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  • Burckhardt plate valve™

    The long running valve best in O2 applications. Why the plate valve? The Burckhardt Plate Valve™ is of proven design, which has been continually optimized over the years. Special care has been given to improve the robustness and longevity of the valve plate, damper plate and the springs under different operating conditions. A decisive advantage for the operator is the conversion from metallic to non-metallic plates and vice versa without additional machining on the valve. ...

  • RVP in process: ensure safety, comply with specifications, optimize profits

    Pipeline operators, offshore platforms, terminals, fuel depots or oil tankers detect the vapor pressure, before transporting crude oil or other petrochemical products such as Gasoline or LPG for subsequent processing. It is absolutely necessary to know the vapor pressure of the transported substance to prevent costly damage done to the transportation or storage system.   Apart from the costs a failure might cause, environmental regulations limit maximum vapor pressure ...

  • The potential of Carbon Capture for refining

    This post will assess the importance of Carbon Capture, Utilisation, and Storage (CCUS) technologies for Refiners. It will look at current CCUS projects in Europe and explore the potential challenges and opportunities that downstream players will face when trying to implement CCUS technologies into their operations. Considering the impact of multiple challenges, this post will show the importance of associations, regulatory frameworks and cross-industry collaboration as vital ...

  • Hydrogen-starved unit struggles to make ULSD

    This is a 36 bar (525 psig) unit that was converted to ulsd service. The first two cycles used Albemarle KF-757 and lasted 6 months compared to one year expected cycle life. They switched to Topsoe catalyst for the next cycle and saw no improvement. Two suppliers recommended replacing the reactor internals; but Johnson Matthey did a convincing analysis showing the unit was constrained by hydrogen supply, not flow distribution, and new internals would not fix the root ...

  • Plant control - advanced burner control (plus)

    Applications: The design intent is to have accurate SRU tail gas quality control in order to optimize sulphur recovery. ABC provides that. It is clearly superior over conventional SRU control and has always been Comprimo’s control system of choice for the EUROCLAUS®/SUPERCLAUS® process with over 200 licenses worldwide.   ABC handles changes to SRU feed gas variables such as flow rate, pressure, temperature and composition, provided these changes are relatively ...

  • It’s time to give your reactor some HELPsc™

    Excessive pressure drop build-up issues in hydroprocessing reactors are often keeping units from delivering maximum value. Refiners are forced to perform premature shutdowns for costly catalyst skimming operations resulting in lost profit. Topsoe’s High-Efficiency Liquid Phase scale catcher (HELPsc™) is a specialized patent-pending reactor internal technology that works in synergy with the graded bed. Installation of the technology will significantly prolong the ...

  • Optimise your alkylation process and take control with the Profiler™ TGA

    The Challenge. Alkylation processes present some of the more challenging applications for interface measurement and control in refinery operations. It is important for the operator to have confidence in the process to optimise alkylate production, while ensuring safe operation and environmental compliance. In a settler, not knowing the levels of hydrocarbon, emulsion and alkylate with confidence can cause problems, including increased polymer formation and combined fluorides, ...

  • MECS® sulfuric acid and environmental technologies

    Is the leading provider of proprietary process technology, speciality products and technical services to the global sulfuric acid industry. MECS® has provided best-in-class sulfuric acid plant processes, clean technologies, and specialty products to a wide distribution of industries for over 80 years. Our proprietary solutions are engineered to perform and built to last. MECS® is the global leader in sulfuric acid plant design and technology licensing for the phosphate ...

  • Improve contaminant metals flushing with TITAN™

    The escalating price of rare earth in fluid cracking catalyst sparked increased demand from refiners for equilibrium catalyst (Ecat) as a means to control expenses. During this same period, the available supply of high quality, low metals Ecat had decreased. In response to the shrinking supply of Ecat, Grace introduces TITAN™, a unique catalyst solution for removing contaminant metals from refining operations. Unlike traditional equilibrium catalysts, TITAN™ is ...

  • Are you ready for MARPOL?

    As the International Maritime Organization (IMO) has decided to implement the MARPOL Annex VI, all ships must globally reduce their emissions of sulfur by 86% before 2020. This fact is bound to have a huge impact on the shipping as well as the refinery industry. But exactly what will happen? What options are there? What are the opportunities? Who will seize them? And how?   The MARPOL directive presents great opportunities for refineries. Whether you want to produce MARPOL ...

