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  1. DISTILLATION -Conclusion: Case studies demonstrate guidelines for reducing fouling in distillation columns

    Online Articles

    Fri, 13 Aug 2004

    Click on the pdf link below to view entire article. Studying case histories of fouling in refinery and petrochemical plant distillation units reinforces the theories of fouling-resistant designs.

  2. Staged modifications improve BTX extractive distillation unit capacity

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    Fri, 3 Oct 2003

    Click on the pdf link below to view entire article. The aromatic production capacity of an existing extractive distillation column increased more than 18% when the operator executed an equipment test run and a distillation review.

  3. Understanding ejector systems necessary to troubleshoot vacuum distillation

    Magazine Articles

    Mon, 15 Feb 1999

    associated with troubleshooting poor crude vacuum distillation unit (CVDU) performance. Variables that may negatively ..... the ejector-system performance of vacuum-crude distillation units include utilities supply, corrosion and erosion

  4. It's possible to derive TBP from partial distillation data

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    Mon, 3 Oct 2011

    distribution model. 1 A full-range distillation curve can then be generated from an incomplete distillation data set. Specifically, the full ..... only the atmospheric part of the crude distillation analysis. A further improvement in

  5. Special Report: Refiners processing heavy crudes can experience crude distillation problems

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    Mon, 18 Nov 2002

    objectives. This article addresses crude distillation unit (CDU) problem areas and identifies ..... properties True boiling point (TBP) distillation curve, contaminants (MCR, asphaltenes ..... the same processing challenges. TBP distillation Accurate crude TBP curves are essential


    Magazine Articles

    Mon, 6 Dec 1993

    fractionation will consist of a simple train of distillation columns, the sequence of which will ..... of determining the most economical distillation sequence for separating multi-component ..... have been proposed to identify optimal distillation sequences among a large number of alternative

  7. Distillation capacities hold steady, more mergers planned

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    Mon, 21 Dec 1998

    refining survey, the worldwide crude- distillation capacity will be 80.3 million b ..... s known refining capacity. Also, distillation capacities for the Former Soviet Union ..... capacity in the FSU, worldwide crude- distillation capacity hardly changed. The worldwide

  8. WORLDWIDE REFINING Distillation capacity exceeds 76 million b/d, hydrotreating surges

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    Mon, 23 Dec 1996

    conversion capacity. Global crude oil distillation capacity has increased 1.6 million ..... Korea, is now thought to have a total distillation capacity of 500,000 b/d, in contrast ..... list. This is because of the major distillation capacity increase recorded for Ssangyong

  9. DISTILLATION -1: Design guidelines outline solutions for reducing fouling in distillation columns

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    Fri, 6 Aug 2004

    When designing mass transfer equipment for fouling service, one must first understand the fouling mechanism, the process, and the process' behavior when the fouling occurs.

  10. BIS condensates ruling galvanized crude exports debate, speakers say

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    Mon, 22 Sep 2014

    exports decision in late June that purportedly dealt with distillation actually involved stabilization, a different upgrading process ..... mixture of hydrocarbons that has not been processed through a distillation tower, but does not include condensates. BIS seemed to

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