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Assessing the Hazard of Marginally Explosible Dusts

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 30, 2013
With the current focus on combustible dust hazards in industry, an increasing number of dusts are being tested by facilities to determine their...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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:...

New Quantitative Risk Criteria for U.S. LNG Facilities

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 29, 2013
The recent increase in natural gas production has expanded the outlook for exporting domestically-produced natural gas. As a result, many existing...

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...

Removal of Heavy Hydrocarbons from Lean Natural Gas

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 29, 2013
Removal of heavy hydrocarbons, such as C 6 + from natural gas is essential prior to cryogenic liquefaction in order to prevent freeze-out of these...

Unique Failure Mode for API Seal Plan 76

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 29, 2013
Unique Failure Mode for API Seal Plan 76 Double mechanical seals with a pressure alarm in the containment chamber are commonly used in LPG and other...

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...

NFPA 68 New Gas Venting Equations

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 29, 2013
The 2013 edition of NFPA 68 Standard on Explosion Protection by Deflagration Venting will replace vent area sizing equations containing the gas...

Is Your Operation Prepared for Economic Recovery?

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 29, 2013
Proposed Title ” Is Your Operation prepared for Economic Recovery?” The world economy has been depressed for several years. During that time, changes...

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...

New Materials for Membrane Separations

Mar 13, 2013
In this webinar, Dr. Richard D. Noble - the co-director of the NSF Industry/University Cooperative Research Center for Membrane Applied Science...

Safety in the LNG Value Chain

Dec 12, 2012
In this webinar, presenters describe and examine potential LNG (liquefied natural gas) hazards and risk-reduction methods for the LNG value chain ―...

On the Modeling of Oral Drug Delivery

AIChE Annual Meeting
Nov 1, 2012
On the Modeling of Oral Drug Delivery Naresh Pavurala, Luke E.K Achenie Department of Chemical Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State...
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