Whitepapers

Maximize your product slate with diesel in cold climates
3 July 2019

This paper discusses the three primary specifications for producing diesel in cold climates: cloud point; low filter plugging point; and pour point, and the options for achieving desirable specifications. Traditional options, as well as ExxonMobil's isomerization dewaxing technology, are explored for increasing production of ULSD.

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ICOn™: A New Era in Sulfur Degassing
3 July 2019

CSI's ICOn™ degassing system helps overcome the challenges and risks of having high levels of hydrogen sulfide (H2S) in the elemental sulfur produced in the Sulfur Recovery Unit (SRU). You will learn more about the development of this technology and how it is operating successfully in a large refinery, today.

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Revamp Solutions for Improved Hydroprocessing Unit Performance
26 June 2019

With increased competition and growing fuel demand, refiners need to utilize assets to the fullest capacity to maximize profits. Profitability improvements can come from reducing feed costs, increasing product value, and increasing on-stream time. This paper explores ways refiners can utilize existing assets to reach these objectives through revamp of hydroprocessing units.

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Leverage Industry 4.0 Technologies and New AI Capabilities to Drive Operational Excellence
10 June 2019

As the energy industry searches for ways to thrive amid volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (VUCA) market conditions, many are turning to Industry 4.0 technologies and AI capabilities to gain a competitive edge. While we have long heard about the promises of autonomous operations and self-optimizing systems, they have only been partially realized in the past with closed-loop control and optimization. Now, the enabling technologies are real and accessible. Download this paper to learn how tomorrow’s leaders will create the smart enterprise of the future — and achieve operational excellence that is sustainable regardless of market conditions.

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The Case for Condition Monitoring with the Bently Nevada ADAPT Instrument Family
4 June 2019

Not only does broken machinery pose a risk to employees’ safety, it leads to costly downtime and repairs that can set you back. Implementing an advanced condition monitoring program helps save money and improve productivity to make your facility safer and more profitable.

In our latest whitepaper, The Case for Condition Monitoring with the Bently Nevada ADAPT Instrument Family, we examine the benefits of the ADAPT system for the longevity of your assets and condition monitoring approaches such as:

  • Manual
  • On-line continuous
  • And on-line scanning

Read more to learn how you can improve your condition monitoring with the Bently Nevada ADAPT system.

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Real-Time Total Chlorine Monitoring to Ensure Optimal Performance
3 June 2019

Learn how Clora Online not only provides an effective tool for salt content monitoring, but also serves as an important process control tool for chlorine content in desalted crude and other process streams further downstream in the refinery process.

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Using Restricted Lift to Mitigate Inlet Pressure Loss
17 May 2019

Hydrocarbon processing facilities may experience excessive pressure drop at the inlet of their pressure relief valves (PRVs). This is problematic because it can lead to valve instability or chatter and also potentially result in OSHA fines. This whitepaper discusses several inlet pressure loss mitigation options to improve the overall stability and reliability of a PRV installation and examines why a restricted lift PRV is the best option.

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Maximizing existing xylene loop profitability
7 May 2019

Within the xylene loop, the main challenge is to efficiently remove ethylbenzene while minimizing xylene loss. By implementing a xylene isomerization process, users achieve energy savings through both reduced traffic in the xylene loop and lower temperature requirement of the high activity isomerization catalyst. The technical paper also showcases an example of a commercial retrofit with associated benefits through Idemitsu Kosan in Japan.

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