Refining

Valves, Pumps and Turbomachinery: Be cautious with systems that are not foolproof

Mishra, R., Indorama Eleme Petrochemicals and Fertilizers,

Mechanical systems, especially rotary equipment, are designed to support easy maintenance jobs with less complexity and low chances of incorrect installation.

Innovations

Rhodes, Mike, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Endress+Hauser has released its new Cerabar and Deltabar pressure and differential pressure instruments (FIG. 1),

Impact of biofeed retrofits, coprocessing on refinery amine units, SWSs and SRUs—Part 1

Le Grange, P., Tekebayev, K., Goettler, L., Kiebert, J., Sulphur Experts; Sheilan, M., Amine Experts

Diesel with a portion of biologically sourced carbon is being produced at an increasing number of conventional crude oil refineries.

IMO 2020 impact assessment study on KIPIC Al Zour Refinery future operations

Bin Naser, A., Shameeha, F., Kuwait Integrated Petroleum Industries Co. (KIPIC)

What is IMO 2020?

Maximize value and successfully revamp a fired heater

Platvoet, E., XRG Technologies

Fired heaters are facing scrutiny because they contribute to the global emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) and nitrogen oxides (NOx).

Gas-side fouling effects on transfer-line exchangers

Manenti, G., Alfa Laval Olmi SpA

Transfer-line exchangers (TLEs) are specific shell-and-tube heat exchangers installed out of hydrocarbons steam cracking furnaces for olefins production.

Tips to avoid pitfalls in CO2 capture projects

Shah, G. C., Consultant

In recent years, growing concern about increasing atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) levels has put mounting pressure on governments and on processing industries to curb carbon emissions.

Bolting material bolts-up the exchanger design

Singla, P. K., Worley

Shell-and-tube heat exchangers use multiple girth flange joints based on their Tubular Exchangers Manufacturers Association (TEMA) type to assemble shell and tube sides.

Reliability: Try solving—instead of managing—equipment problems

Bloch, Heinz P., Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Good managers manage people who solve problems.

Key considerations for the design and operation of a renewable diesel unit

Green, S., ExxonMobil Chemical Company

Designs for the process configuration and operation of the unit are fundamental aspects in the production of renewable diesel.