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  • Tower field services

    Cat Tech Tower Field Services offers bespoke mechanical services to oil refinery and petrochemical plants all around the world. Our team has vast experience in overseeing and undertaking the installation of all types of Tower internals. Our Tower tray, packing and other internals installation services has deep roots, with several of the senior team at Cat Tech being involved in the founding of the Cana-Tex organisation. Since 1971, Cana-Tex had been the premier global Tower ...

  • Plant control - advanced burner control (plus)

    Applications: The design intent is to have accurate SRU tail gas quality control in order to optimize sulphur recovery. ABC provides that. It is clearly superior over conventional SRU control and has always been Comprimo’s control system of choice for the EUROCLAUS®/SUPERCLAUS® process with over 200 licenses worldwide.   ABC handles changes to SRU feed gas variables such as flow rate, pressure, temperature and composition, provided these changes are relatively ...

  • STRATCO® alkylation technology

    In January 2003, DuPont acquired the alkylation division of STRATCO, Inc., a leading alkylation technology licensing company servicing oil refineries throughout the world. Assets acquired include the STRATCO® brand name and technology, intellectual property, a global customer base, personnel and offices in Leawood, Kansas; Houston, Texas, and; London, England. DuPont continually looks to enhance the current technology and service offerings and to bring new synergies to the ...

  • GT-DWC dividing wall column design saves cost and energy

    GTC Technology is widely known for innovation, technical knowledge and commitment to excellence through proprietary technologies and customized solutions. Our process equipment technology offerings include the dividing wall column (DWC), which separates a multi-component feed into three or more purified streams within a single tower, thereby eliminating the need for a second column. This design saves capital and energy costs normally invested in a separation unit. The DWC design ...

  • Safeguard packed column efficiency with proper liquid distribution

    Initial liquid distribution directly affects the efficiency of structured and random packing beds. As such, some form of flow test should be conducted to validate distributor performance prior to column startup. Steady state water flow testing is the most common method of testing distributors. It can be conducted in the shop or in the field to verify the design, manufacture and installation. Three Common Types of Liquid Distributor Flow Tests • Liquid Range Test with ...

  • Multi-stage reaction catalysts (MSRC)

    BASF has introduced its latest FCC catalyst manufacturing innovation, the MSRC platform. This breakthrough manufacturing development takes advantage of staged reactions with different catalytic attributes much the same way that staged hydrotreating catalyst loading permits different reaction zones in a fixed bed reactor vessel. The concept of staged reactions is not new to the refining industry, but its application to a circulating system like FCC is a true step forward in catalyst ...

  • Removal of foaming

    In a recent case history, an East Coast Refinery was experiencing frequent upsets in their amine system due to foaming. MPR Services was contacted and brought in their SigmaPure™ System. SigmaPure removed the foaming agents and the unit returned to optimal operations. Operations management and Engineering were very pleased and the refinery gas treating system significantly increased performance completely eliminating upsets and reducing amine purchases.

  • Topsoe refinery Research & Development

    Providing refiners with the best catalysts on the market would be impossible without the innovative ideas from Topsoe R&D. Combined with the knowledge obtained from our pilot plant units, catalyst development is essential to providing high-performing, customized solutions. Topsoe’s research facilities in Denmark have more than 50 hydroprocessing pilot plant units with more than 100 catalytic reactors for catalyst screening and process studies, including dedicated ...

  • 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 ...

  • Drizo™ the best available glycol dehydration process

    Drizo™ regenerates the glycol by solvent stripping instead of the conventional gas stripping. Solvent stripping allows to obtain much higher glycol purities than gas stripping (up to 99.998 wt% instead of the typical 99.95 wt%) and consequently allows to get much larger water dew point depressions: up to 100°C (180°F) and even higher in some cases. The solvent required by the Drizo™ process is usually obtained from the BTEX present in the natural gas itself ...

  • Turnaround services and replacement equipment for mass transfer components

    Sulzer Chemtech has over 50 years of experience in providing outstanding mass transfer technology, process engineering and equipment. Our global coverage allows us to bring our services to you, day or night, in almost every country of the world. Our employees are ready with the conviction, enthusiasm and attitude to offer not only quality products, but excellent service. Our goal is to meet your requirements and challenges while providing the most cost effective solutions with ...

  • MECS® Sulfox™ process

    The SULFOX™ process is based on the thermal and catalytic conversion of sulphur-bearing compounds into sulphuric acid. Depending on the feed gas conditions, customised plant types are offered. For low concentrations, the feed gas is preheated to the required catalyst inlet temperature by the glass tube heat exchanger of the condensation column and an additional gas preheater from the heat recovery system. An additional direct fired preheater is used for start-up and very ...

