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  • 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 ...

  • Proper design of mass transfer internals in the FCC flue gas scrubber can help reduce PM emissions

    The EPA’s New Source Performance Standards (40 C.F.R. §60.100-1-0, subpart Ja) regulates refinery particulate emissions, including the discharge of catalyst fines from the FCCU flue gas scrubber stack. Because refiners have traditionally correlated particulate matter (PM) emissions with FCCU cokeburn, high flue gas stack PM can result in reducing severity or throughput in the FCCU at a potentially huge economic cost. The proper selection of mass transfer internals in ...

  • TRI-CON Series Low Temperature Applications

    The number of unique technical attributes of the product, as the cone-in-cone seating design with the multiple laminations and the metal seat makes the series TRI-CON to an all rounder for many different industrial applications. Zwick valves are used for industrial and exhaust gases, liquids, hot water or steam at lowest as well at high temperature zones up to 815°C. The TRI-CON is utilized extensively in the chemical, petro-chemical, oil & gas, offshore and district heating ...

  • IsoTherming® Hydroprocessing technology

    Growing global demand for transportation fuel continues to drive refiners toward operations that maximize hydroprocessing capacity and capability either through unit debottlenecks or new unit construction. More stringent environmental regulations and the processing of cost-advantaged sour and heavy feed stocks make meeting this demand even more challenging. IsoTherming® hydroprocessing technology is a commercially proven process that provides refiners a more economical ...

  • Modular instrumentation bridle

    At a time when cost-effective level control solutions are paramount in the process industry, Orion Instruments introduces the Modular Instrumentation Bridle (MIB). Our unique approach to complementing a vessel with the appropriate instrumentation and control technologies goes beyond simply offering bolt-on level, flow, high/low level cutoff switching, etc. to a multitude of process connections. At Orion Instruments, we consider all level control needs as they affect overall costs ...

  • Your trusted business partner for catalyst refining

    Our experienced team and state-of-the-art recycling assets ensure you get the best value for your material and peace of mind with transparency, consistency and integrity in our sampling, assaying, and trading and hedging services. We are proud to be part of your success story. Best Total Precious Metal Returns With our advanced recycling equipment and precise analysis process, you can be confident knowing you’re getting the highest total return from your materials. World ...

  • Lube Oil Vacuum Tower revamp

    Pressure drop is a critical operating parameter for Vacuum Towers. A Lube Oil Vacuum Tower with dislodged floating valves was revamped with Sulzer’s high performance MVG™ fixed valves, reducing column pressure drop 15%. V-Grid™ trays offer reliable performance with substantial energy savings and increased run length. V-Grid tray technology: - Lower pressure drop - High efficiency over a wide operating range - Superior mechanical strength - Excellent fouling resis ...

  • Solutions for cavitation, noise and flow-induced torque

    Q: I need a solution for a demanding control valve application where the dynamic torque and cavitation have been challenging for conventional butterfly valves. Do you have any solutions in your product range? A: We would recommend our Neles™ Q-Disc™, which is available for our Neldisc™ and Wafer-Sphere™ butterfly valves. In short, Q-disc is a flow balancing trim designed to address the dynamic torque-related challenges included by flow in butterfly valve applications. ...

  • NEKTOR™ 4G

    NEKTOR™4G is the latest generation of Grace’s marketleading low coke NEKTOR™ for residue FCC feed applications. NEKTOR™ 4G is manufactured using the Grace EnhanceR™ Technology Platform, and is an extension of the NEKTOR™ catalyst family, which is the market leader in the EMEA region. NEKTOR™ 4G incorporates new technologies that were developed during the extensive Grace R&D program that was initiated as a result of the tight oil ...

  • It’s time to give your reactor some HELPsc™

    Excessive pressure drop build-up issues in hydroprocessing reactors are often keeping units from delivering maximum value. Refiners are forced to perform premature shutdowns for costly catalyst skimming operations resulting in lost profit. Topsoe’s High-Efficiency Liquid Phase scale catcher (HELPsc™) is a specialized patent-pending reactor internal technology that works in synergy with the graded bed. Installation of the technology will significantly prolong the ...

  • F-Grid™: conventional grid

    Sulzer Chemtech has broadened its portfolio to offer F-Grid for conventional grid applications. F-Grid is available in two styles in order to best match the needs of the application. F-Grid 2 is used for higher capacity applications while F-Grid 3 is used for high efficiency applications.

  • Trays for any application

    Sulzer Chemtech offers the largest tray portfolio on the market. Whatever the requirements, we have the right tray! Continuous innovations and improvements are: • First movable valve • First fixed valve • First customer tray design program • Use of push valves on commercial trays • Alliance with Shell Global Solutions to widen our tray Portfolio • Incorporation of fixed valves on multi downcomer Trays • Development of VGPlus • Highest capacity ...

  • ISOMALK - moving forward ahead of global trends

    Changes in trends in the world and regional markets of motor fuels are sometimes completely unpredictable. A few years ago, it seemed that the development of massive «dieselization» trend, so dominant in the EU, would lead to a drop in demand for gasoline. It seemed that diesel engines solved both the problem of reducing CO2 emissions and increasing efficiency, making the diesel fuels the trade-off solution that would allow the world's motor vehicle to survive quite well ...

  • The progress of SAF solutions for the decarbonisation of aviation

    As the world increasingly commits to steeper decarbonization targets, the aviation industry is determined to develop sustainable solutions to produce cost-competitive, high-yield jet fuel with minimal environmental impact. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) estimates that the 2024 production volume of sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) will triple from 2023 levels – soaring to 1.5 million tonnes. This is in line with larger SAF production trends, as 2023 levels ...

