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  • 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 ...

  • All about excellence in the energy and chemical industry

    KBC exists to help you achieve and sustain excellent operational performance, through the actions of our people, fused with the application of our digitalization technology and best practices, powered by the Cloud.Better decisions - faster, Flawless execution - every time and  Superior results - sustained. Deliver value: Performance assurance Organizations that perform at their best are able to adjust to changing dynamics without compromising competitiveness. KBC ...

  • Axens overview

    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 ...

  • Designing deepcut vacuum units that really work

    Every barrel of vacuum gas oil (VGO) you can save from being reduced to coke in the delayed coker unit is a barrel more that can go to the FCCU. That’s a good reason to raise HVGO cutpoint. But how to do it? Some people think the job can be done just by running computer models in the engineering office, relying on vendors and their data sheets for a clue to true equipment performance. Experience, however, shows it just ain't so. For either a grass roots project or a revamp, ...

  • Is pinch enough?

    Back in the late 1970’s and early 1980’s when fuel gas prices were high, energy utilization assumed major importance. A new method of calculating heat exchanger networks was developed. It was called Pinch Technology. Today pinch has been rediscovered by engineers who have access to fast computer simulation models. But as occurs with any older method that is rediscovered by a newer generation, enthusiasm generated by the rediscovery tends to obscure the deficiencies ...

  • Nasty stuff

    Heavy crudes are here to stay. As longs as oil prices remain high, Canadian, Venezuelan, Deep Water Gulf of Mexico, Mexican and other low API gravity crude oils will play an ever more important role in supplying world refineries. And prices promise to remain high because gainsayers notwithstanding, Hubbert was right. A big question is how to handle best these nasty crudes? Do you revamp existing units or invest in new capacity? With refineries now running flat out, the balance ...

  • Optimising mining processes with Hyperion™

    Designed for the most challenging environments, Tracerco’s Hyperion™ nuclear level and density measurement system has been installed by mining operators to enhance the efficiency, reliability and productivity in several of their measurement applications. Being able to accurately quantify and report real time data from field operations, in what are often harsh and unforgiving environments, poses a challenge to most conventional measurement technologies. However, Hyperion™ ...

  • Processing heavy Canadian crude

    Reducing crude oil cost is the major incentive driving crude and vacuum unit projects to handle heavy Canadian crudes. But such crudes–Albian Heavy, Christina Lake, MacKay River and others derived from oil sands–today present refiners with a unique set of problems not just because of extra-low API gravity, but also because of asphaltenes, vanadium and nickel, high solids content and extremely high viscosity vacuum residues. To process such crudes reliably over a 4-5 ...

  • Radiation monitors and servicing

    With over 60 years’ experience, Tracerco offers a wide range of award-winning radiation monitors to measure radiation dose rate or monitor process and environmental contaminants in a number of applications. These include, but are not limited to, Oil and Gas, NDT, Nuclear, CBRNe, Industrial Research and Educational Sectors, Medical and Life Sciences, and Environmental and Waste Management Industries. All of our products including; handheld dose rate, contamination, NORM and ...

  • Tracerco Diagnostics™ FCCU Study

    See inside your Operations. The Fluidised Catalytic Cracking Unit (FCCU) is the economic heart of a modern refinery. Even small increases in its yield can bring about significant overall gains in productivity and revenue. Tracerco can provide you with valuable online insights into the catalysts and fluid behaviour inside your FCCU with our Tracerco Diagnostics™ FCCU Study. A Tracerco Diagnostics™ FCCU Study will provide you with the information you need to optimise or troubleshoot ...

  • Tracerco™ Insights Platform

    The TracercoTM Insights Platform provides fast, secure and convenient access to your process insights, allowing you to rapidly and confidently optimise your process and increase efficiencies. With its cloud-based reporting, you can track the status of scanning projects, explore interactive reports and access a library of your historic scan data from wherever you are in the world. Being able to visualise and understand changes, you can identify potential issues quickly, saving ...

