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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 […]

Minimizing Valuable Octane Giveaway

Posted in Refining on Friday, August 19th, 2016. No comments yet
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With many of the hydrocarbons falling in price, one exception has been octane (C8H18). Its structure comes in many forms or isomers—18 according to its Wikipedia entry. These octanes are: …a family of hydrocarbon that are typical components of gasoline. They are colorless liquids that boil around 125 °C (260 °F). One member of the […]