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LP Results: Garbage In Equals Garbage Out

Dec 19, 2016

By Ralph Laurel

 
How to better use Refinery LP models to improve refinery optimization and profitability in your facility.

5 Steps to Properly Value Hydrogen at Your Refinery

Dec 05, 2016

By Optimization Specialist Robert

 
Hydrogen is one of the most valuable commodities at a refinery, but many do not know how to value it properly.

Where is Your FCC Riser Temperature Optimum?

Nov 09, 2016

By Optimization Specialist Robert

 
Highlighting the major factors involved when establishing your FCC Riser settings.

Maximize Hydrotreater Catalyst Utilization

May 23, 2016

By Process Pro Eric

 
Find the right strategy for utilizing your hydrotreater catalyst activity.

Truly Optimize FCC Gasoline Distillation

Apr 26, 2016

By Optimization Specialist Robert

 
Leverage cross-functional team-work to tackle optimization variables related to FCC gasoline properties.

How Smart Refiners Value Crude

Apr 18, 2016

By Optimization Specialist Robert

 
Anyone punch buttons to get a value out of a LP, but not everyone really understands how to derive the right value for evaluating crude economics.

How to Effectively Manage FCC LCO

Aug 02, 2015

By Optimization Specialist Robert

 
Considerations for managing the most difficult molecule in the refinery.

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of Refinery Advanced Controls

Jul 27, 2015

By Steve Pagani

 
An up-front and truthful summary of the pros and cons that come with every advanced control application.

Reduce Refinery Energy Consumption with Low Effort Solutions

Jul 13, 2015

By Process Pro Eric

 
Reducing Refinery EII to remain profitable through all cycles of the refining business.

Reformer Severity in an Octane Long World

May 19, 2015

By Ralph Laurel

 
Adapting refinery octane balances to changing markets.

Should Refineries Cut Crude Rates

Dec 13, 2014

By Ralph Laurel

 
Discussing whether refiners should consider reducing utilization in a falling crude market.

On-Line Process Analyzers In Blending Operations

May 25, 2014

By Modcon-Systems Ltd.

 
Blend process optimization can prevent giveaway and save companies significant value.

Integration Of Spectroscopy In Refinery Optimization

Apr 20, 2014

By Modcon-Systems Ltd.

 
Increase refinery efficiency and profitability through the application of on-line process instrumentation.       

The Value of Hydrocrackers in U.S. Refining Today

Sep 21, 2013

By Ralph Laurel

 
With the changing parity of distillate prices, hydrocrackers have increased in popularity over the past 5 years.

Does Refinery Energy Efficiency Currently Pay-Off?

Aug 05, 2012

By Patrick the Process Engineer

 
Cheap natural gas prices and rising refining margins should be an indicator to reconsider refinery strategies around energy efficiency.            

Understanding the Cost of Burning Propane in Refinery Furnaces

Jun 24, 2012

By Patrick the Process Engineer

 
One of the biggest profit opportunities refineries have is avoiding the downgrade of propane and butane to refinery furnace fuel. Burning LPG instead of natural gas can cost several million dollars a year, so let's review why.                                   

Optimizing Semi Regen Reformer Runlengths

Jun 18, 2012

By Process Pro Eric

 
If you have a runlength philosophy for regenerating your fixed-bed reformer that has not changed for a couple of years, you may want to revisit it again.                       
 
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