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Running dirty amine to save costs

Some plants have saved money in the short term by running dirty amine/glycol systems. The result of this obfuscation strategy often is problematic operations. Problems resulting from corrosion, foaming and loss of acid gas absorption arise from processing with contaminated amine/glycol. ...


KDSOx™

Cost-effective SOx reduction solution for full-combustion FCC units. Reducing SOx emissions has become increasingly challenging in many parts of the world. Depending on the location, SOx emission limits are defined at the refinery level as bubble limits; at the individual emissions source; ...


Crude oil contaminants: chlorine and the desalting process

Crude oil contains many contaminants which present challenges to refiners. Some contaminants occur naturally in the crude oil and others are accumulated in the upstream process. The primary means to remove these contaminants is the desalting process.


2019 Asian Downstreasm Summit Newspaper

Meeting IMO 2020 demands in Asia with better level instrumentation ... Getting ready with IMO 2020: checking the blind spot in refineries ... How digitalisation is transforming downstream operations ... Acceleration in digital innovation in the oil and gas sector ... The future is now ...


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 ...


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 ...


Improved technology for carbon capture & storage saves capital cost

Total man-made carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in the world today amount to approximately 30 Gigatons per year, with fossil fuel-based power stations contributing in excess of 30% of this total. Carbon Capture is an energy intensive process, buy Sulzer’s specialized technology allows ...


Co-catalysts: maximizing profitability through product flexibility

As Fluid Catalytic Cracking (FCC) product values change, the drive to maximize either gasoline or diesel from the FCC unit has resulted in dynamic market fluctuations. How does a refiner respond to these market variations to maximize the value of the products from the FCC unit? Co-Catalysts, ...


ASCENT™ DC-2534: performance that delivers greater value for your investment

Refiners who are planning to replace their ULSD catalysts have important decisions to make. The factors they must consider include catalyst performance, hydrogen consumption and catalyst regeneration/reuse options, all of which will have a direct bearing on their costs and the economic ...


Tray design features that reduce turnaround maintenance time

Column shutdowns can be costly. Production is halted and maintenance expenses accumulate without any offsetting revenue. Maintenance crews need to isolate, open, inspect, modify, repair, and close columns, all under pressure to complete work as expeditiously as possible. Minimization of ...


Making desalter vessels transparent to optimise crude processing

Making Desalter Vessels Transparent to Optimise Crude Processing... whatever the blend. To improve margins, refiners continuously look to optimise feedstock blends. Variability can bring significant operational challenges during the refining process that must be overcome. One critical ...


Cat Tech Catalyst Passivation

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’s proprietary Catalyst Passivation Process gives you safer, faster ...


Capital parts - highest quality for lowest life cycle costs

Burckhardt Compression is one of the market leaders in the field of reciprocating compressors. As the only manufacturer that offers a complete range of reciprocating compressor technologies, we are ideally suited to support you in every situation. With more than 170 years of experience, ...


Haldor Topsoe refinery walk-through

Exploring the hidden potential of your refinery. Refinery processes are complex and filled with potential sources of inefficiency. A Topsoe Refinery Walk-Through will identify the hidden opportunities and help you improve the refinery profitability, flexibility, safety, and reliability. Within ...


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 ...


Proserpack™ combined exchanger - separator

Proserpack compact integrated heat exchanger – separator, simplifies NGL recovery by implementing 3 process steps (2 heat exchangers and the turbo-expander suction drum) in a single equipment item. The heat exchanger is a PACKINOX multi-fluid plate exchanger.


RVP in process: ensure safety, comply with specifications, optimize profits

Pipeline operators, offshore platforms, terminals, fuel depots or oil tankers detect the vapor pressure, before transporting crude oil or other petrochemical products such as Gasoline or LPG for subsequent processing. It is absolutely necessary to know the vapor pressure of the transported ...


Traffic jams in your amine system

Have you ever found yourself in a traffic jam – one that results in a gridlock? If you have, you probably will not forget the frustration and headache that resulted from lost time just sitting there feeling helpless. You probably felt there were just too many cars on the road. If ...


Maximize PX production while lowering feed and energy costs

The EMTAM℠ process is a breakthrough technology which maximizes production of valuable paraxylene product while lowering feed and energy costs. The highly paraxylene selective process is built off of commercially proven technologies. Unlike other toluene conversion processes, there is ...


ERTC 2019 advisory board meeting report

In March 2019, the WRA hosted the ERTC Advisory Board meeting at the Hotel Bristol, Warsaw. Chaired by Tracy Ellerington, Director Europe & Russia Operations at Solomon Associates our expert participants shared their thoughts on Europe’s downstream status and the challenges that ...


OPTIMAX® Heat Exchanger helps achieve a more efficient CAPEX

Watlow has over 40 years of experience designing and manufacturing heat exchangers, and we have the knowledge, experience and expertise required to create optimal heating solutions. Watlow has taken the tried and true, critical design criteria and improved it to create a new generation ...


