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  • DuraSOx™

    Highly attrition-resistant SOx reduction additive without performance compromise. DuraSOx SOx reduction additive is the culmination of intensive development work focusing on obtaining the most attrition-resistant Sox additive on the market without any performance compromises. It follows in the footsteps of Albemarle’s longest marketed SOx additive, KDSOx®, in that both take advantage of Albemarle’s patented hydrotalcite technology. SOx reduction additives are ...

  • Why do many crude/vacuum units perform poorly?

    In many cases it’s because the original design was based more on virtual than actual reality. There is no question: computer simulations have a key role to play but it’s equally true that process design needs to be based on what works in the field and not on the ideals of the process simulator. Nor should the designer simply base the equipment selection on vendor-stated performance. The design engineer needs to have actual refinery process engineering experience, not ...

  • Herzog OptiFlash® Tag & Abel

    Easy, safe and accurate flash point determination. PAC’s Herzog OptiFlash® is the new benchmark in flash point analysis, fully designed to meet today’s expectations on user convenience, quality and safety compliance. The Optiflash® accurately detects flashpoint from -30°C to 120°C for petroleum products, alcohols, solvents, chemicals, food and beverages. The OptiFlash® is fully compliant with leading global standards.

  • AMBER™

    AMBER catalysts are frequently used, high-quality catalysts from the Albemarle portfolio and are manufactured using ADM-20 matrix technology, which is common to its high-accessibility catalysts. AMBER is the benchmark for maximum transportation fuels against which all other gas oil catalysts are measured. In addition, AMBER catalysts are solutions for non-residue processing refiners that require excellent bottoms conversion and the gasoline and olefin selectivity that these catalysts ...

  • Sulzer technologies for biofuel applications

    In recent years, there have been many advancements in the development of biofuels for the global transportation markets. First generation fuel ethanol plants performed fermentation of grains into high purity ethanol. Further R&D led to the development of biofuels from renewable feed stocks: grains, baggase, switch grass, sugar cane, beets, turnips and wood pulp. These second generation biofuel processes produce high purity methanol, propanol, butanol and other oxygenated hydrocarbons ...

  • 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 transforms it into rich, real-time insights that Oil & Gas engineers, executives, and partners can use to reduce costs, dramatically improve overall productivity, and create new connected services ...

  • 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 the past few years, Topsoe has successfully carried out Refinery Walk-Throughs covering hydroprocessing, hydrogen- and sulfur management applications. The goal is to identify potential ...

  • Improve separation in your column by increasing the number of trays

    Refiners often face revamp challenges when trying to improve separation within an existing column. Improving diesel recovery from gas oil, splitting benzene precursors from naphtha reformer charge, or simply minimizing product overlaps after capacity creep can all be difficult when limited by a fi xed existing tower height. For these cases, revamp solutions that increase the number of theoretical stages by adding trays to an existing column or a section of a column pay large dividends. ...

  • Equipment design matters

    Many attractive projects fail to meet expectations at startup. Disappointing performance often results from bad simulation practices and/or poor equipment design rather than faulty execution. Refineries are currently considering FCC revamps to increase olefins for more alky unit feed, maximize LCO product recovery, and minimize slurry product by producing HCO for hydrocracker feed. These changes raise fractionator operating temperature. Higher temperatures require better process ...

  • Enabling Power-to-X Transformations

    For efficient efuels and chemicals production. Our strategy is for a world that is cleaner and healthier, today and for future generations. As the chemical industry embarks on its net-zero journey, we will apply our expertise in decarbonisation and circularity to provide enabling solutions.   This fast paced market requires low risk technologies that can be deployed at scale. Feedstock efficiency, low technology risk, and optimised project execution are key for successful ...

  • Want to make ULSG from your FCC unit?

    Topsoe’s new superior FCC pretreatment catalysts provide high HDN as well as HDS. Legislations worldwide push towards lower sulfur emissions from diesel and gasoline vehicles, forcing refiners to rethink their fixed assets to meet new product specifications. Topsoe’s new HyBRIM™ catalysts allow for more severe FCC feed pretreating which ultimately improves operation of the FCC unit leading to better products. TK-569 HyBRIM™ offers the highest activity ...

