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  1. Tight oil prompts new plan for atmospheric distillation heater

    Magazine Articles

    Mon, 6 Oct 2014

    Refining System Inc. Pasadena, Tex. Distillation unit atmospheric heaters serve a vital ..... to optimize performance of the crude distillation heater at its 100,000-b/d refinery ..... minimize premature shutdowns of the distillation heater, increase distillation unit

  2. Steam distillation effects improve thin, light-oil reservoir recoveries

    Magazine Articles

    Mon, 21 Sep 2009

    study has shown that steamflooding distillation effects would improve crude recovery ..... reservoirs with less viscous crude. Steam distillation means that steam injection will cause ..... to 13.5% of the oil in place. 3 Distillation effects Steam distillation in porous

  1. Equations estimate ASTM distillation loss in gasoline

    Magazine Articles

    Mon, 1 Apr 2013

    Photo from NCRA. In the ASTM D86 distillation test, pentanes minimize hydrocarbon ..... low boiling hydrocarbons in the ASTM distillation test can make it difficult for a refiner ..... individual butanes and pentanes on distillation percent loss. They prepared a base

  2. ESAI: Rising distillation capacity to hasten refinery closures

    Online Articles

    Thu, 4 Sep 2014

    A wave of new distillation capacity over the next year will ..... nearly 2 million b/d in global distillation capacity over the next 12 months will undermine ..... said. The most substantial rise in distillation capacity will occur in Asia-Pacific

  3. Staged modifications improve BTX extractive distillation unit capacity

    Magazine Articles

    Mon, 13 Oct 2003

    of existing equipment followed by a distillation fundamentals review can yield cost ..... increases. On an existing extractive distillation benzene-toluene-xylene (BTX ..... commissioned a new grassroots BTX extractive distillation unit in February 2000. The operator

  4. Pinch analysis used in retrofit design of distillation units

    Magazine Articles

    Mon, 21 Jun 1999

    Mexico, by retrofitting one of two distillation plants. As part of a larger program ..... proposed a retrofit of the crude- distillation unit to reduce fuel consumption by ..... between the atmospheric and vacuum distillation units. The original design did not

  5. Design guidelines outline solutions for reducing fouling in distillation columns

    Magazine Articles

    Mon, 16 Aug 2004

    DISTILLATION —1 When designing mass transfer equipment ..... when the fouling occurs. Fouling in distillation columns can lead to: Greater energy ..... internals for fouling services. Because distillation is part art and part science, different

  6. Citgo restarts atmospheric distillation unit at Lemont

    Online Articles

    Wed, 13 Nov 2013

    has successfully resumed operations at the atmospheric distillation tower of its 167,000-b/d Lemont, Ill., refinery following ..... Citgo cannot resume operations of the fire-impacted vacuum distillation unit until the company has demonstrated it is safe to do


    Magazine Articles

    Mon, 25 Jun 1990

    has been developed for short-cut distillation tower calculations based upon the derived ..... Gilliland's curve for multicomponent distillation . However, the difficulty with some ..... A General Index of Fractional Distillation Power for Hydrocarbon Mixtures


    Magazine Articles

    Mon, 23 Jul 1990

    East refinery, atmospheric and vacuum distillation units at Hindustan Petroleum Corp ..... feed definition in terms of a batch distillation curve (ASTM or TBP) into relative ..... For successful characterization, the distillation curve should be as recent and complete

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