2012

Useful Tips for Optimal Fired Heater Performance

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 2, 2012
Advanced Process Control Strategies for Process Fired Heaters Fired Heaters are used extensively throughout refineries for heating, vaporization and...

Process Safety and Corporate Responsibility

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 2, 2012
In his Keynote Address at the AIChE 2012 Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety in Houston, TX, on April 2, 2012, Michael J. Dolan of...

Advanced Control of Multiple Sulfur Recovery Units

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 2, 2012
Sulfur Recovery in a Refinery entails collecting sour vent gases (containing H2S) from a number of sources, including Hydrotreaters, Hydrocrackers,...

Combustion of Mixtures: A Modified IFC Approach

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 2, 2012
While most studies on flares have been done with single hydrocarbon fuels or binary mixtures, the reality of most industrial flares is that they see...

The Economics of Process Measurements

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 2, 2012
What is the economic value of a new measuring device in a process plant – a new analyzer, a more accurate flow measurement, an additional temperature...

Thermal Safety of Ionic Liquids

Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 2, 2012
During the past decade, research and development in ionic liquids has grown tremendously. Targeted applications for ionic liquids include replacement...

Fate of Ammonia in Refinery Amine Systems

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 2, 2012
Fate of Ammonia in Refinery Amine Systems Ralph H. Weiland, Nathan A. Hatcher & R. Scott Alvis Optimized Gas Treating, Inc. Sugar Land, TX...

Waste Heat Recovery Considerations in LNG Plants

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 2, 2012
WASTE HEAT RECOVERY CONSIDERATIONS IN LNG PLANTS ABSTRACT DOUGLAS WILES, RYAN HOLLENBACH & STANLEY KWAN Thermal integration in an LNG plant...

All Sulphur Plants Are Not Created Equal

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 2, 2012
All Sulphur Plants are Not Created Equal ABSTRACT Sulphur recovery from natural resources is required to meet environmental regulations on sulphur...

Installing a Charge Gas Compressor Booster

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 2, 2012
The Braskem Ethylene Southeast Plant expansion study from 500 MTA to 700 MTA recommended that the charge gas compressor turbine and the 1 st and 2 nd...

Tutorial: The Chemistry of Refinery Fouling

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 2, 2012
The chemistry of refinery fouling is well enough understood to mitigate nearly all fouling. The key information required are the location of the...

CEP: Process Safety Beacon - Hot Work Hazards

August
2012
Process Safety Beacon
A contract welder and a foreman were repairing an agitator support on top of an atmospheric-pressure storage tank. The tank contained a polyvinyl fluoride slurry with a flammable concentration if vinyl fluoride in the vapor space. An explosion...

CEP: Journal Highlight - ChemEs get Schooled in Sustainability

August
2012
Journal Highlight
David T. Allen- University of Texas at Austin, David R. Shonnard- Michigan Technological University
Sustainable design will be required if the world is to support a growing population with increasingly higher living standards.

CEP: News Update

August
2012
News Update
Updates Include: The Natural Gas Debate Continues Smart Material Stays Cool in the Heat Firefly-Semiconductor Hybrid Lights Up Ionic Liquid Improves Hydrogen-Producing Catalyst One-Pot Synthesis Yields Zeolites at Bargain Prices High-Carbon Diet...

CEP: Institute News - President's Corner

August
2012
Institute News
David Rosenthal
Today's for-profit businesses and nonprofit organizations are faced withe the need to accomplish multiple strategic priorities to achieve their goals for revenue, membership involvement, and longevity. A concept underlying all these priorities is...

Choosing Process Vacuum Pumps

August
2012
Back To Basics
Dr. Don Collins
Vacuum pumps are an integral part of many industrial facilities. Both processing objectives and budget constraints must be considered when selecting a specific pump.

Avoid Bulk Solids Segregation Problems

April
2012
Fluids and Solids Handling
Eric Maynard, Eric Maynard
Powder blend consistency can be difficult to maintain during processing. This article provides an overview of common segregation mechanisms, highlights key sampling techniques, and offers practical guidance on preventing and solving segregation...

Flash Fire From a Hot Combustible Liquid

Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 4, 2012
A truck driver loading a tanker was fatally injured in a flash fire. The accident occurred at the loading rack of a petroleum refinery. The truck...

Proven in Use (What's the Quality of Your Data)

Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 4, 2012
To perform LOPA's, fault tree analysis, SIL verifications and other quantitative likelihood analyses requires data. As much as everyone wants data,...

Societal Risk Criteria and Pipelines

Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 4, 2012
The discussion of societal risk criteria for the process industry began in the 1970's, led primarily by the Dutch and British governments. Most of...

Fire From Iron

Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 3, 2012
Although the potential consequences of combustible dust explosions are becoming more widely known, the potential consequences of combustible dust...

Process Safety Regulations - Blessing or Curse?

Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 3, 2012
Are Process Safety / Risk Management regulations a blessing or a curse? The answer of course is “it depends.” There is little doubt that Process...

Gains From Getting near Misses Reported

Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 3, 2012
[An earlier edition of this paper was first presented at the “International Conference and Workshop – Process Safety Incidents,” 2000, organized by...

On-Line Energy Management System - Round 2

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 3, 2012
In 2008-9 Equistar implemented an on-line, open-loop utility optimizer at one of our world scale olefin sites. We call this our energy management...

A Pre-Plan for Process Safety Management

Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 3, 2012
This paper will present the steps a small pharmaceutical research and development company is taking to prepare for Process Safety Management (PSM)...
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