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Venezuela's state energy company Petroleos de Venezuela PDVSA has resumed operation at the catalytic cracking unit at the El Palito refinery.
Americas / Catalysts / Engineering & Design / Environment & Safety / Equipment / Maintenance & Reliability / People / Safety
The catalytic cracking unit at Venezuela's Cardon refinery, the country's second-biggest, has broken down and paused operations since the middle of the week.
Critical considerations for retrofit designing a platformer reactor’s partial bypass piping in a NHT plant
Maintenance & Reliability / Process Optimization / Project Management / Refining / Catalysts / Engineering & Design / Equipment / Gasoline / Hydrogen / Hydrotreating / Loss Prevention / Naphtha / Piping / Reactors / Sulfur / Treating / Middle East
The naphtha hydrotreater/continuous catalyst regeneration (NHT/CCR) platformer produces reformate to be utilized as a blending stock in the gasoline pool (FIG. 1).
Americas / Construction / Engineering & Design / Environment & Safety / Equipment / Maintenance & Reliability
Owners of refined products terminals, crude oil terminals, chemical plants and refineries can encounter several challenges when taking storage tanks out of service for inspection and repair per American Petroleum Institute Recommended Practice 653 requirements.
Maintenance & Reliability / Petrochemicals / Process Control / Process Optimization / Refining / Engineering & Design / Equipment / Information Systems / Loss Prevention / Management / Rotating Equipment / Safety / Americas
According to Löfsten, “the costs of maintenance are estimated to be between 15% and 40% of production costs.” Consequently, efforts to reduce such costs without compromising risk to equipment, personnel safety and environmental integrity are welcomed.
Environment & Safety / Maintenance & Reliability / Petrochemicals / Process Control / Process Optimization / Project Management / Refining / Environment / Equipment / Information Systems / People / Safety
One day at a refinery, operators call an instrument tech to the control room and point to the screen.
Modern advanced control and monitoring systems for centrifugal compressors support compression plant operation at the highest possible efficiency, availability and reliability.
Maintenance & Reliability / Petrochemicals / Process Control / Process Optimization / Refining / Engineering & Design / Environment / Equipment / Information Systems
In the hydrocarbon and other process industries, engineering and operations teams have a fundamental responsibility to maximize asset profitability.
In more complex petroleum refineries, a secondary processing step may be implemented in more complex petroleum refineries to produce more usable end products.
Often, facilities hesitate to invest in monitoring rotating equipment until the machine fails. By that time, there is no background information, such as vibration or temperature data, to help site engineers diagnose the machine’s failure. However, by implementing a remote monitoring solution on healthy equipment, users can set a baseline of machine health to gain essential insights when the machine begins to fail.
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