Whitepapers

Ensure Accurate Results for Sulfur & Chlorine Analysis in Biodiesels
14 September 2018

Biodiesels are known to have a higher oxygen concentration than traditional diesels. This can cause XRF analyzers to report lower sulfur and chlorine concentrations due to absorption of the XRF signal by the oxygen. The simple use of a correction factor or matrix matching is recommended to correct this bias.

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The Future of Inspections: Technologies Converge to Transform Asset Integrity Management
5 September 2018

There's a steep price to pay for unplanned maintenance. But what if your inspections predicted or detected corrosion and other costly risks that force downtime, require replacement parts or necessitate expensive experts to be brought in for support? In this whitepaper, Frost & Sullivan examines the impact digital and technological shifts are having on the NDT market and how more facilities are moving toward a new strategy called digital inspection.

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Precision Comparison Between ASTM Test Methods D7039, D2622, and D5453
10 August 2018

ASTM Proficiency Testing Programs (PTP) are statistical quality assurance programs that enable laboratories to evaluate and improve performance. ASTM conducted a PTP between 2015 and 2017, and collected data from various labs testing sulfur in RFG and ULSD samples using common test methods for low sulfur automotive fuels: D2622, D7039, and D5453.

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Process Sampling 101: 5 Things to Know when Sampling in a Hydrocarbon Processing Plant
6 August 2018

Process sampling is integral to hydrocarbon processing, providing visibility into product quality, identifying corrosion and helping ensure process integrity. But, too often, issues of reliability, safety and accuracy increase the costs and reduce the effectiveness of process sampling. As the only sampling partner to the hydrocarbon processing industry to offer a complete range of sampling solutions supported by a full complement of lifecycle services, Sentry has published a new e-book that provides a comprehensive review of best practices for hydrocarbon processing sampling. The free e-book is organized around the principles of minimizing risk, matching the sample panel to the application, training, maintenance and upgrade options. Whether you’re responsible for specifying sampling panels, maintaining panels or managing your company’s sampling program, this e-book contains valuable tips and best practices for increasing sampling accuracy, operator safety and panel reliability.

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New NORM Chemical Application Option for the Mitigation of Radioactive Scale in the Oil and Gas Industry
6 August 2018

NORM scale is often present in processing equipment at petrochemical refineries. Traditional methods such as high-pressure water jetting is time and personnel intensive, and often not capable of reaching areas within the equipment. Our white paper focuses on dealing with the safety issues associated with NORM, current industry practices for removal, our targeted chemical approach with FQE NORM-Clear, and in-depth case history on how we decontaminated a depropanizer.

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GT-BTX PluS®: Reduce Sulfur – Preserve Octane Value – Produce Petrochemicals
6 August 2018

Find out how GT-BTX PluS® technology helps produce low-sulfur gasoline from catalytically cracked naphtha without a significant loss in octane value.  The extractive distillation technology segregates olefins from sulfur and aromatics, which can be directly blended in gasoline, thus eliminating the octane loss of traditional, selective HDS units.  GT-BTX PluS® is a variation of GT-BTX®, a proven extractive distillation technology that simultaneously removes benzene, toluene, xylenes and thiophenic sulfur species from aromatic-containing cracked naphtha.  Alternatively, the segregated aromatics can be sent for paraxylene production without the need to go through a naphtha reformer.

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Digitalization in Downstream Oil & Gas
6 August 2018

The era of ultra-low feedstock prices may be coming to an end. Downstream energy businesses are exploring how digital tools and data-centric operating practices can drive higher asset utilization across their portfolios. AVEVA's latest complimentary report, in association with Westwood Global Energy Group, builds on direct insight from senior executives in refineries and gas processing plants. Understand what the world's leading businesses are doing to digitalize their operations today. Explore their views on whether digital holds the key to greater downstream profitability in the long term.

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Transforming chemical operations through technology
18 July 2018

The complex nature of chemical production – with its numerous process variables, volatile costs and prices as well as significant regional differences – makes optimal decision-making particularly difficult. And, as explained in this first of a two-part white paper, the external and internal challenges facing the chemical sector over the next decade are only likely to make things more difficult. Drawing from a selection of independent sources and providing case studies from mature and emerging markets, this white paper provides executives an overview of how digitalization can help them increase profitability and minimize risk whatever their situation.

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