  • Separator technology reduces refinery operating costs and downtime

    A US refining company contacted us to discuss a separation problem in the feed to an alkylation process. Caustic entrainment from their selective hydrogenation unit was poisoning the hydrofluoric acid catalyst in the alkylation unit. The continuous phase feed to the alkylation unit consisted of ~180m3/hr of mixed C4 hydrocarbons, mainly butanes and butylenes, with varying levels of 10 – 20% caustic solution entrained as a dispersed aqueous phase. Sulzer was commissioned ...

  • Maximize reliability in grassroots crude units

    Crude unit operators are far too familiar with a long list of crude unit reliability problems including fouling in heat exchangers and fired heaters, poor desalting, corrosion of piping and equipment, and coking in the vacuum column wash zone. Many millions of dollars have been spent fighting these problems, yet they continue to force unplanned shutdowns with depressing regularity. Revamps must address reliability issues, but project scope is hindered by the limitations of existing ...

  • Why do many crude/vacuum units perform poorly?

    In many cases it’s because the original design was based more on virtual than actual reality. There is no question: computer simulations have a key role to play but it’s equally true that process design needs to be based on what works in the field and not on the ideals of the process simulator. Nor should the designer simply base the equipment selection on vendor-stated performance. The design engineer needs to have actual refinery process engineering experience, not ...

  • UOP Callidus installation services

    Installation Services: UOP Callidus offers turnkey installation and aftermarket support for our products around the world. Our goal is to provide first class service from professionals who have years of experience with our equipment and understand how it should be installed and operated to obtain the highest quality and efficiency. Our services include: • Installation • Guy Wire Tensioning • Retractable Systems • Supervision and Inspections • Commissioning ...

  • Recovery and refining precious metals

    Recovery and refining of precious metals from hydrocarbon, petroleum, chemical, and petrochemical processes. Sabin recovers PGMs and other precious metals from spent catalysts with soluble and insoluble alumina, silica-alumina, and zeolite. • PGMs (platinum, palladium, ruthenium, and rhodium), rhenium, gold, silver, and other precious metals • Pellets, beads, extrudates, and monolithic structures • Waste by-products associated with catalyst processes Sabin ...

  • ParaFuel™ NIR process analyzer

    Comprehensive fuel and crude oil analysis through NIR spectroscopy. The ParaFuel™ NIR Process analyzer from LT Industries provides comprehensive inline analysis of Diesel, Gasoline, Jet Fuel, Kerosene, Crude Oil, Blending components and Blended Fuels for a wide range of critical properties including Octane, Distillation Points or RVP. The analyzer is also available in a benchtop version designed to improve efficiency when testing in laboratories. • Monitoring Fuels ...

  • Sindie Online: Continuous sulfur analysis in hydrocarbon process streams

    Sindie® Online is an industrial grade process sulfur analyzer with breakthrough detection capability to monitor ultra-low sulfur in petroleum or aqueous process streams. This process analyzer presents the ultimate solution for refineries and pipeline terminals where measurement speed and reliability are essential. Powered by MWDXRF®, Sindie Online uses ASTM D7039 technology and delivers real-time, continuous analysis of total sulfur from 0.5 ppmw up to 3000 ppmw. This ...

  • Topsoe refinery Research & Development

    Providing refiners with the best catalysts on the market would be impossible without the innovative ideas from Topsoe R&D. Combined with the knowledge obtained from our pilot plant units, catalyst development is essential to providing high-performing, customized solutions. Topsoe’s research facilities in Denmark have more than 50 hydroprocessing pilot plant units with more than 100 catalytic reactors for catalyst screening and process studies, including dedicated ...

  • UOP mercury removal for natural gas production

    Mercury, when present in gas processing facilities, can be a primary cause of corrosion, equipment failure and downstream catalyst deactivation. For more than 60 years UOP has continuously been a pioneer in the adsorbent industry, from inventing the first commercially produced synthetic zeolites, to developing a range of innovative, copper-promoted Alumina products. Today we offer a broad platform of regenerable and non-regenerable adsorbents capable of removing mercury ...

  • STRATCO® XP2 technology for the STRATCO® CONTACTOR™ reactor

    The STRATCO® XP2 technology is a Contactor™ reactor enhancement developed to improve the acid/hydrocarbon emulsion flow path near the tube bundle end of the Contactor. In the current design, emulsion flow leaves the annulus between the Contactor™ shell wall and circulation tube, then immediately turns and enters the tube bundle. In the XP2 design, the emulsion flow is extended further along the length of the tube bundle and preferentially distributed across ...

