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Improving Refinery Fuel Blending Operations

Posted in Refining on Monday, December 4th, 2017. No comments yet
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For a refinery, the efficiency and reliability of the fuel blending operations largely determines its overall financial performance. These fuels, including gasoline, diesel, fuel oils, jet fuel, and kerosene require the right blend of fuel components and additives such as anti-oxidants, anti-knock agents, octane enhancers and more to meet their specifications for sale. Exceeding the […]

Optimized and Flexible Refinery Blending for Current Market Conditions

Posted in Refining on Monday, August 7th, 2017. No comments yet
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Refinery blending operations are the “cash registers” since it “…is the last chance to optimize the final saleable product, as well as the final opportunity to achieve as close to product specifications as possible.” A recent RBN Energy blog post, The Price You Pay (For Premium Gasoline) – The Widening Price Differential Between Premium And […]

Improved Refinery Performance via Direct to Ship Blending

Posted in Refining on Monday, December 12th, 2016. No comments yet
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For refineries, blending operations can be challenging due to unscheduled downtime, off-spec production requiring reblending operations and quality giveaways by exceeding specifications. I caught up with Emerson’s Marcelo Carugo who noted that poor recipe management and control throughout the blending process increases variability in product quality, which not only leads to off-spec product that requires […]

Increasing Refinery Flexibility to Handle Wide-Ranging Feedstocks

Posted in Refining 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 […]