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  • Q1 2011

    Q1 2011

    01-01-2011

    Peak oil? What peak oil? ...... Outlook ...... Processing Trends        ...... Clean diesel project ...... Simulation model increases visbreaker conversion ...... Drivers for zero discharge in refineries  ...... Rental strategies counter seasonal performance problems ...... Independent verification of refineries ...... Bottom of the barrel upgrading ...... Steps towards optimal refinery blending ....... Processing high TAN crude: part II ...... Maximisation of VGO through deep-cut distillation ...... Renewable fuels and biofuels in a petroleum refinery ...... Protection analysis in refining ...... Improving crude unit operation ...... Technology in Action ...... Industry News

  • Q4 2010

    Q4 2010

    01-10-2010

    Processing high TAN crude: part I ...... Strategic options for reducing greenhouse gas emissions ...... Partial upgrading of heavy oil reserves ...... Improvements in random packing performance ...... Energy management: raising profitability, reducing CO2 emissions ...... Monitoring and controlling corrosion in steam generation ...... Designing trays for selective gas treating ...... Online real-time optimisation helps identify energy gaps ...... Real-time downstream dashboard ...... Separation in ethylene plants ...... Advances in FCC catalyst performance ...... Estimating compressor power and condenser duty in a refrigerant system

  • Revamps 2010

    Revamps 2010

    01-08-2010

    Optimising the FCC regenerator for reduced emissions ...... Debottlenecking hydrogen plant production capacity ...... Debottlenecking a refinery fuel gas absorber ...... A step-by-step approach to managing emissions ...... Revamping centrifugal compressors at an ethylene plant ...... Additional hydrogen production by heat exchange steam reforming ...... Amine contactor revamp

  • Q3 2010

    Q3 2010

    01-07-2010

    Improving performance through low-cost modification of tower internals ...... Dealing with mercury in refinery processes ...... Residue conversion options to meet marine fuel regulations ...... Optimising steam systems: part II ...... Developments in cyclone technology improve FCC unit reliability ...... Developments in impulse line blocking diagnosis ...... Crude oil cargo selection and time frame of LP optimisation ...... Naphtha cracking for light olefins production ...... Resid FCC catalyst technology for maximum distillates yield ...... Process and energy analysis for cost savings and CO2 reduction ...... Designing for sulphur removal and storage: part II ...... Corporate energy optimisation ...... Reliability analysis to determine environmental emissions from units ...... Estimation of steam losses using a predictive tool

  • Q2 2010

    Q2 2010

    01-04-2010

    Anode-grade coke from traditional crudes ...... Catalytic reforming options and practices ...... Planning for carbon capture ...... Online cleaning and decontamination of a butadiene unit ...... Optimisation of product yield and coke formation in a RFCC unit ...... Optimising steam systems: part I ...... Calculating column relief loads ...... Crude oil selection: optimisation by weight or by volume? ...... Designing for sulphur removal and storage: part 1 ...... When MTBE outscores ETBE for bioenergy content ...... Microchannel reactors in fuel production ...... Hydrotreating in the production of green diesel ...... Selecting technologies for onshore LNG production ...... Estimation of heat losses from process piping and equipment

  • Gas 2010

    Gas 2010

    01-03-2010

    Enhanced sulphur recovery from lean acid gases containing  COS and mercaptans ...... Detecting and dealing with hydrate formation ...... An optimum line-up for sour gas processing ...... Tray hydraulic operating regimes and selectivity ...... Processing NH3 acid gas in a sulphur recovery unit

  • Catalysis 2010

    Catalysis 2010

    01-02-2010

    Maximising fuels from FCC unit ...... Active site developments for improved productivity ...... Ring-shaped catalysts make the grade ...... Reducing sulphur oxide emissions from the FCC unit ...... Maximising FCC distillate production ...... Advances in methanol synthesis & Catalytic steam generation