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Optimising Crude Unit Design

April 2009 – Real retrofit examples demonstrate how crude units can be successfully optimised with the crude slates currently being processed. Process design strategies are discussed in detail and highlight how retrofit targets are achieved. Complete the form...

Maximizing LPG Recovery from Fuel Gas Using a Dividing Wall Column

January 2015 – GT-LPG MAX ℠ provides a cost-effective solution for recovering LPG product using a novel process concept of absorption plus distillation within the same fractionating vessel. Over the last several years, refiners have faced increasing challenges...

An Alternative Approach to Sulfur Recovery

Mar. 2014 – Matt Thundyil, David Seeger, Ramiro G. Vazquez and Sameer Pallavker, GTC Technology US, LLC, discuss an alternative approach to sulfur recover form lean sour fast streams: Over the past 20 years, environmental specifications for sulfur emissions have...

“Improving the Distillation Energy Network”

Nov. 14, 2013 –  Energy-efficient design applied to the refit of a distillation unit was achieved through optimisation between the distillation column and heat network system. Energy costs are the largest percentage of a hydrocarbon plant’s operating expenditures....

Optimize Design for Distillation Feed

June 2011 – Technical considerations for feed location. Selecting optimum feed location is critical to maximizing distillation column performance. Improper feed location of a distillation column can downgrade column performance; the degree of separation is...

Isomalk-2 technology

April 2012 – The Isomalk-2 technology has a successful track record in achieving more than satisfactory results. The start up and operation of the unit at the Omsk refinery marks the appearance of a stable and environmentally safe alternative to chlorinated...