AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety

Thoughts about Safety, Staying at Zero

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Mar 15, 2011
Perfect safety records and perfect environmental records are an “inalienable right”, given to us not by governments, companies, or others. It is a...

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...

Industry Standards for Composite Repair Systems

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Mar 14, 2011
ABSTRACT A significant amount of work has transpired over the past several years in generating consensus-based standards that include ASME PCC-2 and...

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...

C5 Metathesis for Increased Propylene Production

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Mar 14, 2011
The production of on-purpose propylene via the metathesis of ethylene and butenes now exceed 6% of the total propylene. The supply of butenes is...

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...

Glid ARC Plasma Conversion of Pyrolysis Gas Into Syngas

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Mar 14, 2011
Pyrolysis gas is a product of Biomass, Municipal Wastes or Coal gasification process that contains H2, CO as well as unreacted light hydrocarbons and...

Life Cycle of Aluminum Plate Fin Exchangers

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Mar 14, 2011
Abstract: Corrosion, blockage, fouling, and mechanical/thermal overload are the key degradation mechanisms that operators need to control to avoid...

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...

Agency - Friend or Foe?

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Mar 14, 2011
Permitting a new plant, process, or modification can be daunting task. Early presentation and meetings with the Agency can help you climb the paperwork hill. In this session, a brief description of the various Bureaus and how they interact will be presented. Further information will be provided on the Bureau of Air which has the most complex rules and regulations.

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,...

Prevention of CUI: “ Roadmap to Managing CUI ”

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Mar 14, 2011
This paper details CUI cases as well as the means for preventing, finding and repairing them. Approaches and procedures for managing CUI are...

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...

Secondary Effects of Reducing Carbon Dioxide Emissions

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Mar 14, 2011
Secondary Effects of Reducing Carbon Dioxide Emissions While climate change has lost some interest to the global economy, the United States and the...

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)...

Role of Plasma Chemistry In Fuel Reforming Process

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Mar 14, 2011
The purpose of the present study is to investigate role of plasma chemistry in a fuel reforming process. So far, role of plasma chemistry in a fuel...

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...

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...

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...

Sulfur Myths - What We Know and What We Do Not Know

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Mar 13, 2011
The use of organosulfur compounds in steam cracking furnaces to produce ethylene and propylene is a universal practice to essentially prevent carbon...

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...
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