Loss Prevention

Mitigating corrosion challenges from opportunity crudes

Wold, K., Emerson Automation Solutions

High-quality crudes are not always readily available, or at a price that is acceptable to the producer’s budget.

The benefits of automatic batch distillation

Process control methods have been applied to batch distillation of crude oil and intermediate oils performed in the Chevron DPST labs in Richmond, California.

Welded plate heat exchangers cut refinery process costs—Part 2

Broad, R., GESMEX Exchangers GmbH; Kauders, P., CDE Projects Ltd.

Plate-and-frame (P&F) heat exchangers were first manufactured 100 yr ago for use in the dairy industry.

Pump sealing for low-temperature hydrocarbons and liquefied atmospheric gases

Savage, M., John Crane Inc.

Pumping of low-temperature and cryogenic fluids requires specific and unique engineering technologies for the shaft sealing system.

Case study for a high-performing refinery loss control program

Valentine, J., Emerson Automation Solutions; Videla, R., YPF

Most refineries have some sort of mass balance and loss control program in place for accounting, planning and scheduling, as well as for financial and operational evaluation purposes.

Oil flushing benefits and optimization

Toledano, I., Wattco

Oil flushing has a direct impact on the performance and lifespan of industrial equipment.

Onsite

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Opening Gulf Energy Information’s 2019 Eastern Mediterranean Gas Conference (EMGC) in Cyprus was the Minister of Energy, Commerce and Industry for the Republic of Cyprus, H. E. Yiorgos Lakkotrypis.

Equipment reliability: Critical to protecting margins in a volatile environment

Donlon, A., ExxonMobil

For any hydrocarbon processor, margin is king.

Power: Temporary power tips for turnarounds and maintenance activities

Smith, B., Aggreko

Maintenance activities and turnarounds often prove challenging to a facility’s electrical power system.

Executive Viewpoint: A vision for the refinery of 2030

Beck, R., Aspen Technology Inc.

The refining business needs to change dramatically over the next decade.