Hydrotreating

ReTPac concept from MAN Diesel & Turbo recaptures market for refinery applications

Tailored specifically to the requirements of refinery operators, the modular and scalable turbomachinery concept combines centrifugal compressor and prime mover to a single-lift unit, serving refinery applications like hydrotreating and hydrocracking.

Axens technology licensed for Pertamina’s Balikpapan, Cilacap refineries

Axens signed several technology licensing agreements with Pertamina for its major expansion project to upgrade residue into gasoline in Balikpapan and for a new middle distillate hydrotreater in Cilacap.

Innovations

Andrew, Bob, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Where large machines are in use and the overall processes depend on a smoothly functioning plant, companies often rely on fixed maintenance schedules and diagnostic tools.

Technip awarded EPC contract for ENOC refinery expansion

Technip will serve as the main EPC contractor for Emirates National Oil Co.’s $1 B expansion of its Jebel Ali refinery.

Freedonia Group: Global demand for refining catalysts to reach $4.7 B in 2020

Global demand for the refining catalysts market, which includes catalysts used in fluid catalytic cracking (FCC), hydroprocessing, alkylation, reforming and other applications, is forecast to grow 3.6%/yr to $4.7 B in 2020.

Review of the CSB report on the 2010 Tesoro refinery fire

McGovern, S. J., PetroTech Consultants

On April 2, 2010, a catastrophic fire occurred within the naphtha hydrotreating unit in the Tesoro refinery in Anacortes, Washington. The final CSB report, including recommendations, was issued in May 2014, more than four years after the incident that resulted in the tragic loss of seven lives. This work critically reviews the CSB analysis of this incident and several of its resulting recommendations.

Improve refinery profitability by processing low-value streams in a diesel hydrotreater

Dhar, P. K., Rao, G. S., Bennet, C., Rao, P. V. C., Choudary, N. V., Valavarasu, G., Corporate Research and Development Center, Hindustan Petroleum Corp. Ltd.; Madhav, G. V., Naidu, A. T., SriGanesh, G., Visakhapatnam refinery, Hindustan Petroleum Corp. Ltd.

Global demand for middle distillates, especially diesel, is increasing.

Honeywell UOP introduces expanded range of hydrotreating catalysts

Honeywell UOP has expanded its portfolio of hydrotreating catalysts, which are used to remove impurities and contaminants from petroleum and other refining feedstocks to produce cleaner-burning gasoline and diesel that meet new global emissions regulations.

Honeywell UOP introduces new hydrotreating catalysts to support cleaner gasoline and diesel

Honeywell UOP is introducing an expanded portfolio of new hydrotreating catalysts used to remove impurities and contaminants from petroleum and other refining feedstocks to produce cleaner-burning gasoline and diesel that meets new global emissions regulations.

Boost capacity of SRUs with mixing devices for oxygen enrichment

The requirement for additional sulfur recovery unit capacity in a refinery may stem from hydroprocessing operations; a refinery expansion project; a shift from lighter to heavier, sourer crudes to improve margins; or the need to remove extra sulfur content to meet tighter environmental regulations.