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The following case study describes the early development phases of SOCAR’s ongoing major revamp project at the Heydar Aliyev Refinery (HAR) in Baku, Azerbaijan, and its interface with the associated Azerikimya (AZK) steam cracking complex near Sumgait. References are made to the related SOCAR polymer project in Sumgayit, as well.
Refiners are becoming increasingly dependent on opportunity crudes to stay competitive and enhance margins in the industry’s present uncertain state.
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Many end users are trying to use feedstock with higher sulfur content for their refineries to increase profitability, but numerous unknown or plausible bottlenecks exist.
Environment & Safety / Refining / Construction / Diesel / Desulfurization / Distillation / Environment / Gasoline / Hydrotreating / Octane / Products / Sulfur / Treating / Africa / Americas / Asia/Pacific / Europe / Middle East
Although the refining industry is expected to add more than 7 MMbpd of new distillation capacity by the early 2020s, the global refining industry will witness a boost in secondary processing capacity, as well.
Environment & Safety / Refining / Biofuels / Carbon Management / Construction / Crude oil / Desulfurization / Diesel / Economics / Environment / Gasoline / Greenhouse Gases / Hydrotreating / Products / Sulfur / Treating / Africa / Americas / Asia/Pacific / Europe / Middle East
According to multiple industry reports, crude oil consumption will continue to increase over the short term.
Construction / Crude oil / Desulfurization / Diesel / Economics / Engineering & Design / Environment & Safety / Gasoline / Hydrocracking / Hydrogen / Hydrotreating / Naphtha / Products / Pumps / Reactors / Sulfur / Treating / Utilities / Refining
In the past few decades, new technologies, including both carbon rejection methods and catalytic conversion methods, have emerged.
Environment & Safety / Process Optimization / Refining / Aromatics / Construction / Corrosion / Desulfurization / Engineering & Design / Environment / Equipment / Hydrotreating / Loss Prevention / Safety / Sulfur
Hydrotreating is a staple process found in nearly every refinery. The process removes undesirable feed contaminants, such as sulfur, nitrogen and metals, and saturates olefins and/or aromatics to produce high-quality products.
Maintenance & Reliability / Refining / Desulfurization / Engineering & Design / Equipment / Hydrotreating / Pumps / Middle East
Low-flow, high-head pumping requirements in refining and petrochemical plants make up less than 2% of the total pump population. This minor percentage is creating significant reliability concerns, which result in low mean-time between failures (MTBF), as well as high maintenance costs.
Vegetable oils are a renewable biomass resource used in the production of biofuels. Biodiesel production from transesterification of vegetable oils (fatty acid methyl ester, or FAME) is the primary route for producing biofuels from vegetable oils.
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