Planning for a turnaround

Planning for a turnaround

Without the efforts of professional craft planners and logistics professionals, turnarounds will be a serious challenge.

Refinery turnarounds are massive events. For organisations to be competitive, they must be able to manage these maintenance overhaul projects and meet all safety, cost and duration targets. Considering the quantity of labour, and the materials and services a turnaround requires, coordination is a huge undertaking, especially because all of these resources add up to significant sums of money. Beyond the financial pressures, the logistics of predicting the costs for all of the scope, which will include both known and unknown work......

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Oxidation catalysts for VOC reduction

Oxidation catalysts for VOC reduction

How destruction of volatile organic compounds at lower temperatures is positioning catalytic oxidation systems for the future.

With an ever increasing number of processing plants coming on stream worldwide to keep up with the burgeoning petrochemical industry, the focus on the release of volatile organic compounds (VOC) into the atmosphere is coming under intense scrutiny by environmental authorities. The release of VOCs from industrial processes not only poses a potential hazard to human health, but can also represent a risk of financial losses to the operator......

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Hoerbiger Compression Technology

Hoerbiger Compression Technology

Key technologies for compressors and engines in the Refining, Gas and Petrochemical processing industries. HOERBIGER is active throughout the world as a leading player in the fields of compression technology, automation technology and drive technology. HOERBIGER Compression Technology is a business unit of HOERBIGER Holding AG, Zug / Switzerland. Based on the concepts of reliability, high performance and efficiency, its portfolio includes a wide range of key components and services for reciprocating compressors and industrial engines......

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Passion For Engineering

Passion For Engineering

Partnering with our customers. Industrial process plants are among the most complex structures that people have ever built. Worldwide, there are only a handful of companies with the detailed know-how needed to successfully deliver turnkey industrial plants. Linde Engineering is a pioneer in the development of customised process solutions......

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ERTC Newspaper

ERTC Newspaper

Key steps for refiners ahead of IMO 2020 ... Q&A with Diomidis Stamoulis ... Maximising FCC performance and yields with catalyst innovations ... European refineries towards a sustainable world ... Precious metals catalyst: understanding the technology ... Process selection: a refinery study of FCC vs Gasolfin for naphtha cracking into propylene ... Creation of energy efficiency action plan for oil refinery with advanced energy analysis ... Renewable components in European refining companies ... Operating in the jungle of renewables ... Online Cleaning technology applied to a major European refinery ... Accurate, real-time H2S measurement achieved with in-line analyser......

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Catalysis

Catalysis

2017 Catalysis Q&A ... Increased steam methane reformer throughput ... Optimising middle distillate production in a hydrocracker ... Lessons from FCC history ... Designing and engineering catalysts for hydrotreating ... Catalysts for higher middle distillate yields ... Catalyst filling in a fixed bed tubular reactor ...

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ARTC Annual Meeting

ARTC Annual Meeting

The Asian downstream sector is at a crossroads. All eyes are on southern Johor as construction continues at RAPID, the latest large-scale Petronas project. The state-of-the-art integrated complex will produce nine million tonnes of petroleum products and 4.5 million tonnes of petrochemicals annually when completed in 2019, revolutionising Malaysia’s downstream industry for years to come.

At the same time, refiners and petrochemical producers across Asia are facing stricter environmental standards, increased international attention from investors and regulators, and a growing need to digitalise their operations to survive.....

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