Petrochemicals

Carbon Impact On Lithium-Sulfur Battery Performance

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
October 16, 2011
Several carbons were evaluated for supporting sulfur in a lithium sulfur battery. The carbon properties had a significant impact on performance.

A New Class of Polymer Inhibitors

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 16, 2011
Polymer inhibitors are used within an ethylene plant in locations which are susceptible to aggressive polymer formation i.e. Primary Fractionator,...

Sulfur Myths - What We Know and What We Do Not Know

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 13, 2011
The use of organosulfur compounds in steam cracking furnaces to produce ethylene and propylene is a universal practice to essentially prevent carbon...

Fundamentals of Alarm Management

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 13, 2011
When the information era began thirty years ago, the focus for the refinery control specialist was placing as much data as possible into the hands of...

New Flare System VOC Regulations & Reduction Control Options

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 13, 2011
As this abstract is written, there will be flare system emission testing in a controlled environment underway that will likely pave the way for new...

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...

Impact of MARPOL Annex VI Regulations for Marine Fuels Supply

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 23, 2010
The International Maritime Organization's (IMO) has adopted new emissions standards, MARPOL Annex VI, for large ships and their fuels in order to...

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...

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...

Dual Function Valves for Ethylene Transfer Line Applications

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 22, 2010
Economic forces continue to push the capacity of new grassroots crackers higher, and the capacity of cracking furnaces rises ever higher because of...

Cracked Gas Dryer Tutorial (Part 2)

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 22, 2010
This tutorial will begin with a brief introduction to molecular sieves followed by a description of the process, covering overall operation of the...

Cracked Gas Dryer System Debottlenecking Concepts

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 22, 2010
Of prime importance in the ethylene plant process is the Cracked Gas (CG) Dehydration System. CG Dryer operation is a key factor to the achievement...

Lessons Learned with Different Transfer Line Valve Designs

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 22, 2010
Olefins cracking furnace Transfer Line Valves (TLV's) operate in very demanding service handling high temperature, fouling conditions, high tightness...

Battery Design for Large Lithium and Zinc Batteries

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
November 11, 2009
A battery design is being evaluated which is particularly useful for larger battery applications such as in PHEV and electrical grid applications...

Catalytic Deoxygenation of Free Fatty Acids Over Pd/C

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
November 8, 2009
Introduction Environmental concerns and dwindling world petroleum reserves have generated great interest in producing transportation fuels from bio-...

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 Regasification

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 27, 2009
This session presents papers on the advances in LNG receiving terminals and regasfication facilities in vaporiztion technology etc. Please Note : LNG...

Applied Hydroaeromechanics in Oil and Gas Drilling

October, 2009
An all-in-one reference combining hydrodynamic theory with drilling applications for the design, planning, and optimization of drilling operations Hydromechanical processes underlie the majority of technology operations in drilling and present a crucial concern as the pace and depth of drilling...

Hydrogen: Liability or Asset?

September
2002
Reactions and Separations
Dennis Vauk, Ian Moore, Nick  Hallale
In a petroleum refinery, viewing hydrogen as an asset rather than a liability can lead to increased profits. The key is in the mindset. A typical investor uses money to make money. This article shows you how to use hydrogen to make money.

Form Nanoparticles via Controlled Crystallization

October
2008
Reactions and Separations
Robert J. Fisher, Thomai Panagiotou
This continuous bottom-up approach allows precise control of the crystallization process to achieve size, distribution and quality goals, as well as realize the benefits of process intensification.

Save Energy Through Automation

January
2010
Instrumentation
Douglas C. White
Identifying the right automation investments — those with low costs and high impacts — can result in millions of dollars in energy savings for petrochemical plants. <br>

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