Fossil Fuels

Natural Gas Future

South Texas Section Webinar
Apr 7, 2011
Natural gas, at prices significantly below BTU parity with oil for a long time to come, will certainly play a pivotal role in world energy supply and...

Achieving "Superior Energy Performance"

South Texas Section Webinar
Apr 7, 2011
This Webinar, sponsored by South Texas Section of the AIChE, Texas Industries of the Future and AIChE Center for Energy Initiatives, was presented at...

Mitigation of Preheat Fouling by Eliminating the Cause

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Mar 15, 2011
Today, there is no excuse for not getting five years or more on the run length of refinery preheat exchangers without the need for cleaning. Among...

LNG Tank Top Fires

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Mar 15, 2011
The regulatory requirements of 49 CFR 193, Liquefied Natural Gas Facilities: Federal Safety Standards, require thorough engineering reviews before...

Process Automation During Refinery Unit Transitions

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Mar 15, 2011
Process Automation ideas and technologies have been used sporadically for decades. However, in US refineries, automation technologies are still...

Multi-Model MPC for a Complex pH Neutralization Process

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Mar 14, 2011
Control of feed pH control is an important task in chemical industries, wastewater treatment, polymerization reactions, fatty acid production and...

Exploitation of Low-Grade Heat In Site Utility Systems

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Mar 14, 2011
The site utility system provides the heating, cooling load along with power production for the processes on the total site. Low-grade heat is...

Synthesis Gas Cleanup with Nonthermal Plasma

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Mar 14, 2011
Plasma processes are very useful in industry because plasma has the unique characteristic of producing active species in large numbers of energetic...

Reliable Innovations on Compressors for LNG Value Chain

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Mar 14, 2011
Since the restart of its expansion in 1985 with Woodside plant, OEM has tried to support the growth of LNG market all over the years by introducing...

Novel Additives to Improve Resid Quality

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Mar 14, 2011
With an increasing focus on resid upgrade and bottom of the barrel conversion over the years due to economic advantages, refiners are increasingly...

New Continuous Coking Process

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Mar 14, 2011
NEW CONTINUOUS COKING PROCESS A new coking process can accept resid feed from the conventional resid heater in a coking plant and continuously...

Handling LPG Components In LNG Plants

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Mar 14, 2011
Natural Gas Liquid (NGL) recovery is an inherent part of most Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) production trains. The requirement serves many purposes,...

Efficient Power Recovery In LNG Regasification Plants

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Mar 14, 2011
Regasification plants vaporize liquefied natural gas using mainly high-pressure LNG pumps and heat exchangers. The vaporization pressure corresponds...

Plasma Assisted De-NOx In Diesel Engine

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Mar 14, 2011
Plasma assisted De-NOx systems in mobile application are introduced. In general, de-NOx process requires reductant for reducing catalyst. NH3(Urea)...

Mercury Removal From Gaseous and Liquid Hydrocarbons

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Mar 13, 2011
Mercury is present in many of the world’s oil & gas fields and its removal and capture is important for a number of reasons: * Process plants...

Fundamentals of Alarm Management

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Mar 13, 2011
When the information era began thirty years ago, the focus for the refinery control specialist was placing as much data as possible into the hands of...

Processing Heavy Crudes In Existing Refineries

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Mar 13, 2011
Increasing amounts of heavy crudes are being produced, particularly in Canada and South America. The discount prices for these crudes, relative to...

CO2 Tolerant N2 Rejection From Natural Gas

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Mar 13, 2011
Associated gas from the oil industry has been flared for decades. The prevailing attitude towards CO 2 emissions and other pollutants requires smart...

Designing for an LNG Loading Arm Failure

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Mar 24, 2010
Over the last few decades, LNG has vaulted onto the world stage as a viable candidate for future energy needs. Scores of studies have been done to...

Full Potential Conversion of Vacuum Resids

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Mar 23, 2010
Present vacuum resid conversion processes, either coking or hydroconversion, are far from achieving their maximum conversion. With the remaining...

Fuel Performance Parameters for Marine Engines

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Mar 23, 2010
The regulations for sulfur reduction in marine fuels are impacting the whole spectrum beginning from the production of the fuel in the refineries to...

Integrated Refinery Cracker, the New Paradigm

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Mar 23, 2010
The new trends in crackers are higher capacity and heavier feedstock. This makes the integration between refineries and crackers significantly more...
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