Whitepapers

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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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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