Treating

Improve removal of phenolic and amine compounds in a sour water stripper

Argirov, G., Chakarov, P., Pavlova, A., Stratiev, D., LUKOIL Neftohim Burgas

Joint stripping in a refinery sour water stripper (SWS) unit contributes to the concentration of phenols and total nitrogen (N) in the discharged treated water from the wastewater treatment unit.

Viewpoint: Advanced H2O systems and the drive for efficiency

Andersen, K., Veolia Water Americas

For both upstream and downstream operations, H2O is a critical resource in the oil and gas industry.

Dividing wall column applications in FCC naphtha splitter columns

Bhargava, M., Kalita, R., Gentry, J. C., GTC Technology US, LLC

Dividing wall column (DWC) technology is becoming more widely accepted throughout the process industries as a means to increase efficiency and reduce capital and energy costs.

Editorial Comment: Is the industry ready for IMO 2020?

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

In mid-July, hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI) professionals from around the world met in Houston, Texas for Hydrocarbon Processing’s International Petrochemical and Refining Conference (IRPC).

Installation of liquid sulfur degassing processes in existing SRUs

Van Grinsven, R., Van Son, M., Jacobs Comprimo Sulfur Solutions

Over the last 35 yr, more companies worldwide have installed liquid sulfur degassing processes in their sulfur recovery units (SRUs) to minimize the dangers of the release of hydrogen sulfide from the produced elemental sulfur.

Canadian refinery reusing 100% of water with GE wastewater treatment technology

TREVOSE, PA. — Federated Co-Operatives Limited’s Co-op Refinery Complex in Regina, Saskatchewan, was named Industrial Water Project of the Year at the annual Global Water Awards. The award recognizes the project, commissioned in 2016, that represents the most impressive technical or environmental achievement in the field of industrial water.

An investigative study for technological innovation for ethylene plants

Abdel-Aal, H. K., National Research Center (NRC)

The development of an industrial process like an ethylene (C2H4) plant requires skills and knowledge in two main subject areas: synthesis and analysis. Optimal configuration through process synthesis (PS) with selected task selection (STS) is the main theme of this work.

Alternatives to flare gas recovery for sour refinery flare gas

For many sour gas streams present in a flare header, less expensive options than flare gas recovery may exist. The compressors, liquids management, downstream treating and other systems required for flare gas recovery (FGR) can be expensive to install and/or operate reliably. Some refineries allow the flaring of sweet gases.

Expand crude diet flexibility through comprehensive oil management

Arensdorf, J., Hoffman, G., Baker Hughes

One of the primary means for refiners to boost profitability is to improve crude diet flexibility. Many refiners are challenged with increasing their margins while the quality of the global crude oil supply declines.

Driving innovation in the downstream: IRPC returns to New Delhi

Adrienne Blume, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Gulf Publishing Company and Hydrocarbon Processing are pleased to announce that IRPC 2017 will be held April 18–20 in New Delhi.