Whitepapers

Five Best Practices for Digital Transformation Initiatives in Oil and Gas
27 August 2019

Digital transformation is a leading topic in most industries but especially in the hydrocarbon processing industries. Digital transformation can be confusing for organizations, and in many cases, the expected benefits unrealized.  However, when successful, transformative business value is achieved. What determines success or failure? This paper walks through the five leading best practices for success of digital transformation programs, distilled from extensive review of numerous customer case studies, with both successful and failed programs.  With use of these 5 best practices, companies can significantly improve the odds of success of their digital transformation programs.

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IMO Driving Opportunities for Refiners: Addressing with Unicracking Process Technology and Catalyst
16 August 2019

MARPOL Annex VI regulations coming in 2020 will challenge ship operators and refiners. To comply with the regulations, ship operators are expected to shift from high sulfur fuel oil to distillates as bunker fuel. Refiners will need to increase production of distillates to meet the demand and counter a declining market for high sulfur fuel oil. Honeywell UOP can assist refiners in evaluating residue conversion options to reduce fuel oil production as well as further processing of residue conversion products to produce low sulfur fuels. UOP's Unicracking Process can process gas oil streams from SDA, Uniflex, and coking units while meeting stringent product specifications.

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Optimize Catalyst Efficiency by Monitoring Chlorine with Petra MAX
5 August 2019

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 catalyst themselves. Learn more about a viable solution to optimize your catalyst processes.  

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How Much Does Using the Wrong Lubricant Really Cost?
5 August 2019

With compressor downtime, high feed rates and downstream issues, the price might be higher than you think. The hydrogen compressor lubricant you choose directly impacts your bottom line. Download our white paper to learn the three things you must consider when selecting the right lubricant for your compressor.

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Avoid the Hidden Costs in Gas Chromatograph (GC) Installations
5 August 2019

Hydrocarbon processing plants often focus on purchasing a GC that can handle the gas analysis application at the best price and only consider the cost of the GC. This approach ignores significant expenses required for the installation and operation of the GC. Learn about the hidden costs in GC installations and steps you can take to avoid them.

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GT-BTX PluS®: Reduce Sulfur – Preserve Octane Value – Produce Petrochemicals
5 August 2019

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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Maximize your product slate with diesel in cold climates
3 July 2019

This paper discusses the three primary specifications for producing diesel in cold climates: cloud point; low filter plugging point; and pour point, and the options for achieving desirable specifications. Traditional options, as well as ExxonMobil's isomerization dewaxing technology, are explored for increasing production of ULSD.

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ICOn™: A New Era in Sulfur Degassing
3 July 2019

CSI's ICOn™ degassing system helps overcome the challenges and risks of having high levels of hydrogen sulfide (H2S) in the elemental sulfur produced in the Sulfur Recovery Unit (SRU). You will learn more about the development of this technology and how it is operating successfully in a large refinery, today.

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