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  • Axens Connect’In™

    High speed data networks, cloud-based systems and advanced data techniques are leading a distinct change in the way industries monitor and optimize operating assets. Refineries that will adopt realtime unit monitoring tools incorporating on-demand, advanced modelling of process performance will see an immediate marketplace advantage. Axens’ Connect’In™ addresses these challenges and is leading the breakthrough to substantially improve the efficiency of refineries. ...

  • MINIVAP VP Vision - next generation vapor pressure testing

    MINIVAP VP Vision is a highly versatile portable vapor pressure tester that features best-in-class precision and a pressure range of 0-2000 kPa. It is the first analyzer that demonstrates excellence in engineering by earning certificates for robustness and durability. Based on Grabner´s cutting-edge Cockpit™ technology, the instrument offers unmatched networking capabilities and enables. Benefits • Engineered for excellence MINIVAP VP Vision measures gasoline, ...

  • 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 ...

  • Rapid elemental analysis for compliance & quality control

    The NEX DE Series high-performance EDXRF spectrometers are specially designed for rapid elemental analysis and deliver wide elemental coverage. Analyze sulfur, calcium, vanadium, iron, and nickel in crude, residual oil, bunker fuels, and other heavy hydrocarbon oils. The versatility of NEX DE Series analyzers also makes them ideal instruments for industrial forensics. Identify and resolve manufacturing issues or contamination XRF analysis to determine the elemental composition ...

  • Measurement instruments and servicing

    Our Measurement Instruments business designs and manufactures a range of bespoke, low maintenance, high reliability instruments providing operators with real time measurements and in-situ visualisation. Our experienced team technically supports an extensive range of nucleonic measurement instruments for phase, density, bulk level and interface measurement and pipe slugging characterisation. All of our nucleonic instruments are custom designed to the needs of the specific application, ...

  • Tracerco Diagnostics™ for oil and gas processing

    Optimising your processes and maximising your profit. Tracerco offers world-leading diagnostic techniques that allow you to make the best decisions about your business. Using innovative technology, we’ll help you see inside the heart of your processes, and provide the insights you need to troubleshoot problems, reduce costs, and maximise your profits. With over 60 years’ experience, our services have saved companies like yours millions. Tracerco’s insights can help you ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Why produce diesel from the vacuum unit?

    Look ahead five years. The economy is likely to keep tightening and the rush to control pollution will inevitably be accompanied by demands for greater energy conservation. Consequence? A growing market for diesel which yields more energy per unit volume. Yet many continue to believe that producing diesel from the vacuum unit is poor design—that it should be produced only from the atmospheric column. Hence many refiners feed 20-30% diesel boiling range material to their ...

  • Three cost effective ways to strengthen trays against uplift

    Several common operating conditions cause tray damage, including high liquid levels, free water flashing at the bottom of the column, and excessive pressure drop. The result can be an expensive shutdown causing lost production and profit. Increasing tray thickness can be a first approach for strengthening the tray, but this can increase the material cost of the trays by 50% or more. Sulzer commonly uses three simple cost effective alternatives to increase tray strength in new ...

  • SERVOFLEX Mini HD

    Rugged and durable oxygen, carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide portable analyzer designed for field and light industrial use. The MiniHD 5200 is an ultra-sensitive analyzer designed for O2, CO and CO2 monitoring in common gas mixtures. With a rugged and durable design, the MiniHD is optimized for use in both the field and also light industrial applications. In addition to its leading-edge analytical capability, the MiniHD delivers a feature-rich suite of added benefits including ...

  • PURASPEC CLEAR Chloride guards

    Chlorides in a refinery. Where does it come from? Chlorides are introduced into the refinery flowsheet in several ways. Some crude sources can bring both inorganic and organic chloride content. Desalter processes and chemical additives are used to remove chlorides and prevent corrosion and fouling caused by these chlorides. The other major source is from the Catalytic Reforming Unit (CRU). This unit upgrades straight run naphtha value for use in the gasoline pool or as petrochemical ...

  • High octane C₅/C₆ cuts via isomerization Processes

    C5/C6 isomerization is a must-have for refiners who want to maximize the profitability of their gasoline pool. This process can be adapted to various configurations and allows improving C5/C6 naphtha cut octane numbers up to 92 without constraints on olefins and sulfur. Axens is licensing a complete set of isomerization configurations in order to support refiners to resolve the evolving gasoline pool equation. COMMERCIAL EXPERIENCE With a powerful R&D support at both lab ...