  • OptiDist

    The benchmark in atmospheric distillation testing. Thousands of users worldwide trust OptiDist™ for its state-of-the-art solution for performing atmospheric distillation, offering the most precision and ease of use. The versatile design enables multi-methods and non-standard capabilities which can easily be adapted for different applications. The testing and results are in full compliance with all atmospheric distillation methods.

  • Ariel Coproration API 618 moderate-speed process compressors

    Designed in accordance with API 618 for critical process applications, Ariel process reciprocating compressors are engineered for performance and reliability utilizing field proven, pre-designed components. Ariel’s moderate-speed API 618 process compressors are utilized in a wide range of process applications around the globe, providing the safety and reliability demanded by today’s refinery and petrochemical industries. With 60,000+ reciprocating compressors ranging from ...

  • Driving centrifugal compressor technology

    We know you’re no stranger to pressure. Budget pressure. Time pressure. Performance pressure. Pressure challenges us, but it also pushes us to be better. At Atlas Copco Gas and Process, the pressures you face are what drive us to develop turbomachinery that assures reliability, improves efficiency and reduces cost. To us, pressure is innovation in progress. Over the past few decades, Atlas Copco Gas and Process has built close relationships with customers around the globe. ...

  • 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, we are committed to producing continuous innovative solutions for highest reliability and lowest life cycle costs for new or improved compressors. Reliable performance of capital parts is crucial ...

  • 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 produce droplets, or in shear flow of the fluid mixture in pipes. b) The cooling of a saturated liquid below the solution point so that the solute phase condenses out of solution resulting in ...

  • Fourtune™

    Next generation Fluid Catalytic Cracking Catalyst Performance for butylenes maximization over propylene Fourtune™ delivers highest butylenes yields and $0.30/bbl profitability improvement. Alkylate produced from butylenes offers a high value gasoline blendstock. FCC units supply most of the butylenes to be fed to the alkylation unit. Fourtune™ was tested in a Gasoil FCC unit that desired more butylenes and greater butylene selectivity (versus propylene) to fill its alkylation ...

  • Be smart about FCC olefin recovery

    Whether the driver is propylene as a chemicals feedstock or propylene and butylene as alky feed, FCC units worldwide are being pushed to maximize olefin production. Increased hydrotreating to meet Tier 3 gasoline requirements is reducing gasoline pool octane at a time of high premium-to-regular gasoline price differentials. Maximizing FCC olefi ns to produce high octane alkylate barrels is attractive – if they can be recovered in the FCC gas plant LPG stream. Higher reactor ...

  • Multi-cassette designs provide a new option for mist elimination

    In many industrial processes, the entrainment of liquid in gas streams can lead to damage to compressors or filler materials such as molecular sieves or, at the very least, reduction of throughput. The formation and the size of liquid droplets in the gas stream are determined mainly by the process application. With the wide variation of entrainment and processes, various technologies continue to develop to best meet those needs. New Mist Elimination Technology The Sulzer MKS ...

  • Designing deepcut vacuum units that really work

    Every barrel of vacuum gas oil (VGO) you can save from being reduced to coke in the delayed coker unit is a barrel more that can go to the FCCU. That’s a good reason to raise HVGO cutpoint. But how to do it? Some people think the job can be done just by running computer models in the engineering office, relying on vendors and their data sheets for a clue to true equipment performance. Experience, however, shows it just ain't so. For either a grass roots project or a revamp, ...

  • Fractional crystallization

    Why crystallization? Why Sulzer? Driven by the need to reduce energy consumption and to cope with new feedstocks, the chemical industry is striving to more and more improve process efficiency. Whether it’s oil-based, bio-based or from recycling streams, Sulzer develops the right purification solutions to address the market requirements. Why use crystallization? - It makes the purification of close boilers possible when other technologies fail – therefore allowing ultra-high ...

  • MINIFLASH FP VISION

    Industry 4.0-ready flash point analyzer. MINIFLASH FP VISION is part of Grabner Instruments Vision analyzer family. The flash point tester MINIFLASH FP Vision combines the field-proven advantages of Grabner analyzers with a convenient touch-screen design. The Industry 4.0-ready instrument fully integrates with enterprise level networks and the COCKPITTM Software for Vision analyzer. KEY FEATURES • Advanced Flash Point Methods Measurements in accordance with the safest flash ...

