Petrochemicals

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...

Progression of GHG Emissions Benchmarking

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 21, 2010
The efforts to measure, regulate, and control the emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG) by the refining and petrochemicals industries have been in...

Cracked Gas Compressor / Turbine

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 21, 2010
The cracked gas compressor (CGC) is still the most critical unit in the entire ethylene production facility. Its energy demand and potential plant...

Carbon Capture and Storage - Can CCS Be a Viable Business?

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 21, 2010
Carbon capture and storage (CCS) has been characterized as the technology that can jump start mitigation of greenhouse gases until new, less carbon...

Magnetic Bearings in Turboexpander Applications

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 21, 2010
Magnetic bearings in turboexpander have become the standard for the installation in gas processing and ethylene plants; there are areas of the design...

CO2 Footprinting in the Chemical Industry

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 21, 2010
This paper provides a brief global perspective to the GHG issue as it impacts the petrochemical industry and then focuses on the factors of...

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...

Turbomachinery for Mega-Ethylene Plants

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 21, 2010
Ethylene producers continue to search for ways to improve capital expenditure versus payback ratio and to reduce installation and maintenance costs...

100 Years of Petroleum Refining Catalysts

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
November 18, 2008
100 years ago in 1908, Henry Ford introduced the Model T Ford and ushered in the age when cars were affordable to middle class Americans. At that...

100 Years of Advancement in Fuels and Petrochemicals

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
November 18, 2008
The technology of petroleum refining will be compared as it was in 1908 with it is in 2008, a period of time that can be designated as the “petroleum...

Sponsored Webinar: Chemical Reactivity Management

Archived Webinar
May 10, 2017
Could there be potential reactive hazards in your facility you’re not aware of? Don’t let undesired reactions lead to uncontrolled situations and reactive chemical incidents. In this ioKinetic sponsored webinar, learn an approach to identifying and characterizing reactive materials and how to...

How Big a Future Cracker Should You Consider?

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 29, 2017
The plant capacity of ethylene plants has evolved over more than last six decades. Every time businesses have struggled with the same question - how...

Converting Propane and Butane (LPG) in to High-Value Products

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 29, 2017
Shale oil and gas operations in North America generate abundant and low-cost supplies of LPG. At the same time, high production levels of shale oil...

Ageing Assets in the Process Industry -  an Holistic View

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 28, 2017
Introduction: Ageing is something natural. Everything is ageing including us as human beings. When we get older we will visit a doctor more often, we...

Modeling and Optimization of a Cracked Naphtha Post-Treater

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 28, 2017
FCC cracked naphtha is a valuable component of the gasoline pool that, when untreated, is characterized by high olefin and sulfur content. The...

Automation: Integrating Capital Projects with Turnarounds

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 28, 2017
The traditional view of turnarounds is that they are just maintenance events. In reality, these planned shutdown events are very strategic...

Deep Desulfurization Guardbeds for Hydrocarbon Processing

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 27, 2017
Traditionally sulfur removal from hydrocarbon feeds is carried out in a two-step process: hydrodesulfurization (HDS) of the organic sulfur compounds...

Feedstock Contaminants in Ethylene Plants - 2017 Update

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 27, 2017
Ethylene plant operators were polled for their responses on a wide range of feedstock contaminant issues. This paper presents the responses to this...

Alkylation and Other Processes for Refinery Propylene

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 27, 2017
Propylene, originating from catalytic and thermal cracking processes like Fluid Catalytic Cracking, FCC and Delayed Coking, DCU, presents a...

Last Line of Defense - Improving Our Step Back 5x5

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 27, 2017
Last Line of Defense - Improving Our Step Back 5x5 Â Step Back 5x5 is our last layer of defense and perhaps our most important. This paper shows how...

New Cumene Alkylation Technology

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 27, 2017
Selective benzene alkylation to cumene using a variety of propylene derived feeds is an important process for production of phenol as a building...

Trace Contaminant Removal in Petroleum Refining Processes

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 27, 2017
Adsorbents are widely utilized for trace contaminant removal in petroleum refining processes, including fluid catalytic cracking, catalytic reforming...

Energy-Industry Trends and Insights from the Wellhead to Downstream Products

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 27, 2017
HSB Solomon Associates LLC (Solomon) has conducted Comparative Performance Analyses™ (CPA™), also known as the Solomon studies, for over 35 years. These studies benchmark the Refining, Petrochemicals, Midstream, Upstream, and Electric Power industries, with the earliest studies starting in 1980.

Introduction to Surfactants

Archived Webinar
Dec 9, 2015
This session is a basic introduction to the types of surfactants found in industry, their properties, and how those properties translate into improved performance in specific applications. Surfactants can be found in a wide range of products we use every day such as personal care products, cleaners...

The Ubiquitous Hydrocyclone Separator: Theory and Practice

Archived Webinar
Feb 10, 2009
The hydrocyclone separator, which was invented in 1891 (see E. Bretney, “Water Purifier”, U.S. Patent 453,105) is widely used in process engineering as a classifier, a clarifier, or a thickener. The continuous phase is a liquid and the dispersed phase may be a solid, a gas, or an immiscible fluid...

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...

Saudi YPC Participates in PetroTech 2016 Bahrain

October 20, 2016
More than 3,500 refining and petrochemicals industry professionals and academics from over 30 countries attended the 10th Middle East Refining & Petrochemicals Conference and...

Massive Porter Ranch Gas Leak a Cautionary Tale

February 12, 2016
Months of chaos, fear, and the smell of rotten eggs came to an end at Porter Ranch in Los Angeles on Thursday, once crews digging a relief well finally pierced the deep,...

Ron Corn Discusses Ethylene "Mega Projects"

April 15, 2016
Sanjeev Kapur of Apex PetroConsultants interviews Ron Corn, senior vice president of Projects & Supply Chain for Chevron Phillips Chemical. Ron discusses "mega projects" which...

C2 Front-End Hydrogenation Improvements

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 13, 2016
The presentation will address the parameters influencing selectivity and the impact over time. A side-by-side comparison of 5+ year operating data of...

Managing Water Treatment Risks in Refining

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 13, 2016
Against the backdrop of global water scarcity, the industrial sector is the fastest growing source of water consumption. If current trends persist,...
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