RIVE® FCC Catalysts

RIVE® FCC catalyst represents the first and only use of ordered mesoporosity in FCC zeolites or catalysts, and is capable of providing a step change in value for many FCC operations. The result: enhanced diffusion of hydrocarbons both into and out of the catalyst particle. This adds ...


SERVOTOUGH FlueGasExact 2700

High performance combustion process analysis of oxygen and combustibles, designed for use in the most hazardous and challenging location. Armed with an integral sampling system custom-designed for operation in some of the hottest and most extreme combustion environments, the FluegasExact ...


Sub-ppm chloride monitoring of hydrocarbons

Corrosion at petroleum refineries is a critical problem all over the world. In the United States alone, NACE International, a professional association dedicated to reducing the economic impact of corrosion, has shown that $3.7 billion in direct costs are realized annually from maintenance, ...


PI System™: The inside secret of IOT in Oil & Gas

OSIsoft’s PI System gives Oil & Gas engineers real-time insight into operations to reduce cost, improve safety and reliability, and enable data-based decisions for long-term strategic success.The PI System captures data from sensors, meters, SCADA, DCS, and other devices and ...


Myth of the 1000°F vacuum unit cutpoint

Canadian Synbit and Dilbit crudes will come to make-up a substantial fraction of feedstocks to North American refineries. Today, however, for the most part refiners both north and south of the 40° parallel seem to be unaware of the extreme challenges this change will present. To run ...


Grading & guard materials

Maximum catalyst protection and optimum pressure drop management. With the increased levels of heavy and non conventional crude oils in the refinery diets, state-of the art catalysts need state of the art Grading and Guard Materials to create the best working environment mitigating pressure ...


Quantifying FCC catalyst accessibility

Accessibility is related to the mass-transfer characteristics of an FCC catalyst. Albemarle has developed a quantitative laboratory test that measures the accessibility of FCC catalyst particles: the first such measurement in the history of FCC. This test has dramatically altered the way ...


4 simple ways to convert turnarounds into profitable tower upgrade opportunities

With planned outages commonly occurring at intervals of 2-5 years, a refinery turnaround is a prime opportunity to replace column and separator internals with the newest available technology. Planning for an outage with a “replacement-in-kind” strategy will address lost performance ...


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 ...


Operator training simulators

Providing you continuous improvement and a competitive edge. Today’s refining market is more competitive than ever—and as refineries continue to expand and overhaul their facilities, operator training will become an even more important part of safe, efficient and reliable plant ...


UOP, A Honeywell Company, changing the world one solution at a time

Honeywell UOP processes have changed the world. Since the groundbreaking introduction of the Dubbs Process in 1914, Honeywell UOP’s engineers and chemists have excelled in turning laboratory science into industrial reality, establishing the foundation for today’s modern refining ...


Gas processing

ProMax® is a powerful and versatile process simulation package that is used worldwide to design and optimize gas processing, refining and chemical facilities. Totally integrated with Microsoft Visio®, Excel® and Word®, ProMax is the best simulation tool for designing gas ...


Cat Tech Dense Loading

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. With ever increasing performance standards the precise and controlled dense loading ...


Selecting the best solvent for gas treating

Selecting the best amine/solvent for gas treating is not a trivial task. There are a number of amines available to remove contaminants such as CO2, H2 S and organic sulfur compounds from sour gas streams. The most commonly used amines are monoethanolamine (MEA), diethanolamine (DEA), and ...


Are you ready for MARPOL?

As the International Maritime Organization (IMO) has decided to implement the MARPOL Annex VI, all ships must globally reduce their emissions of sulfur by 86% before 2020. This fact is bound to have a huge impact on the shipping as well as the refinery industry. But exactly what will happen? ...


Meet Celestia™ the catalyst for growth

Transformative performance Boost your margins and flexibility with Celestia™ hydroprocessing catalyst. Celestia catalyst is jointly developed by industry leaders ExxonMobil and Albemarle. Often deployed with its predecessor, Nebula®, the new Celestia catalyst provides operational ...


Distillation and separation technologies

Improve performance and minimize expenditure. Refinery operators want to improve their distillation performance to optimise their assets, minimise their expenditure and capital investment, and debottleneck their operations. Through the licensing of bulk crude distillation units, high-vacuum ...


Get the best from your compressor

How’s your compressor running? How should it run? How could it run? The reliability, efficiency, and environmental soundness of compressors dictate the cost-effectiveness and dependability of entire plants. As a specialist in equipping reciprocating compressors with the latest performance-determining ...


GT-BTX PluS® meeting the world’s clean gasoline needs

As the worldwide refining industry becomes more intricately linked, the specifications for fuels are converging around certain common aspects. Chief among these are the environmental limits on benzene and sulfur content in motor gasoline. GTC Technology’s GT-BTX PluS provides an ...


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 ...


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, ...


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 ...


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 ...


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, ...


Towards Your Low-Carbon Refinery

This On-Demand webcast from Shell Catalysts & Technologies, discusses proven technologies for capturing CO2 from both low and high-pressure streams.  Are You…  • Under pressure to reduce your carbon footprint?  • Looking for ways to cost-effectively ...


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 ...