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Newsletter – August 16th Issue

Webinar - Optimizing Spray Nozzle and Injector Selection in FCCU Applications

Free Webinar – Optimizing Spray Nozzle and Injector Selection in FCCU Applications

The FCC Unit is a workhorse and a huge financial contributor at most refineries. Keeping it running efficiently is a major goal. There are certain spray nozzle and injector applications that can contribute to that efficiency if done properly and if spray technology is better understood. This presentation will look at Water Wash, Regenerator Off-Gas Quench, Torch Oil, and Slurry Backflush while discussing some common…


Women in Refining: Renee Rodriguez – Celebrating female refiners

Renee is Texas-born and bred, through and through. In fact, she has never lived outside of the Lonestar State. She was born and raised in El Paso, moving to Austin for college, where she majored in chemical engineering at UT Austin. From there she lived in Corpus Christi for a few years, and then finally settled in Houston, where she currently works as the Senior Process Engineer at the LYB Houston Refinery.

Maximizing Delayed Coker Liquid Yields

Maximizing Delayed Coker Liquid Yields – By: Norm Lieberman, Process Engineering

The most direct way to reduce the coke drum hydrocarbon partial pressure is to use more coil steam in the heater passes. However, this will too often increase the condenser load in the fractionator overhead, increase fractionator pressure, and hence offset the effect on the reduced coke drum partial from the extra coil steam. However, many years of commercial experience has shown the author…

Fluid Catalytic Cracking Unit

Combination of FCC and Hydrocracking Technologies in the Refining Hardware

Nowadays, the capacity to add value to the bottom barrel streams represents great competitive advantage among refiners. This is true especially considering the stricter regulations like the IMO 2020 that imposes significant reduction in sulfur content of marine fuel oils (BUNKER). These regulations require even more capacity to treat bottom barrel streams, especially to refiners processing heavier…

Free Sulphur operator pass
Sulphur and Sulphuric Acid Conference and Exhibition

Sulphur + Sulphuric Acid Conference and Exhibition

We invite you to join us in New Orleans for the Sulphur + Sulphuric Acid Conference and Exhibition November 6 – 8, 2023. Technical updates on the production and processing of sulphur and sulphuric acid will be covered, and we will feature industry-leading presentations highlighting new innovations in process, technology, equipment and instrumentation developments, as well as…

Oil and Gas Journal Review

Oil & Gas Journal Reviews RefComm, Energizing adaptation

As this editor has said before, however, RefComm’s true worth comes in how it creates the ideal setting for all the right people to come together to share, discuss, and solve shared issues faced in their daily work openly and collectively. Amid—and even despite—the conference’s well-structured tracks, this editor regularly experienced the synchronicity of conversations between attendees…

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