Whitepapers

Creating and Deploying Digital Twins in the Process Industries
13 November 2019

Is your digitalization strategy aligned with your business strategy? The whitepaper discusses the minimum level of digital maturity needed, how digital twins can be built based on asset information, maintained and kept consistent.

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Overview of the Requirements of Industry Standards for the Repair of Corroded Pipework Using Composite Materials
13 November 2019

Fibre reinforced polymer composites are being used increasingly to protect and repair corroded steel pipes and structures. ISO 24817 and ASME PCC-2 Article 401 have been published to guide the supplier and operator in the use of composite repairs and have enabled reliable and safe applications of the technology. This paper provides a deep dive into the following topics and provides examples of how these requirements have been met in practice. The requirements of ISO 24817 and ASME PCC-2 Article 401, include: • Validation testing for repair systems • Design for specific applications • Training of installers • Control of installation on site

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Innovative oxidation solutions achieve “near-zero” emissions levels
13 November 2019

Petrochemical and refining companies are incorporating sustainability goals as part of their mission statements, and will increase use of products and services that augment their goals. Unfortunately, environmental rules change constantly, and previously approved solutions become obsolete. Environmental strategies require new thinking by both operating companies and technology providers. Vendors to the hydrocarbon processing industry will incorporate sustainability performance into their products. New technologies must support clean air initiatives and solve other problems confronting producers.

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GT-UWC℠ – How a Uniting Wall Column Maximizes LPG Recovery
6 November 2019

Find out how GTC Technology’s Uniting Wall Column provides several advantages and benefits over conventional cryogenic or non-cryogenic LPG recovery processes.  GT-UWC℠ is a process uniting the functions of the deethanizer and depropranizer into one column to achieve higher C3+ recovery at lower operating temperatures and pressures. As a result, both capital investment and operating costs for grassroots and revamped applications are reduced.

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Five Critical Considerations in Quill or Spray Injector Design
1 November 2019

Refineries using quills or spray injectors for water wash, chemical injection or gas conditioning will learn how to avoid costly mistakes during the specification process. This white paper summarizes the performance differences between quills and injectors and provides guidelines on spray direction and placement in the process stream, design and fabrication strategies to increase wear life, performance validation options plus more.

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A Comparison of Chlorine Levels in Aromatics Using MWDXRF and Microcoulometry
1 November 2019

Petroleum refining processes have evolved over the years to maximize efficiency and output as crude oils are turned into finished products. One such evolution has been the increased level of quality testing done on petrochemicals such as aromatics. Read our whitepaper to compare total chlorine levels in aromatics.

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Balancing Production and Reliability in a Steam Reformer
22 October 2019

This paper describes an engineering methodology for understanding risk, particularly in catalyst tubes, and making decisions regarding operation. A successful case study is presented in which the production of a hydrogen constrained unit was optimized through inspection and engineering.

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North America & Beyond – 2020 Downstream Market Outlook Report
18 October 2019

The global Downstream industry is experiencing significant investment and capacity expansions whilst contending with growing trade tensions, workforce shortages, oversupplied markets & a slowing global economy – this complimentary report covers the whole Petrochemical, Chemical, Refining & LNG value chains, with latest insight on: • External industry threats and challenges overview • Updates for every major US & International project • Owner/Operator case studies • Spending activity & trend analysis across all Downstream verticals.

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