Chemical Engineering Practice

Impact of Recycling Light Olefins to the FCC

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
November 17, 2014
Recycling light olefin product streams back to a fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) unit has potential applications in US refineries due to the growing...

The Eight Steps to Specify a Catalyst Bed

Archived Webinar
Nov 12, 2014
This webinar outlines the eight basic steps in specifying a hydro-genation catalyst: performance specification, process configuration, catalyst selection, mass balance, heat balance, calculating catalyst volume, selecting the reactor diameter, and estimating life. Catalysts are essential in oil...

Transport Phenomena: Mass Transfer

Archived Webinar
Nov 5, 2014
This webinar covers the basic concepts of Mass Transfer illustrating the key topics with practical examples. Concepts include the molecular mass transfer, Fick's Law, diffusion through pores, the differential equations of mass transfer, steady and unsteady diffusion, convective mass transfer. The...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

Introduction to Size Reduction of Bulk Solids

Archived Webinar
Sep 10, 2014
Size reduction or comminution of bulk solids is a very common and important unit operation found across the process industries. Liberation of a key species (ores), improved chemical activity or bioavailability (catalysts, pharmaceuticals, and energy storage materials), better product handling...

Assessing Sustainability with Metrics and Methods

Archived Webinar
Sep 3, 2014
This presentation is about making an attempt to apply sustainability principles to engineering processes and products. Sustainability has been accepted as an organizing principle in most engineering disciplines. Industry and academia have also embraced the idea. Yet it is generally felt that not...

Transport Phenomena: Heat Transfer

Archived Webinar
Aug 13, 2014
This webinar provides an overview of the basic concepts of Heat Transfer illustrating the key topics with practical examples in the areas of energy conservation, conduction, convection and radiation. After an overview of the basic concepts including the mechanisms of heat transfer and the equations...

Processing Challenges with Tight Oil

Archived Webinar
Jun 4, 2014
This presentation provides insight into processing challenges with tight oil. Opportunity crudes from shale are more readily available in North America with incentives on cost. However, these typically lighter tight oil crudes don’t come without some processing challenges. Some of the challenges...

An Introduction of Population Balance Modeling for Particulate Processes

Archived Webinar
May 14, 2014
As demands on both product quality and production efficiency for particulate materials have increased, modeling of the processes which produce these materials has taken on increased importance. Toward addressing these problems, chemical engineers are masters of mass, mole, energy, and momentum...

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...

Use Modeling to Evaluate Processing Solutions for Heavy Oils

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 2, 2014
The world’s energy industry has followed the availability of easily attainable and economically feasible supplies for the oil segment that has moved...

Molecular Modeling of Naphtha Catalytic Reforming

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 2, 2014
Molecular Modelling of Naphtha Catalytic Reforming Catalytic reforming is one of the most important refinery processes providing high octane number...

Molecular Characterization of Petroleum Streams

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 2, 2014
Molecular Characterisation of Petroleum Streams Luyi Liu , Nan Zhang Abstract The highly competitive market in the oil refining industry forces...

Gas Trial for FLNG Nearshore Commissioning

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 2, 2014
Gas trial is the important process to evaluate Cargo System Performance for FLNG Project. Several methods are now being considered and we will...

The Past, Present and Future of LNG

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 2, 2014
In one decade, the gas prospects in North America have gone from dire to exceptional. In 2004, we were scrambling to build import capacity for gas as...

Equations for Flammability Parameters, Pmax and KG

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 2, 2014
The maximum pressure of gas combustion, P max , and the deflagration index, K G ,are very important flammability parameters that are used for risk...

Relief Systems Design: Simplifying Assumptions Gone Wrong

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 2, 2014
The process of evaluating an entire facility’s relief and flare systems design can be extremely time consuming and costly. In most cases, simplifying...

Impact of DDT on FPSO Explosion Risk Assessment

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 2, 2014
In recent explosion accidents on onshore petrochemical facilities, it has been concluded that a deflagration-to-detonation-transition (DDT) took...

Walk the Line

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 2, 2014
Walk the Line Jerry Forest Global Process Safety Manager Celanese 225 E. John Carpenter Freeway Suite 1200 Dallas, TX 75234 (214) 417-1920 Jerry...

Hurricane Ike Recovery - Electrical & Instrument Systems

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 2, 2014
On September 13, 2008 Hurricane Ike struck the Texas-Louisiana Coast causing severe damage to local chemical plant facilities and communities. This...

Safer, More Effective Furnace Coking Control

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 1, 2014
For as long ethylene has been produced via the steam cracking method, producers have searched for various ways of extending the time of operation...

Mechanical Integrity 101 for Process Safety Professionals

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 1, 2014
This paper prepares you to evaluate your existing practices versus recognized codes and standards and then to efficiently improve or develop and...

Steam Trap Maintenance and Design for Energy Optimization

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 1, 2014
Steam availability is a key resource and constraint in an ethylene plant and where turbines are used for energy optimization. A steam leak and steam...

New Silicon-Carbide Joining Technology

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 1, 2014
FM Technologies, Inc. (FMT) has developed new methods for joining SiC-to-SiC and SiC-to-metal for use in ethylene production. Global production of...

A FT-GTL Technology for Small-Scale Applications

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 1, 2014
Abstract Stranded gas wells are reserves of natural gas (NG) that have been discovered but deemed unusable due to physical or economic reasons owing...

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