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Refining Pit Stop, your monthly tune-up with refining experts, is a podcast providing insights for the oil refining industry professional, focusing on key refining technologies to include sulfuric acid alkylation, sulfuric acid regeneration, wet scrubbing and hydroprocessing.

Each month, DuPont Clean Technologies refining experts will broadcast an informal and informative podcast on a specific topic relevant to today’s refinery personnel. Topics range from unit operations and troubleshooting to compliance and the latest innovations.

Please join us for this informal and educational series to learn more about key refining processes and specific activities that you can implement to improve operations.

 
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ALKYLATING THE “OTHER” OLEFINS

Propylene Alkylation - Part 2

7 JULY 2021  •  9:00-10:00AM CDT (CHICAGO TIME)

Join us as we share real-life experiences from alkylation units processing high concentrations of propylene. We've seen operating differences around the globe and can help guide your journey as you navigate the hills and valleys associated with propylene alkylation. 

DIRTY INCINERATOR OFFGAS?

Guarantee a win with DynaWave® wet gas scrubbing

4 AUGUST 2021  •  9:00-10:00AM CDT (CHICAGO TIME)

No matter what kind of waste you are incinerating, when you need to treat hot dirty offgases containing acids and particulate matter, a DynaWave® wet gas scrubber just before the stack can guarantee emissions compliance. Join our experts to discover the features and benefits of this proven wet scrubbing technology.

GLOBAL REFINING MARKET DYNAMICS

In a post-COVID era world

8 SEPTEMBER 2021  •  9:00-10:00AM CDT (CHICAGO TIME)

Refiners around the world have seen a tough year as the pandemic virtually halted gasoline demand in 2020. What's in store for refiners as we move into the post-COVID era? Which finished products will be in the highest demand and in what regions of the world? Learn the answers to these questions and more as we chat with the global consultancy experts at Stratas Advisors. Fill up your tanks and get ready to go boldly into the future!

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13 OCTOBER 2021  •  9:00-10:00AM CDT (CHICAGO TIME)

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3 NOVEMBER 2021  •  9:00-10:00AM CDT (CHICAGO TIME)

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1 DECEMBER 2021  •  9:00-10:00AM CST (CHICAGO TIME)

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ALKYLATING THE “OTHER” OLEFINS

Propylene Alkylation - Part 1

2 JUNE 2021  •  9:00-10:00AM CDT (CHICAGO TIME)

Sometimes the market calls for alkylation of different feedstocks than the norm. Propylene is one of those "other" olefins that can offer unique benefits to refiners, as well as unique challenges. Learn all about the alkylation of high concentrations of propylene, to include chemistry, reaction zone design solutions and product quality impacts. Just because you're driving a different race car doesn't mean you can't win the race!

STAY ON TRACK!

Managing NOx from the FCCU with BELCO® scrubbing solutions

5 MAY 2021  •  9:00-10:00AM CDT (CHICAGO TIME)

FCCU NOx flue gas emissions can disqualify you from the race! NOx emissions can be managed in multiple ways. In this podcast, we’ll explore NOx emissions management options and the various advantages & disadvantages of each. Then, we’ll take a deep dive into controlling NOx emissions with BELCO® scrubbing, where NOx, SOx and particulate emissions are simultaneously controlled in a single upflow tower. Proven to be the best way to stay on course!

DON’T LOSE YOUR COMPETITIVE EDGE!

Tighten control on acid consumption in your STRATCO® alkylation unit using advanced process control

7 APRIL 2021  •  9:00-10:00AM CDT (CHICAGO TIME)

Acid consumption is the most critical KPI in sulfuric acid alkylation unit economics. What if you had licensor expertise providing acid rate predictions directly to your DCS screen? Learn about common pitfalls in APC implementation and how STRATCO® has developed an APC solution that combines licensor know-how with site data. Get ready to lap the competition!

EFFICIENT & COST-EFFECTIVE HYDROPROCESSING

Move into the fast lane with IsoTherming® hydroprocessing technology!

3 MARCH 2021  •  9:00-10:00AM CST (CHICAGO TIME)

Conventional trickle-bed hydroprocessing is well-known in the refining industry, but is there a more efficient and cost-effective way to do this? Yes, there is! In this podcast, learn all about the revolutionary liquid-full reactor employed in the IsoTherming® hydroprocessing technology and how you can transform your existing processes simply, efficiently and with lower CAPEX and OPEX than traditional processes. Time to move into the fast lane!

CLICK HERE FOR THE ISOTHERMING® HYDROPROCESSING TECHNOLOGY VIDEO MENTIONED DURING THIS PODCAST.

RAPID CHANGEOUT

STRATCO® Contactor™ reactor reliability & planning strategies to minimize your time in the pit

3 FEB 2021  •  9:00-10:00AM CST (CHICAGO TIME)

Grab your impact wrench! Learn how your peers are staying ahead in the race using creative strategies for Contactor™ reactor reliability & maintenance planning. Not only will you minimize downtime, you’ll maximize performance AND profits.

SRU EMISSIONS COMPLIANCE

Tail gas treating that won’t let you down

6 JAN 2021  •  9:00-10:00AM CST (CHICAGO TIME)

Upsets and emergencies in the refinery can sometimes lead to air pollution violations, but they don’t need to. A DynaWave® tail gas scrubber can ensure your operation remains in compliance despite upstream deviations from the norm. Don’t wave the yellow flag next time there is an upset! Stay on track.

TIME FOR A REFRIGERATION TUNE-UP

Best practices for STRATCO® compressor & refrigeration operation

2 DEC 2020  •  9:00-10:00AM CST (CHICAGO TIME)

A properly operating refrigeration system can breathe new life into your STRATCO®   alkylation unit. We find that some refiners put this system on "autopilot" and forget about it. Understanding how this system works along with some fine tuning will have you driving the victory lap in no time!

SULFURIC ACID REGENERATION

Pros & cons of onsite and offsite regeneration of spent alkylation unit acid

4 NOV 2020  •  9:00-10:00AM CST (CHICAGO TIME)

When it comes to acid regeneration, there are many things to consider. Onsite or offsite? What kind of crude slates do you want to be able to process? Do you need more room in your SRU? What if you can't get the acid you need in time? Take the lead lap and learn how these considerations can have a big impact on your refinery.

CLEAN IT UP

FCCU flue gas wet scrubbing has never been so easy

7 OCT 2020  •  9:00-10:00AM CDT (CHICAGO TIME)

The FCCU is the heart of the refinery, but sometimes the BELCO® scrubber on the FCCU flue gas is not a focus. Some focused attention and understanding of this wet gas scrubbing process can improve overall operation and reliability. Don't get left in the dust! Learn about best practices from BELCO® experts.

SAVING ACID – PART 2

Take alkylation unit performance to the next level to save even more $$$

Ready to save even more? Process optimization and CAPEX solutions for your STRATCO®  alkylation unit mean better, faster, more efficient operation. Got a need for speed at your plant? Join Randy Peterson for Part 2 of Saving Acid and learn how to stay ahead of the pack.

CLICK HERE FOR THE TITRATION VIDEO MENTIONED DURING THIS PODCAST.

SAVING ACID – PART 1

Fine-tune your pit crew to save $$$ in your alkylation unit

Reducing acid consumption in the sulfuric acid alkylation unit can save your refinery a LOT of money every year...and it can be as simple as improving your lab techniques.

In Part 1 of this two-part podcast, global alkylation industry expert Randy Peterson discusses "pit crew" best practices to keep your refinery at top performance.

CLICK HERE FOR THE TITRATION VIDEO MENTIONED DURING THIS PODCAST.

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