R&D Solutions for
Refining & Petrochemical
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Ensuring continuity and operational excellence
In an industry where there are constant price fluctuations, and profit margins are highly sensitive to oil and gas prices and other external factors, process optimization is key.
In order to ensure continuous production capacity, cost-control, and compliance with ever–changing HSE regulations, refineries and petrochemical companies must have access to multi-disciplinary engineering and technical information.
Elsevier’s R&D Solutions empowers chemical, process and mechanical engineers to:
- Maximize product yield and product quality
- Reduce downtime by optimizing new process technology, equipment and catalyst technology
- Reduce energy usage
- Improve environmental performance and sustainability
Stopping corrosion from eating up profits
Corrosion-related failures cost the oil and gas industry billions each year and pose serious HSE risks. Find out how access to interdisciplinary scientific, technological and engineering information can help prevent corrosion nightmares before they start.
Has corrosion met its match?
Corrosion specialist Sankara Papavinasam believes oil and gas firms can nearly eliminate corrosion failures by implementing regular, proactive measures. In this interview, he shares his 5-M Methodology for corrosion control and discusses trends in the field.
Designing a substation
When a company had to build a processing substation to provide gas to a local community, one of their engineers used Knovel to help design an efficient purification system.
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Reducing fumes without costs
When new regulations demanded this company mitigate its benzene emissions even more, Knovel helped find an alternative adsorption agent, saving the company time and money.
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Elsevier's R&D Solutions for Refining & Petrochemicals
Knovel helps customers reduce plant and manufacturing costs and mitigate HSE risks with plant designs and systems by providing manufacturing and engineering staff access to design change examples, materials property data, operational best practice insights and more.
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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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Reaxys helps customers ensure that manufacturing processes are optimized for quality and safety standards by providing chemists working in production the shortest path to data for understanding synthetic routes, manufacturing yield expectations and manufacturing by–products.
Ideas and insights for industry professionals
Challenges in achieving operational excellence in refining & petrochemicals
Facing decreasing margins and slowed growth, downstream operators in the oil and gas industry must look to other areas to improve their fortunes.
How to optimize your debottlenecking process with engineering & technological information
With the need to increase efficiency (and therefore profitability) becoming more critical in downstream oil and gas, the quest for successful de–bottlenecking strategies is intensifying.
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