54th Analysis Division Symposium
Houston Hobby Airport Marriott, USA
19 - 23 April, 2009
This Symposium is recognized as the outstanding forum for discussion of new and innovative process and other analytical techniques, developments and applications. Speakers and attendees come to the Symposium from all over the world and share the opportunity to speak to an international audience, participate in informal discussions and social gatherings and acquire the latest information about analytical science in industry.
Modcon will submit a paper which describes the Clean Fuels regulations which have a substantial impact on a refiner's ability to maximize product draws. Many refiners are significantly undercutting these draws ensure minimum error in downstream product blends. On-line NMR based analytical and process control strategies enhance clean fuels production directly at the CDU. As ultra-low sulfur requirements force stringent constraints on hydtotreater feeds, NMR can maximize clean diesel recovery by enabling closer cut point control in the CDU mid-section thereby reducing dibenzyl thiophene breakthrough. Integrating proven NMR technology with a focused measurement and control strategy enables crude unit operations to cut "chemically" closer to the hydrotreater constraint limit.