  • SERVOTOUGH OxyExact 2200

    High specification process oxygen analyzer, designed for ultimate monitoring performance. The OxyExact safe area oxygen analyzer combines high precision Paramagnetic O2 sensing technology into a flexible and robust safety-enhanced design, optimized to meet the needs of demanding process monitoring applications like feedstock purity testing and clean up, hydrogen and chlorine production, solvent recovery and sewage and sludge driers.

  • Exchanger leak testing - chemical tracers

    Tracerco has been at the forefront of the development of online leak detection for the last 40 years. The method allows the detection of leaks as small as 0.5%. However, customer demands to measure smaller leaks affecting product quality, has prompted extensive research to develop alternative online methods. Through the development of specialist chemical tracers leaks as small as 0.0001% are readily identified. Project Field Test In the following case study, Exchangers A and ...

  • DigitalRefining 2021 Media Details

    DigitalRefining is the most extensive source of freely available information on all aspects of the refining, gas and petrochemical processing industries, providing a constantly growing database of technical articles, webinars, company literature, product brochures, videos, industry news, events and company information. Editorial Opportunities Articles: Please send your editorial suggestions, of an unpublished, 2,500+ word case study to Chris Cunningham, editor@petroleumtechnology.com. ...

  • Clora 2XP: Sub-ppm chlorine analysis

    Clora® 2XP is designed for use with liquid hydrocarbons such as aromatics, distillates, heavy fuels and crude oils, as well as aqueous solutions. The enhanced precision of Clora 2XP is ideal for testing related to catalyst poisoning in reformers or for sites with fluid catalytic crackers and hydrocrackers monitoring very low levels of chlorine.

  • 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 ...

  • 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 to regenerator). A failure to effectively remove the hydrocarbon from the catalyst will result in a loss of product, loss of throughput, and lowered catalyst activity due to increased regenerator ...

  • Converter®: FCC co-catalyst for activity enhancement

    BASF produces Converter, a co-catalyst designed to boost FCC conversion. Premium Technology. Based on BASF’s commercially proven Distributed Matrix Structures™ (DMS) technology, Converter delivers activity enhancement with the added benefit of coke-selective bottoms upgrading. Maximum Results by Design DMS technology provides Converter with a tailored porosity allowing the diffusion of heavy hydrocarbons into the particle resulting in selective cracking. Feed pre-cracking ...

  • PTQ 2021 Media Details

    For 24 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 ...

  • Sindie Online: Continuous sulfur analysis in hydrocarbon process streams

    Sindie® Online is an industrial grade process sulfur analyzer with breakthrough detection capability to monitor ultra-low sulfur in petroleum or aqueous process streams. This process analyzer presents the ultimate solution for refineries and pipeline terminals where measurement speed and reliability are essential. Powered by MWDXRF®, Sindie Online uses ASTM D7039 technology and delivers real-time, continuous analysis of total sulfur from 0.5 ppmw up to 3000 ppmw. This ...

  • 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 Profiler™GPS and the Profiler™TGA. The displays available from the Profiler™HMI provide a ‘window’ into the vessel, allowing operators to visualize the process density ...

  • ProtAgon™ 4G

    ProtAgon™ 4G is the latest generation of Grace’s propylene maximization technology. Propylene yields of over 12wt% have been achieved with this catalyst technology. ProtAgon™ 4G is manufactured using the Grace EnhanceR™ Technology Platform, and is an extension of the ProtAgon catalyst family, which is the market leader in the EMEA region. ProtAgon™ catalysts bring the following performance benefits to unit operations and product quality: • ...

  • How much time can you save by switching to Sindie 2622 Gen3?

    Sindie 2622 is renowned for its precision, accuracy, and ease of use. However, one drawback to the ASTM D2622method is the requirement for duplicate determinations of samples ≤100 ppm. This equates to 20 minutes of measurement time on the traditional Sindie 2622 Gen2 [(300s background + 300s sulfur) * 2determinations = 1,200s 20 minutes total time per sample]. Sindie 2622 Gen 3 now offers a time saving solution to this problem, withthe option to reduce the back ground measurement ...

  • Process gas compressors API 618

    Burckhardt Compression’s Process Gas Compressor represents highest availability and a long meantime between overhaul thanks to an optimized compressor sizing and selection, also in regards to high quality compressor components and valves. Burckhardt Compression provides a robust and reliable Process Gas Compressor of Swiss quality designed for lowest life cycle costs. The design is according to individual application requirements, customer specifications and complies with ...

