Refining©2015 Hydrocarbon Processing60RefiningAPC technology adapts quickly to economic changes, 01 Oct 2015 00:00:00 GMTDesign pressure reduction in high-pressure heat exchangers with dynamic simulationA commercial simulation tool is used to carry out the analysis of the transient phenomena caused by the tube rupture event during the design phase of an HP heat exchanger. Guidance is provided on how to carry out this type of dynamic study., 01 Oct 2015 00:00:00 GMTHire or train a reliability professional?, 01 Oct 2015 00:00:00 GMTHP Industry Metrics, 01 Oct 2015 00:00:00 GMTHP Innovations, 01 Oct 2015 00:00:00 GMTHP People, 01 Oct 2015 00:00:00 GMTImprove refinery margins with new crude selection conceptA refinery with an active crude selection strategy encompassing dedicated staff, preapproval of all new crudes and an updated crude acceptance window can gain $0.5/bbl–$1/bbl vs. a more passive strategy., 01 Oct 2015 00:00:00 GMTNOx, NOx, who’s there—steam cracker or SMR?This article addresses the generation of thermal NOx in the furnace of each process, NOx abatement by SCR, and premature degradation of SCR catalyst by chromium species in the flue gas., 01 Oct 2015 00:00:00 GMTRethink specifications for fired heaters, 01 Oct 2015 00:00:00 GMTUse root cause analysis to examine failure of a cooling water pumpWithout a holistic approach and a structured root cause analysis, it is hard to unearth complex and multiple issues, particularly design deficiencies. Maintenance efforts go to waste when root causes are not identified and addressed., 01 Oct 2015 00:00:00 GMTVaried solutions to the challenges of sulfur management, 01 Oct 2015 00:00:00 GMTBitumen partial and targeted upgrading: The next step, 01 Sep 2015 00:00:00 GMTCase 86: Causes of auger feeder screw failures, 01 Sep 2015 00:00:00 GMTCentral America: A downstream outlook to 2020, 01 Sep 2015 00:00:00 GMTDetermine fouling margins in tubular heat exchanger design, 01 Sep 2015 00:00:00 GMTEnabling the refinery of the future—Safety firstWithin this “new” economy, automation systems must be capable of delivering new levels of productivity and scalability, while ensuring safety, managing globalizations and addressing new workforce demographics., 01 Sep 2015 00:00:00 GMTFirst phase of Middle East refinery projects nearly complete, 01 Sep 2015 00:00:00 GMTHP Business Trends, 01 Sep 2015 00:00:00 GMTHP Industry Metrics, 01 Sep 2015 00:00:00 GMTHP People, 01 Sep 2015 00:00:00 GMTImplement best practices in enterprise-wide operations managementSeveral lessons learned were identified during the refinery project implementations. They are being applied, in stages, as Flint Hills Resources continues to implement the new CAPSALL solution at additional sites., 01 Sep 2015 00:00:00 GMTImprove refinery flexibility and responsiveness, 01 Sep 2015 00:00:00 GMTIs the global refining sector growing toward overcapacity?, 01 Sep 2015 00:00:00 GMTNew projects decline, but backlog holds strongEven after the recent downturn in oil and natural gas pricing, our analysis shows why downstream E&C companies can depend on a strong backlog to last through the decade., 01 Sep 2015 00:00:00 GMTReader feedback: How one manager views Pareto’s 80/20 rule, 01 Sep 2015 00:00:00 GMTShould there be an end to fermentation ethanol?, 01 Sep 2015 00:00:00 GMTUnload the SRU to reduce operating costs and plugging problemsThe SWAATS process can unload SRU capacity and reduce plugging problems and operating costs in a safer and environmentally-friendly way, especially as refiners find rising amounts of ammonia and SWSG., 01 Sep 2015 00:00:00 GMT