- Global Energy Infrastructure
Special Focus: Process Optimization
C3, splitter revamp case study emphasizes importance of balancing in four-pass trays to achieve separation efficiency and capacity
The C<sub>3</sub> splitter in an olefins plant is one of the most important and critical pieces of equipment: it separates polymer-grade propylene from propane.
FCC and HDS feed flexibility and integration with the delayed coker in the Izmit refinery
Process Optimization / Refining / Engineering & Design / Equipment / Gasoline / Hydrotreating / Loss Prevention / Naphtha / Natural Gas / Sulfur / Treating / Europe
Operational flexibility is one of the key parameters that leads to success and sustainability in refinery production.
Select adsorbents for a heat regenerated compressed air dryer: Competitive advantages
Compressed air is an important utility in refining and chemical industries and is widely used to drive pneumatic equipment and machinery.
Critical considerations for retrofit designing a platformer reactor’s partial bypass piping in a NHT plant
Maintenance & Reliability / Process Optimization / Project Management / Refining / Catalysts / Engineering & Design / Equipment / Gasoline / Hydrogen / Hydrotreating / Loss Prevention / Naphtha / Piping / Reactors / Sulfur / Treating / Middle East
The naphtha hydrotreater/continuous catalyst regeneration (NHT/CCR) platformer produces reformate to be utilized as a blending stock in the gasoline pool (FIG. 1).
Complete hydroconversion of crude oil to light hydrocarbons
One of the prevailing factors of the energy transition toward a low-carbon energy system is that the decarbonization of transport will lead to the contraction of the main markets in which crude oil refining products are sold.
Environment and Safety
Boil-off gas APC exceeds expectations
Gas Processing/LNG / Process Control / Process Optimization / Analyzers / Engineering & Design / Equipment / Information Systems / Loss Prevention / Natural Gas / Asia/Pacific
The use of advanced process control (APC) technology on LNG liquefaction trains is well accepted with some of the earliest implementations developed in the late 1990s.
Valves, Pumps and Turbomachinery
Added benefits of control-valve environmental packing
Environment & Safety / Process Control / Process Optimization / Project Management / Refining / Carbon Management / Construction / Corrosion / Economics / Engineering & Design / Equipment / Greenhouse Gases / Valves / Environment
Packing selection used to be a straightforward task that played a small part in a valve specification process that was much more involved.
Editorial Comment: Advancing processes, products and technologies: The continued focus on process optimization
The focus on optimization is innate in the fundamental nature of the people working within the HPI.
Trends and Resources
Business Trends: The journey to sustainable profitability: How to benchmark the efficiency of your investment
Environment & Safety / Petrochemicals / Process Optimization / Refining / Carbon Management / Catalysts / Construction / Economics / Engineering & Design / Environment / Equipment / Gasoline / Greenhouse Gases / Hydrotreating / Loss Prevention / Management / Naphtha / Natural Gas / Polymers / Products / Reactors / Treating
Because it provides the energy and materials required for global development, the refining industry is critical to the world economy.
Global Project Data
Gas Processing/LNG / Petrochemicals / Project Management / Refining / Construction / Africa / Americas / Asia/Pacific / Europe / Middle East
Gulf Energy Information’s Global Energy Infrastructure database is tracking nearly 1,000 active projects around the world.
Rockwell Automation has reinforced new capabilities in emulation and support with its first expansion of FactoryTalk® Logix Echo.
Viewpoint: Empowering women in engineering
International Women in Engineering Day (INWED) is celebrated worldwide on June 23 every year to honor women in the engineering field. Hydrocarbon Processing (HP) sat down with Paula Fitzpatrick (PF), VP of Projects for the U.S., at Kent for an exclusive Q&A in celebration of INWED.
Challenges faced during liner installation of a reciprocating makeup compressor
Compressors / Rotating Equipment / Maintenance & Reliability / Equipment / Refining / Process Control
A hydrocracker makeup compressor in a refinery in Saudi Arabia failed during operation. Upon internal inspection of the compressor, it was found that the cylinder liner was cracked and needed a replacement.
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