  • CO2 reduction in fried equipment

    Fired heaters emit millions of tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) every year. Fired heaters usually have a fuel efficiency well below 100%, so any improvements that making them more efficient reduces CO2. Heaters are currently fuelled by carbon-bearing refinery fuel gas or natural gas, so further CO2 reduction is possible by changing to fuels with less carbon content. With the ever-changing regulatory climate, enacting an emissions reduction plan can provide a strategic advantage ...

  • Opportunity knocks

    A group of interesting articles* deals with opportunity crudes, a mixed breed that includes very heavy, sour and high total acid number types as well as those with unexceptional naphthenic acid content but which do have significant concentrations of aliphatic acids or possess the ability to generate them during processing. They all sell at substantial discounts that give refiners who can process them the opportunity to reap higher profits. Hence their name. Note that phrase ...

  • 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 -- ...

  • 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 drop and eliminating contaminants. Cycle length of a Hydroprocessing unit is typically controlled either by the catalyst activity (maximum allowable working temperature) or by the reactor ...

  • 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 ...

  • LO-CAT® II process for H2s oxidation and sulphur recovery

    Lubrizol’s facility in LeHarve, France produces a lube oil additive via a batch reaction that uses elemental sulfur as a reactant and produces H2S as a byproduct. Lubrizol selected Merichem’s LO-CAT® II Hydrogen Sulfide Oxidation Process to sweeten H2S emissions and recover sulfur. The LO-CAT II system was chosen for its ability to handle the process variation in H2S concentration. During the 8-hour batch reaction cycle, H2S concentrations in the effluent gas ...

  • NaphthaClean

    Fluid Catalytic Cracking (FCC) technology for reducing gasoline sulfur. BASF proudly introduces NaphthaClean, an FCC catalyst technology designed for the reduction of FCC gasoline sulfur content. Based on the combination of our award-winning and commercially proven Distributed Matrix Structures (DMS) technology platform and BASF gasoline sulfur reduction technology, NaphthaClean provides a refiner with both maximum gasoline production and maximum gasoline sulfur reduction. This ...

  • Platts World Refinery Database

    Putting the global refining industry into perspective. The World Refinery Database provides an in-depth, historical and forward looking view of the global refining industry to help you understand evolving market dynamics and gain a competitive edge. Focus on the data you need Analyze specific refineries, or get a regional, national or global perspective with up-to-date and historic information for every refinery in the world. Quickly retrieve, download and integrate data into ...

  • ISOMALK - moving forward ahead of global trends

    Changes in trends in the world and regional markets of motor fuels are sometimes completely unpredictable. A few years ago, it seemed that the development of massive «dieselization» trend, so dominant in the EU, would lead to a drop in demand for gasoline. It seemed that diesel engines solved both the problem of reducing CO2 emissions and increasing efficiency, making the diesel fuels the trade-off solution that would allow the world's motor vehicle to survive quite well ...

  • 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 supply of Ecat, Grace introduces TITAN™, a unique catalyst solution for removing contaminant metals from refining operations. Unlike traditional equilibrium catalysts, TITAN™ is ...

  • Avoid fired heater coking

    For many refiners, heater coking in Crude and Vacuum Distillation Units (CDU/VDUs) is a common occurrence. Many units around the world are shut down every two years, every year, or even every six months to deal with chronic heater coking. However, with the right design features driven by a solid understanding of heater coking mechanisms, fired heater run length can be extended beyond five years, even with relatively challenging crudes. The two primary drivers of heater tube ...

  • HYDROSAFE® Heat Exchanger

    HYDROSAFE®, Watlow’s new indirect electric heat exchanger for dry gas seal applications, has been designed as a standardized thermal solution that minimizes custom engineering requirements because it can be adapted to a variety of conditions. The HYDROSAFE provides very flexible heating capabilities (12 to 31.2 kW) to compensate for changes in gas flow rates, or changes in gas composition, when interconnected to our purpose engineered WATCONNECT® control panel. Multiple ...

  • 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 ...