  • PTQ 2020 Media Details

    For 23 years,PTQ’s independent editorial policy and reputation within the industry have allowed us to provide the most relevant content, highlighting the latest developments in the global refining, gas and petrochemical processing industries. These articles provide refiners with the in-depth information they need on the processes, products and services necessary to design, build, operate and maintain their plants more efficiently, as well as increase their margins. Together ...

  • Celebrating a century of innovation in the oil & gas industry

    UOP celebrates its 100th year in business in 2014, and in many ways our history is analogous to the development of the world’s oil and gas industry. We have accomplished many great things during the last century. For that, we owe a tremendous debt of gratitude to our customers, who helped us develop and commercialize our technologies. When our company was founded, there were fewer than 2 billion people in the world, and travel was dominated by horses and steam engines. ...

  • Squeeze more value out of your FCC gasoline

    As sulfur legislations tighten, it becomes more difficult for refiners to meet the specifications from their FCC gasoline post-treatment units. Particularly the octane number poses challenges, since some olefins are simultaneously being hydrogenated. The consequent loss of octane often prevents the refineries from achieving maximum value. Topsoe’s series of HyOctane™ catalysts are specifically developed for all steps in FCC gasoline post-treatment applications. ...

  • MECS® HexPro™ Ferrules

    For waste heat boilers and heat exchangers in sulphuric acid plants. Precast, precision ceramic ferrules for severe temperature and heat-cycling conditions. Fast, Simple installation. MECS® HexPro™ Ferrules are pre-engineered for each installation and come properly sized, accurately molded, and completely wrapped with all required ber insulation. Installation is as simple as taking them out of the box and slipping them into the boiler tubes. No castable refractory is ...

  • Flow-pressure of lubricating grease according to DIN51805 kesternich

    Flow-properties of lubrication grease at low temperatures are a measure of great significance for central lubrication systems of vehicles and machineries. This property can best be measured according to the method of Kesternich (DIN 5108). The original manual and time-consuming method is now fully automated in MINITEST FFK, an instrument for the determination of the flow pressure of lubricating grease at temperatures down to -60°C. Temperature control is performed with Peltier ...

  • Condensate is crude

    Ultra-light crudes and condensates are here to stay. These streams have flooded the market in recent years, and many of them are deeply discounted against reference crudes. Refiners have been processing increasing percentages of this light material through their Crude Distillation Units (CDUs) up against unit naphtha handling limits. On the surface, processing condensate and other ultra-light crudes with high API gravity and low sulfur should be easy. In reality, many refiners ...

  • EDV wet scrubbing systems reduction of particulates SO2, SO3, and NOX

    EDV® Wet Scrubbing operates on the principles of saturation, absorption, condensation, and filtration. Specialized vessels and spray nozzles are used to control a variety of pollutants with system configured for each application’s requirements. Longer operating campaigns and little regulatory tolerance for emissions excursions mean today’s petroleum refining processes demand more than traditional emission control technologies can deliver. The DuPont™ BELCO® ...

  • Separation technology

    Sulzer Chemtech produces a wide array of tower internals. With this broad spectrum of custom-designed fractionation trays, random and structured packing we can meet any process requirement in any size tower throughout the chemical, refining, petrochemical, and gas processing industries. For over 50 years, Sulzer Chemtech has been serving these industries with our innovations, which set a new standard in many applications. For classical column operations such as distillation, ...

  • MECS®–Thermo Z™ welded plate heat exchangers

    Plant engineers in the know choose MECS®–THERMO Z™ for maximum waste heat recovery and the best delivered value. MECS®–ThermoZ™ is a highly efficient heat exchanger suitable for many industrial processes where gas temperatures may be up to 1500°F (816°C). It is inherently compact in size and weight which makes installation andfield set up much simpler than conventional heat exchangers. Since MECS®–ThermoZ™ has no moving ...

  • 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 ...

  • Polymer production technology

    Sulzer Chemtech is the world‘s most renowned supplier of equipment and related solutions in the field of static mixing. The combination of engineering expertise and many years of application know-how enables Sulzer Chemtech to provide global solutions for improved polymer product quality. All Sulzer Chemtech products and services rely on a successful integration of three main competencies: • Static mixing know-how • Piloting & scale up • Process & ...

