Analyze abnormal operations of an HDS reactor loop with dynamic simulation

Garcia, O., Shipman, R., Tong, C., Palmer, R. E., Wood Group Mustang

Hydrodesulfurization units are used in a petroleum refinery to process a variety of feeds to alter composition via the addition of hydrogen.

NREL facilitates installment of advanced hydrogen fuel station in D.C.

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory facilitated a partnership between The US Department of Energy's Fuel Cell Technologies Office and Department of Interior's National Park Service to demonstrate hydrogen technologies in the Washington, D.C. area.

Secure the best benefit from C4 hydrocarbon processing—Part 2: Economic evaluation

Streich, T., Kömpel, H., Geng, J., Renger, M., thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions AG

Summarizing the outcome of the technical evaluation in Part 1 of this technical study, a tailor-made process route should be chosen for proper C4 hydrocarbon processing to obtain the best benefits from case to case.

Syngas from H2S and CO2: An alternative, pioneering synthesis route?

Manenti, G., Alfa Laval Olmi SpA; Molinari, L., KT-Kinetics Technology SpA; Manenti, F., Politecnico di Milano

Hydrogen sulfide and carbon dioxide represent major concerns for the hydrocarbon industry. Both species are contaminants and, since their use as feedstock is minor, are considered troubling byproducts.

Detect boiler leaks upstream of the shift reactor in H2 plants

Ramakumar, K. R., Johnson Matthey Process Technologies

This example shows a simple method by which boiler leaks can be detected before it is too late.

Central American nations beef up import infrastructure, fuel production amid demand shift

Nogarin, M., Contributing Writer; Rhodes, Mike, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

   Methanex’s methanol facility in Trinidad.

Use dynamic simulation to increase reliability of hydrogen generation

Through this plant study, a licensor demonstrates effective use of rigorous dynamic simulation tools to implement the new control schemes and configurations.

Bolivia expands petrochemical capability with Bulo Bulo ammonia complex

Nogarin, M., Contributing Writer

The Bulo Bulo ammonia-urea facility will be Bolivia’s first petrochemical venture. This new facility is expected to produce sufficient urea/ammonia supplies for domestic demand and will provide surplus product for export.

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.