At the most recent National Petroleum Refiners Association question and answer session on refining and petrochemical technology, refiners discussed, among other things, general processing and support operations. Emphasized subjects included corrosion, fouling, and foaming problems. Several processing areas were discussed, such as crude desalting and distillation, asphaltene stripping, and sulfur-removal operations. The 1993 NPRA Q&A conference was held Oct. 20-22 in Dallas. For details on the proceedings see OGI, Mar. 28, p. 41. CRUDE TANKS What has been refiners' experience in treating crude tanks to impr...

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