  • ERTC 2019 Newspaper

    Arkema achieved its 6000th sulphiding job in September 2019 -- Sabin  Metal Corp. announces capacity expansion project -- Renewables: four  options for greater market share and profitability -- Introducing FUSION  – the best of both worlds -- Implementing advanced technologies for  crude to chemicals projects -- Case study: How Shell is navigating the  energy transition -- The future is now -- Celebrating women in the  downstream industry -- ...

  • Standard high pressure compressors

    The compact Standard High Pressure Compressors from Burckhardt Compression guarantee highest operational efficiency. Thanks to leading technology and in-house manufactured components, our customers can put their full trust in our highly reliable compressor systems. The variety of gases handled by our Standard High Pressure Compressor, which includes critical and extremely light gases, makes it a powerful and unique solution.   Design Features * Cylinder configuration ...

  • Approaches to simulating distillation and absorption

    Distillation of spirits has been practiced since the time of the ancient Greeks who ascribed sacred powers to the liquids that resulted from refining wine using stills such as the one shown in Figure 1. Dionysian cults incorporated these early spirits into religious rituals. Distillation and other phase separation processes have come a long way since then, and so have the ways they’ve been analyzed and computed. Figure 2 shows the progression of models and computational ...

  • InFocus™ Unit Monitoring Tool helps maintain process continuity

    Challenge: Maintaining continuity and retaining knowledge A new employee was assigned as the process engineer for the cumene unit of an ExxonMobil customer. Unfamiliarity with process and systems created a 6 month gap in providing data to ExxonMobil Technical Support for unit monitoring analysis. During this period, the unit experienced a step-change in alkylation catalyst activity (~15%) which was not recovered. Solution: InFocus™ Unit Monitoring Tool. The InFocus Unit Monitoring ...

  • Effective water removal creates extra capacity in your absorber-stripper

    Free or soluble water carrying over from the FCC or Coker Main Fractionator overhead systems can cause foaming problems and flooding in the Absorber-Stripper columns. Column designs that incorporate effective water removal can free-up capacity for valuable naphtha or LPG production. The Problem Even with bulk water removal in the overhead knockout drums or high pressure receivers, water carryover can go hand-in-hand with capacity creep. Higher charge rates can create superficial ...

  • Cat Tech Amonia Market

    For over 40 years Cat Tech has led the way in catalyst handling through innovation and experience. Our Trained professionals are focused on safety and excellence delivering the best results for your project. Cat Tech has more experience with all licensors, units and processes in the ammonia industry than any other contractor and can deliver success on any unit or process, including refits, revamps, partial unloads, cartridge replacements and inspection or repairs under inert conditions. > ...

  • A single integrated vacuum system

    Failure to design the vacuum unit as an integrated system will invariably result in unsatisfactory yield and poor product quality (high vanadium, nickel, microcarbon, or asphaltenes), and ultimately, an unscheduled shutdown. To avoid these revamp problems the charge pump, fired heater, transfer line, column internals and ejector system must all be evaluated and designed as a unified whole so that critical variables – heater outlet temperature, coil steam injection rate, ...

  • ACHIEVE® FCC Catalysts

    Grace is expanding its portfolio of catalysts to address the current market challenges, in particular to lower slurry yield to take advantage of distillate crack spreads as well as to address the trend towards increased residue and opportunity crude processing. Grace has developed new technologies through extensive Grace R&D program that addressed the octane debits encountered by North American refiners processing tight oil. This R&D program resulted in advances to ...

  • MIDW™ catalyst technology and services

    Better diesel yield. High performance dewaxing with MIDW™ catalyst technology and services. ExxonMobil’s MIDW™ catalyst technology and services provide high yields of low cloud point diesel. The process uses a proprietary catalyst that converts waxy paraffins to higher performance molecules, as compared with older technologies that rely on cracking. This results in a much higher diesel yield, particularly for deep reductions in cloud point. Growing commercial ...

  • Avoid unnecessary costs by understanding process problems before taking action

    When a piece of process equipment starts experiencing problems and producing off-spec product, every engineer’s reaction is to make a change to “fix” the problem and get it back on-spec. yet, many plants lack adequate instrumentation to completely diagnose the cause of the poor performance. Without a more complete understanding of the root cause of the problem, “corrective action” could have little effect or make the problem worse. Gathering supplemental ...

