Whitepapers

Top Dividing Wall Column Technology – a Novel Approach
1 August 2017

The two most important criteria driving the selection of dividing wall columns (DWCs) over a conventional two-column system are energy savings and lower capital cost, while delivering the same product quality as the two-column system. Other benefits include smaller plot area and shorter payback periods. The energy saving benefits are even more pronounced in regions where utility costs are significantly high, like India and Southeast Asia, or in plants where existing utility systems like steam and cooling water are already running close to peak capacity, resulting in little margin for new users.

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Meeting Ultra-low Sulphur Dioxide (SO2) Emissions Limits the Regenerable Way
3 July 2017

This paper will explain how, by selecting the CANSOLV SO2 Scrubbing System for substantially cutting the SO2 emissions from its FCC unit off-gas rather than using a more conventional caustic scrubbing system, a Chinese refiner has unlocked a series of benefits. Its evaluation found the capital cost of the two solutions to be comparable, but it has avoided the costs associated with treating large amounts of liquid effluent, which are inevitable with caustic scrubbing, and improved its margins through the recovery of marketable sulphur.

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Folded-Path Gas Analyzers: TDLs for Process Measurements
3 July 2017

In petrochemical plants and refineries, tunable diode laser (TDL) gas analyzers are becoming an increasingly common sight. Their high reliability and low maintenance has made them the gas analyzer technology of choice for many companies. Installing a cross-stack TDL directly in a process pipe or vessel creates some installation and operational challenges and limitations which need to be considered carefully before considering their deployment. This white paper examines influences on the light beam and alignment of typical cross-pipe TDLs and contrasts that with the versatility of folded-path TDLs.

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How 15 Companies Achieved Capital Project Success
14 June 2017

Transforming capital project execution requires new strategies and taking best practices from successful projects. This interactive ebook showcases actual successful capital projects and how companies across countries and industries are combining best-in-class project strategies and automation technologies to transform capital project execution.

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Experimental Validation of Steam Turbine Control Oil Actuation Systems Transient Behavior
14 June 2017

Andrea Tradii; Stefano Rossin; and Riccardo De Paolis of GE Oil and Gas were the respective winners of the 2015 Don Miller Award for Excellence in System Level Thermo-Fluid Design. Their work discusses the value of simulating the multi-physics of the fluid-mechanical interactions of a steam turbine trip valve in Flowmaster.

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Liquid Analyzers in Refineries
6 June 2017

This white paper highlights Galvanic’s approach to providing refinery operators with liquid analyzers that can help them realize improved product quality, better compliance with environmental regulations, and reduced operating costs.

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4-Step Roadmap Toward Top Quartile Petrochemical Performance
18 April 2017

Find out how to improve operational performance from an average to a top quartile performer by gaining new insights into your production and operating more successfully than ever before. Innovations in Plantweb process monitoring and analytics are delivering actionable information to help transform plant performance and meet your OPEX goals.

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Delivering Closed Loop Business Operations for the Refinery Enterprise
27 March 2017

The falling cost of connectivity and data storage, processes across the entire Oil & Gas value chain are now able to gather more data from more devices, assets, operations and processes than ever before. Refiners in particular, stand to gain value quickly because the existing IT infrastructure is more mature compared to upstream & midstream. The foundation of this operational perspective starts with the basic principle of the closed loop process – Connect, Collect, Analyze and Act.

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