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Special Focus: Catalysts
Solving maldistribution: Catalyst loading and why it matters
Maintenance & Reliability / Process Optimization / Refining / Catalysts / Economics / Engineering & Design / Equipment / Loss Prevention / Reactors / Americas / Europe
Are your reactor yields lower than forecast? Does your fixed-bed catalytic reactor suffer from hotspots?
Partners maximize profitability during the pandemic
The COVID-19 pandemic can be viewed as one of the most challenging periods in the history of the oil and gas sector. Refineries worldwide faced difficult times operating at their turndown capacities or even temporarily shut down units at the refinery.
Flexibility in catalyst technology for improved bottoms upgrading
Process Optimization / Refining / Catalysts / Engineering & Design / Equipment / Gasoline / Products / Americas / Asia/Pacific / Europe
Bottoms product from fluidized catalytic cracking (FCC) is typically one of the least valuable products from a refinery.
Development/industrial application of FCC catalyst for boosting high-octane gasoline production
Globally, crude oil is trending toward being heavier; the proportion of heavy crude oil reserve is expected to be 50% of the entire recoverable oil reserve moving forward from 2020.
Refinery catalyst selection: Facts and fictions every refiner should know
Most refiners carefully evaluate their refining catalysts to ensure maximum benefits over the catalyst cycle length.
The other sulfides: Organic sulfur species in amine solvents
This article examines the behavior of carbonyl sulfide (COS), C1–C5 mercaptans (R1SH–R5SH), methyl ethyl sulfide (MES), dimethyl sulfide (DMS) and dimethyl disulfide (DMDS) in amine solvent systems.
A novel deep catalytic cracking technology for residue-to-chemicals processes
Petrochemicals / Process Optimization / Refining / Catalysts / Construction / Engineering & Design / Equipment / Hydrocracking / Polymers / Reactors / Asia/Pacific
Over the past two decades, annual global demands for refined products and basic petrochemicals have increased by approximately 1.3% and 3.5%, respectively.
Cut emissions and fuel while increasing capacity in fired heaters
Maintenance & Reliability / Process Control / Refining / Carbon Management / Equipment / Heat Transfer
According to a recent digital refining article,1 fired heaters are responsible for an estimated 400 MMtpy–500 MMtpy of CO<sub>2</sub>, with at least 73% of average refinery CO<sub>2</sub> emissions coming from combustion.
Plant Safety and Environment
Combustible dust hazards overview
There has been a significant increase in the use of biomass as alternative energy or green fuel in the last two decades.
Valves, Pumps and Turbomachinery
Editorial Comment: The Top Projects winners of 2022 have been announced
Each year, <em>Hydrocarbon Processing</em> honors the top refining and petrochemical projects of the year.
Trends and Resources
Industry Perspectives: Despite reaching $180 B, new project announcements are down year-over-year
Gas Processing/LNG / Petrochemicals / Refining / Construction / Natural Gas / Africa / Americas / Asia/Pacific / Europe / Middle East
Over the past year, the Global Energy Infrastructure database has tracked more than $180 B in new project announcements.
Business Trends: Quality in construction: Taking a holistic approach
When it comes to quality in construction projects, it is easy to focus only on materials and installation—it makes sense that high-quality components lead to a high-quality end product.
N’GENIUS Materials Technology has developed a new series of high-strength austenitic stainless steels that the company says will transform how materials are specified and utilized across the oil and gas sector.
Quorum Software appoints Jan Manning as Chief Information Officer
Highlights of API 685 3rd Edition, Sealless Pumps—Part 2
Part 2 of the article on API 685 has highlighted most of the “other changes of interest to the reader” and provides insights into the various other points of discussion the API 685 task force addressed, along with the rationale behind changes found in the July 2022 published 3rd Ed. of the standard.
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