Process Optimization

Neste Jacobs to perform energy study for Unipetrol's Czech Republic refinery

Technology, engineering and project management company Neste Jacobs and refinery and petrochemical group Unipetrol have signed an agreement for Neste Jacobs to perform a comprehensive energy efficiency study of Unipetrol's Litvinov oil refinery in Czech Republic.

Wood Group awarded automation contract with TPC Group

Wood Group has been awarded a three-year contract valued at $8 MM to deliver process automation engineering services to TPC Group, a producer of value-added products derived from C4 hydrocarbons.

Pakistan's PARCO to upgrade refinery using Honeywell technologies

DES PLAINES, Ill. -- Honeywell announced that Pak-Arab Refinery Limited (PARCO) will use technologies from Honeywell UOP and Honeywell Process Solutions to upgrade its Mid-Country Refinery near Multan, Pakistan, enabling it to meet growing domestic demand for cleaner-burning fuels.

Calculate gasoline RVP seasonal change giveaway economics

Barsamian, A., Curcio, L. E., Refinery Automation Institute, LLC

Despite high demand and depressed refining margins, the US is in the midst of a glut of gasoline. This predicament is causing a rush to convert summer gasoline into cheaper winter gasoline, in the hope that using cheap butane and higher Reid vapor pressure (RVP) specs will increase refining profits.

Enhancements in EO/EG production technology

Van Milligen, H., Shell Global Solutions International BV; VanderWilp, B., Wells, G., CRI Catalyst Co.

The markets for ethylene oxide (EO) and ethylene glycol (EG) continue to see attractive growth. This means that at least one or two new plants will need to be constructed every year if the industry is to meet forecast demand.

Shaping the future of on-purpose propylene production

Pretz, M., Fish, B., Luo, L., Stears, B., DOW Chemical Co.

In the early 2000s, very few analysts predicted the innovation that would change the landscape in the energy, refining and petrochemical sectors over the next several decades.

GTC provides isomerization, dividing wall technology at BPCL refinery in India

HOUSTON, Texas — GTC Technology has provided its low-temperature Isomalk-2 process technology for the successful start-up of a light naphtha isomerization unit at the Bharat Petroleum Corporation, Ltd. refinery in Mumbai, India.

Neste Jacobs technology to be implemented at Haltermann Carless German site

Neste Jacobs, a global provider of technology, engineering and project services and Haltermann Carless, an HCS Group brand and provider of specialty hydrocarbons, have agreed to plan and engineer an upgrade and expansion of the Haltermann Carless' production site in Speyer, Germany. The parties have also signed a Letter of Intent for the EPCM services to be provided by Neste Jacobs.

Neste Jacobs delivers NAPCON solutions to Borealis Porvoo cracker

Technology, engineering and project management company Neste Jacobs has finished the upgrade of Borealis Porvoo Cracker Dynamic Real-Time Optimization (DRTO) and Advanced Process Control (APC) with NAPCON Optimizer and NAPCON Controller. Borealis cracker unit's existing APC and DRTO were upgraded to the latest version of NAPCON Controller and NAPCON Optimizer.

Gazprom Neft building a hydrogen production facility at its Omsk refinery

Gazprom Neft has begun construction of a standalone 12,300 tpy-capacity hydrogen production unit at its Omsk Refinery. This processing facility will provide high-purity (99.9%) hydrogen for new and reconstructed hydrotreatment facilities, intended to reduce the sulfur content of motor-fuel components (blending agents).