Refining

AFPM, API joint statement on White House, DOE meeting with U.S. refiners

The American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) and American Petroleum Institute released the following statement after a meeting with leaders of the top U.S. refining companies.

Technip Energies announces award for contract FEED for INEOS’ project

Technip Energies has been awarded a large contract for the proprietary equipment supply for INEOS Olefins Belgium NV’s 1,450,000 tpy ethane cracker in Antwerp, Belgium.

Business Trends: Innovative approaches to manufacture base oils gain customers’ attention

Kulkarni, S., Allied Market Research

For years, lubricating greases and motor oils have been manufactured from base oils.

Data, algorithms and collaboration combine for machine-learning success

Venkat, A., Zakeri, S., Disantis, J., Seeq; Johnstone, A., Ithaca Energy; Martin, J., allnex

Process manufacturers are investing significant resources in machine-learning (ML) to increase reliability, profitability and sustainability in their operations—saving millions of dollars in short periods of time through increased efficiency.

Accelerating the transition to renewable fuels

Carugo, M., Valentine, J., Emerson Automation Solutions

The global push to neutralize carbon-based GHG emissions by 2050 not only holds great promise for the future of the planet, but it also stands to create millions of jobs, spur rapid growth and drive technological innovation.

Why sulfur plants fail: An in-depth study of sulfur recovery unit failures—Part 1

Bohme, G. E., Sulphur Experts Inc.

Equipment malfunction or an unplanned shutdown of a SRU can have a significant effect on a production company’s profitability, along with an equally serious impact on personnel safety and the environment.

An economic evaluation for SOx emissions reduction from FCC regenerator flue gas using an additive

Jiang, Q., Sha, H., Song, H., SINOPEC Research Institute of Petroleum Processing; Cui, S., Zhou, J., Cao, D., SINOPEC Refining Department; Chen, H., SINOPEC Science & Technology Department; Wang, S., Zhang, Y., Yang, L., SINOPEC Qingdao Refining & Chemical Co. Ltd.; Wang, T., Kong, F., Wang, S., SINOPEC Catalyst Co. Ltd.

Sulfur oxides removal has been a global trend in the refining and petrochemical industry.

Water Management: Achieve compliance with automated wastewater treatment for industrial facilities with cooling towers

Williams, D., Contributing Author

Industrial facilities with cooling towers in the U.S. must meet U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and local wastewater requirements for effluent, including those under the Clean Water Act.

China may extend refined fuel export quota into next year

China may tweak a proposed sharp increase in refined fuel export quotas for this year by extending the plan into next year, as it weighs the benefits to the economy of higher exports against low domestic stocks and operational challenges.

bp layoffs at Ohio refinery after fire indicate prolonged shutdown

bp laid off most contractors at the approximately 160,000 barrel-per-day Toledo, Ohio, refinery it owns with Cenovus Energy Inc, indicating that the plant will experience a prolonged shutdown following last week's explosion and fire.