to be used in hydrocarbon processes either in molecular form or as feedstock. At the same time, the unique physical properties of both hydrogen and CO2 can make them a challenge for process equipment such as ...

  • Technologies to enhance Ethylene production

    In this presentation, three technologies will be introduced. This first is swirling element radiant tube (SERTTM) technology for steam cracking furnaces. In this technology, you will find how heat transfer theory is applied to overcoming the challenges of cracking pyrolysis to meet targets. Successful commercial cases will demonstrate the technical advantages of SERTTM technology. Cracking furnaces with SERTTM technology have longer operating days, lower tube wall temperature ...

  • Steam Cracker recycle processing and product upgrade options

    LPG and light naphtha generated in a refinery complex (from both straight-run and conversion units) are sent to the ethylene cracker as feedstock. There is more i-paraffin than n-paraffin in LPG and light naphtha generated from a hydrocracker and reformer, in particular, i-butane and i-pentane. When cracking i-paraffin and n-paraffin separately in an ethylene cracker, the yield of ethylene and propylene is different; n-paraffin can generate 20wt% of “ethylene + propylene + butadiene” ...

  • Advances in benzene derivatives production

    Xylene and ethylbenzene are important benzene derivatives. In this presentation, you will learn about recent advances in the production process and catalysts of xylene and ethylbenzene. Xylene production is one of the most important aromatic producing processes. You will learn the details of process technology introduction and catalyst features of aromatics transalkylation developed by Sinopec, as well as the process strategies of raw material expansion, Inferior feed tolerance, ...

  • Deep catalytic cracking technology for maximizing the production of chemicals

    Optimization of light olefins (including ethylene, propylene and butene) production has become one of the most competitive options for refiners in the transition. Compared with conventional FCC, FCC technologies which optimized propylene production are helping refiners to restructure their product configuration, from fuel to petrochemical production. You will learn some successful commercial cases, which are aimed to help refiners to select the most suitable and competitive ...

  • Decarbonization with hydrogen solutions

    Demand for hydrogen is expected to increase up to ten-fold by 2050 when multiple industry reports predict 8-24% of the world’s final energy demand will be supplied by hydrogen. Hydrogen has a unique ability to address ‘hard-to-decarbonize’ sectors including refining, chemicals, steel, heating, long-haul transport, and long-term power storage – all of which currently produce significant CO2 emissions. To achieve this, hydrogen must be produced with significantly lower carbon ...

  • Enabling circularity via plastics chemical recycling

    Chemical recycling of plastics is an emerging route to supplement mechanical recycling since polymers can be converted into monomer form.  As opposed to mechanical recycling, wherein the polymer properties degrade with each cycle, the monomers can be re-polymerized without any polymer property degradation. Petrochemical and refining operations of the future will include more plastics oil, obtained from chemical recycling, in the feedstock mix to establish circularity in the ...

  • Best Practice: Screening and QC testing of petroleum products and fuels

    Screening and quality control of petroleum products and fuels can be a tedious and expensive process when performed utilizing traditional methods. Near-Infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) as described in ASTM Guidelines E1655, D8340, and D6122 is a much faster method providing results in just 30 seconds without any solvents and reagents needed. In fact, NIRS has  become the preferred method of numerous producers to quickly quantify key parameters in petrofuels and petrochemicals ...

  • How to maintain production without your water treatment plant

    This webinar reaches out to downstream plant managers, facing an increasing challenge from their ageing assets including water treatment plants. Ageing plants may impact continuity of production. When a plant is not reliable or efficient, emergency maintenance is often required to avoid disruption to production which could result in costly downtime for operating sites. This presentation demonstrates how the rental service from Veolia’s Mobile Water Services, can safely provide ...

  • How turbocompressors drive and safeguard downstream plant operations

    This webinar reaches out to end users in the hydrocarbon industry who face the challenge of achieving operational availability, equipment reliability, and efficiency in their plants. These factors are crucial for end users, with many complex and intricate processes operating in parallel. Compression technology drives and safeguards many of these processes. Presenter Ulrich Schmitz will put particular focus on different chemical/petrochemical and refinery, syngas, and LNG applications. ...

  • Understanding the financial impact of a collapsed flue gas tunnel in your SMR

    The overall influence of tunnels on the flue gas flow in a steam methane reformer has been modeled and documented, and the concept that running a reformer without tunnels can decrease overall efficiency is well understood in the industry. The study detailed in this webinar focuses on the effects of operating a reformer after removing just a single tunnel, leaving the rest in place. The resultant flue gas flow field is analyzed by looking at temperature profiles, residence time ...

  • Maximising naphtha through hydrocracking: Refinery of the future

    Globally the demand for petrochemicals is increasing at rates nearly 1.5 times GDP. In regions where there is a heavy investment in large-scale para-xylene capacity there is a significant demand for naphtha. However not all naphtha is suitable to produce aromatics. Heavy naphtha is required, but it is in limited supply. This is where the Honeywell UOP UnicrackingTM process becomes the key enabler to petrochemical production. By installing one, or a combination of Unicracking ...

  • Towards Your Low-Carbon Refinery

    This On-Demand webcast from Shell Catalysts & Technologies, discusses proven technologies for capturing CO2 from both low and high-pressure streams.  Are You…  • Under pressure to reduce your carbon footprint?  • Looking for ways to cost-effectively reduce your CO2 emissions?  • Unsure which carbon-reduction solutions will be most appropriate for your facility? Any serious ambitions to reduce a facility’s carbon intensity are likely to ...

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