Gasoline

How one analyzer technology can improve a semi-regenerative catalytic reforming process

Garza, A., Endress+Hauser

Going back to the earliest days of the industry, oil refiners have found that breaking down crude oil into marketable fractions does not always result in high volumes of the most profitable products.

Hydrocarbon Processing's Top Project Awards

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Details on high-impact refining and petrochemical projects, as chosen by HP editors and readers

Business Trends: Battle of the biofuels: Renewable diesel vs. biodiesel

O'Brien, P., Opportune LLP

As new low-carbon diesel fuels and blends become more readily available, it is important to understand the differences between them and how each impacts engine performance.

Impact of inaccurate water-in-oil measurement

Yang, M., TÜV SÜD National Engineering Laboratory

Water-in-oil content is an important parameter for both the upstream and downstream sectors of the oil and gas industry.

Innovations

Rhodes, Mike, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

What are the latest advancements in HPI technologies? This month’s Innovations section details the tools and technologies that are optimizing plant operations.

Oil refinery/petrochemical integration in a CO2-constrained world—Part 2

Petrochemical demand will increase with gross domestic product, while the demand for motor fuels will only show modest growth and may even decline in certain regions, given environmental/legislative pressures and the introduction of battery-powered electric vehicles.

Oil refinery/petrochemical integration in a CO2-constrained world—Part 1

Petrochemical demand will increase with gross domestic product, while motor fuel demand will only show modest growth and may even decline in certain regions, given environmental/legislative pressure and the introduction of battery-powered electric vehicles.

Industry Metrics

Mike Rhodes, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

U.S. Gulf Coast margins increased, supported by unplanned refinery outages that limited a stronger recovery in run rates and kept product outputs relatively supressed.

Advances in light ends processing units using DWCs

Martin, G. R., Sulzer GTC Technology

For those who have been in the refining industry for many years, it is obvious that significant changes are occurring.

Optimize product blending using Excel spreadsheets and LINGO software—Part 1

Coker, A. K., A.K.C. Technology; Alsuhaibani, A., Texas A&M University

Linear programming (LP) is an optimization modelling technique in which a linear function is maximized or minimized when subjected to various constraints.