  • Visual MESA® Greenhouse Gas Emissions Management

    Emissions management systems are becoming a required tool for monitoring, controlling, and reporting all greenhouse gas emissions. As a result, the process industry must be prepared to improve the integrity, discipline, and credibility of emissions data systems, while meeting minimum system requirements to operate. Today, modern analytics, data gathering, and system sharing offer businesses real benefits. It goes beyond data and reporting when compared with informal tools of ...

  • Why do many crude/vacuum units perform poorly?

    In many cases it’s because the original design was based more on virtual than actual reality. There is no question: computer simulations have a key role to play but it’s equally true that process design needs to be based on what works in the field and not on the ideals of the process simulator. Nor should the designer simply base the equipment selection on vendor-stated performance. The design engineer needs to have actual refinery process engineering experience, not ...

  • Understanding alarm management standards

    Alarms are an essential layer of protection, enabling industrial facilities to avoid abnormal situations that may put people, the environment, and profits at risk. As such, numerous standards and guidelines exist that can assist organizations in designing, implementing and maintaining alarm systems that comply with regulations. ISA 18.2, EEMUA 191, IEC 62682, API 1167 — how should organizations select these standards and guidelines? How can they be put into practice? Join ...

  • The case for plant modernization and upgrades

    With a system that's outdated or showing signs of it, you are well aware of the risks of running your plant processes with aging hardware and software. Waiting to modernize will impact your cost of ownership due to shortages of critical parts and support, will increase risk of an unplanned production shutdown, and likely will have no incremental benefits. A well-designed modernization approach allows the opportunity to reduce system footprint and costs. Whether by eliminating ...

  • How to achieve operational excellence with safe and profitable operating windows

    Plant of the Future’ is making headway towards operational excellence using technologies that enable safe and efficient operations to improve your bottom line and reduce OPEX expenses. Operations Management provides the foundation needed to enable operations excellence. In this presentation, we’ll show you the tools we’ve designed to manage and control critical limits, shift handovers, and process deviations. You are going to learn: - How Honeywell Forge Operations ...

  • Learn how to build refinery models quickly and easily to support your LP model

    In this webinar we will present refinery modelling workflows, features and functionalities, which showcase Honeywell Forge Process Simulation’ refinery-wide flow sheeting capabilities. These capabilities span the beginning-to-end design, use, and exporting results of a refinery model.   First, attendees will see how easy is to create a model from scratch utilizing our Process Simulation 'drag & drop' refining reactor templates. Finally, we will showcase the product ...

  • Ensuring business continuity in industrial operations

    Join this webinar to discover the multiple areas in your organization where Honeywell Forge can help ensure the reliability, efficiency, and safety of your refining operations. We will explore cases from asset performance management and process optimization to remote worker performance and competency solutions.   The new normal is here to stay. Uncertainty is the new name of the game; however, resilience should also be a key player. How are you ensuring the reliability, ...

  • A layered approach to achieving plant-wide optimization goals

    Join this webinar to discover the multiple areas in your organization where Honeywell Forge can help ensure the reliability, efficiency, and safety of your refining operations. We will explore cases from asset performance management and process optimization to remote worker performance and competency solutions.   The new normal is here to stay. Uncertainty is the new name of the game; however, resilience should also be a key player. How are you ensuring the reliability, ...

  • Simplify crude assay importing in UniSim design by utilizing H/CAMS

    Haverly H/CAMS is the industry leading assay crude management software with over 2000 assays. Honeywell's UniSim Design software links to Haverly H/CAMS via a COM interface and allows you to import proprietary assays with just a few clicks. This functionality increases engineering effectiveness, eliminates the need for manual data entry, and makes it easier to model crude storage facilities and refining processes. Presenters: Jagdish Rachh - Honeywell David Alexander - Haverly Moderator: Ken ...

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