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ART, the joint venture of U.S. specialty chemicals and materials company Grace and Chevron announced global price increases for its hydroprocessing catalysts amid rapidly rising raw materials and energy costs.
Implement advanced level control techniques to improve crude distillation unit stabilizer performance
Maintenance & Reliability / Process Control / Process Optimization / Crude oil / Equipment / Hydrotreating / Naphtha
The performance of refinery operations depends on the stable operation of the plant.
Environment & Safety / Gas Processing/LNG / Maintenance & Reliability / Petrochemicals / Process Control / Process Optimization / Project Management / Refining / Analyzers / Aromatics / Biofuels / Boilers / Carbon Management / Catalysts / Construction / Corrosion / Crude oil / Desulfurization / Diesel / Distillation / Economics / Engineering & Design / Environment / Equipment / Gas to liquids (GTL) / Gasoline / Greenhouse Gases / Heat Transfer / Hydrogen / Hydrotreating / Information Systems / Loss Prevention / Management / Naphtha / Natural Gas / People / Polymers / Products / Reactors / Rotating Equipment / Safety / Sulfur / Treating / Valves / Americas / Asia/Pacific / Europe / Middle East
<em>Hydrocarbon Processing</em>, the downstream processing sector’s leading technical publication for 100 yr, has announced the finalists for its sixth annual <em>HP</em> Awards, which celebrate innovative technologies and people that have been instrumental in improving facility operations over the past year.
History of the HPI: The 2000s: Net-zero, environmental regulations, capacity acceleration and digital transformation
Biofuels / Carbon Management / Catalysts / Construction / Crude oil / Desulfurization / Diesel / Distillation / Economics / Engineering & Design / Environment / Environment & Safety / Equipment / Gasoline / Greenhouse Gases / Hydrocracking / Hydrogen / Hydrotreating / Gas Processing/LNG / Maintenance & Reliability / Petrochemicals / Process Control / Process Optimization / Project Management / Refining / Information Systems / Loss Prevention / Management / Naphtha / Natural Gas / People / Polymers / Products / Safety / Sulfur / Middle East / Europe / Americas / Asia/Pacific
This final installment of the History of the HPI series details major events in the refining and petrochemicals industry over the past 20 yr, including stricter regulations/initiatives to curb carbon emissions, a safer and more environmentally friendly way to produce and handle chemicals, significant capital investments to boost production capacity and digital transformation.
Environment & Safety / Gas Processing/LNG / Petrochemicals / Process Control / Process Optimization / Refining / Treating / Sulfur / Reactors / Products / Polymers / Natural Gas / Information Systems / Hydrotreating / Greenhouse Gases / Gasoline / Gas to liquids (GTL) / Environment / Engineering & Design / Economics / Distillation / Diesel / Desulfurization / Catalysts / Carbon Management / Biofuels / Africa / Americas / Asia/Pacific / Europe / Middle East
Much like several initiatives passed in the 1970s and 1980s, the 1990s were a decade heavily focused on environmental issues, with many new regulations being enacted to not only mitigate industrial and vehicle emissions but also to advance the production of clean fuels globally.
Hydroprocessing (hydrotreating and hydrocracking) units are high-pressure, high-temperature units that have multiple reactors, multiple beds per reactor and specialized metallurgy. Catalysts in these units are replaced on a 2 yr–5 yr cycle, depending on feed quality, unit design, catalyst selection, operational constraints and performance.
Hydroprocessing (hydrotreating and hydrocracking) units are high-pressure, high-temperature units that have multiple reactors, multiple beds per reactor and specialized metallurgy.
Process Optimization / Refining / Compressors / Hydrogen / Hydrotreating / Pumps / Treating / Valves
Hydrogen recycle gas compressors are one of the most significant rotating equipment in oil refineries, petrochemical plants and upgraders.
Motor gasoline standards are becoming increasingly stringent—in particular, the olefins content requirement in motor gasoline is getting lower and lower. Among these standards, China standard motor gasoline VI (B) requires that the olefin content should be < 15 vol%.
Maintenance & Reliability / Refining / Engineering & Design / Equipment / Hydrotreating / Loss Prevention / Reactors
Oil refining is an exceptionally complex industry, with much of the inherent complexity stemming from wide regional variances in crude quality and composition, plant capabilities and the types of products produced.
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