Petrochemicals

Importance of Field Testing Liquid Distributors

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 29, 2013
Spray nozzles & gravity distributors are primarily used in different Oil refinery facilities (columns, scrubbers, etc.). Installers and...

Ethylene: Past, Present and Future

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 29, 2013
Martin will offer some thoughts on developments in the Ethylene industry over the past 25 years that the Ethylene Producers has been meeting. He will...

Dynamic Simulation: Value During LNG Process Design and Beyond

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 4, 2012
A contributor to complex/large project management difficulty is uncertainty gaps – gaps between the information required and that readily available...

Evaluation of Dispersion Models for LNG Siting Applications

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 4, 2012
The federal safety standards for LNG facilities under 49 CFR Part 193 approves the use of specific dispersion models for performing vapor-gas...

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-...

Root Cause Study of Debutanizer Column Operational Upsets

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 3, 2012
The NOVA Chemicals Debutanizer Column at the Corunna site experienced operational upsets. Gamma scans revealed that the column had flooded, and upon...

Cost Effectiveness of 2-Row Membrane System for FLNG

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 3, 2012
One of the most critical issues in engineering and design of FLNG is to reduce top side weight along with its load distribution to the sub-structure...

Hydrogen Membrane Technology for Ethylene Production

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 3, 2012
HYDROGEN TRANSPORT MEMBRANE TECHNOLOGY FOR ETHYLENE PRODUCTION U. (Balu) Balachandran, T. H. Lee, C. Y. Park, and S. E. Dorris Energy Systems...

The Benefits of a Risk-Based Approach to Facility Siting

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 3, 2012
Facility Siting has come under increasing scrutiny in recent years, and is an important aspect of process safety for plant personnel and their...

Refinery-Wide Topics for Profitability, Reliability and Safety

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 3, 2012
In this session we will review several case studies that will allow you to better understand the importance of process engineering and process safety...

Tutorial: The Chemistry of Refinery Fouling

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 2, 2012
The chemistry of refinery fouling is well enough understood to mitigate nearly all fouling. The key information required are the location of the...

Ethylene Industry Review

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 2, 2012
This paper will focus on ethylene business aspects covering: · Global review of the markets and market outlooks for olefins (ethylene / propylene /...

Waste Heat Recovery Considerations in LNG Plants

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 2, 2012
WASTE HEAT RECOVERY CONSIDERATIONS IN LNG PLANTS ABSTRACT DOUGLAS WILES, RYAN HOLLENBACH & STANLEY KWAN Thermal integration in an LNG plant...

Fate of Ammonia in Refinery Amine Systems

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 2, 2012
Fate of Ammonia in Refinery Amine Systems Ralph H. Weiland, Nathan A. Hatcher & R. Scott Alvis Optimized Gas Treating, Inc. Sugar Land, TX...

Introductory Remarks

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 15, 2011

Trip & Throttle Valve Reliability

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 15, 2011
Trip & Throttle Valve Reliability Trip & Throttle (or Stop) valves are used in ethylene plants to isolate the energy to steam turbines when...

Ethylene Boil-off Compressor Process Safety Incident

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 15, 2011
Braskem, a Brazilian player among petrochemical manufacturers, produces monomers, resins and chemicals specialties. The overall Ethylene capacity is...

Cracked Gas Compressor Control Tutorial

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 15, 2011
The market conditions over the couple of years has prompted many end-users to review antisurge control design to help lower their energy index. A...

Advanced Hydrogen Management : More Than a Balancing Act

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 15, 2011
Modern high complexity refining landscape involves increasing proportion of “opportunity crude” processing and widened bottom-of-the-barrel...

Objectives of Anti-Surge Control

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 15, 2011
Objectives of Anti-Surge Control Preventing a compressor surge is the primary purpose of an anti-surge controller. However, there are additional...

Thoughts about Safety, Staying at Zero

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 15, 2011
Perfect safety records and perfect environmental records are an “inalienable right”, given to us not by governments, companies, or others. It is a...

Operational Inputs Into the Mechanical Integrity Program

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 15, 2011
A predictive mechanical integrity (MI) program is based on the following: * Damage mechanisms that affect process equipment. * Rate at which...

Flare Minimization Via Dynamic Simulation

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 15, 2011
Flaring in chemical process industry (CPI) is an important method to protect equipment and personnel safety during the process upset and the chemical...

Process Automation During Refinery Unit Transitions

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 15, 2011
Process Automation ideas and technologies have been used sporadically for decades. However, in US refineries, automation technologies are still...

Improving Ethylene Charge Gas Compressor Performance

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 15, 2011
The changing landscape of the ethylene industry requiring more feedstock flexibility and upstream and downstream integration increases the complexity...

Mitigation of Preheat Fouling by Eliminating the Cause

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 15, 2011
Today, there is no excuse for not getting five years or more on the run length of refinery preheat exchangers without the need for cleaning. Among...

Multi-Model MPC for a Complex pH Neutralization Process

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 14, 2011
Control of feed pH control is an important task in chemical industries, wastewater treatment, polymerization reactions, fatty acid production and...

Exploitation of Low-Grade Heat In Site Utility Systems

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 14, 2011
The site utility system provides the heating, cooling load along with power production for the processes on the total site. Low-grade heat is...

Novel Additives to Improve Resid Quality

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 14, 2011
With an increasing focus on resid upgrade and bottom of the barrel conversion over the years due to economic advantages, refiners are increasingly...

Prevention of CUI: “ Roadmap to Managing CUI ”

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 14, 2011
This paper details CUI cases as well as the means for preventing, finding and repairing them. Approaches and procedures for managing CUI are...

New Continuous Coking Process

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 14, 2011
NEW CONTINUOUS COKING PROCESS A new coking process can accept resid feed from the conventional resid heater in a coking plant and continuously...

Bahx Repair

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 14, 2011
Abstract: Repair of brazed aluminum heat exchangers requires specialized knowledge. While repairs can be done successfully, improper procedures can...

Catalytic Cracking of FT Products for Light Olefins Production

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 14, 2011
The demand for light olefins is continuing to rise at over 3% per annum. While ethylene production is expected to be addressed by the construction of...

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