Hydrocracking

Improve energy efficiency with enhanced bundles in tubular heat exchangers

Müller, A., Kropp, A., Köster, R., BAYERNOIL Raffineriegesellschaft mbH; Fazzini, M., Koch Heat Transfer Co. LP

From 2008 to date, 45 twisted tube heat exchangers and bundles have been installed at BAYERNOIL refineries in different units and services, allowing higher heat recovery and contributing to BAYERNOIL’s energy targets.

Metso to supply emergency shutdown valves at Orpic petchem complex in Oman

Metso will supply 400 Neles emergency shutdown (ESD) valves for an ethylene cracker as part of the new Liwa Plastics Industrial Complex (LPIC) Project in Sohar, Oman.

ExxonMobil completes heavy lift of hydrocracker tower at Rotterdam refinery

ROTTERDAM -- ExxonMobil successfully completed the heavy lift of its vacuum fractionation tower for the hydrocracker at its Rotterdam refinery this April.

CB&I awarded contract for Total ethane cracker project

THE WOODLANDS, Texas -- CB&I announced it has been awarded a contract valued at approximately $1.3 billion by Total Petrochemicals & Refining USA, Inc. to provide engineering, procurement and construction for an ethane cracker project located in Port Arthur, Texas.

Total enters JV, plans ethane cracker and polyethylene unit builds in Texas

PARIS -- Total is entering a partnership with Borealis and Nova to form a JV with the aim of building an ethane steam cracker and a new Borstar polyethylene unit on the US Gulf Coast. Total is expected to hold a 50% interest in the new JV.

Neste Jacobs delivers NAPCON solutions to Borealis Porvoo cracker

Technology, engineering and project management company Neste Jacobs has finished the upgrade of Borealis Porvoo Cracker Dynamic Real-Time Optimization (DRTO) and Advanced Process Control (APC) with NAPCON Optimizer and NAPCON Controller. Borealis cracker unit's existing APC and DRTO were upgraded to the latest version of NAPCON Controller and NAPCON Optimizer.

AFPM Annual '17: Daily editions of the official conference newspaper

SAN ANTONIO -- Enclosed are digital copies of all three daily editions of the official conference newspaper of the AFPM 2017 Annual Meeting, held at the Marriott Rivercenter.

Hindustan Petroleum refinery to use Honeywell UOP technology

DES PLAINES, Ill. – Honeywell announced that Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited is using technologies from Honeywell UOP for the expansion and modernization of its refinery at Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh on the southeast coast of India.

CB&I awarded contract for hydrocracking unit for Afipsky refinery expansion

THE WOODLANDS, Texas -- CB&I announced it has been awarded a contract valued at approximately $460 million by NefteGazIndustriya, LLC, through project developer China National Chemical Engineering Co., for the Afipsky Oil Refinery Expansion Project in Krasnodar, Russia. The project was included in CB&I's backlog in the third quarter of 2016.

Honeywell UOP scientists recognized for methanol-to-olefins technology

DES PLAINES, Ill. – Honeywell UOP announced that the American Institute of Chemical Engineers’ Fuels and Petrochemical Division has recognized four of its scientists with the 2016 Industrial Research & Development Award for the development and commercialization of the UOP Advanced Methanol-to-Olefins process.