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Transient Studies of a Sodium-Sulfur Cell

AIChE Annual Meeting
Nov 3, 2013
In the modern grid era , multiple fossil-fueled power generation facilities and renewable energy sources are expected to interact actively. Power...

Project Execution Using the Stage Gate Process

Southwest Process Technology Conference
Oct 4, 2013
In recent years more and more projects are being executed effectively using the “Stage Gate” process. This presentation provides an overview of the...

Offshore Process Overview

Southwest Process Technology Conference
Oct 4, 2013
Offshore topside facilities are typically designed for minimum processing of the well fluids to minimize the topside facilities weight and footprint...

The Renaissance of the North American Energy Sector

Southwest Process Technology Conference
Oct 4, 2013
Until just a few years ago, the widespread view was the U.S. was a mature oil and gas province with production in general decline. However, with the...

Integration of Planning and Control

Southwest Process Technology Conference
Oct 4, 2013
Interoperability refers to the methods by which software applications and systems access data among themselves as required in order to function...

Advances in Automation: Wireless the Enabler

Southwest Process Technology Conference
Oct 4, 2013
Older refineries and petrochemical facilities were built with the minimum amount of instrumentation, only that which was necessary to safely operate...

Risk Assessment Challenges 20:20

Southwest Process Technology Conference
Oct 3, 2013
A wide variety of hazard identification and risk assessment techniques are available. All techniques require knowledge in the fundamentals of the...

Column Revamps

Southwest Process Technology Conference
Oct 3, 2013
Distillation and absorption columns sometimes need to be revamped to achieve capacity increases, separation improvements or energy consumption...

CSB Investigation of Chevron Richmond Refinery Fire

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
May 1, 2013
On August 6, 2012 a hydrocarbon fire occurred at approximately 6:30 p.m. in the crude unit of the Chevron Richmond Refinery in Richmond, California...

Furnace Burner Management Practices within Nova Canada

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
May 1, 2013
Furnace Burner Management Practices within Nova Canada The focus of this paper will be on the cracking heaters at the NOVA Chemicals Corunna site,...

Composite Fuels Production for Combustion

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
May 1, 2013
ABSTRACT Goal of the Project The primary goal of the project is the creation of composite fuels for combustion processes containing biomass, coal,...

Lessons Learned From Fire in Air Supply Ducts

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
May 1, 2013
ABSTRACT Submitted for consideration to the 47 th LPS on Oct 31, 2012 Title: Lessons Learned from Fire in Air Supply Ducts Primary author: Al Waller...

LNG Technology Development at Air Products

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
May 1, 2013
This presentation will trace the beginning of MCR (mixed components refrigerant) and use of Coil Wound Heat Exchanger, from helium recovery to the...

Blacks Swans, White Swans and Fifty Shades of Grey

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
May 1, 2013
Last year at the Global Congress for Process Safety we presented a paper entitled, “Beware of the Black Swan: The Limitations of Risk Analysis for...

Process Safety in Power Plants

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
May 1, 2013
Process Safety is a very common and used topic in the chemical industry. According to CCPS, an incident is reported as a process safety incident if...

Using near Misses to Improve Risk Management Decisions

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
May 1, 2013
In the process safety literature it is often claimed that the analysis of near-miss incidents can improve process safety performance. However,...

Overview of Boiler Water Treatment and Associated Wastes

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
May 1, 2013
Overview of Boiler Water Treatment and Associated Wastes Boiler water treatment consists of steps to remove contaminants that will corrode or cause...
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