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Index of Specialty Guidelines Articles

403. Design Guidelines for Utilizing Distillation Simulation Software in the Field

404. Design Guidelines for Distillation Revamps

405. Design Guidelines for Ethylene Quench Towers

 

406. Design Guidelines for Chemical Treatments in Distillation Columns

408. Design Guidelines for Extractive Distillation Columns

409. Design Guidelines for BTX Revamps

410. Troubleshooting Practice in the Refinery
 

411. Benchmarking a Waste Water Treatment Systems   

412. BTX Extractive Distillation Capacity Increased by Enhanced Packing Distributors
413. Ethylene Unit Operations Management Concepts

 

416 Design Guideline for Propylene Splitter Distillation Columns

417 The Economic Advantage Added by Specialized Knowledge of Distillation Fundamentals  (Free Paper)

418 KLM Safety Presentation Part 1

419 Contracting Strategy of Project Management

 

 

Index of Articles 

001. Texas Refiner expands aromatics capacity 20% with staged revamp
002. Engineering Fundamentals for Operators - Practical Distillation Fundamentals
003. Safety Results Mirror Expectations at New Grassroots Ethylene Plant
004. Environmental Concerns Addressed in the Design of a New Ethylene Plant
005. Cooling Tower Monitoring and Environmental Compliance

006. Resolving Distillation Equipment Problems
007. Ethylene Unit Test Run Planning and Execution
008. Ethylene Unit Saturator and Dilution Steam Generators Challenges
009. Ethylene Unit Pyrolysis Furnace Opportunities & Strategic Improvements

010. Increase Fractionation Efficiency: Propylene Fractionation Example
 

015. Molecular Sieve Applications

016. Ethylene Unit Cracked Gas Compressor Case Studies on Fouling
017. Flare Safety Overview
018. Flow Phenomena in Staged and Non Staged Distillation Equipment

019. Advances in Cracking Furnace Technology
 

020. FCC Catalyst Selection

021. Refinery Catalyst Workshop
022. Revising an Ethylene Unit Feed Saturator
023. Career Guidelines for Young and Old Graduates
024. Pyrolysis Furnace Technical Overview

 

026. Improving the Reliability of High Heat Flux Reboilers
027. The Design and Performance of a Packed Benzene Toluene Splitter
028. Anti Fouling Tray Technology
029. Use of Process Simulation for Distillation Design

030. The Importance of Thermodynamics on Process Simulation Modeling

031. Lower FCC Catalyst Resistivities raise Precipitator Efficiencies
032. Refiners have several options to overcome FCCU opacity limitations
033. Communicating Effectively Among Engineers
035. Waste-heat recovery: Weighing in the environmental Factor

 

036. Spiral Heat Exchangers Preheat High Solids Black Liquor Without plugging
037. Targeting East Asian Markets

038. Analysis of NOx Reduction Techniques

039. Partial Catalytic Hydrogenation of Acetylene

040. Production of Polyethylene Using Gas Fluidized Bed Reactor

 

041. Personal Development

042. Allowances and Credits: Components of a Sound NOx Reduction Strategy

043. Radioisotope Technology - Benefits & Limitations in Packed Tower Diagnostics

 

047. Physical separation devices for Ethylene Plants

048. Revamp Strategies in Oleo Chemical Plants

049. Fractionation Technology for the Petroleum Refining Industry

 

051. Extractive Distillation for the Separation of Benzene and Cyclohexane Mixture

053. Targeting the Minimum Water Rate Using Water Cascade Analysis Technique

057. Improve EB/SM Plant Distillation

 

061. Overview on C2 and C3 Selective Hydrogenation in Ethylene Plants

063. Hydrogen Sulfide Poisoning

064. Distributed Distillation with Heat Integration

065. LNG New Recondenser

 

068. An Overview of Oxygenates in Ethylene Units

069. Chemical Engineering Review Paper

070. Best Practices in Prevention and Suppression of Metal Packing Fires

 

073.  Radioisotope Technology - Troubleshooting Packed Beds in Vacuum Distillation

077. A DESIGN REVIEW OF STEAM STRIPPING COLUMNS FOR WASTEWATER SERVICE

078. Trouble Shooting an Ethylene Quench Water Tower

079. Design Guidelines for Extractive Distillation Columns

 

081. Succeed at Plant Debottlenecking

082. Measure and Access Maldistribution in Industrial Packed Towers

083. Multiple Down comer Fouling Paper

 

086. Strategies to Measure Implementation of Health Programs

087. Ethylene Plant Safety Incidents

089. Integrate Process Simulation and Process Synthesis

090. Engineering Education Goals; Building Tomorrow’s Leaders

 

091. Distillation Column Internals Related Process Intensification Developments

093. Setting Targets for Water and Hydrogen Networks using Cascade Analysis

094. SYNTHESIS OF MASS EXCHANGE NETWORKS FOR BATCH PROCESS SYSTEMS. PART 3

095. Resource Conservation and Waste Minimization for Property Networks

 

096. Water Minimization by Pinch Technology

097. Synthesis of mass exchange network for batch processes—Part I: Utility targeting

098. Synthesis of mass exchange network for batch processes—Part II: Minimum units target

099. CASCADE ANALYSIS TECHNIQUE FOR TARGETING PROPERTY-BASED MATERIAL REUSE NETWORK

100.  Maximizing Water Recovery through Water Pinch Technology

 

101. ENGINEERING ASPECTS OF HERBAL AND PHYTOCHEMICAL PROCESSING

102. Modeling a pharmaceutical production process utilizing a batch process simulator

103. PILOT SCALE MODELING AND DESIGN FOR THE SEPARATION OF FATTY ACID MIXTURE

104. Modeling and Simulation of Used Lubricant Oil Re-refining Process

105. PHYTOCHEMICAL PROCESSING: THE NEXT EMERGING FIELD IN CHEMICAL ENGINEERING

 

106. Ammonia in a Steam Cracking Plant

107. Upgrade of a Tail-End Acetylene Converter

108. Cascade Analysis for setting the Targets for Resource Conservation Part 1

109. Cascade Analysis for setting the Targets for Resource Conservation Part 2

 

110. EPA Check Valve Review

111. Design Guidelines for Safety in Piping Networks

113. Safety Editorial - Rough Road Ahead

114. Hydraulics of Kettle-Reboiler Circuit on Distillation Columns

 

118. FACTORS INFLUENCING VAPOR CROSSFLOW CHANNELING

119. FCC Debutanizer Revamp for Flexibility and Additional Capacity

120. FIFTY YEARS OF FRI CONTRIBUTIONS

 

121. Pressure Drop Measurements on Distillation Columns

122. ON DISTILLATION TRAY WEIR LOADINGS
123. Converting a Commercial Column Into a Research Tower

124. Integrity Management of the Water Injection Networks

125. Effect of Aquifer Dump flood on the Reservoir Scale Tendency and Subsurface Equipment Corrosion

126. Distillation Column Internals Related Process Intensification Developments