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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]