Process and computational fluid dynamic modelling were applied to validate the technology used in an FCC unit revamp st Shell’s Puget Sound refinery
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A significant improvement in refining margin can be achieved through a low to moderate cost revamp to enable processing of heavy sour crudes.
Full scale testing and analysis of operation demonstrate the importance of tower internals on the performance of masss transfer packings.
The ability to turn wastewater and seawater into high quality process water is key to the expansion of downstream oil and gas in water short areas.
Processing high TAN crude with low sulphur shale oil presented challenging corrosion problems for a refiner.
China Coal Mengda New Energy & Chemical Company Limited’s 500,000 t/y engineering plastic project came into operation and started producing quality products on April 16th.
Air Liquide signed a new long-term contract with Maoming Petrochemical Co. (MPCC). Under the terms of the new agreement, Air Liquide will invest around 40 million euros in a new state-of-the-art ASU (Air Separation Unit), with a total capacity of 850 tonnes of oxygen per day.
Revamping crude and vacuum units to process dilbit can involve extensive equipment replacement as well as major changes to the crude preheating scheme.
Updated stepless capacity control of reciprocating compressors saved energy and improved process stability at a petrochemicals site.
The HAZOP methodology is an extremely powerful tool for the identification, semi-quantification, and mitigation of risks in chemical processing plants and production facilities, both continuous and batch or semi-batch processes.