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Improved oxidation process increases sulfur recovery with Claus unit

Vazquez, R. G., Seeger, D., Thundyil, M., GTC Technology US, LLC

Since its development in 1936, the “modified Claus” technology has been the preferred process used by refineries and gas processing plants for the recovery of sulfur from acid-gas streams. M..

Update: Russia’s capacity and modernization program

Levinbuk, M., RAS, A.V. Topchiev Institute of Petrochemical Synthesis, Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas; Galkin, V. V., Makhiyanov, V., Gazprom Neft

Since 2008, Russian regulations regarding the crude oil and refining industry have changed substantially. At present, Russia has 22 large refineries, each with an individual throughput capacity exceed..

Consider accurate feed characterization with improved simulation methods

Ha, H. Z., Fluor Canada Ltd.; Tiwary, D., Canadian Natural Resources Ltd.

Assay definition is crucial for accurate process simulations. The performance of process simulators depends on the feed definition to the processing unit. Modern analytical laboratories can offer comp..

HP Brief

Thinnes, Billy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

A roundup of top news in the hydrocarbon processing industry from September's issue.

HP Construction Profile: US Midwest refinery nears completion of major modernization project

Romanow, Stephany, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

In early July 2013, BP announced that it has completed the commissioning and startup of a new, 250,000-bpd crude distillation unit at the Whiting refinery, marking a major achievement in the multi-bil..

HP Industry Perspectives: A sad turn of events

Romanow, Stephany, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Many pages in Hydrocarbon Processing have and continue to discuss the technical solutions required by the US Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and similar legislation. At a time when developed nations str..

Asia: Future challenges and opportunities for refining sector

Sivanandam, S., Wood Mackenzie

Securing the right quality of crude oil, increasing refinery competitiveness and adapting to fast-changing inter-regional trade dynamics are some of the area's key challenges.

Consider catalytic dewaxing as a tool to improve diesel cold-flow properties

Morse, P. M., Clariant

Diesel engines rely on effective dispersion of fuel to ensure efficient combustion. In cold weather regions, maintaining the fluidity flow of fuels can be difficult. Catalytic dewaxing is a selectiv..

HP Brief

Thinnes, Billy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Gazprom Neft refines Euro 5 diesel fuelGazprom Neft’s Moscow oil refinery has launched production of Euro 5 diesel fuel. Starting last month, all diesel fuel supplied by the Moscow oil refinery t..

HP Construction Profile: European refiner makes significant processing advancements

Romanow, Stephany, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

At the Sannazzaro de’ Burgondi refinery, Eni is moving forward with leading-edge technological breakthroughs to produce “clean” transportation fuels. This refinery has a balanced 190,00..