Distillation

2015 Catalyst developments: Innovation and value creation

Hydrocarbon Processing invited major catalyst companies and industry consultants to share their insights regarding innovations and trends for new catalytic technologies.Challenges to be solved“As..

What are the possible impacts on US refineries processing shale oils?

Mayes, J. M., Turner, Mason & Co.

No singular event has had as significant an impact on the quality of refinery feedstocks as the shale revolution. Not only are shale crudes, such as Eagle Ford and Bakken, generally lighter than other..

HP Innovations

Blume, Adrienne, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Conductivity meter resolves SDA dosingA major Asian refinery approached Stanhope-Seta and D-2 Technologies to assess its options for automatic dosing of static dissipater additive (SDA) in the jet fue..

Manage the impacts of high-solids crude oil more effectively

Longtin, D., Hoffman, G., Baker Hughes

Solids in crude oils present refiners with many challenges. Processing higher-solids-content crude oils increases the need for the management of such solids even more. The Canadian Association of Petr..

HP Global: European refining—Cornered, with no way out?

Gelder, A., Wood Mackenzie

2013 was a dismal year for European refining in terms of record low crude runs, which reflect weaked demand outlook and increasing competition from other regions. Out to 2020, we envisage European ref..

HP News

Blume, Adrienne, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

More cuts in 2015 inevitable on wave of capacityESAI Energy is declaring that a wave of new distillation capacity will underscore the inevitability of more refinery closures in Europe and other market..

Two approaches to sulfur management

Thinnes, Billy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Sulfur is naturally present as an impurity in fossil fuels. When the fuels are burned, the sulfur is released as sulfur dioxide—an air pollutant that contributes to respiratory problems for human..

What is the impact of US shale oil on global markets and refinery configurations?

Ruwe, W. P., Barela, A. B., Jacobs Consultancy

One of the most important factors in determining a refinery’s profitability is its ability to access low-cost feedstocks. This is not to be confused with survivability. Some uneconomic refineries..

Overcome the imbalance between diesel and gasoline production

Wisdom, L., Axens; Peer, E., Craig, M., Perat, C., Axens North America

A number of strategies can be applied to increase the overall product selectivity to middle distillates.

HP Viewpoint: Refining industry developments—Growing opportunity and uncertainty

Drevna, Charles T., American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM)

The U.S. has seen a dramatic change in energy production in just a relatively short period. Crude oil output has increased by about 55% in the last five years, according to data from the Energy Inform..