refinery process monitor News

  • Continuous hydrogen monitor improves refinery isomerisation efficiency

    Instrumentation specialist Quantitech launched a range of hydrogen –specific gas analysers in the UK and Ireland in 2007. Since that time Managing Director Keith Golding says “The solid-state sensor technology from H2scan has proved highly popular in a wide variety of applications, but online process monitoring is becoming the most popular because of the rapid return on investment ...


    By Quantitech Ltd

  • New White Paper on Process Oxygen Gas Monitoring

    Quantitech has prepared a comprehensive White Paper on the measurement of Oxygen gas in furnaces and other industrial processes. Quantitech’s Craig Day says: “Oxygen gas concentration measurements are essential for the effective management of many industrial processes, providing an important indicator of combustion performance, fuel usage and process safety. In many processes, oxygen ...


    By Quantitech Ltd

  • EPA updates clean air act standards for flares and process heaters at petroleum refineries

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is issuing common-sense standards informed by important input from stakeholders, including industry, for new flares and process heaters at petroleum refineries which maintain important public health benefits while dramatically reducing costs. This final rule, which responds to petitions requesting the agency to reconsider standards issued in 2008, ...

  • H2O in refinery CCR unit recycle streams

    On-line monitoring of the H2O concentration in the hydrogen recycle streams of continuous catalytic reformer (CCR) units enables refineries to control the chloride level required for optimum catalyst activity, and avoid excess levels of H2O that strip chloride from catalyst surfaces and forms HCl. This HCl can be transported to other downstream catalytic processes in the net hydrogen ...


    By SpectraSensors, Inc.

  • Flo-Corp advanced process technology installed at smart fuels biodiesel refinery in Florida

    Flow Line Options Corp.(Flo-Corp), a leading manufacturer and supplier of flow and level instrumentation, has announced it has supplied Smart Fuels LLC (Smart Fuels), an alternative energy company, with a range of process measurement and control solutions that will be used to run Smart Fuels' new biodiesel facility in Fruitland Park, Florida. The refinery is expected to be operational by 2010 and ...


    By FLO-CORP

  • Explore Organics Monitoring Applications for Process Optimization and Control

    GE Analytical Instruments released a new Organics Monitoring Practical Guide and other new resources to help the process water industry manage their monitoring needs to best optimize processes, keep costs down, and control the water treatment needs. Visit the new Organics Monitoring page to find industry links ...


    By GE Analytical Instruments

  • Explore Organics Monitoring Applications for Process Optimization and Control

    GE Analytical Instruments released a new Organics Monitoring Practical Guide and other new resources to help the process water industry manage their monitoring needs to best optimize processes, keep costs down, and control the water treatment needs.  Visit the new Organics Monitoring page to find industry links for up to date ...


    By GE Analytical Instruments

  • Grangemouth oil refinery strike over in UK

    Operations at Kinneil have started back up following the cessation of the strike action at the Grangemouth Oil Refinery. The three production trains at Kinneil will be brought back into commission in the order: Train 3, Train 2 and finally Train 1. BP is working closely with Ineos to ensure that the dry gas produced by the terminal is accepted by the refinery as soon as practicable where it ...

  • Refinery water pollution costs ConocoPhillips US$1.2m

    ConocoPhillips, an international energy company headquartered in Houston, has agreed to pay a $1.2 million civil penalty to resolve alleged violations of the Clean Water Act at a petroleum refinery it operates in the city of Borger, located in the Texas panhandle. The U.S. Justice Department and Environmental Protection Agency announced that their complaint, filed simultaneously with today's ...

  • BP to pay $50.6 million fine for failures at refinery

    OSHA today announced that BP Products North America Inc. will pay a full penalty of $50.6 million stemming from the 2005 explosion at its Texas City, Texas, refinery that killed 15 workers and injured 170 others. The agreement resolves failure-to-abate citations issued after a 2009 follow-up investigation. In addition to paying the record fine, BP has agreed to take immediate steps to protect ...


    By The Compliance Center (ICC)

  • Raging Floodwaters Cause Kansas Refinery Oil Spill

    KANSAS CITY, Kansas, July 3, 2007 (ENS) - Emergency management officials are trying to contain damage from an oil refinery spill in Coffeyville, Kansas that occurred over the weekend when raging floodwaters breached a levee Sunday as heavy rains swept the southeastern section of the state. At the Coffeyville Resources Refinery more than 42,000 gallons of crude oil spilled into the overflowing ...

  • Mustang completes Continuous Emissions Monitoring (CEMS) study at BP`s Cherry Point Refinery

    Mustang recently completed a front-end engineering study for a Continuous Emissions Monitoring Systems (CEMS) reliability project at BP’s Cherry Point, Wash. refinery. Mustang evaluated the automation of BP’s CEMS to meet environmental agency compliance requirements and provided recommendations for improvements in environmental data management activities.Mustang’s Automation and Control business ...


    By Wood Group Mustang, Inc.

  • EPA Updates Emissions Standards for Petroleum Refineries/First-ever fenceline monitoring requirements will protect nearby communities

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has updated air pollution standards to further control toxic air emissions from petroleum refineries. Exposure to toxic air pollutants, such as benzene, can cause respiratory problems and other serious health issues and can increase the risk of developing cancer. The rule requires first-of-its-kind fenceline monitoring to better protect and inform ...

  • Tomorrow: EPA to hold public hearing on proposed updates to emission standards for refineries

    Tomorrow, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will hold a public hearing in Houston, Texas on the proposed updates to emissions standards for refineries to protect nearby neighborhoods and improve air quality. After receiving input from stakeholders including community groups, industry and states, EPA is proposing new monitoring requirements and ...

  • Metso and Petrobras sign service contract covering 11 refineries in Brazil

    Metso Corporation's press release on March 28, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. local ...


    By Thomson Reuters

  • Blast devastates refinery, sends ash raining down on area

    An explosion devastated a section of a refinery on Wednesday morning, shaking nearby homes, raining down ash and injuring four people. Experts said the disruption to production would likely drive up gas prices in California. The blast at the Exxon Mobil Corp. facility occurred in a recently installed processing facility, Fire Department ...


    By Associated Press

  • Shutdown of Scottish oil refinery could have environmental impacts

    The shutdown of Scotland's oil refinery in Grangemouth is progressing according to Ineos's plan. Several plant areas have already been taken out of commission including the plastics plant and the two ethylene crackers.  Ineos have confirmed that the effluent treatment plant will be operational during the period of the strike. Thus the risk of an incident involving an oil release to the River ...

  • Invensys to Help Valero Energy Corporation Improve Performance of Global Refinery Operations

    Invensys Operations Management, a global provider of technology systems, software solutions and consulting services to the manufacturing and infrastructure operations industries, has signed a multi-year licensing agreement with Valero Energy Corporation, allowing use of Invensys ...


  • Black Powder: A Pipeline and Processing Problem

    Magnetic separator technology designed to be a solution for black powder removalA ferrous contaminant created by internal erosion and corrosion of carbon steel pipelines and operating equipment, black powder, causes many operational problems. Black powder which ranges from 100 + microns to sub-micron sizes, with the majority being ferrous (on average 80%) and silica (20%) causes many costly ...


    By One Eye Industries Inc.

  • Black Powder: A pipeline and processing problem

    A ferrous contaminant created by internal erosion and corrosion of carbon steel pipelines and operating equipment, black powder, causes many operational problems. Black powder which ranges from 100 + microns to sub-micron sizes, with the majority being ferrous (on average 80%) and silica (20%) causes many costly problems for the pipeline and processing industries. Problems such as: degrading of ...


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