Posts Tagged ‘asphaltene precipitation’

Optimizing Opportunity Crudes in Refining Operations

Posted in Downstream Hydrocarbons on Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016. No comments yet
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An Environmental Leader article, How Data Analytics is Changing the Oil & Gas Industry, highlights challenges in refining opportunity crudes: Opportunity crudes, such as heavy oil produced from the Canadian oil sands, and light tight oils produced by hydraulic fracturing, are categorized by their inconsistency and the presence of problematic components. They are difficult to […]

Increasing Refinery Flexibility to Handle Wide-Ranging Feedstocks

Posted in Downstream Hydrocarbons on Monday, November 2nd, 2015. One comment so far
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The complexity in crude oil refining has grown due to many factors including mix of crude oil feedstocks, government regulations, and increasingly global customer base for refined product. In a Hydrocarbon Processing article, Improve refinery flexibility and responsiveness, Emerson’s Tim Olsen and Ed Schodowski look at these challenges and how refiners and addressing them. They […]

Optimal Heat Exchanger Energy and Cleaning Management

Posted in Downstream Hydrocarbons, Event on Wednesday, August 20th, 2014. 2 comments so far
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Update: A recorded version of this one-hour webinar is now available. Original post: According to IHS, a global information and analytics provider for energy, economics, geopolitical risk, sustainability and supply chain management: Estimates have been made of fouling costs due primarily to wasted energy through excess fuel burn that are as high as 0.25 per […]