  • A time for grass roots thinking ?

    Within the past year or two spiking crude prices and surging refinery margins have led to overheated talk about increasing refinery capacity worldwide. Plans for construction of as many 60 grass roots refineries have been discussed. But stretched out lead times for major equipment and inflated prices, as well as declining margins and a final realization that there is not enough crude to meet demand, have brought sober thinking to the table. Recent societal changes in India and ...

  • Recovering PGMs and other precious metals from spent petroleum processing catalysts

    We’ll work together to maximize your returns, lower your costs, increase your profits, and assure your peace of mind. What do you expect from a precious metals refiner? Obviously you want the same qualities that other people expect from your organization: fair, straightforward treatment; prompt, responsive service; and, reliability/performance standards that are above reproach. Our customers expect the same from us; we’ve treated them this way for more than 60 years. ...

  • STRATCO® alkylation technology

    A full line global leader for alkylation technology and services. The STRATCO® Alkylation Technology is the world leader with over 90 units licensed with more than 800,000 BPSD (31,400 kmta) of installed capacity. DuPont is committed to alkylation research and is an expert in all aspects of the process, having extensive experience in assisting refiners through alkylation research, design, startups, test runs, troubleshooting, optimization, revamps, expansions, analytical testing, ...

  • Gain 5-10% efficiency with this simple 4-pass tray revamp

    The design of 4-pass trays can be complex. It not only requires a close evaluation of the mechanical design but also the process response to that design at various flow rates. The balancing of the fluid flows across the tray can have a substantial effect on the tray performance, namely efficiency. Many existing columns are operating with older 4-pass designs. While some of these are well designed, others could use some improvement. Since 4-pass trays always involve a fairly ...

  • Making the invisible visible

    In FCC Units (Fluidised Catalyst Cracking Units) the atmospheric residue from the distillation is cracked to LPG, naptha and other components. This sometimes leads to “invisible” deposits inside the Riser. This article features Tracerco’s ThruVision™ scans to illustrate how the technology helped the refinery to identify these deposits at an early stage. Bayernoil operates two FCC Units to convert heavy hydrocarbons. In the FCC Unit the feed is injected ...

  • NEKTOR™ 4G

    NEKTOR™4G is the latest generation of Grace’s marketleading low coke NEKTOR™ for residue FCC feed applications. NEKTOR™ 4G is manufactured using the Grace EnhanceR™ Technology Platform, and is an extension of the NEKTOR™ catalyst family, which is the market leader in the EMEA region. NEKTOR™ 4G incorporates new technologies that were developed during the extensive Grace R&D program that was initiated as a result of the tight oil ...

  • Multi-stage reaction catalysts (MSRC)

    BASF has introduced its latest FCC catalyst manufacturing innovation, the MSRC platform. This breakthrough manufacturing development takes advantage of staged reactions with different catalytic attributes much the same way that staged hydrotreating catalyst loading permits different reaction zones in a fixed bed reactor vessel. The concept of staged reactions is not new to the refining industry, but its application to a circulating system like FCC is a true step forward in catalyst ...

  • Separation technology

    Sulzer Chemtech produces a wide array of tower internals. With this broad spectrum of custom-designed fractionation trays, random and structured packing we can meet any process requirement in any size tower throughout the chemical, refining, petrochemical, and gas processing industries. For over 50 years, Sulzer Chemtech has been serving these industries with our innovations, which set a new standard in many applications. For classical column operations such as distillation, ...

  • About Axens

    Axens is a group providing a complete range of solutions for the conversion of oil and biomass to cleaner fuels, the production and purification of major petrochemical intermediates as well as all of natural gas' treatment and conversion options. The offer includes technologies, equipment, furnaces, modular units, catalysts, adsorbents and related services. Axens is ideally positioned to cover the entire value chain, from feasibility study to unit start-up and follow-up throughout ...

  • CATnap delivers faster, safer catalyst changeout

    Is a dust-fee catalyst changeout process that should save you over 24 hours in your initial reactor shutdown timeline. Its also a safer process (non-inert-entry) that reduces the hazards of handling, transporting and storing passivated catalyst. And CATnap renders the catalyst non-pyrophoric to prevent self-heating, so your reactor is back up and producing much sooner improving the unit’s time value. CATcade simplifies and improves reformer tube loading CATcade loading ...

