By Ben DuBose
NEW DELHI -- The agenda for the 2013 International Refining and Petrochemical Conference began on
Tuesday, July 9, and concludes on Thursday, July
This year, IRPC features more than 40 presentations with
special focus on the latest advances in technology and operations at
refineries and petrochemical plants.
Around 300 industry
professionals are on hand as delegates for the event, which is
being held at the famed Taj Palace near downtown New
Posted below are ongoing Day
2 highlights, including news stories, pictures
and videos. For Day 1 highlights,
click here. For further event details, visit the IRPC
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Stephany Romanow, editor of Hydrocarbon Processing,
introduced Thursday's keynote
speaker, Dr. Ajit Sapre of Reliance Industries..
Dr. Ajit Sapre, group president of research and technology for India's Reliance, told
delegates that refining and petrochemicals integration is crucial..
The ballroom was packed to near capacity for Dr. Sapre's
Delegates took time to network during Thursday morning's break
for coffee and snacks.
Shankhaneel Borah of Sud Chemie India discussed an economic
catalysis solution in
Thursday's petrochemical track.
Elliott Group was the room sponsor for the petrochemicals session, offering
compressors, turbines and global services.
K. Ravindranath of Laresen & Toubro Ltd. charied
Thursday's refining session and
introduced several speakers.
Saurabh Dhir of Shell India enjoyed a light-hearted moment
as he warmed up the crowd.
Sanjiv Ratan of Technip Stone & Webster clicked through
several slides during his
presentation on advanced techniques for enhancing hydrogen
Vipan Goel of W.R. Grace was eager to tell delegates about
how to extend the performance
of propylene catalysts and additives.
In one of Thursday afternoon's closing sessions, Aurelio
Ferrucci of PROMETHEUS S.r.l. told
delegates about tools to optimize planning and scheduling
within refinery operations.