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Process Optimization

Artificial intelligence for engineering a better tomorrow—Part 1

TATA Consulting Engineers Ltd.: Sakthivel, S.

Artificial intelligence (AI) in engineering a better tomorrow refers to the concept of utilizing AI technologies to enhance and innovate the field of engineering. This concept includes the integration of AI into various engineering disciplines to improve efficiency, accuracy and innovation.

Create business value with human-centric digital transformation

Seeq: Bowling, M.

In today’s turbulent global geopolitical and economic landscape, key decision makers at industrial manufacturing organizations are exercising caution when considering new spending. However, despite this moderation, company shareholders expect ever-increasing returns.

The concern of CO emissions

Fluor: Chaudhuri, D.  |  Gupta, V.  |  Kumar, V. S.

No refinery can operate without hydrogen (H<sub>2</sub>) because it is needed in all hydroprocessing technologies to remove sulfurous impurities and produce products at the correct specifications. With each passing day, the importance of H<sub>2</sub> in refineries is increasing as crude oil gets heavier and more sour while product specifications are simultaneously getting tighter.

Decarbonization opportunities in refinery and petrochemical complex-organic Rankine cycles

Fluor, India: Srivastava, A.  |  Bist, J.  |  Singh, N.

In an organization’s pursuit of decarbonization, significant opportunities exist in recovering waste heat from high-temperature streams instead of rejecting it to heat sinks. This article analyzes the economics of using the organic Rankine cycle (ORC) to recover waste heat and generate electricity.

Editorial Comment: Maintenance and inspection pathways/technologies to optimize unit reliability

Hydrocarbon Processing Staff: Nichols, Lee

Unit uptime is one of the most important aspects in refining and petrochemical plant operations. Work stoppages due to any number of causes can be detrimental to profitability; therefore, it is imperative to utilize best practices, technologies, techniques and know-how to ensure processing units operate efficiently and safely.

Improve energy efficiency of assets

Cloud for industries: Why the time is now?

Industrial AI for guided diagnosis of KPI deviations in production operations

An innovative process for simultaneously producing high-purity benzene and U.S.-grade gasoline from FCC C6 heartcut

Reliance Industries Ltd.: Garg, M.  |  Patil, R.  |  Sapre, A. V.
CSIR-Indian Institute of Petroleum: Kumar, S.  |  Ghosh, P.

Mobile Source Air Toxics (MSAT) II regulations restrict the average benzene level in gasoline sold in the U.S. to 0.62 vol%. In India and in several other countries, benzene in gasoline is presently restricted to 1 vol%. Fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) gasoline contributes to nearly 10%–20% of the gasoline pool in a typical refinery.

Decarbonize the FCCU through maximizing low-carbon propylene

Cepsa R&D: Pérez, E.  |  Prieto, C.
Cepsa, Gibraltar Refinery: Moreno, J. A.  |  Tenorio, J.  |  Chavarría, A.
W. R. Grace: Bescansa, M  |  González, R.  |  Brandt, S.  |  Franken, J.

As the global energy system continues to be threatened by geopolitical tensions, the refining industry continues to demonstrate an outstanding capacity for adaptation.