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Ensuring continuity and operational excellence

In an industry where there is constant price fluctuations, and profit margins are highly sensitive to oil and gas prices and other external factors, process optimization is key.

For ensuring continuous production capacity, compliance with ever-changing health, safety and environmental regulations and cost-control, refineries and petrochemical companies need to have access to multi-disciplinary engineering and technical information.

Elsevier's R&D Solutions empowers chemical, process and mechanical engineers to efficiently and effectively identify, adapt and develop solutions to overcome the challenges that can both compromise the health, safety and environment and a companies' profit margin.

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Elsevier's R&D Solutions provides technology solutions

Elsevier’s R&D Solutions for Refining & Petrochemical


Knovel is the most comprehensive technical reference and interactive database that enables engineers working in refineries and petrochemical plants to quickly evaluate technical data and information, allowing engineers to identify, design and implement the best solutions to common issues (e.g., crude characterization, upgrading, capacity optimization).

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EnCompassLit and EnCompassPat provide comprehensive access to worldwide technical data, information and patents specifically for the petroleum refining, petrochemical, and natural gas industries. With over 1 million abstracts and more than 600,000 patent records from over 48 patenting authorities around the world, companies can stay up-to-date on latest technologies, processes and products.

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ScienceDirect provides access to Elsevier’s interdisciplinary full-text articles and books, supporting companies with crucial scientific data and information covering critical subject areas required by refining and petrochemical companies.

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Reaxys supports R&D and Technology teams to identify and optimize chemical processes for increasing throughput, reducing scheduled and unscheduled downtime, to safely and cost-effectively meet market demands.

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Debottlenecking Your Process & Profit

Debottlenecking Your Process & Profit - Oil & Gas | Elsevier

Debottlenecking becomes critical for improving plant capacity to optimize production to meet market demands.  Sometimes the solutions are straightforward and other times the solutions can be more complex and difficult to resolve. Having access to technical and engineering information can help make the debottlenecking process more efficient by saving time and more effective by implementing solutions that can potentially reduce costs.

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