Linde Engineering North America Inc. (LENA) will exhibit, share best practices and information on plant economics at the AIChE Spring Meeting in Houston, to be held April 10 – 14.
"We're excited to showcase Linde Engineering's technologies and expertise across a wide range of products for the midstream and downstream oil and gas industries," said Tina Edvardsson, Director of Product Management.
Engineers from LENA's Natural Gas and Refining technologies unit will provide information on innovations and modelling for gas processing and refining. On Tuesday, April 12, Danielle Goldbeck, Process Engineer, will present "Rating Model for Plate-fin Exchangers for NGL recovery units", co-authored with Thomas Walter. She will discuss the drivers for- and advantages of- modelling for these exchangers. Kathy Bigger, Principal Process Engineer, will discuss the advantages, methods and technical challenges of product recovery from refinery off-gas with her presentation "Recovery of Light Olefins and NGL's from Refinery Off-Gas", co-authored with Danielle Goldbeck.
On Thursday, April 14, Rameshwar Hiwale, Principal Process Engineer, will give the presentation "Model for Methanol Partitioning in Fractionation Column". Mr. Hiwale will discuss his experience and findings with an improved model to accurately predict methanol partitioning for a de-ethanizer. The co-author of this presentation is Kathy Bigger.
Ethylene Producers' Committee Conference
LENA's Petrochemicals Business Unit will sponsor, exhibit and participate in the Ethylene Producer's Committee (EPC) Conference as part of the AIChE Spring Meeting. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet experts at LENA's booth to learn about the advantages of Linde’s high-yield, low maintenance ethylene furnaces and petrochemical plant offerings.
Linde Engineering's Sr. Vice President for Technology and Operations, Ernst Haidegger, will serve as a panellist in the discussion "Innovations in Managing Capital Cost of Ethylene Based Petrochemical Investments." Panellists will share their thoughts and ideas for delivering these facilities cost efficiently during this session on Monday, April 11.
Thomas Emmert, Manager of Process Engineering, will discuss how improved tools can be used to solve and prevent fouling issues in gas cracking furnaces with his presentation "Simulation-Based Assessment and Mitigation of Hot Section Fouling in Gas Crackers" on Tuesday, April 12. The co-authors are Mathieu Zellhuber, Matthias Andre, and Gunther Kracker of Linde Engineering in Munich, Germany. He will also co-present "Cracker Feedstock Flexibility from Naphtha to Ethane: Design Criteria and Concepts for Quench Water and Quench Oil System" with Sam Antonas of Qenos Pty. Ltd. They will share information on process engineering challenges when converting an olefin cracker from liquid to gaseous feedstocks. Emmert will also co-chair the Thursday session entitled "Feed Flexibility – Converting Ethylene Plants from Heavy Feeds to Light Feeds".
Paul van Helmond, Director of Petrochemicals at LENA, said "With our long history in the design and supply of ethylene cracking furnaces and plants, we are excited to share our experience at the EPC event again this year."
About Linde Engineering North America Inc.
Linde Engineering North American (LENA) is a member of the Linde Engineering Division of The Linde Group, a world leading gases and engineering company. LENA is a single-source technology, engineering, procurement and construction firm that is focused on providing innovative solutions to customers. Areas of expertise include gas processing, refining, liquefied natural gas (LNG), deep cryogenics, synthesis gas, air separation, and petrochemical plants as well as fired process equipment. For more information, see Linde Engineering North American Inc. online at http://www.leamericas.com.
About The Linde Group
In the 2015 financial year, The Linde Group generated revenue of USD 19.7 bn ( EUR 17.944 bn) , making it one of the leading gases and engineering companies in the world, with approximately 65,000 employees working in more than 100 countries worldwide. The strategy of The Linde Group is geared towards long-term profitable growth and focuses on the expansion of its international business with forward-looking products and services. Linde acts responsibly towards its shareholders, business partners, employees, society and the environment in every one of its business areas, regions and locations across the globe. The company is committed to technologies and products that unite the goals of customer value and sustainable development.
For more information, see The Linde Group online at www.linde.com.
Leslie Agee, PHR