  • CATnap delivers faster, safer catalyst changeout

    Is a dust-fee catalyst changeout process that should save you over 24 hours in your initial reactor shutdown timeline. Its also a safer process (non-inert-entry) that reduces the hazards of handling, transporting and storing passivated catalyst. And CATnap renders the catalyst non-pyrophoric to prevent self-heating, so your reactor is back up and producing much sooner improving the unit’s time value. CATcade simplifies and improves reformer tube loading CATcade loading ...

  • INTALOX® ULTRA Random Packing

    INTALOX® ULTRA high performance random packing can help to increase the capacity of any random packing tower by up to 10% while maintaining the same efficiency compared to previous high capacity random packings, such as IMTP random packing. With older generation random packings, the benefits may be greater. The low pressure drop and high capacity of this packing: * Allows smaller diameter for new columns * Reduces energy consumption * Reduces foam generation * ...

  • 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 ...

  • Claus Tail Gas Treating – BSR® MDEA Process

    Applications: Refineries and gas plants around the world are challenged by new emission regulations, a stronger push to increase sulphur removal and the processing of higher sulphur crudes. The addition of a Beavon Sulfur removal - Methyldiethanolamine (BSR®-MDEA) Tail Gas Treatment Unit (TGTU) to existing or new Claus plants enables compliance with the strictest emission regulations.   Description: Claus tail gas is heated to a temperature that will permit the desired ...

  • Maximum olefins additive

    Fluid Catalytic Cracking (FCC) additive for maximum LPG olefins and gasoline octane enhancement BASF Catalysts proudly introduces the next generation of ZSM-5 based additives which flexibly and cost-effectively maximize LPG olefins and gasoline octane from the FCCU. ZSM-5 based additives convert linear or near-linear gasoline range olefins into LPG olefins in combination with increasing gasoline octane. MOA maximizes both of these objectives at low dry gas make and the lowest ...

  • 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 ...

  • Driving machine learning through fundamental machinery diagnostics

    Join Honeywell’s APM specialist, Ben Berwick, as he discusses how Honeywell leverages Asset Performance Management technology to recognize the earliest onset of rotating machinery issues.   The rapid pace of predictive analytics, artificial intelligence and digital twins for industrial assets is proving revolutionary in how asset intensive organizations benefit from the actionable information provided by asset performance management (APM) software.  A key element ...

  • High-Performance Tail-Gas Treating

    Discover the benefits of applying the latest technology in modern, low-temperature Shell Claus offgas treating (SCOT™) units. See how next-generation, low-temperature SCOT catalysts can help extend cycle life, lower energy costs and ensure regulatory compliance, even with the most difficult feeds and conditions. In this webinar you will: • Learn why modern tail-gas treating units are being designed without an inline burner, and the impact this has on inlet temperatures ...

  • Digital Reliability: 24/7 Real-time Machinery Diagnostics

    Dynamics SPC discusses our turnkey solution we call COMPACS. COMPACS monitors the health of your equipment in real-time. We’ve spent close to three decades developing the system and technology. You will learn that what differentiates our solution from all others on the market is it employs a patented artificial intelligence allowing you to diagnose equipment defects several minutes, hours, even days prior to equipment failures.   We will provide examples of how COMPACS ...

  • 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 ...

  • Intelligently predict and manage sour water corrosion in refinery applications

    One of the primary concerns in refinery operations, especially when processing sour crudes, is management and mitigation of NH4HS (Sour Water) corrosion in hydrocrackers, hydrotreaters, FCC and other unit circuits. Honeywell's Predict-SW software, a byproduct of more than 15 years of intense Joint Industry Project (JIP) research, provides an easy to use framework to quantify NH4HS corrosion as a function of key process parameters across the refinery value chain for commonly used ...

  • 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 ...

  • Intelligently predict and prevent corrosion across your operations

    Learn how the fight against corrosion never stops - it is a fact of life every day across Oil & Gas, Refining and Pipeline operations, what-if you could have insight into real-time corrosion rates in your process?  Honeywell Predict® Corrosion Suite provides the next generation of corrosion management solutions, intelligent software providing real time corrosion quantification. Unlike conventional corrosion management methods, unique prediction models are employed ...

  • From hydrogen production to sulphur recovery - let ceramics pave the way

    Learn how to boost the reliability and performance of your hydrogen production and sulphur recovery plants through the deployment of Blasch’s proven ceramic systems. Benefits include: • Higher plant reliability and much longer run-lengths • 60 -90% faster installation times • Capacity increase • Annual energy savings of several hundred thousand dollars for SRUs • Lower emissions   Flue gas tunnels in Steam Methane Reformers warp and fail causing non ...

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