Key Industry Topics Announced for IRPC Americas

Join key industry leaders as they discuss topics highlighting the technological innovations and regional market insights in the hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI). IRPC Americas attendees can listen to presentations on:

Clean Fuels: Gasoline sulfur reduction without octane loss: Joseph C. Gentry, Vice-President Licensing and Technology (GTC Technology
This presentation describes a case study for a new technology that reduces sulfur in FCC gasoline by using solvent-enhanced extraction. The GT-BTX PluS® technology extracts the sulfur plus aromatics species from the full-range of untreated gasoline.
 
Process Controls: Advanced process control of debutanizers makes use of inferential predictions: Zak Friedman, Principal Consultant (Petrocontrol) and Rebecca Pardaen (Total Petrochemicals and Refining USA, Inc) 
This presentation describes a generalized distillation shortcut (GDS) applied at Total’s Lindsey oil refinery in Lincolnshire, UK. The case study provides the results of examinations of two debutanizers.

Refinery and Petrochemical Integration: Rise in the integration of refining and petrochemical operations: Jerry Price, Director, Petrochemicals (Jacobs Engineering)
Mr. Price will discuss market factors behind the rise in interest of highly-integrated refining and petrochemical complexes. He will explore examples of how these proposed complexes can be configured to maximize profitability as well as discuss the potential competitive advantages for various processing schemes.

Meeting IMO Regulations: MSAR: Fuel for power generation, marine bunkers and refinery uses: Mark Whittle, Head of Projects (Quadrise Fuels International) 
MSAR® synthetic HFO technology (oil-in-water emulsion) enables refiners to implement small capital, low risk, short-cycle residue upgrading projects in less than a year, while eliminating cutter-stock requirements and producing lower cost fuel for bunker, power and industrial applications.

Catalysts: Advantages of hydroprocessing for the production of high-quality diesel and lube base stocks: Terry Helton, Licensing Manager (ExxonMobil)
This presentation outlines several case studies to describe the advantages of catalytic hydroprocessing technology for diesel and lube dewaxing over older processes. The case studies will highlight how operators of these plants have been able to capture significant value from the superior productivity, selectivity, run length and robustness of the newest generation of catalytic hydrodewaxing and hydrofinishing processes.

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