Using high-capacity mist eliminators to debottleneck separators in fertilizer production.
Factors to consider when evaluating a revamp.
How high performance trays can deliver the best capacity and efficiency.
A process review, including the improvement of atmospheric and vacuum distillation columns, for the reformulation of the diesel pool.
CPI companies are switching to fixed valves despite a slight loss in operational flexibility. Fixed valves offer better reliability, fouling resistance, and more robust valve designs.
Economic value can be obtained by involving heat exchanger and tower internal experts in the initial design development.
To save project costs, the distillation towers for a new refinery were designed to meet process design objectives using best available technology.
Component trapping by physical carry-over of water can cause capacity bottlenecks that are not easily predicted.
A refinery fuel gas absorber was revamped to increase capacity while maintaining H2S in the product well below specification.
A cleaned mesh mist eliminator may look like new, but is hidden damage affecting performance? A high capacity style will extend the capacity safety factor for the life span of the mist eliminator.
Evaluating revamping a tower with structured packing to maximize capacity and gas oil recovery in crude vacuum towers by minimizing column pressure drop.
Exploring the factors that influence vapor crossflow channeling.
Explore the process of troubleshooting, reviewing operating data and scans, and evaluating the economics of revamping a tower in 1995 and again in 1999.
Revamping a heavy oil upgrader's steam stripping tower increased tray efficiency and achieved record throughput.
When simulating or designing an unconventional heavy oil/bitumen vacuum crude unit, the sharing of operating data on cracked gas make, stripping section performance and indirect entrainment can help ensure designers make the right design choices.
A look at the innovations that increased the capacity and efficiency of towers packed with structured packing.
Low-cost revamps of tower internals improve production from existing assets with a payback period of less than a year.
A description of the Phase Doppler Particle Analyzer (PDPA), including how it works, its accuracy, and pilot plant and field test data.
Understand the causes of fires in distillation columns equipped with structured packing and how to prevent them.
How modern random packing technology helps to improve tower performance.
A discussion of the benefits and limitations of each type of mist eliminator.
Addressing the challenges involved with large diameter trayed towers.
Case studies to question whether there needs to be a trade-off between capacity and efficiency in large diameter trayed towers.
A discussion of the many things to consider when evaluating a potential FCCU Main Fractionator revamp.
Explore the ways in which the microscopic and macroscopic geometric variables of structured packing can be used to design a packing with the desired efficiency and capacity.
An evaluation of the available tray technologies for pressure distillation towers.
A study of a refinery stripper tower revamp project.
An evaluation of the choices of tower internals and configurations available for a coker fractionator.
A fresh look investigates general principles in designing process coalescers.
A description of the installation of 6-pass trays in a large C3 splitter.
Evaluate what plants are really risking when they clean their mist eliminator.
The solution to a process problem is found by going into the plant and carrying out tests and evaluating data.
As a first step in an ethane extraction plant's operational improvement plan, a tray revamp was performed to improve both tray efficiency and ethane recovery.
Retrofitting the packed top section of a crude atmospheric tower with high capacity trays improved separation efficiency.