For most refiners, the need to enhance margins and remain competitive has never been greater.
Moving the operating window: An in-depth look at some high-performing revamping and upgrading projects that are helping refiners to capture additional margin from existing assets
A review of more than half a dozen recent revamp projects demonstrates that they are driven by a broad range of business objectives.
Amid the backdrop of today’s harsh refining landscape, most refiners have a clear aspiration of where they want to get to, but many are often less clear about what they need to do to get there.
Hyundai Oilbank demonstrates how Shell’s deep-flash technology can often increase vacuum gas oil (VGO) yield of a high-vacuum unit (HVU) substantially without affecting reliability.
How and why the hydrocracker at a shell refinery was revamped from a two-stage to a singlestage configuration
revamp projects can be triggered by a strategic need to change the product mix, but often the trigger is more straightforward, for example, the desire to enhance performance.
Upgrading an existing hydrotreater boosts capacity by 50% and enables refinery to produce Euro 5 quality diesel.
With demand for diesel fuel continuing to increase in many markets, refiners around the world are keen to increase the throughput of their conversion units.
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