Voolapalli, R. K.

Bharat Petroleum Corp. Ltd., Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India

Ravi Kumar Voolapalli is the Chief General Manager at BPCL’s R&D Center in India. He has more than 30 yr of research experience. Dr. Voolapalli has published more than 50 papers in reputed international journals and conferences, and has contributed to several patents and applications. He authored a chapter on “Fluid Catalytic Cracking” in the Handbook of Petroleum and Natural Gas Refining and Processing, ASTM manual series (2013). His areas of research interest are refinery and petrochemical processes, coal/gas-to-liquid technologies, syngas-to-methanol/DME, modeling, simulation, scale-up and optimization. He earned a BTech degree in chemical engineering from Andhra University, Visakhapatnam; an MTech degree in chemical engineering from IIT Kanpur; and a PhD from the Imperial College of London.

Web-based software for predicting crude compatibility and optimization for increasing heavy oil processing

Kumar, R., Rakshit, P. K., John, M., Voolapalli, R. K., Bharat Petroleum Corp. Ltd.

Refineries in oil-importing nations typically process a blend of crude oils, rather than a single crude oil, to ensure that an optimum product mix can be obtained at the minimum costs.

Improve feedstock selection for your refinery

Voolapalli, R. K., Bharat Petroleum Corp. Ltd.; Parihar, P., Kumar, R., Bharat Petroleum Corp., Ltd.

This simplified approach facilitates screening of crude oil baskets for refiners.

Reevaluate the activity of your catalyst system

Choudary, N. V., Gokak, D. T., Ravichander, N., Voolapalli, R. K., Bharat Petroleum Corp. Ltd.; Siddiqui, M. A., Chiranjeevi, T., Bharat Petroleum Corp., Ltd.

Selecting optimum conditions for fluid catalytic cracking requires micro activity testing through an improved method

Fine-tune catalyst addition rates

Choudary, N. V., Gokak, D. T., Murali, C., Ravichander, N., Voolapalli, R. K., Bharat Petroleum Corp. Ltd.; Siddiqui, A., Engineered Project Services LLC

Simple method dynamically optimizes E-catalyst activity in fluid catalytic crackers