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Designing for an LNG Loading Arm Failure

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 24, 2010
Over the last few decades, LNG has vaulted onto the world stage as a viable candidate for future energy needs. Scores of studies have been done to...

Fouling by Asphaltenes After and During Conversion

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 23, 2010
During resid conversion processes, such as visbreaking or hydroconversion, more saturated pendant groups are cracked off asphaltenes, making them...

Stripper Configurations for CO2 Capture by Aqueous Amines

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 23, 2010
A monumental task for improving the feasibility of carbon capture from the flue gas of coal-fired power plants is reducing the total energy cost. A...

Full Potential Conversion of Vacuum Resids

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 23, 2010
Present vacuum resid conversion processes, either coking or hydroconversion, are far from achieving their maximum conversion. With the remaining...

Fuel Performance Parameters for Marine Engines

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 23, 2010
The regulations for sulfur reduction in marine fuels are impacting the whole spectrum beginning from the production of the fuel in the refineries to...

Integrated Refinery Cracker, the New Paradigm

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 23, 2010
The new trends in crackers are higher capacity and heavier feedstock. This makes the integration between refineries and crackers significantly more...

Uncertainties in Modeling LNG Vapor Dispersion with CFD Codes

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 23, 2010
Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) models have been widely proposed and developed to predict LNG vapor dispersion behavior and to determine safe...

Design Feature of Large Full Containment LNG Storage Tank

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 23, 2010
A number of notable features are addressed that may be encountered in designing a large aboveground full containment LNG storage tank. The size and...

Technologies for Enhancing Refinery Gas Value

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 23, 2010
The trend of processing heavy and sour crude is resulting in 'fuel long' refineries which seek to export energy in the form of refinery fuel gas or...

Oxygen/Combustible Safeguards in Low Nox Fired Heaters

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 22, 2010
Refineries have been installing low NOx equipment on their fired heaters in response to tighter environmental regulation. Low NOx burners minimize...

Deployment of ZeaChem's Sustainable Biorefinery

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 22, 2010
Increased emphasis is being placed on renewable, sustainable, domestic forms of energy, including transportation fuels, at national, state and local...

Successful Energy Stewardship

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 22, 2010
An energy stewardship program, aimed at driving energy efficiencies from no-cost operational improvements has been implemented with considerable...

Timeline of Sabine Pass LNG Terminal

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 22, 2010
This paper describes on a month by month basis the timeline of milestones accomplished in Conceptual design, Front End Engineering Design (FEED) both...

Advances in Renewable Jet Technology

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 22, 2010
Use of aviation fuel currently corresponds to 2-3% of the total fossil fuels used worldwide, or 13% of fossil fuel used in transportation fuel...

Revamp Fired Heater to Maximize Thermal Efficiency

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 22, 2010
Fired heaters are in the refining and petroleum industry. In the current scenario, it is important to maximize fired heater efficiency to the maximum...

Improved Energy Efficiency in CDUs Through Fouling Control

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 22, 2010
Crude oil distillation accounts for a large fraction of the energy used in oil refining. Crude oil contains a variety of substances which tend to...

Enterprise Inventory Management in Volatile Markets

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 22, 2010
Hydrocarbon and other commodity prices are increasingly volatile due to factors which include speculation, reduced inventory and a lack of spare...

Loop Tuning Basics

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 22, 2010
There are many methods to tune PID controllers. This presentation provides a tutorial on tuning PID process controllers using Internal Model Control...

Plasma Reforming of E85 for Hydrogen Rich Gases Production

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 22, 2010
E85 (85 vol.% ethanol and 15 vol.% gasoline) is a partly renewable fuel, which is commercially available in gas stations. Hydrogen rich gas...

Flare Minimization at LNG Receiving Terminal

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 22, 2010
The LNG (liquefied natural gas) receiving terminal is an important sector of the entire LNG value chain. The handling of boil-off gas (BOG) during...

Advances in LNG Expander Technology

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 22, 2010
The first use of cryogenic liquefied gas expanders dates back to the late nineties. The proven advantages of incorporating liquid expanders in the...

Variability, Inventory Uncertainty and Supply Chains

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 22, 2010
This session will develop a fundamental understanding of how cycle time variation in stages of a supply chain propagates into measures of overall...

Does Your SIS System Still Comply with Your LOPA and SRS?

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 22, 2010
It is often assumed that a SIS system forever meets all the SIS requirements of the project Layers of Protection Analysis (LOPA) and Safety System...

Environmental Law and Regulation 101

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 21, 2010
This presentation will provide a summary of each of the primary environmental regulatory programs, including air, water, waste and emergency planning...

Maintaining MPC Benefits for Years: No Myth

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 21, 2010
MPC software companies and their customers can sustain and increase the benefits from MPC solutions by forming effective maintenance strategies. This...

KPI Controls for Major Refinery Units

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 21, 2010
Advanced Process Control (APC) solutions are recognized as a process industry best practice and proven investment opportunity in many industries,...

New Technology Enhances Model Predictive Control

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 21, 2010
The standard way of testing a process causes the configuration and tuning of the PID control system for the process to be embedded in the model...

New Technologies in Refining

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 29, 2009
In today’s competitive environment, development and implementation of new refining technology can differentiate one refining company from another...

LNG Safety - I

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 29, 2009
This session presents advancements in LNG safety in LNG baseload and receiving terminals, LNG ships and other related areas. Please Note : LNG Safety...

LNG Equipment - II

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 28, 2009
This session presents advancements in LNG equipment in heat exchangers, pumps, compressors, tubines, electrical systems, control, etc. Please Note :...

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