Treating

Selecting amines for AGR facilities impacts LNG plant capacity

Hwang K., Zachry Engineering Corp.

Alkanolamines have been used for acid gas removal from natural gas for several decades.

Manage contaminants in amine treating units—Part 2: Rich amine filtration and foaming

Engel, D., Nexo Solutions; Northrop, P. S., ExxonMobil Upstream Research Co.

The installation and operation of suitable separation and filtration systems have become key components of virtually all process units, especially amine units.

Managing process contaminants in amine treating units—Part 1: Lean amine filtration

Engel, D., Nexo Solutions; Northrop, P. S., ExxonMobil Upstream Research Co.

Installation and operation of suitable contaminant removal systems, such as filtration, coalescing and adsorption equipment, have become key components in amine units.

Show Preview: IRPC Europe returns to Italy this June

Andrew, Bob, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Gulf Energy Information and Hydrocarbon Processing are pleased to provide a preview of IRPC Europe 2018, which will be held June 5–7 in Milan.

Configuration study and design of sour water stripper units for a refinery revamp

As demand for oil products increases, refiners are expanding the capacity of their crude processing facilities to accommodate higher throughput.

Create a network of dividing wall columns in complex process units

Kalita, R., Kanda, A., GTC Technology US, LLC

The majority of dividing wall column (DWC) applications in the refining industry consist of standalone columns, whether a retrofit or a grassroots column.

Speed up the development of new commercial adsorbents—Part 1

In the conventional development approach, a multi-stage process begins in the laboratory, moves to the pilot plant, and ends at the commercial unit, often before any financial benefits are realized.

Aqueous chemistry principles applied to refinery processes

Cardoso, R., Phillips 66

In the petroleum refining industry, pH measurement and adjustment are extremely important.

Modeling and optimization of pressure distillation to achieve pharma-grade THF

Shirpurkar, V., Saudi International Petrochemical Co. (Sipchem)

This case study details the production of tetrahydrofuran (THF), with a purity of 99.96 wt% and water moisture of less than 200 parts per million (ppm).

Industry Perspectives: Secondary unit construction surges in the near term

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Although the refining industry is expected to add more than 7 MMbpd of new distillation capacity by the early 2020s, the global refining industry will witness a boost in secondary processing capacity, as well.