  • Delivering high performance products for refineries

    The world oil refining industry is a continually changing business. This presents an ever-evolving challenge to the refiner and requires the ability to be flexible, adaptable and aware of the future directions and changes the industry will take. At Johnson Matthey Catalysts, we work closely with our customers in order to ensure that they succeed. Through our refineries business, we offer a range of specialized high performance catalysts and process technologies that enable our ...

  • Axens hydrocracking

    Axens is an established name in hydrocracking licensing with more than 40 years’ experience in all types of hydrocracking processes. We have a large portfolio of hydroconversion processes, including fixed and ebullated-bed technologies. Our commercial units operate at low, medium and high conversion, and in once through, single-stage recycle and two-stage modes. Our commercial hydrocracker designs can cover a large variety of feedstocks varying from light HGO and LVGO ...

  • Platts Petrochemicals Service

    A renewed focus to solve your business challenges.Today’s petrochemicals market participants demand a more comprehensive view of what is driving prices in the chemical markets. To meet these requirements, we have developed a new approach that delivers our full range of petrochemicals content and analytical tools, into three simplified, enterprise-wide offerings: Platts Market Data – Petrochemicals: includes benchmarks and price assessments Platts Market Insight – Petrochemicals: ...

  • VFF-NetBall®: High-performance in the shape of a ball

    The VFF-NetBall® a plastic random packing  has been devised by VFF's research and development division and sets new standards in absorption and desorption. Its favourable flow profile, combined with a high specific surface, offers top mass-transfer properties with an extremely high hydraulic load capacity and minimum pressure drop. Its specially designed net structure guarantees high mechanical stability and results in an optimum bed constitution.

  • H2S oxidation system for refinery desulfurization

    The European Union has recently promulgated new directives reducing the amount of residual sulfur in diesel and gasoline. These directives are requiring European refineries to revise both their fuel production processes and their downstream desulfurization strategies. One affected refinery is Irish Refining plc near Whitegate Middleton, Country Cork, Ireland which recently added a new atmospheric pipestill and expanded their existing gas oil hydrofiner. After the changes, the ...

  • Optimizing the value of your unloaded catalyst

    The metals contained in spent catalysts offer a valuable follow-on revenue source, but how can you be sure to achieve a fair settlement or receive top dollar? You also need to balance demands of sustainability and lowered environmental impact with ease of recovery and settlement. This webinar gives you an introduction to the precious and base metal management cycle in catalysts and specifically provides you with tips for ensuring a high quality and accurate precious metal settlement, ...

  • Unleash the potential of your Naphtha Steam Cracker

    The global ethylene market grows at 3.0-3.5% annually, which amounts to 6-7 MM MTA increase in demand every year.  Greater than 95% of ethylene is produced using steam cracking. The two of the main feedstocks for steam crackers are naphtha and ethane with each supplying >45% of all ethylene production. Ethane cracking tends to have lower Cash Cost of Production, supply is regional and insufficient to meet the global ethylene demand.  Naphtha cracking has several disadvantages: ...

  • CDU desalter processing with interface control

    In this webinar, you will find out how Tracerco’s advanced multi-phase nucleonic instrumentation can analyse desalter performance and improve crude blending capacity. Discover opportunities to: • Improve environmental impact, compliance and energy usage • Reduce unplanned trips and downtime • Optimise chemical dosing (demulsifiers/neutralisers) • Reduce overhead corrosion, as well as catalyst deactivation in FCC • Improve process control enabling data driven ...

  • An introduction to Sinopec Hydrocracking Technologies

    This webinar gives you an overview and understanding of hydrocracking and its applications, with an emphasis on technologies and catalysts developed by Sinopec and its research arm, Sinopec Fushun Research Institute of Petroleum and Petrochemicals (Sinopec FRIPP). You will first get an introduction to hydrocracking including feed processing and target output products. Commercial considerations include market share and reference installations such as 40 hydrocracking units designed ...

  • How turbomachinery can support decarbonization

    With the hydrocarbon processing industry’s efforts to decarbonize, hydrogen and Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage (CCUS) have further moved into focus as viable alternatives for transforming existing energy markets. Both hydrogen and CO2 provide ample opportunities to be used in hydrocarbon processes either in molecular form or as feedstock. At the same time, the unique physical properties of both hydrogen and CO2 can make them a challenge for process equipment such as ...

