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Update of the Activities of the NOx Safety Task Group

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
May 1, 2013
The initial AIChE Task Group for NOx Safety was set up following a disclosure of significant accumulations of the NOx compound, N 2 O 3, in an...

Nonlinear APC Solution for Polypropylene Plants

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
May 1, 2013
Abstract A Nonlinear Model Predictive Control Solution has been implemented on the two Polypropylene Lines at Saudi Polyolefins Company (TASNEE)...

Hydrogen Generation From Residuum

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
May 1, 2013
Refineries in the U.S. are processing increasingly heavy sour crudes that contain metals, sulfur, and high molecular weight aromatic hydrocarbons...

MAPD Stability and Management in Ethylene Plants

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
May 1, 2013
Abstract MAPD Stability and Management in Ethylene Plants Accumulation of C3 (MAPD, Methyl Acetylene & Propadiene) and C4 (VA, Vinyl Acetylene)...

The Identification of Butadiene Popcorn Polymer

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 30, 2013
The formation of butadiene polymer is a common problem in butadiene extraction units, as well as ethylene plant purification columns processing high...

Carburization In Ethylene Radiant Coils

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 30, 2013
CARBURIZATION IN ETHYLENE RADIANT COILS Hugues Chasselin, tech support Manoir industries, France Abstract : Carburization is a phenomenon encountered...

World Scale Boil-off Gas Reliquefaction

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 30, 2013
Boil-off gas reliquefaction has become an industry standard for many LNG carriers, which no longer use gas as fuel for steam boilers, but tap others...

Setting the Revamp Basis: What Is Current Operation?

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 30, 2013
A revamp aims to modify a plant to meet some new combination of capacity, feed, product, safety or regulatory requirements. The starting point on any...

Constructability Issues for FLNG

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 30, 2013
Constructability issues shall be reviewed and incorporated in the Project Development Plan and Design of the FLNG. This paper addresses important...

Thermal Fluids: The Key to Overall Site Integration

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 30, 2013
Thermal Fluids: the Key to Overall Site Integration G.T.Polley , M.Picon Nunez & E.Tamakloe Dept. of Chemical Engineering, University of...

Corrosion At Pipe Supports: Causes and Solutions

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 30, 2013
Localized corrosion attack at pipe support areas is a major problem for integrity managers. Offshore, marine and coastal operators, without exception...

Exploiting Hydrogen Plant to Improve Refinery Margins

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 30, 2013
In addressing the global drive for cleaner transport fuels against increasing proportion of heavier and sourer crudes, refiners are faced with the...

LNG FSRU and FPSO Pump Considerations for Ship Motion

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 30, 2013
LNG marine pumps installed in FSRU and FPSO applications are exposed to three degrees of ship movement as a result of wave motion. There is concern...

Troubleshooting a Furnace Emissions Problem

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 30, 2013
We had been fighting CO flue gas emissions on our CEMS analyzer for around a year, we had indications that it was a burner problem, fixed the burners...

Defining and Creating Best Practices

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 30, 2013
The continuous drive for excellence in our industry reaches all segments and disciplines of our organizations. The goal to improve the safety of our...

Improving Fired Heaters Using CFD

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 30, 2013
We have successfully used CFD( Computational Fluid Dynamics) to improve the performance of a Crude and Coker Heater. CFD helps to model the burners,...

The Design and Revamp of Cooling Water Networks

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 30, 2013
Cooling Water Networks G.T.Polley , M.Picon Nunez & E.Tamakloe Dept. of Chemical Engineering, University of Guanajuato, Mexico In Reality:...

Optimization of An Industrial Power Plant

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 29, 2013
Operations Optimization of Industrial Power Plants (IPP) is an often ignored area. One reason for this complacency is that IPPs are usually cost...

Abqaiq Plant Virtual Plant RTO Implementation

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 29, 2013
Abqaiq Plant Virtual Plant RTO Implementation Abstract Abqaiq Plant is the largest worldwide crude stabilization plant with $200MM energy consumption...

Successful Sulfur Unit Startups

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 29, 2013
As the environmental importance of Sulfur Recovery Units increases, so too does the importance of smooth and successful SRU startups. This paper will...

Fundamentals of Model Based Loop Tuning

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 29, 2013
There are many methods to tune PID controllers. This presentation provides a tutorial on tuning PID process controllers using Internal Model Control...

Importance of Field Testing Liquid Distributors

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 29, 2013
Spray nozzles & gravity distributors are primarily used in different Oil refinery facilities (columns, scrubbers, etc.). Installers and...

Current Myths about LNG

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 29, 2013
Since the startup of the first baseload LNG plant (Camel) in 1964, there have been several generations of LNG plant designs. Each generation can be...

Ethylene: Past, Present and Future

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 29, 2013
Martin will offer some thoughts on developments in the Ethylene industry over the past 25 years that the Ethylene Producers has been meeting. He will...

CEP: News Update

June
2013
News Update
Sinewy Fibers Boast Strength and Toughness; Graphene Stacks Up to Bandgap Limitations; Squishy Material Toughens Up when Stressed; A Tiny Forest of Semiconductors Mimics Nature’s Photosynthesis; and more

Singapore: An Emerging Leader in Biomedical Sciences

October
2007
SBE Special Section
Miranda G. S. Yap, Niki S. C. Wong
With a heavy investment in biomedical research— particularly the $330 million to build Biopolis in 2003— Singapore is seeing the fruits of its labor blossom.

CEP: Process Safety Beacon - Why Can't I Open that Valve?

June
2013
Process Safety Beacon
In April 2004, an explosion and fire at a polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plant killed five people and severely injured three others. The explosion and fire destroyed most of the reactor building and an adjacent warehouse. Because smoke from the fire drifted...

2013 AIChE Salary Survey

June
2013
Salary Survey
Chemical engineering salaries have increased over the past two years, reflecting an improved economy and job market for engineers. The median salary of survey respondents is $120,000 — a 9% increase over the median reported in 2011. This expanded version of the article that appeared in print in the June 2013 issue of CEP includes addittional information, tables, charts and more detail.

The Netherlands' Process Technology Networks

June
2012
Global Outlook
Andrzej Stankiewicz, Tjeerd Jongsma
Marked by a culture of open innovation, the Dutch system of collaboration creates unique opportunities for advances in process technology.
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