Refining Processes

Posted on: April 15th, 2011 by n0rtnEngnr

Alkylation

  • Sulfuric acid systems: planning studies, process design, troubleshooting, debottlenecking, EPC follow-up, start-up
  • HF: planning, process design troubleshooting and debottlenecking
  • Safety and environmental control facilities

Amine Units

  • Screening Studies for Amine unit expansions and reconfigurations
  • Process designs for grass roots and revamped Amine units
  • Troubleshooting – system optimization, amine changes, amine degradation and heat stable salt control

Atmospheric Distillation

  • Screening Studies for APS expansions and crude run changes
  • Process designs for grass roots and revamped APS units
  • APS trouble shooting and start-up
  • Improved heater operation for run length extension

Coke Calcining

  • Coke handling facilities, combustion systems, incinerators
  • Environmental Control Facilities: SOx, NOx and PM
  • System design (grass roots, expansions and revamps), start-up and, troubleshooting

Deasphalting

  • Deasphalter Expansion: screening study including project economics, on-sites and off-sites impact

Delayed Coking

  • Fired heater tube failure troubleshooting, decoking operations consulting
  • Coke cutting cycle time optimization/improvement
  • Tower bottoms fouling assessment and mitigation
  • Screening Study for Delayed Coker expansion

Dewaxing

  • Dewaxer Expansion: screening study including project economics, on-sites and off-sites impacts

Fluid Catalytic Cracking

  • Wet scrubbing systems: technology development, process design, performance assessment, project engineering, detailed design, equipment specification and purchase, troubleshooting, operations and start-up
  • FCCU: technology improvements (cyclones, feed zones, riser terminations), cold flow modeling, process design, operating guides, troubleshooting (high catalyst losses, poor circulation), downtime studies, start-up (10) and turnaround support
  • FCCU main fractionator: tray/packing design and rating, coke mitigation in desuperheating section. Process design, troubleshooting, start-up, operations
  • Screening Studies for FCC expansions
  • Process designs and detailed engineering follow-up for revamped FCC units
  • FCC trouble shooting and start-up
  • Electrostatic Precipitators: process design, performance assessment, troubleshooting, operations and start-up
  • Cyclones (intern & external): process design, performance assessment, troubleshooting, operations and start-up

Fluid Coking

  • Electrostatic Precipitators: process design, performance assessment, troubleshooting, operations and start-up
  • Cyclones (intern & external): process design, performance assessment, troubleshooting, operations and start-up

Gasification Petroleum Coke / Coal

  • LBG utilization: cogeneration applications, fired heaters, boilers, gas turbines. Planning studies, process design, existing equipment evaluations, start-up, troubleshooting
  • Gas Clean-up: particulate & sulfur removal. Planning studies, technology evaluations, process design, vendor qualification, start-up, troubleshooting

Hydrocracking

  • Rebuild of hydrocracker heater after unit was destroyed by explosion on start-up. Root cause analysis, detailed design, project engineering, start-up and operations
  • Design Basis, process design, detailed engineering follow-up and startup of grass roots hydrocracker

Hydrotreating

  • FCCU Feed Hydrosulfurization, Naptha Hydrofiner, Vacuum Gasoil Hydrotreater
  • Fixed Bed reactor designs (high and low pressure units), recycle gas compression systems, absorbers, amine regeneration systems
  • Planning studies, Process design, troubleshooting and start-up
  • Grass roots and revamped hydrotreaters

Isomerization

  • Butylene isomerization (IFP): Planning, process design leader, EPC follow-up and start-up

Light Ends Systems

  • Screening Studies for APS, FCC and Reformer light ends expansions
  • Process designs for grass roots and revamped for APS, FCC and Reformer light ends units
  • Light ends trouble shooting and startup

Lubes Manufacture

  • White Oils catalyst deactivation
  • Additives manufacturing
  • Lube oil blending, batch and JIT systems design and operations
  • Lubes processing design, troubleshooting, debottlenecking, quality improvement

Reforming

  • Design of proprietary high temperature catalytic reforming heaters (3)
  • Revamp designs for proprietary high temperature catalytic reforming heaters (2)
  • Revamp design for terrace wall catalytic reforming heater (1).
  • Process designs of grassroots Naphtha reformers
  • Screening Studies for Naphtha Reforming expansions

Sulfur Plant

  • Tail gas clean-up unit. Process development and design
  • Process design of tail gas cleanup unit revamp

Sour Water Stripper

  • Screening Studies for SWS expansions
  • Process designs for grass roots and revamped SWS units

Vac. Distillation

  • Screening Studies for VPS expansions
  • Process designs for grass roots and revamped VPS units
  • VPS trouble shooting and start-up

Visbreaking

  • Fired heater optimization studies to optimize yield / unit run length
  • Furnace decoking operations consulting
  • Start-up (2)
  • Fired heater coking predictive tools development
  • Process design of grassroots Visbreaker
  • Screening Studies for Visbreaker expansions