Process Optimization

BP, AspenTech renew license agreement to improve operations through technology

BEDFORD, Mass. — Aspen Technology, Inc., the asset optimization software company, announced that BP has renewed its license agreement for aspenONE Engineering, a suite of products focused on process engineering and optimization, and aspenONE Manufacturing and Supply Chain, a suite of process operations and supply chain software.

Dangote selects AspenTech software for its refinery

BEDFORD, Mass. — Aspen Technology, Inc., the asset optimization software company, announced that the Dangote Group, the largest conglomerate in West Africa and one of the largest on the African continent, has selected Aspen PIMS-AO software for economic and operational planning.

Optimization: Filtration for processes inside refineries

Sullivan, C., Valin Corp.

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

Optimizing the dehydration process with advanced process simulation

Dyment, J., Aspen Technology

In the operation of natural gas pipelines, a blockage or leak can cause expensive production losses, damage equipment and pose safety hazards.

Comparing DNBP replacement options in styrene production

The manufacturing of styrene commonly uses 2,4-dinitro-6-sec butylphenol (DNBP) as a retarder to protect against styrene polymer formation.

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.

Chevron partners with Microsoft to fuel digital transformation

SAN RAMON, Calif. — Chevron Corporation announced a seven-year partnership with Microsoft Corp. establishing the company as Chevron’s primary cloud provider, accelerating the application of advanced technologies including analytics and the Internet of Things (IoT) to drive performance and improve efficiencies.

SUEZ to build state-of-the-art laboratory in Texas to enhance innovation for O&G

SUEZ broke ground on a new laboratory in Tomball, Texas, north of Houston, which is expected to open mid-2018. In addition to continuing the research and development (R&D) of specialty chemicals for the industrial segment, the new facility will expand to include further process innovation in the oil and gas industry, focusing on global upstream and downstream applications.

Vopak launches concurrent bunkering services at its Singapore terminal

SINGAPORE (Reuters) — Vopak, the world’s largest independent storage tank operator, has launched a new service that allows tankers docking at its Singapore Sebarok oil terminal to refuel while simultaneously loading or discharging cargoes.

SECCO selects Honeywell plant technologies for operator training

CHENGDU, China — Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS) announced that Shanghai SECCO Petrochemical Company Limited (SECCO) will upgrade its operator training simulator (OTS) system to the Honeywell Connected Plant UniSim Competency Suite.