  • Technologies to enhance Ethylene production

    In this presentation, three technologies will be introduced. This first is swirling element radiant tube (SERTTM) technology for steam cracking furnaces. In this technology, you will find how heat transfer theory is applied to overcoming the challenges of cracking pyrolysis to meet targets. Successful commercial cases will demonstrate the technical advantages of SERTTM technology. Cracking furnaces with SERTTM technology have longer operating days, lower tube wall temperature ...

  • Steam Cracker recycle processing and product upgrade options

    LPG and light naphtha generated in a refinery complex (from both straight-run and conversion units) are sent to the ethylene cracker as feedstock. There is more i-paraffin than n-paraffin in LPG and light naphtha generated from a hydrocracker and reformer, in particular, i-butane and i-pentane. When cracking i-paraffin and n-paraffin separately in an ethylene cracker, the yield of ethylene and propylene is different; n-paraffin can generate 20wt% of “ethylene + propylene + butadiene” ...

  • Advances in benzene derivatives production

    Xylene and ethylbenzene are important benzene derivatives. In this presentation, you will learn about recent advances in the production process and catalysts of xylene and ethylbenzene. Xylene production is one of the most important aromatic producing processes. You will learn the details of process technology introduction and catalyst features of aromatics transalkylation developed by Sinopec, as well as the process strategies of raw material expansion, Inferior feed tolerance, ...

  • Deep catalytic cracking technology for maximizing the production of chemicals

    Optimization of light olefins (including ethylene, propylene and butene) production has become one of the most competitive options for refiners in the transition. Compared with conventional FCC, FCC technologies which optimized propylene production are helping refiners to restructure their product configuration, from fuel to petrochemical production. You will learn some successful commercial cases, which are aimed to help refiners to select the most suitable and competitive ...

  • Decarbonization with hydrogen solutions

    Demand for hydrogen is expected to increase up to ten-fold by 2050 when multiple industry reports predict 8-24% of the world’s final energy demand will be supplied by hydrogen. Hydrogen has a unique ability to address ‘hard-to-decarbonize’ sectors including refining, chemicals, steel, heating, long-haul transport, and long-term power storage – all of which currently produce significant CO2 emissions. To achieve this, hydrogen must be produced with significantly lower carbon ...

  • Enabling circularity via plastics chemical recycling

    Chemical recycling of plastics is an emerging route to supplement mechanical recycling since polymers can be converted into monomer form.  As opposed to mechanical recycling, wherein the polymer properties degrade with each cycle, the monomers can be re-polymerized without any polymer property degradation. Petrochemical and refining operations of the future will include more plastics oil, obtained from chemical recycling, in the feedstock mix to establish circularity in the ...

  • Best Practice: Screening and QC testing of petroleum products and fuels

    Screening and quality control of petroleum products and fuels can be a tedious and expensive process when performed utilizing traditional methods. Near-Infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) as described in ASTM Guidelines E1655, D8340, and D6122 is a much faster method providing results in just 30 seconds without any solvents and reagents needed. In fact, NIRS has  become the preferred method of numerous producers to quickly quantify key parameters in petrofuels and petrochemicals ...

  • How to maintain production without your water treatment plant

    This webinar reaches out to downstream plant managers, facing an increasing challenge from their ageing assets including water treatment plants. Ageing plants may impact continuity of production. When a plant is not reliable or efficient, emergency maintenance is often required to avoid disruption to production which could result in costly downtime for operating sites. This presentation demonstrates how the rental service from Veolia’s Mobile Water Services, can safely provide ...

  • How turbocompressors drive and safeguard downstream plant operations

    This webinar reaches out to end users in the hydrocarbon industry who face the challenge of achieving operational availability, equipment reliability, and efficiency in their plants. These factors are crucial for end users, with many complex and intricate processes operating in parallel. Compression technology drives and safeguards many of these processes. Presenter Ulrich Schmitz will put particular focus on different chemical/petrochemical and refinery, syngas, and LNG applications. ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 reduce your CO2 emissions?  • Unsure which carbon-reduction solutions will be most appropriate for your facility? Any serious ambitions to reduce a facility’s carbon intensity are likely to ...

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