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Part 14: Foam Cleaning Methodology

Part 14: Foam Cleaning Methodology

Part 14 Foam Cleaning Methodology Reading Time: 6 minutes Foam cleaning represents a unique application of a technological extension of conventional chemical cleaning methodology. It is extremely well suited to the cleaning of large volume equipment and structures...
Part 13: Catalytic Cracking

Part 13: Catalytic Cracking

Part 13 Catalytic Cracking Reading Time: 8 minutes As the popularity of the automobile increased during the early 1900’s, the demand for the gasoline portion of a barrel of oil proportionally increased. It quickly became apparent that meeting the market demands for...
Part 12: Forming and Destabilizing Emulsions in Petroleum Refining

Part 12: Forming and Destabilizing Emulsions in Petroleum Refining

Part 12 Forming and Destabilizing Emulsions in Petroleum Refining Reading Time: 9 minutes Part 12, focusing on forming and destabilizing emulsions, in the series on how the chemical industry is solving challenges in the industrial sector. Petroleum refining and oil...
Part 11: Vapor-Phase Degreasing of Refinery Catalytic Reactors

Part 11: Vapor-Phase Degreasing of Refinery Catalytic Reactors

Part 11 Vapor Phase Degreasing of Refinery Catalytic Reactors Reading Time: 5 minutes Part 11, focusing on vapor phase degreasing of refinery catalytic reactors, in the series on how the chemical industry is solving challenges in the industrial sector. In a previous...
Part 10: Resins and Polymers in Crude Oil Refining

Part 10: Resins and Polymers in Crude Oil Refining

Part 10 Resins and Polymers in Crude Oil Refining Reading Time: 5 minutes As we have been discussing petroleum refining processes and the various problems that are encountered during decontamination and shut-down preparations, we have taken side trips to talk of...
Part 9: Hydrotreater Fouling

Part 9: Hydrotreater Fouling

Part 9 Hydrotreater Fouling Reading Time: 8 minutes Many of the process streams in a refinery contain unsaturated hydrocarbons, sulfur compounds, nitrogen compounds and other materials (metals) that interfere with some of the refining processes. Hydrotreater fouling...