Whitepapers

Best Practices for Improved Sulfur Repeatability
1 April 2019

With sulfur removal costs in the millions and climbing, refineries can increase overall savings by producing final product closer to the sulfur specification maximum. One way to accomplish this is by reducing variability in sulfur measurements – download our whitepaper to learn more.

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Temporary Heat Exchangers Keep Plants Running Profitably
7 March 2019

Heat exchangers are both a vital process component of every refinery and petrochemical plant and a potential limiting factor in a plant’s operations and profitability. Heat exchangers can foul, leak, or corrode. And whether they occur suddenly or develop slowly over time, these problems may force a plant to:

•Reduce plant/unit rates;
•Miss out on potential profit opportunities;
•Exceed permitted environmental limits with the prospect of significant fines.

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Get Fast Results for Sulfur and Chlorine in Biofuels in Compliance with ISO 20884
1 March 2019

With the push for renewable fuel sources on the rise in regions like Europe, petroleum professionals are looking to utilize technology that allows for quick, on-site measurement of biofuels. With analyzers such as Sindie and Clora, users can analyze critical elements while being method compliant with ISO 20884.

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Canada Comes Late to LNG, Projects and Prospects Mixed
14 February 2019

Increased gas supply from shale and tight gas has decreased US demand for imports, resulting in Canadian plans for two dozen LNG export terminal projects to replace gas sales to USA. Unfortunately, the region has seen very little capacity built to date.

Download this whitepaper to learn more about the present state of the LNG sector in Canada; which projects are under development/in process/planned; the likelihood of completion of any of these projects; and what is the outlook for the future?

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Making Capital Project Management Decisions: Minimize Risk, Maximize Profitability
11 February 2019

When it comes to plant design and reliability, making the best decisions shouldn't be left to subjective perceptions or over-simplified analysis. Decision-makers need quantifiable, trustworthy answers to increase profits and minimize risk. Designing a facility the correct way the first time can save millions in design corrections, debottlenecking or overspending on capital. In this paper, learn how to use robust RAM analysis to handle the real-world challenges of today's process industries--and help you make the best decisions.

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Best Practices for Going Beyond
8 February 2019

Refineries face challenging economic conditions and shifting market demands which requires operations to run differently to remain profitable and competitive. Units are being pushed to their operating boundaries – and sometimes beyond – which may lead to increased risks and hazards, unplanned shutdowns and economic losses.

This paper examines three case studies that showcase the benefits of expert help in troubleshooting a reactor effluent air cooler (REAC) leak, increased filter replacement, and a stripper column overhead corrosion issue. From reducing unplanned shutdowns to improving operations, expert advice and focused attention helped these refiners with increased profitability.

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Get Fast D4294 Sulfur Results Without Centrifuging
1 February 2019

For XRF, a common matrix effect interference involves particulates settling to the bottom of the sample cup. This matrix effect will ultimately influence the total sulfur measurement and lead to a bias result. Download our whitepaper to learn how you can ensure accurate 4294 sulfur results without centrifuging.

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Improving Profitability Through APC Benchmarking
11 January 2019

Are you wondering how your site stacks up against those of your peers? Do you know what your APC Score is? Gain key insights into your APC program and find out how best to measure it against others in the newest AspenTech white paper, “Improving Profitability Through APC Benchmarking.” Determining where you stand compared to your competitors is a key step toward closing your APC GAPs and improving your site’s profitability. Download this white paper and learn how you can also participate in a benchmarking survey and be a part of an exciting study!

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