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HP Innovations

Blume, Adrienne, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Software combines crude management with designInvensys released its integrated Spiral CrudeSuite crude oil knowledge-management software (Fig. 1) with its SimSci PRO/II design and ROMeo optimization s..

Improved oxidation process increases sulfur recovery with Claus unit

Vazquez, R. G., Seeger, D., Thundyil, M., GTC Technology US, LLC

Since its development in 1936, the “modified Claus” technology has been the preferred process used by refineries and gas processing plants for the recovery of sulfur from acid-gas streams. M..

Update: Russia’s capacity and modernization program

Levinbuk, M., RAS, A.V. Topchiev Institute of Petrochemical Synthesis, Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas; Galkin, V. V., Makhiyanov, V., Gazprom Neft

Since 2008, Russian regulations regarding the crude oil and refining industry have changed substantially. At present, Russia has 22 large refineries, each with an individual throughput capacity exceed..

HP Construction Profile: US Midwest refinery nears completion of major modernization project

Romanow, Stephany, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

In early July 2013, BP announced that it has completed the commissioning and startup of a new, 250,000-bpd crude distillation unit at the Whiting refinery, marking a major achievement in the multi-bil..

HP Construction Profile: European refiner makes significant processing advancements

Romanow, Stephany, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

At the Sannazzaro de’ Burgondi refinery, Eni is moving forward with leading-edge technological breakthroughs to produce “clean” transportation fuels. This refinery has a balanced 190,00..

Case history: New developments with lower catalyst-to-feed ratios for FCC units

Levinbuk, M., RAS, A.V. Topchiev Institute of Petrochemical Synthesis, Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas; Maksimov, I., Kuznetsov, S., JSC, Gazpromneft; Galkin, V. V., Makhiyanov, V., Gazprom Neft

A study was conducted using a series of FCC catalysts that included reduced rare-earth content and increased zeolite Y quantity systems. The goal was to raise gasoline yield along with greater yields of olefins.

HP Industry Perspectives: Marine fuels: Not clear sailing ahead

Romanow, Stephany, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Major changes are unfolding that will impact the marine shipping industry. Within the next decade, tighter environmental rules will be in place, changing fuels used to propel international and domesti..

HP Industry Perspectives: US-based ultra-low-sulfur gasoline rule released

Romanow, Stephany, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

In late March, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released the long-awaited ruling for ultra-low-sulfur gasoline, also known as the Tier 3 rule. This proposed rule lowers the sulfur content ..

Evaluate challenges in meeting clean-fuel specifications with heavier crude

At a Saudi Aramco refinery, a revamp was planned for processing a different crude oil blend to meet Euro 5 diesel and gasoline specifications. The refinery, which processes semi-light crude oil, is sc..

HP Brief

Thinnes, Billy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

LyondellBasell plans to expand North American ethylene capacityLyondellBasell will raise its ethylene capacity in North America by 18% in coming years through several debottlenecking projects. Locatio..