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An Introduction to Low Pressure Storage Tanks

Conference Presentation
Southwest Process Technology Conference
Friday, October 2, 2015 - 2:00pm-2:30pm
Storage tanks are an overlooked part of any refinery or chemical plant. They don’t make boatloads of money, but they are an integral part of keeping...

Molecular Simulations Of Ionic Liquids

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
Tuesday, November 5, 2013 - 8:30am-8:45am
Molecular Simulations of Ionic Liquids. The complexity of interactions and diversity of combinations between cations and anions of have resulted in...

Lessons Learned and Efficiencies Developed in Conducting Dust PHAs

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 4:00pm-4:30pm
Braskem America, with assistance from ABS Consulting, is performing dust hazard analyses (DHAs) and layer of protection analyses (LOPAs) on its...

Professional Accident Emergency System of CNPC and Its Operation

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 8:30am-9:00am
CNPC is China's major oil and gas producer and supplier, and the world famous large oil companies as well. CNPC’s businesses cover the exploration...

Challenges in Syngas Preparation for Different Applications

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 - 8:00am-8:30am
The syngas composition & purity requirements differ significantly for different applications. Depending on the end application of the syngas, the...

Adding Logic to Complex Protein Functions

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
Monday, November 9, 2015 - 6:00pm-6:45pm
Proteins are the most versatile among the various biological building blocks. However, the strength of proteins - their versatility and specific...

Innovation

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
Monday, November 9, 2015 - 12:30pm

Alternative Sampling Densities in Non-Uniform Sampling

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
Monday, November 9, 2015 - 3:15pm-5:45pm
Non-uniform sampling (NUS) is more widely practiced, but many implementations either do not weight the distribution of samples, or follow exponential...

Downstream Challenges Processing Opportunity Crude Oils

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
Monday, November 9, 2015 - 3:15pm-5:45pm
Tight oil availability has transformed the refining industry in the U.S. Rapidly increasing availability of tight oil is an opportunity but has...

Coke Drum Feed Entry Design Considerations

Conference Presentation
Southwest Process Technology Conference
Friday, October 2, 2015 - 3:30pm-4:00pm
Automated unheading valves are becoming the norm for both new and modernized delayed cokers, as these unheading devices have a proven track record of...

Challenges Facing Young Professionals

Conference Presentation
Southwest Process Technology Conference
Friday, October 2, 2015 - 3:30pm-4:00pm
It can be difficult enough to get through school without thinking of where your degree will take you. This presentation will cover many issues that...

Dehydration and Purification of Spent Tetra Hydro Furan Solvent

Conference Presentation
Southwest Process Technology Conference
Friday, October 2, 2015 - 3:30pm-4:00pm
Tetra Hydro Furan (THF), a critical solvent in pharmaceutical industry, gets diluted with water and contaminated with impurities during the course of...

The Petrochemical FCC Unit

Conference Presentation
Southwest Process Technology Conference
Friday, October 2, 2015 - 3:00pm-3:30pm
Propylene is a key building block in the petrochemical industry. The vast majority of propylene supply comes from steam crackers (approximately 60...

Introduction to Pressure Relief Devices

Conference Presentation
Southwest Process Technology Conference
Friday, October 2, 2015 - 3:00pm-3:30pm
Pressure relief devices are a key piece of plant safety. Pressure relief devices are used to prevent overpressure of protected equipment for plant...

Options to Reduce Cooling Water Consumption in Fertilizer Plants

Conference Presentation
Southwest Process Technology Conference
Friday, October 2, 2015 - 2:00pm-2:30pm
Water saving strategies are a key factor in the design and operation of industrial facilities, especially as raw water is becoming one of the most...

From Micro to Macro without Migraines

Conference Presentation
Southwest Process Technology Conference
Friday, October 2, 2015 - 1:30pm-2:00pm
The design of industrial chemical processes typically starts at a lab scale and passes through a battery of analyses on the road to production scale...

PSM - A Regulation or a Culture?

Conference Presentation
Southwest Process Technology Conference
Friday, October 2, 2015 - 1:30pm-2:00pm
"Safety matters at all levels”, even for small companies that may not be OSHA’s PSM level facilities, as long as they use highly hazardous chemicals...

Fine Particles Erosion - Experiments and CFD Analysis

Conference Presentation
Southwest Process Technology Conference
Friday, October 2, 2015 - 10:30am-11:00am
Erosion due to fine particles (2 to 50 microns) occurs in oil sands, off shore oil & gas and in refinery operations. This phenomenon has not been...

Next Generation Root Cause Investigation and Analysis

Conference Presentation
Southwest Process Technology Conference
Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 3:30pm-4:00pm
As with all industrial process safety incidents, there are lessons to learn from systemic failures that have the potential to end in the tragic loss...

Validating the Risk Reduction Claimed for IPLs in LOPA

Conference Presentation
Southwest Process Technology Conference
Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 2:30pm-3:00pm
Layer of Protection Analysis (LOPA) is a widely used semi-quantitative tool that can be used to determine the safety integrity level in designing the...

Guidelines for Dynamic Modeling of Column Startup

Conference Presentation
Southwest Process Technology Conference
Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 2:30pm-3:00pm
Advances in computing speed continue to enable dynamic modeling of ever increasing complexity. One example of this includes simulation of non-routine...

How New Reactor Internals Can Be Used to Enhance Profitability

Conference Presentation
Southwest Process Technology Conference
Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 11:30am-12:00pm
Reactor issues such as thermal maldistribution and high pressure drop are indicators that a refinery may be failing to capture the maximum value from...

The Intriguing Demise of Jurassic Control Strategies

Conference Presentation
Southwest Process Technology Conference
Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 9:30am-10:00am
The petro-chemical industry has been around for decades. The industry has made advances in many facets of the business, but there are some parts that...

The Coming US Petrochemical Capacity Wave and Global Outlook

Conference Presentation
Southwest Process Technology Conference
Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 8:45am-9:30am
US shale gas has spurred massive investment in the petrochemical and polymers sectors. Meanwhile, crude oil price volatility is changing production...
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