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Shell and Tube Heat Exchanger Basics

Jun 05, 2019

By Mahans Thermal Products

Choosing the right design for heat exchanger applications.

FCC Catalyst Selection Considerations

Aug 07, 2018

By Miles Hoyer

Insightful tips for your next FCC catalyst selection endeavor.

Top 10 for New Refinery Process Engineers

Aug 06, 2018

By Patrick the Process Engineer

Process Engineering advice for new refinery process engineers.

The Forgotten Areas of an Oil Refinery

Jun 29, 2018

By Steve Pagani

Quick tips on understanding vulnerabilities of an oil refinery.

How Good is Your Refinery Opex Management?

Jun 18, 2018

By Ralph Laurel

Compare your methods of refinery Opex management to others in industry and determine how robust your practices are.

7 Ways to Boost Decanter Performance

Apr 02, 2018

By Jigar Patel

Applications of decanters for oil recovery from sludge.

Improving Cat Cracking Process Monitoring

Jan 28, 2018

By Ralph Laurel

Cat Cracking process monitoring is more than just trending the riser temperature. Improving Cat Cracking process monitoring involves understanding and improving the mass, heat, pressure, and yield balances for your Cat Cracker.

Hydrotreater Reactor Sulfiding 101

Nov 27, 2017

By Reactor Resources

An introduction to sulfiding of hydrotreating catalysts.

The Basics of Refinery Slop – Part 2

Sep 19, 2017

By Steve Pagani

Understanding slop creation and management can improve refinery profitability.

Norm Lieberman Quick Crude Distillation Pro Tip

Jul 24, 2017

By Norm Lieberman

Key process monitoring tip for atmospheric crude distillation.

The Basics of Refinery Slop – Part 1

Feb 20, 2017

By Steve Pagani

Understanding slop creation and management can improve refinery profitability.

Do Not Snooze that Console Alarm

Nov 28, 2016

By Ralph Laurel

How to not let nuisance alarms desensitize your alarm awareness.

Naphtha Hydroprocessing 101

Sep 26, 2016

By Junaid Shah

Introductory basics of refinery naphtha hydroprocessing.

Are Refinery Limits In Your Way?

Aug 29, 2016

By Ralph Laurel

Know your unit operating constraints, then push them...

Pump 101 – The Basics

Aug 08, 2016

By Steve Pagani

An introduction to the various types of pumps found in an oil refinery.

Meet Mr. Distillation

Dec 13, 2015

By Ralph Laurel

Most refiners over-emphasize utilization and forget about yields. Many of those who are aware of yields tend to focus on conversion, but not distillation. In the end, separation quality is an important area of oil refining that many neglect.

10 Effective Pump Troubleshooting Tips

Nov 02, 2015

By Jeff Vollmer at Engineering & Inspection Services

Practical tips on troubleshooting refinery pump issues.

Advice to New Refinery Process Engineers

Jul 14, 2013

By Patrick the Process Engineer

Congratulations to the new refinery process engineers! Refinerlink has come advice to help you get started.                               
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