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  • Ethane Cracking in Existing Liquid Crackers - Effects on ...

    Conference Presentation
    AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
    Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 9:40am-10:05am
    With the availability of low cost ethane feedstock, it may be advantageous to replace a certain portion of the liquid feedstock with ethane feed...
  • Cracker Feedstock Flexibility from Naphtha to Ethane: Design ...

    Conference Presentation
    AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
    Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 8:55am-9:20am
    Driven by the US shale gas boom and associated ethane supply and pricing dynamics, cracking ethane has become much more attractive than liquid...
  • Global Ethylene Operating Rates - What Is It Really Telling ...

    Conference Presentation
    AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
    Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 8:05am-8:30am
    Ethylene operating rates are used to indicate the fundamentals of the ethylene market, namely do I have surplus ethylene production capacity to...
  • Atmospheric Tank Failures: Mechanisms and an Unexpected Case ...

    Conference Presentation
    AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
    Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 4:05pm-4:35pm
    Most of the literature on catastrophic failures of low pressure tanks focuses on the ignition of explosive mixtures in the vapor space of those tanks...
  • C2 Front-End Hydrogenation Improvements

    Conference Presentation
    AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
    Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 4:00pm-4:25pm
    The presentation will address the parameters influencing selectivity and the impact over time. A side-by-side comparison of 5+ year operating data of...
  • Molecular Sieve Cracked Gas Dryer Tutorial

    Conference Presentation
    AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
    Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 3:45pm-5:00pm
    This tutorial provides an overview of adsorption technology. It will cover the following topics: adsorption phenomenon, structure and chemistry of...
  • A New Era in on-Purpose Butadiene (OPBD) Technology

    Conference Presentation
    AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
    Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 3:00pm-3:30pm
    Butadiene is produced almost entirely as a byproduct of ethylene plants. As ethylene plants switch from naphtha feedstock to cheaper ethane, the...
  • Fault Detection Using Multiscale Shewhart Charts: Algorithm ...

    Conference Presentation
    AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
    Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 3:00pm-3:30pm
    Fault detection is an important requirement for the safe and reliable operation of various processes. Control charts (such as the Shewhart chart,...
  • Managing Water Treatment Risks in Refining

    Conference Presentation
    AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
    Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 3:00pm-3:30pm
    Against the backdrop of global water scarcity, the industrial sector is the fastest growing source of water consumption. If current trends persist,...
  • Selective Acetylene Hydrogenation with OleMax207 for Back ...

    Conference Presentation
    AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
    Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 3:00pm-3:25pm
    Selective acetylene hydrogenation is widely used to reduce acetylene in the ethylene stream to meet the specifications of polymer grade ethylene. For...
  • Boost Ethylene and Propylene Production with Air ...

    Conference Presentation
    AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
    Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 2:30pm-3:00pm
    In recent years, the steam cracker industry has moved to lighter feedstocks. In particular, a significant number of steam crackers in the US have...