  • Cat Tech Dense Loading

    For over 40 years Cat Tech has led the way in catalyst handling through innovation and experience. Our Trained professionals are focused on safety and excellence delivering the best results for your project. With ever increasing performance standards the precise and controlled dense loading of catalyst is a critical component of effective unit performance. Cat Tech’s proprietary JE Dense Loading system is designed to deliver greater control and lower attrition during the ...

  • SERVOTOUGH FlueGasExact 2700

    High performance combustion process analysis of oxygen and combustibles, designed for use in the most hazardous and challenging location. Armed with an integral sampling system custom-designed for operation in some of the hottest and most extreme combustion environments, the FluegasExact is the analyzer of choice for measuring oxygen and combustibles in the most demanding hydrocarbon processing and power generation applications.

  • Green design practices: focus on efficiency

    Green design is more than recycling scrap materials or calculating carbon footprints. It minimizes negative environmental impact through skillful design and operating practices to produce efficient, better-functioning processes. Because green practices reduce resource requirements, in many cases, they can also improve the profitability of the entire process. One of the most effective ways to make a process greener is to focus on column efficiency. Distillation is an energy ...

  • Ifpexol™ IFPEn integrated process for natural gas full treatment

    Ifpexol uses refrigerated methanol for the complete treatment (dehydration, NGL recovery and sweetening) of natural gas. The Ifpexol process is based on two independent steps. Methanol is used as hydrate inhibitor in a cold process for NGL extraction : The mixture of methanol and water recovered at the low temperature separator is regenerated by simple stripping with a fraction of the feed gas and pure water is produced. Ifpexol has been implemented on 15 industrial NG dewpointing ...

  • MECS® Excalibur™ auto lancing systems

    Thee MECS® auto lance system was developed to automatically lance new sulphuric acid re tube boilers while they're in service, cleaning fire tube boilers as efficiently as manual lancing. The MECS® Excalibur™ sequentially cleans all re tubes by opening the shutter tube. Thee automated lance shuts the corresponding re tube. Next, a massive compressed air burst is delivered within the fire tube and the fouling residue is effectively removed and the tube is clean. For ...

  • INTERCAT FCC additives and catalyst handling technologies

    Most refiners now find it essential to use catalytic additives to supplement the host FCC catalyst in order to achieve the desired unit performance, product quality, and environmental emissions targets that must be met. Johnson Matthey is the foremost supplier of FCC additives and addition systems, specializing in the development, manufacture, sale, and technical support of both additives and addition systems for the refining industry. Our INTERCATTM range of FCC additives and ...

  • Recovering platinum/rhenium from spent hydrocarbon processing catalysts

    Now, practical, cost-effective recovery of platinum/ rhenium reforming catalysts, regardless of solubility– with maximum returns. Platinum / rhenium catalysts are widely used in the processing of hydrocarbon products. As rhenium values have increased, recovery techniques from spent catalysts have not kept pace. However, most users look to their refiners for increased recovery yields. Finally, there is a practical, cost-effective breakthrough that addresses this issue: after ...

  • When reliable operation and easy inspection is key

    Topsoe’s outlet collector is easy to install and inspect and help ensure even flow distribution in the bottom of the reactor. It is important to have the best catalyst to ensure optimal performance of your hydroprocessing unit. However, it is equally important to have the best reactor internals to ensure the optimal flow conditions for the catalytic reactions in your reactor. Topsoe’s outlet collector ensures even flow distribution in the bottom bed thereby maximizing ...

  • Sulzer technologies for biofuel applications

    In recent years, there have been many advancements in the development of biofuels for the global transportation markets. First generation fuel ethanol plants performed fermentation of grains into high purity ethanol. Further R&D led to the development of biofuels from renewable feed stocks: grains, baggase, switch grass, sugar cane, beets, turnips and wood pulp. These second generation biofuel processes produce high purity methanol, propanol, butanol and other oxygenated hydrocarbons ...

  • MINISCAN IR VISION - top performer in portable fuel analysis

    The MINISCAN IR VISION is a high speed, compact and robust FTIR fuel analyzer for the comprehensive and automatic measurement of gasoline, jet and diesel fuels. The analyzer is configured to measure more than 100 fuel parameters and components for fuel blending, for quality inspection and to check compliance with fuel specifications directly at the point of sale. • 100+ preconfigured parameters Compound analysis is performed according to the international standards ASTM ...

