Whitepapers

Silicone-Base Coating Mitigates Corrosion Under Insulation (CUI) In Petrochemical Plants
15 June 2021

Corrosion under insulation (CUI) is one of the costliest problems in the petrochemical industry. It also presents a high degree of potential danger. CUI occurs when moisture mixed with contaminants infiltrates insulation, encouraging the development of corrosion cells on the steel underneath. This paper demonstrates how Sherwin-Williams Heat-Flex® High-Temp 1200 withstands temperature fluctuations, thermal shock and other upset conditions to protect against hidden CUI.

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How Turboexpanders with Variable Inlet Guide Vanes Increase LNG Production Flexibility
11 June 2021

Radial inflow turbines (RIT), or turboexpanders, have become not only essential to the oil and gas industry, but also to specific applications in the realm of liquefied natural gas (LNG). Variable inlet guide vanes (vIGV) are RIT’s unique feature, rendering the turboexpander as a variable geometry turbomachine. In turn, this makes a turboexpander an effective solution for variable load and flexible LNG production.

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Crude-to-Chemicals (CTC): a Straight-Forward Route for a Strategic Turn
1 June 2021

A Crude-to-Chemicals complex arises through the selection of the best combination of technologies suites and basic engineering further to a multi-criteria analysis, including financial aspects and environmental considerations completing, part of the holistic view, taking into account the specificities and constraints of each project. Integrated solutions also embed the entire unit life cycle to support the customer throughout the plant life through technical assistance follow-up and associated services for CTC projects that involve high-performance technologies.

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Optimizing Gas/Liquid Flow eBook
25 May 2021

Refineries, petrochemical and gas processing plants rely on continuous and reliable fluids and gas flows. It is imperative that these systems operate efficiently since a breakdown can cause significant delays or shutdowns to entire units. The Optimizing Gas and Liquid Flow eBook examines best practices and the latest technologies and services to optimize fluid and gas flow in the industry. This compilation includes technical articles published in Gas Processing & LNG and Hydrocarbon Processing over the past several years that focus on improving fluid and gas flow for safer, cleaner and more sustainable operations.

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APM and Digital Twin Solutions to Play a Pivotal Role in the Future of the Oil and Gas Sector
24 May 2021

Oil & Gas operators need more agile and flexible organizations due to the volatile macroeconomic conditions, uncertain geopolitical situations, and ecological pressures they face. With advancements in digital technologies and innovation accelerators, the management of asset maintenance processes has evolved considerably. Read IDC’s perspective on how technology adoption in the industry is increasing efficiency, delivering cost savings, enhancing performance, and improving the protection of assets.

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Real Time Measurements of Water in Ethylene and Propylene with an Online TDLAS-Based Analyzer
14 May 2021

The petrochemical industry needs ethylene and propylene purity analysis. The precision and reliability of these measurements, as well as speed and cost reduction, are important to prevent potential process upsets and to assure optimum throughput. The faster a reliable purity measurement can be achieved, the greater the product to market. For this reason, any significant advance in ethylene purity analysis that promises to lower costs and increase speed without sacrificing accuracy can have a major impact on the profitability of ethylene and propylene production plants. This paper describes the use of Tunable Diode Laser Absorption Spectroscopy (TDLAS) for extractive measurements of moisture in the processes of ethylene and propylene production.

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Detailed Planning & Expert Support Ensures Reliability
10 May 2021

Unexpected emergencies happen but can be mitigated with proper maintenance planning. Proactive maintenance is vital for long-term profitability. Implications for delaying machine maintenance includes losses to production even pre-outage and postponing scheduled maintenance may result in a larger workload during an outage timeframe. With proper forward planning, costs can be reduced by up to 20%. Read more to see how.

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A Key Variable in Predicting and Extending Bearing Life
10 May 2021

Bearings are at the heart of all rotating equipment, yet they are often an afterthought. Neglected until the “heart” stops beating and the equipment is forced to shut down. This white paper puts bearings first. More specifically, it goes into detail about the history of bearing life calculations and the best practices by today’s standards with reference to ISO 281:2007. It concludes with bearing protection devices and the critical role they play in extending bearing life.

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