Hydrocracking

Motiva to proceed with Port Arthur hydrocracker work

Motiva Enterprises will proceed with a two-month overhaul of the hydrocracker at the Port Arthur refinery at the end of September, instead of postponing the work.

Unlock next-level hydrocracker flexibility in today’s turbulent markets

Baric, J., Shell Global Solutions International BV; Kang, D.-H., Hyundai Oilbank Daesan refinery; Orzeszko, G., Grupa LOTOS Gdańsk refinery

As a critical catalytic conversion unit, the hydrocracker provides refiners with valuable feedstock and product slate flexibility.

Improve refinery profitability by processing low-value streams in a diesel hydrotreater

Dhar, P. K., Rao, G. S., Bennet, C., Rao, P. V. C., Choudary, N. V., Valavarasu, G., Corporate Research and Development Center, Hindustan Petroleum Corp. Ltd.; Madhav, G. V., Naidu, A. T., SriGanesh, G., Visakhapatnam refinery, Hindustan Petroleum Corp. Ltd.

Global demand for middle distillates, especially diesel, is increasing.

Utilize APC solutions to resolve hydrocracker conversion optimization challenges

Bożek, M., PKN ORLEN S.A.; Oleszczuk, G., Honeywell Advanced Solutions

Improving profits and reducing costs remain priorities for owner/operators and management.

Shale oil characterization optimizes refining process

Sayles, S., KBC Advanced Technologies, Inc.

The abundance of shale oils is an unexpected gift for US refiners. These new crude oils have different characteristics from conventional oils that will affect refining processes and the operation of p..

HP Editorial Comment: Downstream has good news for 2015

Romanow, Stephany, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

The outlook is optimistic for downstream companies. Independent refiners are positive on present and future demand for transportation fuels.

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..

Hydrogen perspectives for 21st century refineries—Part 2

Patel, N., Farnand, S., Li, J., Peng, X. D., Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.; Ratan, S., Technip Stone & Webster Process Technology

H2 is the lifeblood of 21st century refineries. The application of various technological advancements and core developments has been raising the bar in the design, build, operations and maintenance of H2 facilities.

Case history: Innovative resid-cracking catalyst debottlenecks FCC unit

Tamoil is a major operator in the oil and energy industry with operating refineries in Hamburg, Germany, and Collombey, Switzerland, in addition to distribution networks in Italy, Germany, Switzerland..

Consider the pros and cons when importing heavy oil for cokers

The recent shift to lighter crudes has starved many US heavy oil units of feed. Maximizing asset use makes importing heavy oil for vacuum distillation and delayed coking attractive.