Equipment

Decarbonization is at the forefront of environmental innovation

Schafer, T., Villegas, M., Koch Modular Process Systems

Earth’s carbon dioxide levels have increased appreciably within the last several decades, which directly correlates to rising environmental concerns of GHG emissions, pollution and disruptions of marine and terrestrial environments, among others.

Innovations

Rhodes, Mike, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Total organic carbon is an important quality parameter in the various manufacturing and process environments that depend on ultrapure water.

New state-of-the-art in sulfur recovery?—Part 2: Environmental benefits

Ventham, C., Lewis, J., Worley Comprimo; Jensen, F. E., Topsoe

It is widely accepted that state-of-the-art sulfur recovery technologies utilize the modified Claus process as well as some extension technology on the tail gas.

Fast ion chromatography analysis for determining biofuel sugars

Shevlin, C., Thermo Fisher Scientific

All industrial processes require reliable, accurate and timely methods for analyzing process chemistry.

TC Energy will give update on Keystone pipeline restart Wednesday

TC Energy said it expects to give an update on the Keystone pipeline restart later on Wednesday, a week after the 622,000 bpd pipeline was shut after leaking oil into a creek in Kansas.

STRABAG Umwelttechnik and Atlas Copco Energas agree on industrial and high-performance heat pumps

The two companies will work together to bundle their respective resources and expertise, with the goal of further improving customer focus in the vastly growing market for large-scale heat pumps.

The heavy toll on sulfur blocks

The tightening of environmental norms and emissions specifications provides additional challenges to refining.

Hot oil pump warm-up system best practices and failure case study

Many industries utilize pumps in hot applications, including oil and gas facilities.

Cut emissions and fuel while increasing capacity in fired heaters

Poth, J., IGS

According to a recent digital refining article,1 fired heaters are responsible for an estimated 400 MMtpy–500 MMtpy of CO2, with at least 73% of average refinery CO2 emissions coming from combustion.

A novel deep catalytic cracking technology for residue-to-chemicals processes

Gong, J., Zhang, J., Zhang, Z., Wei, X., Chang, X., Zhu, J., SINOPEC Research Institute of Petroleum Processing; Wu, L., SINOPEC Engineering Inc.; Cao, D., China Petroleum and Chemical Corp.; Ma, Q., SINOPEC Anqing Co.

Over the past two decades, annual global demands for refined products and basic petrochemicals have increased by approximately 1.3% and 3.5%, respectively.