Southwest Process Technology Conference

Challenges Facing Young Professionals

Conference Presentation
Southwest Process Technology Conference
October 2, 2015
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...

Coke Drum Feed Entry Design Considerations

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

The Petrochemical FCC Unit

Conference Presentation
Southwest Process Technology Conference
October 2, 2015
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
October 2, 2015
Pressure relief devices are a key piece of plant safety. Pressure relief devices are used to prevent overpressure of protected equipment for plant...

An Introduction to Low Pressure Storage Tanks

Conference Presentation
Southwest Process Technology Conference
October 2, 2015
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...

PSM - A Regulation or a Culture?

Conference Presentation
Southwest Process Technology Conference
October 2, 2015
"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...

From Micro to Macro without Migraines

Conference Presentation
Southwest Process Technology Conference
October 2, 2015
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...

Fine Particles Erosion - Experiments and CFD Analysis

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

The Intriguing Demise of Jurassic Control Strategies

Conference Presentation
Southwest Process Technology Conference
October 1, 2015
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...

Monetizing US Natural Gas

Conference Presentation
Southwest Process Technology Conference
October 10, 2014
Over the last several years Bechtel has experienced a dramatic increase in project opportunities that will convert low-cost, abundant North American...

Sustainable R&D for new Technology in Start Ups

Conference Presentation
Southwest Process Technology Conference
October 10, 2014
Often Start Ups develop technology for building block chemicals from renewables. DOE has a list of 12 such building blocks, such as glucaric acid,...

Upstream

Conference Presentation
Southwest Process Technology Conference
October 10, 2014
Come hear experienced engineers in the engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC); upstream; chemical plant operations; and manufacturing...

Scientific Design's Integrated Ethanol to EO/ EG Process

Conference Presentation
Southwest Process Technology Conference
October 9, 2014
There has been a renewed interest lately in non-petroleum derived feed stocks for many chemical processes. Among the fermentation-derived feed stocks...

Are Unconfined Hydrogen Vapor Cloud Explosions Credible?

Conference Presentation
Southwest Process Technology Conference
October 10, 2014
A question is frequently raised by owner/operators of chemical processing and refinery sites as to whether unconfined hydrogen vapor cloud explosions...

Should a Chemical Engineer go to Business School?

Conference Presentation
Southwest Process Technology Conference
October 10, 2014
An MBA can increase your ability to consciously think of business development as you perform your role. It can lead to change of career, change of...

Amp Up Your Engineering Toolkit with Modeling Skills!

Conference Presentation
Southwest Process Technology Conference
October 10, 2014
Modeling and simulation are essential tools in every facet of the process industry with applications continually increasing. The ready availability...

Improving the Control of Process Flows

Conference Presentation
Southwest Process Technology Conference
October 10, 2014
This presentation will introduce an unusual flow control algorithm that out-performs the PID algorithm when used for flow control. The algorithm was...

Consulting/HSE

Conference Presentation
Southwest Process Technology Conference
October 10, 2014
Come hear experienced engineers in the engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC); upstream; chemical plant operations; and manufacturing...

Engineering & Construction 101

Conference Presentation
Southwest Process Technology Conference
October 10, 2014
Come hear experienced engineers in the engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC); upstream; chemical plant operations; and manufacturing...

Cracker Feedstock Changes: From Naphtha to Ethane Cracker

Conference Presentation
Southwest Process Technology Conference
October 10, 2014
Driven by the US shale gas boom, cracking ethane to ethylene became more attractive than cracking liquid feedstocks in the last years. Therefore...

Downstream

Conference Presentation
Southwest Process Technology Conference
October 10, 2014
Come hear experienced engineers in the engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC); upstream; chemical plant operations; and manufacturing...

CFD modeling of water-in-crude oil emulsions

Conference Presentation
Southwest Process Technology Conference
October 9, 2014
A CFD model has been developed that fits laminar data of both suspensions and stabilized water-in-oil emulsions using a relative viscosity model...

Dewaxing Challenging Paraffinic Feeds in North America

Conference Presentation
Southwest Process Technology Conference
October 9, 2014
With the more difficult and highly paraffinic feedstocks on the market along with more stringent diesel specifications, the need to provide an...

2014 Conference Keynote

Conference Presentation
Southwest Process Technology Conference
October 9, 2014
Strong process research organizations and capabilities constitute very relevant competitive advantages in the chemical industry, enabling constant...

Offshore Process Overview

Conference Presentation
Southwest Process Technology Conference
October 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

Conference Presentation
Southwest Process Technology Conference
October 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...

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