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  • Q3 2021

    Q3 2021

    29-06-2021

    Signs of recovery ...  ptq&a ...  Premature foam-flood in an amine absorber: Part 1 ...  Impact of chlorides on fluid catalytic cracking ...  Desalter chemical programmes for opportunity crudes ...  Enhancing hydrocracking units potential with pretreat and tailored ...  Maximising yields and profits from the FCC unit ...  Lower operating costs with liquid phase hydroprocessing ...  Maximising stripping section performance ...  Don’t let furnace emissions derail your expansion project ...  Sulphidation corrosion in a Claus waste heat boiler ...  Recovering silicon poisoned catalyst ...  Improve profit with augmented digital twins ...  Managing ammonium salts corrosion and fouling ...  Crude oil vapour pressure testing ...  Modelling and optimising bitumen hydrocracking ...  Technology in Action.

  • Q2 2021

    Q2 2021

    02-04-2021

    As you were, almost ... Q&A ... A smart approach to tank dewatering ... Delivering drop-in renewable fuels ... Protecting your hydroprocessing reactor ... Amine anomaly in a mild hydrocracker ... Dividing wall revamp boosts octane and throughput ... Taking a holistic approach to a revamp ... Selecting catalysts for marine fuels production ... FCC SOx additives and security of supply ... Designing steam heat exchangers and tracing systems ... Neutralising amine selection for crude units ... Energy network monitoring and optimisation ... Delayed coking as a sustainable refinery solution ... Boosting tube-side heat transfer ... Crude logistics scheduling.

  • Gas 2021

    Gas 2021

    01-04-2021

    The blue bridge ... Acid gas fired reheater control ... Stable vessel design for FLNG ... Cleaning amine units cost effectively ... The case for blue hydrogen ... Monitoring gas emissions ... Getting the most out of syngas.

  • Catalysis 2021

    Catalysis 2021

    01-03-2021

    Q&A ... Tail gas hydrotreating in a high H2S gas plant ... Catalytic answer to a steam cracking challenge ... Refinery’s performance confirms catalyst testing ... Increased propylene from heavier residues ... More from the barrel ... Increasing profit in hydrocracking and diesel hydroprocessing ... Catalyst switch solves NOx removal issues.

  • Q1 2021

    Q1 2021

    07-01-2021

    Q&A ... Reducing FCC main fractionator operating risks ... Improving cold flow in diesel fuel ... Boosting profitability in a maximum propylene FCC ... Catalytic reforming in the biorefinery ... Accelerated catalyst screening and scale-up for aromatics alkylation ... Evaluating hydrogen rich fuel gas firing ... Pricing licences for gas processing units ... Trends and developments in gas analysis ... Heat recovery solves carbon capture issues ... Suppressing the steam plume ... AI in refinery modelling ... Delayed coker revamp for a capacity increase ... Increasing hydrogen plant capacity ... A case for renewable hydrogen ... Upgrading a vacuum distillation tower ... Adding value with catalyst testing ... Monitoring processes with radiometric measurements ... Advances in damage modelling.

  • 2020 ERTC Newspaper

    2020 ERTC Newspaper

    16-11-2020

    2030 isn’t long off ... the future of advanced biofuels ... Covid-19 provides a warning to refiners that adaption is key to thrive in the energy transition ... Profitably complying with RED II: A Q&A with Shell biofuel technology specialists ... Beyond the renewable energy directive (RED) II: introduction to future of sustainable biochemicals ... Energy transition: solving a global problem requires a holistic pursuit ... Adding value with catalyst testing – supporting refineries in challenging times ... Rare earths weaponised: the impact on FCC units from an escalation in global trade tensions ... Arkema develops new digital features for the sulphiding of hydroprocessing catalysts ... Versatile performance with BioFlux renewable diesel ... Precious metals recycling: quality of service ... Isomalk-2: a low-temperature, non-chlorinated light naphtha isomerisation process.

  • Q4 2020

    Q4 2020

    03-10-2020

    Q&A, FCC catalyst boosts bottoms upgrade ... Halide corrosion in hydroprocessing Mitigating corrosion with a digital twin ... Should you rely on your simulation results? ... Process safety time for fired heaters ... The hazards of fired heater flooding ... Realities of heat flux in fired heaters ... Recovering hydrogen and LPG from off-gases ... IIoT in energy optimisation ... SMR for fuel cell grade hydrogen ... Column revamp boosts diesel production ... Raising diesel yield by chemical treatment ... Selecting turboexpanders for PDH ... Digitalisation for improved operations ... Furnace cleaning by robots ... Technology In Action.

  • Revamps 2020

    Revamps 2020

    02-10-2020

    Effective preparation for turnarounds ... Hydrocracker revamp lifts product flexibility ... High performance internals in severe service ... Start-up and shutdown issues in sulphur processing ... Modelling ensures a successful revamp ... lanning a turnaround that fits ... Revamping an integrated hydrocracker and lube base oil unit.

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