Adam, F.

Saudi Aramco, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

Frederick Adam is a scientist at the Saudi Aramco R&DC, where he is in charge of advanced molecular characterization of petroleum products by means of chromatography. Prior to joining Saudi Aramco in 2008, Dr. Adam obtained his PhD from the French Institute for Petroleum, where he focused on molecular characterization of petroleum products using multidimensional chromatographic techniques.

Catalyst replacement strategy for a hydrocracking unit at a Middle East refinery

A Saudi Aramco refinery operates a series-flow, single-stage hydrocracking unit (HU) in a recycle high-conversion mode. The HU has been in operation for over 35 years and is being debottlenecked to increase its throughput by 20%.