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  • Advances in Automation: Wireless the Enabler

    Conference Presentation
    AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
    March 31, 2014
    Older refineries and petrochemical facilities were built with the minimum amount of instrumentation, only that which was necessary to safely operate...
  • Ageing Assets in the Process Industry -  an Holistic View

    Conference Presentation
    AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
    March 28, 2017
    Introduction: Ageing is something natural. Everything is ageing including us as human beings. When we get older we will visit a doctor more often, we...
  • Automation Solutions for Processing Light Tight (Shale) Oil

    Conference Presentation
    AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
    April 2, 2014
    Opportunity crudes from shale are more readily available in North America with incentives on cost. However, these typically lighter crude oils don’t...
  • Case Study on SMALL-Scale LNG Facility Expansion

    Conference Presentation
    AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
    April 28, 2015
    With the influx of natural gas production throughout the United States, the small-scale LNG market is growing at a rapid pace. One option to take...
  • Compressor for Ethylene Plants - 101 Tutorial Session

    Conference Presentation
    AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
    April 11, 2016
    Selection and application of large compressors in Ethylene Plant service will be presented. Details will include: Machine overview, operation,...
  • Cracking Furnace Line Flushing Pre-Commissioning

    Conference Presentation
    AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
    April 28, 2015
    The abundance of low cost shale gas has led to numerous projects in North America to expand existing or construct new ethylene production units. Most...
  • Design Challenges in Tankage Modernization

    Conference Presentation
    AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
    April 4, 2012
    In order to comply with regulation requirements, a refinery needs to perform major revamps to produce different grades of Diesel, namely ULSD, Off-...
  • Designing LNG Vapor Dispersion Exclusion Zones to Protect ...

    Conference Presentation
    AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
    April 5, 2012
    The LNG industry, if not the entire energy industry, may be at a crossroad. Expectation of large shale gas supplies in the United States, with a...
  • Developments in EPA's Ethylene Standard

    Conference Presentation
    AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
    March 31, 2014
    It has been more than 10 years since the finalization of EPA’s Ethylene Production rules that regulate hazardous air pollutants at ethylene...
  • Direct Conversion of Mixed Oxygenates to Isobutene over ...

    Conference Presentation
    AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
    April 27, 2015
    Direct conversion of ethanol to isobutene has recently been reported over ZnxZryOz mixed oxide catalysts with balanced acid-base sites [1]. A complex...