Process Engineering;2016 Hydrocarbon Processing60Process EngineeringA new solution to the challenges of crude selection and schedulingThe state-of-the-art approach to solving the crude selection and scheduling (CSS) problem is to separate the two challenges. Linear programs (LPs) are used for crude selection to calculate the optimal crude schedule for a given time frame, generally a month. The pipeline pumping schedule from a crude terminal to the refinery is generated by a simulation scheduling calculation., 01 Jun 2016 00:00:00 GMTCatalyst replacement strategy for a hydrocracking unit at a Middle East refinery, 01 Jun 2016 00:00:00 GMTOptimize isomerization reactor temperatures and component RON, 01 Jun 2016 00:00:00 GMTSecure the best benefits from C<sub>4</sub> hydrocarbon processing—Part 1: Separation sequences, 01 Jun 2016 00:00:00 GMTSyngas from H<sub>2</sub>S and CO<sub>2</sub>: An alternative, pioneering synthesis route?Hydrogen sulfide (H<sub>2</sub>S) and carbon dioxide (CO<sub>2</sub>) represent major concerns for the hydrocarbon industry. Both species are contaminants and, since their use as feedstock is minor, are considered troubling byproducts. H<sub>2</sub>S, which mainly derives from oil and gas desulfurization, cannot be vented. Consequently, neutralization is mandatory. Practically every refinery is equipped with a Claus sulfur recovery unit (SRU). Flue gases rich in CO<sub>2</sub> are vented, contributing to climate change; sequestration of CO<sub>2</sub> is technically viable, but remote disposal still remains a questionable end., 01 Jun 2016 00:00:00 GMTUtilize an optimizer to blend gasoline directly to ships, 01 Jun 2016 00:00:00 GMTApply a short-term, high-temperature carbon steel solution to piping systems, 01 May 2016 00:00:00 GMTCatalytic coprocessing of used cooking oil with straight-run gasoil in a hydrotreating pilot plant, 01 May 2016 00:00:00 GMTSmall-scale coal-to-chemicals can revitalize India’s petrochemicals industry, economy—Part 2, 01 May 2016 00:00:00 GMTUse computational fluid dynamic analysis to revamp fired heaters, 01 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT