Pumps

Case histories of amine plant equipment corrosion problems–Part 2

Daughtry, J., Teletzke, E., INEOS Oxide GAS/ SPEC Technology Group

Past corrosion incidents provide insight into the causes of corrosion and the preventive actions required to protect plant equipment and reduce costly plant downtime.

The design and construction of large crude oil storage tanks with double-deck floating roofs

Reddy, K. V., Sajeev, V. N., FACT Engineering and Design Organization

As crude oil prices decline, consumption of petroleum fuels is increasing.

Reliability: Could a company be its own worst enemy?

Bloch, Heinz P., Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

In a recent conversation with a “pump veteran,” we explored his 33 yr of experience with pump original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) from 1984–1997 and with a widely known non-OEM (1997–2017).

Optimize operating parameters for C3 splitters to accommodate feed changes

Sami, M., Contributing Writer

In the oil and gas sector, fractionation is a vital part of every plant.

Safety in design during mechanical engineering

Kunte, V. A., Swami, S. S., TATA Consulting Engineers Ltd.

After a process engineer has completed preliminary documents such as process flow diagrams, material and energy balance, piping and instrumentation diagrams, equipment data sheets, process control philosophies, identifications of the hazardous nature of raw materials, chemicals, byproducts and final products, process equipment layout drawings (plans and elevations), unit plot plans, etc., these documents are issued to other disciplines to carry out further engineering.

Process safety incidents involving simultaneous operations

Baybutt, P., Primatech, Inc.

Some process safety incidents occur as the result of simultaneous or sequential occurrences of operations or activities that interfere or clash with each other.

Minimize engineering errors with competency and proper engineering review

Tharakan, J., Suncor Energy Products

Industry has seen numerous engineering errors during the commissioning phase of projects.

Troubleshooting the repetitive failure and shaft seizure of a hot oil circulation pump

The Shaybah NGL recovery plant has a single-stage, double-suction between bearings, radial-split design for hot oil circulation.

Troubleshooting vacuum operation of an inter-after condenser unit in an ethylene plant

Wieslaw, T., Nichols, J., Sasol; Lieberman, N., Process Improvement Engineering; Johnson, E., Graham Corp.

A system of compressors powered by surface condensing steam turbines is inherent in the operation of a typical ethane cracker unit.

Amarinth delivers vertical sump pumps for ADNOC JV petchem plant in Abu Dhabi

Amarinth, a company specializing in the design, application and manufacture of centrifugal pumps and associated equipment to the Oil & Gas, petrochemical, chemical, industrial and power markets, has delivered two bespoke super duplex API 610 VS4 vertical sump pumps to Descon Engineering for the Borouge petrochemicals complex in Ruwais, Abu Dhabi.