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Special Focus: Clean Fuels
Convert LCO to gasoline with a high RON
Due to the growing popularity of family automobiles in China, the country’s domestic oil market is experiencing a rise in gasoline consumption and a reduction in diesel consumption in recent years.
Composite ionic liquid alkylation technology gives high product yield and selectivity
Global sentiment has been moving toward a call to develop innovative technologies that address environmental preservation and limit the use of hazardous materials.
Upgrading the bottom of the barrel
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 and Safety
Dynamic simulation of integrated syngas, O2 and steam networks for a gasification complex—Part 2
Reliance Industries Ltd. (RIL) operates the world’s largest refinery complex, with a combined crude processing capacity of 1.24 MMbpd that is split between two refineries: a Domestic Tariff Area (DTA) refinery and a Special Economic Zone (SEZ) refinery in Jamnagar, India.
Flexibility in desalting operations for opportunity crudes
Crude oil / Engineering & Design / Process Optimization / Refining / Treating / Middle East / Americas / Asia/Pacific / Africa
Typically, opportunity crudes require more rigorous desalting to yield high-quality products due to high levels of naphthenic acids, basic sediment and water (BS&W) and filterable solids, among others.
Cost-effective revamp of CO2 removal systems
The cost-effective revamp experiences of carbon dioxide (CO<sub>2</sub>) removal systems in three different ammonia plants, and the resulting attractive payback of just a few months are detailed here.
Fluid Flow and Rotating Equipment
Preventing wire wooling journal bearing failure
This work details the operation of a 21,000-HP, five-stage barrel pump utilized for seawater injection service.
Terminals and Storage
Keep a floating roof on an even keel
Users of large liquid hydrocarbon storage tanks at refineries and terminals must solve a variety of problems and make trade-offs related to vapor emissions and general structural integrity for these massive containers.
Editorial Comment: The future of refining—sulfur need not apply
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.
Reliability: Consider stainless steel tubing for mechanical seal connections
If, in days past, you have questioned why hard piping was used for mechanical seal flush lines and seal support configurations in process pumps, you are certainly not alone.
Automation Strategies: Top technology trends in automation for 2018
Information Systems / Management / Maintenance & Reliability / Process Control / Project Management / Refining
The last several years have seen significant advances in, and acceptance of, new automation technologies.
Refining: Russia plans ramp-up in refinery expansion, construction
Russian fuel producers aim to ensure regular supplies of oil products to both the domestic market and foreign importers in the coming years by building new refineries and modernizing existing plants across the country.
Viewpoint: Digitalization is key to increasing the process industry’s productivity
Process Control / Process Optimization / Refining / Engineering & Design / Equipment / Europe / Middle East / Information Systems / Loss Prevention / Management
Consumers are continuously looking for healthier, safer and more environmentally sustainable products.
Digital: Operational excellence index—Part 2: The digital transformation
Environment & Safety / Petrochemicals / Process Control / Process Optimization / Project Management / People / Refining / Equipment / Information Systems / Loss Prevention / Management / Safety / Africa / Americas / Asia/Pacific / Europe / Middle East
Without a doubt, digitalization is the engine fueling the growing adoption of operational excellence (OE) in hazardous industries.
Trends & Resources
Industry Perspectives: Secondary unit construction surges in the near term
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.
Business Trends: Rejuvenating the contract “spine” of megaprojects—Part 1
Petrochemicals / Process Optimization / Project Management / Refining / Products / Management / Loss Prevention / Equipment / Engineering & Design / Construction
Business executives and project managers are grappling with challenging business environments and a 20-yr legacy of failing megaprojects.
US refining margins showed slight gains on the top of the barrel as a result of cold weather-related refinery outages, rebounding slightly from the previous month.
Global Project Data
According to <i>Hydrocarbon Processing's HPI Market Data 2018,</i>’ total capital expenditures (CAPEX) are expected to reach $144 B in 2018.
Environment & Safety / Maintenance & Reliability / Petrochemicals / Refining / Analyzers / Corrosion / Crude oil / Engineering & Design / Environment / Equipment / Rotating Equipment / Safety / Motors
Hawk Measurement Systems has announced a new OptioLaser S300 that can be used for the detection of all types of liquids, regardless of their dielectric properties.
Metso’s board of directors has appointed CFO Eeva Sipilä as Metso’s interim President and CEO, succeeding Nico Delvaux.
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