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WORLDWIDE REFINERY PROCESSING REVIEW Monitoring Technology Development and Competition in One Single Source

Fourth Quarter 2005 Plant Upgrades and Revamps

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TABLE OF CONTENTS 4Q2005 Review Plant Upgrades and Revamps 22. Plant Maintenance/Reliability/Safet ............................................................................................. 1 A. 

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REFINERY .............................................................................................................................................................. 1  1.  FHR Takes New Approach to Revamps with Leased Equipment and On-Site Contractor Design........... 1  2.  Revamps within the ISLA Refinery ............................................................................................................ 3  3.  Success in Revamps................................................................................................................................... 4  DISTILLATION TOWERS ......................................................................................................................................... 6  1.  Revamp of CITGO's Atmospheric Tower .................................................................................................. 6  2.  Accurate Process Modeling In Vacuum Unit Design ............................................................................... 7  3.  Revamps Increase VGO Yield ................................................................................................................... 9  HYDROTREATER .................................................................................................................................................. 10  1.  Guidelines for Revamping Your Hydrotreater for Deep Desulfurization ............................................... 10  2.  ULSD Revamping Fundamentals ............................................................................................................ 12  3.  Revamp of BP Coryton's Hydrotreater to Produce 10-ppmw–S Diesel.................................................. 14  HYDROGEN PLANT .............................................................................................................................................. 16  1.  H2 Plant Revamp Options ....................................................................................................................... 16  VISBREAKER ....................................................................................................................................................... 18  1.  Visbreaker Unit Revamp Leads to a Low-Capital Upgrade at PO Naftan Refinery .............................. 18  WORLDWIDE PLANT UPGRADING AND REVAMPING ACTIVITY............................................................................ 20  1.  Expanding Capacity ................................................................................................................................ 20  2.  Meeting Current and Future Fuel Regulations....................................................................................... 22  3.  Processing Heavier or Sourer Crudes .................................................................................................... 23  4.  Reducing Refinery Site Emissions ........................................................................................................... 23  5.  Conclusion .............................................................................................................................................. 24 

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