Posts Tagged ‘refining’

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. […]

Reducing System Migration Risk for Refinery Blend and Tank Farm Operations

Posted in Refining on Wednesday, January 24th, 2018. No comments yet
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Regulatory bodies across the globe continue to impose stricter specifications for transportation fuels to reduce combustion byproducts. Emerson’s Murali Krishnan and Patrick Truesdale shared a story with me of an Asian refiner who needed to modernize its blend and tank farm operations to meet the sulfur-related regulations and other seasonal volatility specifications. For refiners, blending […]

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 […]

Best Practices for Solving Crude and Fuel Blending Challenges Webinar

Posted in Event, Refining on Wednesday, September 13th, 2017. No comments yet
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It used to be that refineries had a fairly constant and predictable supply of crude with similar properties coming in. Blending on the front end with the crudes and on the back end with the fuels produced were optimized for the crude oil properties. As new supplies from shale oil production have come along with […]

Gaining Experience in the Refining and Petrochemical Industries

Posted in Education, Refining on Friday, September 8th, 2017. No comments yet
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The work is ongoing along the Texas & Louisiana gulf coast to come back from the massive flooding from Hurricane Harvey. A MarketWatch article notes that more that 20% of the total U.S. refining capacity was shut down and only slowly now coming back online. And an RBN Energy post highlights the impact on the […]