  • Optimising the efficiency of shutdowns and turnarounds to improve processes

    Tracerco’s diagnostic techniques provide you with the invaluable insights you need to reduce your turnaround times and costs by identifying operational process problems and mechanical integrity of internals in real-time and whilst online. Tracerco’s level, density, interface and multiphase nucleonic instrumentation provides invaluable insights to help you make informed decisions to increase profits, manage risks and reduce costs. Making data-driven decisions can significantly ...

  • Decarbonizing process heat with industrial heat pumps and steam compressors

    Industrial energy consumption accounts for about 25% of energy demand and CO2 emissions worldwide, with process heat being the most common application. Hydrocarbon and basic chemical processing plants are particularly process heat-intensive. Heat demand for basic operations distillation and heating of fluids in US industry is about as energy intense as all other industrial heat applications combined. At the same time, there is a vast, unused potential for waste heat in many plant ...

  • Proven decarbonisation pathway for sustainable biofuels and chemicals production from waste

    The flexibility to make use of varying waste streams as feedstocks to replace primary fossil resources is a common goal in operations today. You may be looking at sources such as woody and agricultural biomass, MSW, RDF, SRF, sewage sludge, or non-recyclable plastic to produce bio or circular chemicals or sustainable fuels: Bio Syngas, green hydrogen, SAF, sustainable maritime fuels, or BioMethanol. The key question is how to decarbonize these assets to meet sustainability and ...

  • Introduction to Sinopec Steam Cracking Technology

    Sinopec has been committed to the development and application of steam cracking technology for almost 40 years, and has mastered advanced and complete ethylene technology which can process a variety of feedstocks, including CBL cracking furnace technology, 3 major ethylene recovery technologies (LECT, ART and AERP) and WAO. This webinar will introduce the technology and its applications, with an emphasis on how it can be applied in a variety of plants. By attending, you will ...

  • Introduction to the Sinopec Closed Coke Handling System

    The Sinopec Closed Coke Handling System (S-CCHS) is a safe and eco-friendly closed petroleum coke removal, conveying, and storage system with remote intelligent operation for pollution-free coke removal. This webinar will introduce the technology and its applications, with an emphasis on how it can be applied in your delayed coking unit operations. By attending, you will gain insights into: - Components and operation of the S-CCHS technology - How S-CCHS can eliminate ...

  • Innovative solutions to shape the hydrogen economy

    View this webinar for an insightful journey into the future of sustainable energy with Honeywell H₂ Solutions. In this exclusive webinar, we'll delve into cutting-edge innovations in hydrogen technology, focusing on Blue Hydrogen solutions and Liquid Organic Hydrogen Carriers (LOHC). Attending will offer these valuable benefits: - Discover how Honeywell is leading the way in transforming the energy industry through Blue Hydrogen, a game-changing process that reduces carbon ...

  • Covering your streams with gas chromatography: Analytical technique and key applications

    Gas Chromatography is a critical part of any analytical lab in the refining process. It is such a standard that operators take for granted all the ways it is used. Join us as we will be touching on the importance of GC in the lab, what goes into selecting a unit, and three key applications seen in many labs: Refinery Gas Analysis, Group type Analysis with Reformulyzer pre-frac, and Simulated Distillation. In this webinar we will: - Give an overview of the importance of GC ...

  • Beyond processbook & PI vision: Exploring today’s industrial analytics tools

    In the Manufacturing 4.0 era, industrial organizations have more data at their fingertips than ever, offering the promise of higher production rates, more consistent quality, and reduced costs through data-driven strategies. Standing between many businesses and this promise of process optimization are questions surrounding the right tools to harness this data effectively – a choice complicated by the shifting status of longtime standard OSIsoft’s ProcessBook and PI Vision ...

  • Overcoming roadblocks to decarbonisation

    Reducing global CO2 emissions and limiting the increase in global average temperature to 1.5°C is probably the greatest challenge humanity has ever faced. The continuous increase in strength and frequency of natural disasters accompanied with record-high temperatures have drastically accelerated the need to take action to reduce our carbon impact. There is a global consensus between governments, companies, and the public that there is a need to decarbonise our societies and, ...

  • Biofilm: A hidden threat to refining and petrochemical operations

    Did you know that a seemingly insignificant amount of biofilm can negatively affect heat exchanger reliability and efficiency and, as a result, significantly limit production? Attend this webinar from Solenis to gain valuable insights into risks and solution methodologies for biofilm issues. • Learn how biofilm can affect your profitability and production efficiency • Explore novel technologies from Solenis that mitigate the risks posed by biofilm • Hear about a leading ...

  • Mission critical electric heat tracing solutions to support the energy transition

    Around the globe, clean fuels are helping reduce carbon emissions. And world leaders have pledged to invest in technologies such as carbon capture and hydrogen to help accelerate the clean energy transition. Biofuels, hydrogen, liquefied natural gas and carbon capture technologies are driving the transition to clean fuels and CO2 reduction. This webinar gives you the opportunity to learn how nVent RAYCHEM solutions for the energy transition markets can enable and optimize your ...

  • New digital tools to improve operational profitability in refineries

    View this webinar to learn how you can leverage new digital tools as part of the Honeywell UOP upgraded PremierPLUS Performance Services offering to avoid unplanned downtime, optimize process performance, manage personnel changes, and reduce energy and emissions. The PremierPLUS Performance Services offering addresses these challenges and can improve operational profitability by an average of $1M to $5M per year. Attending this webinar will give you an overview of Honeywell ...