  • Redura® piston sealing systems

    As a compressor OEM with more than 170 years of experience, Burckhardt Compression has been setting standards for piston packings and packing rings for decades. Patented designs developed in-house and extensive material research are the perfect recipe for unique high-performance piston sealing systems. This vast in-house tribology and material know-how forms the basis for the comprehensive product line Redura® for rings and packings. REDURA® PISTON SEALING SYSTEMS Heterogeneous ...

  • Wet gas sulfuric acid - profitable sulfur management

    The WSA technology is an excellent alternative to the Claus technology for sulfur management within oil refining, coal gasification, gas sweetening etc. High steam production, feed flexibility, ease of operation, and low CAPEX & OPEX are some key benefits for the operator when selecting the WSA technology. Today we have +130 references world wide.

  • Fuels analysis made simple

    Analyzing finished fuels and feedstocks is a complicated process traditionally involving multiple analytical techniques, expensive dyes; multiple columns, valves, and traps; messy solvents; complicated hardware; and lots of analysis time. In order to obtain meaningful results, all of these components must work in perfect harmony, and often it requires prior knowledge of the samples being analyzed with precious time wasted on reanalysis. The VUV Analyzer for Fuels—the ...

  • 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 grid and corrugated, high-efficiency grid. Developed first, conventional grids have a structure made from vertical members and angled flaps. The simple construct is fouling resistant, but has ...

  • OptiFuel™ technology and Albemarle coker additives

    Reduced coke yield and increased operating flexibility. For many years, delayed coking units have played an important role in oil refineries as one of the most cost effective processes to convert vacuum residue into more valuable products. The delayed coking yields are the result of thermal reactions and are mainly a function of feed properties and operating conditions such as furnace outlet temperature and drum pressure; however, this process results in coke yields from 20-40% ...

  • 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 ...

  • MINISCAN IR VISION - top performer in portable fuel analysis

    The MINISCAN IR VISION is a high speed, compact and robust FTIR fuel analyzer for the comprehensive and automatic measurement of gasoline, jet and diesel fuels. The analyzer is configured to measure more than 100 fuel parameters and components for fuel blending, for quality inspection and to check compliance with fuel specifications directly at the point of sale. • 100+ preconfigured parameters Compound analysis is performed according to the international standards ASTM ...

  • On-line heater and boiler chemical cleaning technology

    GTC’s fired heater cleaning solves common process feed heater problems. With rising pressure to reduce energy costs, GTC’s advanced fired heater/boiler chemical cleaning technology is an effective way to improve heater efficiency without shutting down plant operations. Our technology is designed to quickly remove deposits such as slag and other fouling materials that build up over time on tube fire side surfaces. Fouling in the convection section caused by condensed ...

  • Tracerco Diagnostics™

    Providing real time measurement technologies to assist with critical decision making. Tracerco Scanning Services TRU-SCAN® Application. Do you have problems with the operation of your stripper/absorber or fractionation tower? Is this limiting production? Do you want to reduce your operating costs? Do you want to reduce your shutdown time? Tracerco’s Tru-Scan™ technology, utilizing FrothView™, is used to evaluate the mechanical integrity and hydraulic performance ...

  • The potential of Carbon Capture for refining

    This post will assess the importance of Carbon Capture, Utilisation, and Storage (CCUS) technologies for Refiners. It will look at current CCUS projects in Europe and explore the potential challenges and opportunities that downstream players will face when trying to implement CCUS technologies into their operations. Considering the impact of multiple challenges, this post will show the importance of associations, regulatory frameworks and cross-industry collaboration as vital ...

  • SERVOTOUGH SpectraExact 2500

    Rugged photometric multigas gas analyzer designed for demanding process applications. Designed to provide a highly flexible analytical solution adaptable to many applications, the SpectraExact (2500) range delivers a winning combination of proven performance and flexible operation in a resilient and reliable design.

  • 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 – ...

  • 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. ...

  • Slash your hydrogen production costs

    By utilizing low value, excess fuel gas, you can reduce your consumption of costly traditional hydrogen plant feedstocks, such as natural gas, LPG, butane or naphtha. Upgrading fuel gas produced onsite is a proven way to significantly cut the cost of your hydrogen production. Refinery fuel gases are an attractive feedstock option. However, impure RFG feeds can cause problems in the feedstock purification section. With Haldor Topsoe’s fuel gas hydrotreating (FGH) technology, ...

  • 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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