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Amine headaches a pain

MPR Services understands that amine engineers face a never ending group of challenges in ensuring their systems perform as designed. Since 1989, MPR Services has been working with amine engineers in addressing these challenges through our scientifically, developed technologies. In 1990, ...


Cycle life estimates for catalyst reload vary from 7 to 44 months

It is very difficult to accurately predict the cycle life for a hydroprocessing unit. This is especially true with today’s highly variable feed slates. Despite this fact, catalyst suppliers are always asked to estimate cycle life when bidding for a catalyst reload, and they comply ...


Tracerco Profiler™ HMI

A Windows based application offering dynamic displays, diagnostics, trending, control and historical logging. The Profiler™HMI, is a ready-made graphical user interface that provides clear insight into your separation process while enabling efficient operation and control of the ...


Burckhardt plate valve™

The long running valve best in O2 applications. Why the plate valve? The Burckhardt Plate Valve™ is of proven design, which has been continually optimized over the years. Special care has been given to improve the robustness and longevity of the valve plate, damper plate and the ...


High sulphur recovery at low cost with SmartSulf™

Process Principle: Thermal stage: acid gases are burnt with air to produce sulphur at high temperature thanks to Claus reaction. COS and CS2 hydrolysis: COS and CS2 from the process gases are hydrolyzed at high temperature in the first zone of the SmartSulf™ reactor operating in ...


Hydrogen-starved unit struggles to make ULSD

This is a 36 bar (525 psig) unit that was converted to ulsd service. The first two cycles used Albemarle KF-757 and lasted 6 months compared to one year expected cycle life. They switched to Topsoe catalyst for the next cycle and saw no improvement. Two suppliers recommended replacing ...


Paving the way for LNG

Driven by increasing natural gas demand and decreasing costs along the whole LNG value chain (due to significant economies of scale, improvements in technologies, etc.), investments in LNG infrastructure are growing rapidly in the last years. LNG has turned from being an expensive and ...


High aromatic/nitrogen feeds cause rapid initial deactivation in pilot plants

A feed sent to C Solutions in Thessaloniki, Greece caused catalyst to deactivate very rapidly when introduced on day one of a pilot plant run.  Analysis showed the feed to be full of high boiling aromatics and high in nitrogen. The pilot plant run was restarted with the usual ...


Refinery weighs proposals for 10 ppm diesel

This refinery wanted to make 10 ppm diesel in blocked out commercial trials as preparation for upcoming diesel specifications. Some catalyst vendors said the refinery would need to double the reactor volume to make 10ppm. Other vendors said they had a new drop-in solution, a catalyst that ...


ACTION® FCC catalysts

Raising the octane value of FCC gasoline with minimal loss of volume. Taking advantage of new zeolite technology. The chances are that raising the octane level of the gasoline produced in your FCC unit is high on your agenda. Octane has become a key issue for many refiners with the advent ...


ParaFuel™ NIR process analyzer

Comprehensive fuel and crude oil analysis through NIR spectroscopy. The ParaFuel™ NIR Process analyzer from LT Industries provides comprehensive inline analysis of Diesel, Gasoline, Jet Fuel, Kerosene, Crude Oil, Blending components and Blended Fuels for a wide range of critical ...


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 ...


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. ...


DuPont™ marine scrubber - exhaust gas cleaning systems for marine engineers & boilers

Engineering clean air for over 40 years. Belco Technologies Corporation (Belco), a DuPont Sustainable Solutions company, specializes in reliable air pollution control systems to meet clean air regulations with minimal maintenance and operational requirements. For over 40 years, BELCO engineering ...


Ariel CNG compressors

Ariel compressors are operating in Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) stations around the globe. In over 100 countries, Ariel has built a reputation for safe, rugged and longlasting equipment. Utilized in CNG services providing 125 to 1,250+ scfm (200 to 2,000+ nm/h), Ariel compressors are paired ...


Meet emission challenges with reliable Claus tail gas unit performance

Meet emission directives while improving your sulfur management. In today’s oil and gas industry, maximizing sulfur recovery from off-gases is extremely important. Regulations get tighter, forcing operators to constantly optimize the efficiency of their sulfur management units. Adding ...


Sulfur recovery - EUROCLAUS® process

Applications: The EUROCLAUS® process recovers elemental sulfur from H2S-containing gases originating from gas treating and sour water stripper plants. The EUROCLAUS® process is an improvement of the SUPERCLAUS® process. Yields from 99.3 up to 99.5% overall sulfur recovery, ...


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 ...


Reciprocating compressors

Burckhardt Compression’s leading technology, high-quality compressor Components and the full range of services help customers to minimize life cycle costs of their reciprocating compressor solutions around the world. Since 1844 its highly skilled workforce has crafted superior solutions ...


Linnex™ air seperation plant

LINEXTM air separation plants represent a new product line that transfers the benefits of the successful modular concept from the packaged air separation plant range to tonnage plant sizes. The benefit is significant economical advantages compared with fully tailor-made plants. LINEXTM ...


