Whitepapers

Advancing Pressure Drop Mitigation Through Collaboration
6 April 2020

Hydroprocessing unit operators know every particle added to the feed process increases pressure drop and takes away from cycle length. The result is unplanned shutdown time, reduced cycle time and a financial loss that can often creep into millions of dollars a year. To mitigate this risk, operators seek ways to make the most of existing plant equipment by integrating new, more efficient technologies. The ideal solution is one that can maximize existing space and provide the best benefit. To better help customers achieve this goal, Crystaphase and Honeywell UOP are integrating market-leading technologies that can enable processing heavier feeds, longer operations, extended time between turnarounds, and help inter-cycle skimming.

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Prescriptive Maintenance: Transforming Asset Performance Management
2 April 2020

Prescriptive maintenance technology is changing how companies manage asset downtime. With more advance warning of equipment failures comes additional opportunity to mitigate the negative impact of shutdowns. In this new white paper discover how prescriptive maintenance powered by AI and machine learning can help predict equipment breakdowns up to months in advance, automate data collection, cleansing and analysis and quickly scale across similar assets enterprise-wide. Learn how companies have successfully implemented these solutions and the quantitative benefits achieved.

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Detailed How to Measure Chlorides in Crude Oil by ASTM D4929C & Water Extraction
2 April 2020

Refiners globally are using Clora® to test chlorides in crude and avoid the pitfalls of corrosion and refinery shutdowns. In this paper, we provide a detailed “how to” measure chlorides in crude by ASTM D4929C and water extraction. Download our whitepaper to learn about ASTM 4929C and water extraction procedures.

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Flame sensors without water cooling offer significant benefits for gas turbines
16 March 2020

Engineers and researchers work hard to keep our gas turbines around the globe operating as efficiently and effectively as possible. These efforts include examining the impact of individual systems and components on the turbines' overall performance and reporting the results of our studies. Recently we took a look at the flame sensors in use in our gas turbines, and reached an important conclusion: the elimination of flame sensor water cooling can significantly enhance gas turbine reliability and uptime.

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A Reliable Solution to Measure Chlorine by UOP 979
4 March 2020

Refiners can optimize their catalyst quality by measuring metals in crude, and then assess the payoff of those optimizations in real-time by measuring chlorine concentration trends in the catalysts themselves. Download our whitepaper to learn about a reliable solution to measure chlorine in catalyst while meeting the UOP 979 criteria.

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Maximize Safety, Sustainability and Productivity by Turning Unplanned Downtime Into Planned Downtime
13 February 2020

Unplanned downtime has wide-ranging impacts that affect more than just a plant’s productivity and profitability. Forced shutdowns also have a major impact on plant and personnel safety, as well as greenhouse gas emissions and environmental compliance. But what if you could actually plan for downtime?

In this paper, learn how advances in machine learning and predictive analytics are eliminating the surprise of unplanned downtime - enabling companies to minimize the most dangerous conditions, reduce the amount of gases released into the environment, and improve productivity and profitability.

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The Journey to Sustained Profitability: How to Benchmark the Efficiency of Your Investments
13 February 2020

Before, owners only had one way to evaluate future investment opportunities: historical comparative analysis. This approach does not provide the full picture and does not inform on tradeoffs inherent in any investment decision. Now, with the UOP E6 methodology, owners have a strategic framework that objectively quantifies how well an investment opportunity utilizes six key resources. The result: for the first time, owners can assess the value of an investment, ensuring alignment with business priorities, and realize consistently better outcomes. The UOP E6 – better decisions for a better future.

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How to Fix a Friendship Gone Sour: Russia, Organic Chlorides, and Improved Method Precision
3 February 2020

Chlorine-contaminated crude oil poses dangers such as the creation of hydrochloric acid, which causes corrosion in refining equipment and pipelines. Read our whitepaper to learn about a viable solution that allows refineries to obtain organic chloride concentrations in crude oil with increased precision and efficiency.

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