  • Driving machine learning through fundamental machinery diagnostics

    Join Honeywell’s APM specialist, Ben Berwick, as he discusses how Honeywell leverages Asset Performance Management technology to recognize the earliest onset of rotating machinery issues.   The rapid pace of predictive analytics, artificial intelligence and digital twins for industrial assets is proving revolutionary in how asset intensive organizations benefit from the actionable information provided by asset performance management (APM) software.  A key element ...

  • High-Performance Tail-Gas Treating

    Discover the benefits of applying the latest technology in modern, low-temperature Shell Claus offgas treating (SCOT™) units. See how next-generation, low-temperature SCOT catalysts can help extend cycle life, lower energy costs and ensure regulatory compliance, even with the most difficult feeds and conditions. In this webinar you will: • Learn why modern tail-gas treating units are being designed without an inline burner, and the impact this has on inlet temperatures ...

  • Digital Reliability: 24/7 Real-time Machinery Diagnostics

    Dynamics SPC discusses our turnkey solution we call COMPACS. COMPACS monitors the health of your equipment in real-time. We’ve spent close to three decades developing the system and technology. You will learn that what differentiates our solution from all others on the market is it employs a patented artificial intelligence allowing you to diagnose equipment defects several minutes, hours, even days prior to equipment failures.   We will provide examples of how COMPACS ...

  • Simplify crude assay importing in UniSim design by utilizing H/CAMS

    Haverly H/CAMS is the industry leading assay crude management software with over 2000 assays. Honeywell's UniSim Design software links to Haverly H/CAMS via a COM interface and allows you to import proprietary assays with just a few clicks. This functionality increases engineering effectiveness, eliminates the need for manual data entry, and makes it easier to model crude storage facilities and refining processes. Presenters: Jagdish Rachh - Honeywell David Alexander - Haverly Moderator: Ken ...

  • Intelligently predict and manage sour water corrosion in refinery applications

    One of the primary concerns in refinery operations, especially when processing sour crudes, is management and mitigation of NH4HS (Sour Water) corrosion in hydrocrackers, hydrotreaters, FCC and other unit circuits. Honeywell's Predict-SW software, a byproduct of more than 15 years of intense Joint Industry Project (JIP) research, provides an easy to use framework to quantify NH4HS corrosion as a function of key process parameters across the refinery value chain for commonly used ...

  • Understanding the financial impact of a collapsed flue gas tunnel in your SMR

    The overall influence of tunnels on the flue gas flow in a steam methane reformer has been modeled and documented, and the concept that running a reformer without tunnels can decrease overall efficiency is well understood in the industry. The study detailed in this webinar focuses on the effects of operating a reformer after removing just a single tunnel, leaving the rest in place. The resultant flue gas flow field is analyzed by looking at temperature profiles, residence time ...

  • Maximising naphtha through hydrocracking: Refinery of the future

    Globally the demand for petrochemicals is increasing at rates nearly 1.5 times GDP. In regions where there is a heavy investment in large-scale para-xylene capacity there is a significant demand for naphtha. However not all naphtha is suitable to produce aromatics. Heavy naphtha is required, but it is in limited supply.   This is where the Honeywell UOP UnicrackingTM process becomes the key enabler to petrochemical production. By installing one, or a combination of Unicracking ...

  • Intelligently predict and prevent corrosion across your operations

    Learn how the fight against corrosion never stops - it is a fact of life every day across Oil & Gas, Refining and Pipeline operations, what-if you could have insight into real-time corrosion rates in your process?  Honeywell Predict® Corrosion Suite provides the next generation of corrosion management solutions, intelligent software providing real time corrosion quantification. Unlike conventional corrosion management methods, unique prediction models are employed ...

  • From hydrogen production to sulphur recovery - let ceramics pave the way

    Learn how to boost the reliability and performance of your hydrogen production and sulphur recovery plants through the deployment of Blasch’s proven ceramic systems. Benefits include: • Higher plant reliability and much longer run-lengths • 60 -90% faster installation times • Capacity increase • Annual energy savings of several hundred thousand dollars for SRUs • Lower emissions   Flue gas tunnels in Steam Methane Reformers warp and fail causing non ...

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