Callidus ultra-blue burner (CUBL)

The UOP Callidus Ultra-Blue (CUBL) is rapidly becoming the preferred Ultra-low NOx process burner. An innovative design has been employed which increases the burner’s stability and allows for optimal performance on typical refinery fuel gases and 100% natural gas. The new design ...


On budget, on time, offine

Flawless project execution will not prevent a unit shutdown due to selecting the wrong metallurgy for a challenging crude slate. No matter how well it is fabricated and installed, a shell and tube exchanger with cold, high viscosity vacuum resid on the tube side will have poor heat transfer ...


SMOOTHFLOW™ FCC additive

SMOOTHFLOW from Albemarle offers a solution to FCC unit fluidization and circulation problems. Fluidization problems sometimes begin suddenly, often as the result of an unexpected process upset causing significant catalyst losses and possibly mechanical damage inside the unit. The finest ...


Your valve specialist - safe and economic

OHL Gutermuth has made a name for itself throughout the world in special valves and offers customized solutions for shutting off, throttling and regulating media under extreme conditions. The particular strength of the company lies in its decades of experience with a wide variety of use-specific ...


Improve contaminant metals flushing with TITAN™

The escalating price of rare earth in fluid cracking catalyst sparked increased demand from refiners for equilibrium catalyst (Ecat) as a means to control expenses. During this same period, the available supply of high quality, low metals Ecat had decreased. In response to the shrinking ...


Sulfur speciation analysis helps with feedstock management

Cycle life for successive runs on this diesel hydrotreater has varied from 6 to 18 months.The cycle history was analyzed to assess the difficulty of processing varying feeds. Sulfur speciation analysis enabled measurement of difficult sulfur in the feed components. The unit’s cycle ...


Sindie on-the-go

Plug-It-In & Measure. Results with One Touch.Unrivaled Precision. The Sindie OTG is a portable sulfur analyzer and provides reliable quality results from ULSD and gasoline to marine fuels and crudes. The analyzer is suitable for operating in-the-field, on-board marine environments ...


Structured grid packing

Structured grid packings have traditionally been used for high severity services. Grids have a high open area, relatively low surface area, and a robust construction to withstand process upsets and to resist fouling. There are two main types of grids, categorized by structure - conventional ...


Application of PURASPEC, absorbents in catalytic reformers

Catalytic reforming units (CRUs) continue to be one of the refinery’s most important units. They produce high octane product for gasoline pool blending and are a major source of hydrogen for the refinery. Contaminants such as sulphur and chloride are common problems which can significantly ...


At Sabin Metal we’ve turned science into art

The art of recovering maximum value from your precious metal bearing materials. The science of recovering maximum value from your precious metal bearing materials begins with the most technically advanced analytical, research, and sampling equipment, systems, and procedures. The art of ...


Packaged air separation plants

Packaged air separation plants are standard and modularly designed plants with a daily capacity of 850 tpd (approx. 25,000 Nm3/h) of oxygen (GOX and LOX), 2,000 tpd (approx. 66,000 Nm3/h) of nitrogen (GAN and LIN) and argon (GAr and LAr). The plant modules are pre-fabricated in the workshop ...


Blasch Ferrules

Thermal Management System (TMS) – a pre-fired tubesheet protection system that allows for the extensive use of fiber insulation in conjunction with the Blasch Ferrules and provides much greater insulating value than castable alone, in a greatly compressed area, saving space, and ...


GT-Styrene® a cost-effective process for recovering styrene

In an effort to improve the production economics of naphtha cracking plants, operators must consider the recovery of valuable components from pyrolysis gasoline (pygas) over blending into the gasoline. Styrene is one such component that has far more value as a petrochemical product than ...


Liquid-liquid separation technology

In industrial process equipments liquid-liquid mixtures are produced by essentially two different mechanisms. a) Mixing of the phases in either purpose built equipment, mechanical mixers, static mixers where pressure energy is applied to increase the surface free energy of the fluids to ...


MECS® Excalibur™ auto lancing systems

Thee MECS® auto lance system was developed to automatically lance new sulphuric acid re tube boilers while they're in service, cleaning fire tube boilers as efficiently as manual lancing. The MECS® Excalibur™ sequentially cleans all re tubes by opening the shutter tube. Thee ...


FCC stripper - distribution studies

A Tracerco Diagnostics™ Distribution study can be performed to identify catalyst and vapor distribution in the stripper. Uniform distribution of catalyst and steam in the stripper is critical to achieve high stripping efficiency (less carry-down of the hydrocarbon products from reactor ...


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 ...


SPREX® & SPREX®CO2: bulk acid gas removal from highly sour gas

Process Principle: Bulk H2S or CO2 removal from highly sour gas by high pressure cryogenic distillation - Conventional distillation column with no hydrates or solid products formation - Separated acid gases are recovered liquid at high pressure and easily pumped back into reservoir - Final ...


Training solutions for alkylation units

DuPont alkylation unit training us your key to operational excellence. Training may be difficult to justify when things are running smoothly but if you look back at many of the issues you have had in your alkylation unit, they may have been prevented with proper training. DuPont can provide ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...