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Optimizing Refinery Fluid Catalytic Cracking Units and Vapor Recovery Units

Posted in Analyzers, Refining on Monday, January 29th, 2018. No comments yet
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The petroleum refining process is a marvel in how it converts crude oil into so many usable and valuable products and feedstocks for other products. If you’re unfamiliar with the refining process or beginning your experience journey in the industry, I highly recommend the Hydrocarbon Engineering article, Waste Not, Want Not, by Emerson’s Bonnie Crossland. […]

A Primer on Refinery Operations

Posted in Refining on Monday, June 30th, 2014. 3 comments so far
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If you’re not in the oil refining business the names of the process units, such as cat crackers, can sound quite exotic. Emerson’s Tim Olsen, a consultant on the refining industry team, wrote a great AIChE Chemical Engineering Progress article, An Oil Refinery Walk-Through. It is written for engineering students and engineers in other industries […]

Diagnostic Opportunities in FCC Units

Posted in Abnormal Situation Prevention, Refining, Safety Monitoring on Thursday, June 24th, 2010. No comments yet
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A reader who came upon one of the posts in the abnormal situation prevention category asked about ways early fault detection could reduce unplanned downtime in a refinery fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) unit. I turned to Emerson’s Gary Hawkins, a consultant on the global refining team. You may recall Gary from an earlier post on […]