Articles

  • GTC Article in PTQ: FCC Unit Revamps 
at Minimum Cost

    To develop a minimum cost revamp of a fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) unit requires a detailed and rigorous analysis analysing alternate flow schemes and changes in operation to over-come existing equipment limitations by taking advantage of under-utilised equipment. A common…

  • GTC Article in Hydrocarbon Processing: DWC – From the Top

    The two most important criteria driving the selection of dividing wall columns (DWCs) over conventional two-column systems are energy savings and lower capital cost, while delivering the same product quality. Other benefits include smaller plot areas and shorter payback periods.…

  • New GTC Article on BTX: Find the Best Aromatics Extraction System for Industrial Applications

    Aromatics are fundamental petrochemical compounds used as raw material to manufacture hundreds of polymers, solvents and additives; these in turn are used to make consumable products that people use daily. As the consumable market grows, there is a higher demand…

  • GTC Article in PTQ: Dividing Wall Columns For Gas Plants

    April 2018 – In this article, the authors discuss the distinct advantages that DWCs can offer to improve and modify traditional gas plant process schemes, with emphasis on Top DWCs. Please complete the form below to download the article. Name*Company…

  • GTC Article in Hydrocarbon Processing: Create a Network of Dividing Wall Columns in Complex Process Units

    May 2018 – DWCs not only improve the energy efficiency of processes, but also provide other benefits including lower equipment count and capital investment, and relatively smaller plot area. Please complete the form below to download the article. Name*Company Name*Title*Phone*Email*…

  • GTC Article in Hydrocarbon Processing: Heavy Crude Oil Processing Design & Reliability

    January 2018 – Incorrect or lack of equipment modifications to process heavy crude oils has caused refiners to experience high manpower costs in monitoring and troubleshooting operational headaches, high equipment replacement costs, increased processing costs, product yield losses, and lost…

  • GTC Article in Hydrocarbon Processing: Dividing Wall Column Applications in FCC Naphtha Splitter Columns

    September 2017 – Dividing Wall Column (DWC) technology is becoming more widely accepted throughout the process industries as a means to increase efficiency and reduce capital and energy costs. To illustrate the advantages of applying DWC technology for the revamp…

  • GTC Article in Chemical Processing: Dividing Wall Column Provides Sizable Energy Savings

    May 2017 – As energy sectors enter a phase emphasizing energy reduction, interest is growing in dividing wall column (DWC) technology for distillation.  This article takes a look at an installation at a refinery complex in Chiba, Japan, owned by…

  • GTC Article in PTQ: Converting two columns into one

    Dividing wall columns (DWC) offer a fresh perspective on traditional distillation techniques. Current-day refiners continuously face the challenge of keeping capital and energy costs low. Toward that end, DWC technology can provide a definitive edge. DWC columns, in general, have…

  • GTC Article in PTQ: Balanced Distillation Equipment Design

    January 2017 – Fouling resistance and efficiency requirements for distillation equipment are balanced and optimized for reliable unit performance Fouling tendency is a critical issue in crude distillation units and should not be overlooked when designing crude distillation columns. Corrosion…

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