This article by engineers at TechnipFMC Process Technology and Suncor Energy, discusses an FCC regenerator revamp at the Suncor Edmonton refinery, aimed to incorporate advanced design features to mitigate operational challenges and improve reliability.
Application of a newly designed spent catalyst distributor improves spent catalyst distribution, coke combustion and bed temperatures in the FCC in this article by Raj Singh, Paul Marchant and Steve Shimoda of TechnipFMC Process Technology.
Surprises are not always a good thing, especially during plant turnarounds. This article, from the September 2019 issue of Hydrocarbon Engineering, discusses how simulations can be a critical turnaround risk reduction tool.
The article, featured in the April 2019 issue of Hydrocarbon Engineering, examines the role of simulation in the digital transformation of modern refineries.
This article, coauthored by engineers Viva Energy Australia and CPFD Software, outlines how Barracuda Virtual Reactor simulations were used to address a problem that impacted overall refinery economics by tens of thousands of dollars per day.
This paper is focused on how simulation is used as a tool for knowledge management of lessons learned from current and historical FCCU operations.
This paper looks at how a team including Peccatiello Engineering, Emtrol-Buell Technologies, and CPFD came together to solve an exceptionally challenging case of FCC regenerator maldistribution.
This paper, first presented at the 2016 AFPM Annual Meeting, provides an overview of general and localized afterburn, and discusses techniques for effective troubleshooting.
Use of Computational Modeling for FCC Reactor Cyclone Erosion Reduction at the Marathon Petroleum Catlettsburg Refinery
Engineers from CPFD and MPC report on the use of Barracuda to perform virtual testing on potential redesigns of FCC reactor internals at MPC’s Catlettsburg Refinery.