Chemicals & Materials

Modelling Liquid Fuel Cascades with Open Foam

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 28, 2015
Modelling Liquid Fuel Cascades with OpenFoam M. Macchi1, J.X. Wen2*, K. Volkov1 and Y. Chung2 1Centre for Fire and Explosion Studies, Kingston...

Advanced Aromatics Recovery Technology with AED-BTX Process

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 28, 2015
For over forty years, the petrochemical industry has used Liquid-Liquid Extraction (LLE) for the Aromatics Recovery. Even though Extractive...

Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis: Where We Are and Where We May GO

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 27, 2015
The Germans followed a simple plan when they scaled up the Fischer-Tropsch (FT) synthesis to the commercial level. For the reactor, they set a simple...

Integrated LNG and NGL Production

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 27, 2015
Cryogenic NGL extraction plants from natural gas offer an attractive opportunity for LNG production as a side stream. Cold gas is tapped from the...

Brayton Refrigeration Cycle for Small Scale LNG Plants

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 27, 2015
Liquefying natural gas is an industrial process of great importance with the current worldwide production capacity of about 300 million tonnes per...

Modeling of LNG Spills Into Trenches and Troughs

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 5, 2012
Trenches and troughs are commonly used in LNG storage and transfer facilities to contain potential LNG spills. The trenches are concrete-lined...

Galvanic Corrosion Between Dissimilar Metals

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 5, 2012
A Dow USGC cracker suffered a tube failure on a cracked gas compressor inner stage cooler after ten plus years of service. To further extend the...

Hydroprocessing Design - Tutorial

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 4, 2012
Hydroprocessing or hydrotreating is the key technology to clean, to refine, and to convert crude oils into valuable products, such as gasoline and...

Analysis of Turnarounds in Olefin Plants: A 16-Year View

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 4, 2012
Comparative Performance Analysis™ (CPA™) benchmarking studies of the olefin industry have been conducted by HSB Solomon Associates LLC (Solomon)...

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...

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...

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-...

History of NOx In the Ethylene Industry

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 4, 2012
A history of NOx in the Ethylene Industry will be presented.

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...

Green Diesel Production - An Overview

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 3, 2012
Currently, there are two renewable diesel fuels available: biodiesel and green diesel. The biodiesel or FAME is the transesterification of vegetable...

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...

Carbon Capture Ready Heavy Oil Extraction and Upgrading

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 3, 2012
Carbon dioxide emissions from heavy oil production are typically higher than that of producing conventional crudes. Ultimately, carbon dioxide...

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...

Process Safety Management Training for New Engineers

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 3, 2012
Abstracts Project: PSM training for new Engineer Presenter: Name VIGNALE, Alberto Eduardo Telephone +54-3487-444372 e-mail alberto.e.vignale@monsanto...

Refining Energy Utilization and CO2 Emissions Modeling

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 3, 2012
The U.S. petroleum refining sector consumes large quantities of energy in order to convert crude oil into transportation fuels and other products...

Future Fuels and Chemicals: Grand Challenges and Opportunities

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 2, 2012
To insure a Sustainable Future, CO 2 emissions must be reduced despite strong future growth in demand. “Easy oil” from conventional production will...

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...

Dynamic Simulation of Demethanizer and Chilling Train System

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 2, 2012
The chilling train system is an important part of ethylene plant which is usually combined with demethanizer and a series of flash drums to separate...

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 /...

Explosion Hazards of Multicomponent Combustible Gas Mixtures

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 2, 2012
Laminar and turbulent premixed flame burning velocities are two parameters that are sometimes needed to evaluate explosion hazards. There is ample...

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...

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...

Combustion of Mixtures: A Modified IFC Approach

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 2, 2012
While most studies on flares have been done with single hydrocarbon fuels or binary mixtures, the reality of most industrial flares is that they see...

Reducing Process Complexity for Cellulosic Ethanol

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
October 18, 2011
Much of the process complexity and high capital costs associate with cellulosic ethanol (dilute acid hydrolysis as a pretreatment and enzymatic...

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