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Case history: Optimization of FCCU with multivariate statistical modeling

BASF Corp.: Keeley, C.  |  Mayol, J.  |  Riva, S.  |  Komvokis, V.  |  Bozukov, V.  |  Challis, S.
Lukoil Nizhegorodnefteorgsintez Refinery: Karpov, N. V.

Process models and simulation methods can be used to simulate the fluidized-bed catalytic cracking unit (FCCU) process.a,b Likewise, kinetic or multivariate statistical models have been used. Rigorous..

Reduce salt corrosion rates with stronger base amines

Baker Hughes: Lack, J.  |  Harrell, B.

When processing discounted crude oils, one of the primary challenges refiners face is under-salt corrosion in crude unit distillation overhead systems.

Catalyst systems offer flexibility for hydroprocessing applications

Advanced Refining Technologies: Olsen, C. W.  |  Torchia, D.
Advanced Refining Technologies, LP: Shiflett, W. K.
Chevron Lummus Global: Brossard, D.

Refinersa re strongly motivated to evaluate and select premier catalyst systems for the production of both diesel products from their hydrocracking and diesel treating units.

Improved oxidation process increases sulfur recovery with Claus unit

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hydrocarbon Processing Staff: Thinnes, Billy

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

Hydrocarbon Processing Staff: Romanow, Stephany

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

Hydrocarbon Processing Staff: Romanow, Stephany

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

Wood Mackenzie: Sivanandam, S.

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.