Hydrogen

Continuous catalytic regeneration reformer optimization: A result of change in mindset

Kumar, K. S., Shukla, S., Shreya, K., Bharat Petroleum Corp. Ltd.

In today’s industrial environment, where refiners are struggling to improve gross refinery margins, around-the-clock process optimization is a must.

Convert the heaviest fraction of the barrel into valuable products

A proprietary slurry technologya represents an innovation in residue conversion and unconventional oil upgrading, and marks a step change in the treatment of the heavy end of the barrel.

Optimization: Filtration for processes inside refineries

Sullivan, C., Valin Corp.

Proper filtration is one of the most important functions performed inside refineries.

Heavy crude oil processing design and reliability

Martin, G., Liu, Z., Wang, S., GTC Technology US LLC

Revamping refineries to process heavier crude slates goes well beyond the requirements to meet equipment performance dictated by a shift in the quantity of lighter product yields to heavier products.

Optimize a refinery H2 network using spreadsheet tools

Salgado, H., Ecopetrol

One of the major goals in every refining complex is to minimize the utilization of its hydrogen (H2) generation units by maximizing the H2 recovery from residual streams.

Guangxi Petrochemical revamps hydrogen unit with Honeywell UOP technology

DES PLAINES, Ill. — Honeywell announced that CNPC Guangxi Petrochemical Company has successfully converted its existing pressure swing adsorption (PSA) unit to Honeywell UOP Polybed PSA technology, enabling it to produce high-purity hydrogen.

Improve H2O measurement in catalytic reformer H2 recycle streams

Engelhart, W. G., SpectraSensors

Catalytic reformer units convert naphtha into high-octane aromatic compounds called reformates, which are used in gasoline blending and formulation. UOP developed the catalytic reforming process and brought the first unit into operation in 1949.

Honeywell UOP installs China's largest propane dehydrogenation unit

DES PLAINES, Ill. -- Honeywell announced the commissioning and operation of the largest operating single-train propane dehydrogenation unit in China.

Improve energy efficiency with enhanced bundles in tubular heat exchangers

Müller, A., Kropp, A., Köster, R., BAYERNOIL Raffineriegesellschaft mbH; Fazzini, M., Koch Heat Transfer Co. LP

From 2008 to date, 45 twisted tube heat exchangers and bundles have been installed at BAYERNOIL refineries in different units and services, allowing higher heat recovery and contributing to BAYERNOIL’s energy targets.

Pemex eyeing tie-ups for hydrogen plants at refineries

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) -- Mexico's state oil company Pemex is planning to form alliances around hydrogen plants at its refineries, Pemex chief Jose Antonio Gonzalez Anaya said on Tuesday.