Whitepapers

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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Advancing Pressure Drop Mitigation Through Collaboration
14 October 2019

When operating hydroprocessing units, reactor pressure drop is an issue that must be accounted for and monitored. Honeywell UOP and Crystaphase have helped customers experiencing pressure drop issues with the development of successful technologies. Honeywell UOP offers mechanical solutions in the form of reactor internals and Crystaphase offers graded bed solutions in its CatTrap® product line. Now Honeywell UOP and Crystaphase are continuing their long association by offering a Pressure Drop Mitigation tray that combined with CatTrap® materials provides maximum benefit in minimum reactor space.

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Operators' view on environmental compliance: Road map or roadblock?
11 October 2019

"Near-zero" emission control of plant pollutants is achievable through innovative technologies. But is the petrochemical industry ready to commit and pursue long-term, environmentally oriented and sustainable policies? A white paper series analyzes the dilemma challenging petrochemical companies in the decision-making for economic growth and sustainability goals. The series investigates the environmental performance quandary from three perspectives: government regulatory agencies, petrochemical operating companies, and environmental controls system technology providers. Specifically, this white paper addresses the challenges faced by operating companies to forge a road map to balancing profitability, environmental performance and sustainability.

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Understanding the Effects of Silicon Contamination
2 October 2019

Silicon is a contaminant and, depending on where the contamination occurs along the supply chain, repercussions can range from engine problems for gasoline end users, to possible poisoning of naphtha hydrotreater catalysts at the refinery level. Read our whitepaper to understand the effects of silicon contamination in the refining process

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The Science Behind Optical Gas Imaging
12 September 2019

Optical gas imaging (OGI) cameras can help you detect industrial gases quickly, accurately, and safely - without shutting down systems. OGI cameras can scan and survey areas that are hard to reach with traditional measurement tools. OGI cameras can also detect leaks from a safe distance, displaying these invisible gases as clouds of smoke.

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U.S. Dilemma: Economic Growth vs. Environmental Policy
12 September 2019

“Near-zero” emission control of plant pollutants is achievable through innovative technologies. But is the petrochemical industry ready to commit and pursue long-term, environmentally oriented and sustainable policies? A white paper series analyzes the dilemma challenging petrochemical companies in the decision-making for economic growth and sustainability goals. The series investigates the environmental-performance quandary from three perspectives: government regulatory agencies, petrochemical operating companies, and environmental controls system technology providers. Specifically, this white paper addresses the challenges faced by regulatory agencies in balancing economic growth with environmental policy.

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Five Critical Considerations in Quill or Spray Injector Design
5 September 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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Are You Ready for ASTM D8252 – New Ni & V Method Using XRF?
5 September 2019

With the ever increasing need to measure incoming crudes as quickly and efficiently as possible, the industry has responded with a new test method: ASTM D8252. Download our method brief to learn how Petra MAX complies with this method while offering nickel and vanadium analysis in less than 5 minutes.

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