Process Optimization

Koch-Glitsch forms partnership for data analytics solutions

WICHITA, Kan. — Koch-Glitsch and EFT Analytics announced a partnership to provide full service process engineering and advanced data analytics solutions to enhance operations for refineries and petrochemical plants.

GE awarded service contract for biorefinery

PARIS — GE Power was selected by Alco Bio Fuel, one of Belgium’s major biorefineries, to deploy its Predix-based Asset Performance Management (APM) solution to future-proof the refinery’s power-generation unit’s refinery field operations. The service contract will last for 10 yr, and GE will also be responsible for providing on-site service support.

Hanwha Total petchem to invest $331 MM to boost polyethylene output

SEOUL (Reuters) — Hanwha Total Petrochemical Co Ltd said on Monday it plans to spend $331.29 MM on a new factory in South Korea to increase polyethylene output by 400 Mtpy by 2019.

Emerson completes Paradigm acquisition

ST. LOUIS — Emerson announced it has completed the purchase of Paradigm, a leading provider of software solutions to the oil and gas industry.

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.

Maximizing energy efficiency in paraxylene production—Part 1

Colling, C., BP AMOCO

Due to reduced margins, higher energy costs and rising atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) content, energy efficiency has never been more important in refining and petrochemicals.

DuPont awarded five alkylation technology licenses from Sinopec

WILMINGTON, Del. — DuPont Clean Technologies signs contracts with China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation (Sinopec) for five grassroots STRATCO alkylation units at five Sinopec refineries in China.

JXTG Nippon selects AspenTech supply chain software

BEDFORD, Mass. — Aspen Technology, Inc., the asset optimization software company, announced that JXTG Nippon Oil and Energy, the largest oil company in Japan, has selected the company’s aspenONE Petroleum Supply Chain software as its preferred optimization solution for economic and operational planning.

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.