Hydrogen

HP Global: Latin America’s refinery product demand is decelerating

The trajectory of refined product balances in Latin America and the Caribbean is changing. With demand growth slowing and throughput expected to rise by 2020, the region’s combined deficits for p..

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.

FCC 101: How to estimate product yields cost-effectively and improve operations

Navarro, U., Ni, M., Orlicki, D., Grace Catalysts Technologies

The feed to fluid catalytic cracking unit (FCCU) is the most important process variable. FCCU feed has the greatest impact on operating conditions, yield and product quality. A typical FCCU feed consi..

What are the possible impacts on US refineries processing shale oils?

Mayes, J. M., Turner, Mason & Co.

No singular event has had as significant an impact on the quality of refinery feedstocks as the shale revolution. Not only are shale crudes, such as Eagle Ford and Bakken, generally lighter than other..

HP Viewpoint: Going our way?—How the US will benefit from natural gas and fuel cell technology

Markowitz, M. B., Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association

A remarkable convergence is taking place in North America, as rising natural gas production meets the growing market for both stationary fuel cells providing power to businesses and the utility grid, ..

Replan: Modernizing Brazil’s largest crude oil refinery

Perissé, J. B., Petrobras

The project included installing two hydrodesulfurization (HDS) units for the cracked naphtha produced by two catalytic cracking units, a coker naphtha hydrotreating (HDT) unit, and a catalytic reforming unit.

HP Industry Perspectives: More waves for marine fuels

The outlook for heavy fuel oil is not optimistic. New fuel specifications for marine bunker fuels under the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL) Annex VI regula..