Distillation

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Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

IRPC Process Technology: The latest advancements in process technologies

Editorial Comment: Maintenance and reliability—A cornerstone of safe and efficient plant operation

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Refineries and petrochemical plants are comprised of a series of crucial processes to produce transportation fuels, products and chemicals demanded by the global market. These processes consist of capital-intensive units that must be maintained to provide reliable performance. Failure to adequately maintain these assets can have a detrimental effect to not only operations and profit, but also to worker safety.

Cleaning distillation column and heat exchangers through cutter stock circulation

The Tüpraş İzmit refinery’s largest crude distillation unit (CDU) is designed with a preflash column prior to the atmospheric distillation column.

Renewable diesel: The latest buzzword in the downstream sector

Renewable diesel: this greener, cleaner fuel has taken our industry by storm.

Industry Perspectives

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

The hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI) is steadily advancing through the energy transition.

Fuels and chemicals: Finding the right refinery configuration for a less predictable world

Chaudhuri, S., Singh, R., Bechtel India

The refining industry links the upstream production of crude oil with the end markets for fuel products, as well as for the petrochemical/chemical industry.

Optimizing for viability—VDU revamp in a brownfield project

Revamping an existing column in an operating plant for higher throughput is a challenge, especially when the column is already operating at its rated capacity.

Troubleshoot flooding problems in a crude distillation column

Crude oil is separated into more valuable products, such as naphtha, kerosene, light diesel, heavy diesel and atmospheric residue, in crude distillation units (CDUs).

Cyclic distillation: A novel enhanced technology for processing hydrocarbons and derivatives

Kiss, A. A., University of Manchester; Maleta, V. N., Maleta Cyclic Distillation LLC; Shevchenko, A., Bedryk, O., National University of Food Technologies

Distillation is the most widespread separation method in history.

Construction

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

TechnipFMC has begun construction on Assiut National Oil Processing Co.’s new hydrocracking complex in Egypt.