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KPE Attends 2017 GPA Midstream Convention and Co-Sponsors Prayer Breakfast

Several KPE personnel attended the 2017 GPA Midstream Convention held on April 9-12 at the Marriott Rivercenter in San Antonio, Texas. The convention hosted over 2,000 midstream professionals from over 600 companies and 24 countries. KPE co-sponsored the Midstream Prayer Breakfast at the convention, which was attended by over 200 people.  The prayer breakfast provided networking opportunities in a faith-based environment and included a message from a noted motivational speaker.

KPE is recognized as a leading engineering, procurement and construction provider in the midstream sector, as evidenced by several recent midstream project awards including a NGL fractionator, condensate splitter and cryogenic gas processing plant. Read more ›

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KP Engineering Announces Plan for New Office Building in Tyler

TYLER, Texas––KP Engineering, LP (KPE), an energy industry leader in engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) solutions, has released detailed plans and the architectural renderings for its new building in Tyler, Texas. The new building will be adjacent to the current Tyler office and will include more than 25,000 square feet of additional offices, design workstations, and state-of-the-art conference rooms incorporating the latest conferencing technology. Design and engineering of the building are nearing completion, and construction is expected to begin in April. Read more ›

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MMEX Resources partners with KP Engineering to design, build crude oil refinery in Permian Basin

TYLER, TEXAS – MMEX Resources Corp. (OTCPK: MMEX), a development stage company focusing on the acquisition, development and financing of oil, gas, refining and infrastructure projects in Texas and South America, and KP Engineering (“KPE”), an energy industry leader in engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) solutions, announced today a partnership for KPE to engineer, design and construct the planned Pecos County refinery announced by MMEX earlier this month. Read more ›

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KP Engineering to Present on FCC at AFPM Annual Meeting; Continues to receive recognition on FCCU capabilities

updated-phillipTYLER, TexasMarch 15, 2017– KP Engineering has been selected to present a technical paper on fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) technology at the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) 2017 Annual Meeting. The event will be held at the Marriott Rivercenter in San Antonio, Texas from Sunday March 19 through Tuesday March 21. The oral presentation will be given by KPE’s Senior VP of Process Engineering, Phillip K Niccum.

Mr. Niccum’s presentation of the paper titled ‘FCC Product Fractionation for Maximum LCO Production,’ describes traditional and alternative FCC product fractionation schemes as means of preventing the loss or degradation of light cycle oil (LCO) from the FCC process. LCO is typically refined further to produce diesel fuel.  Co-authors of the paper include William D. McDaniel and Howard S. Pollicoff, both Principal Process Engineers at KPE. Read more ›

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KPE to Provide Engineering Services for CO Boiler Feasibility Study

KP Engineering will provide engineering services to evaluate options for modifying the Fluidized Catalytic Cracking Unit (FCCU) regenerator and flue gas system for a Gulf Coast Refiner.  The feasibility study will consider options for increasing steam production with a CO boiler while reducing gas velocity through the FCCU regenerator section to improve cyclone reliability.  Several operating cases will be reviewed as part of the study.  Preliminary engineering work will be completed to the extent necessary to confirm technical viability of the proposed options.  Budgetary cost information will be supplied to provide cost guidance.  The process study is expected to take two months to complete and will be performed by KPE experts in FCCU process and mechanical design.

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KPE to Provide FCCU Consulting Services to Gulf Coast Refiner

KP Engineering will provide process engineering services in support of a Cold Eyes Review of the Fluidized Catalytic Cracking Unit (FCCU) for one of the largest refineries in the Unites States.  KPE will evaluate the FCCU Reactor and Regenerator operation, equipment and unit constraints.  The process study is expected to take one month to complete and will be performed by KPE refining process experts with recognized expertise in FCCU technology and troubleshooting.

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KPE Appoints Doug Schnittker as Vice President of Engineering

TYLER, TX – February 23, 2017 − KP Engineering, LP (KPE) announced today the addition of Douglas Schnittker as Vice President of Engineering. In his role, Mr. Schnittker will be responsible for the direct leadership and oversight of detailed engineering and design.

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KP Engineering to Provide EPC Services to Targa for Cryogenic Gas Processing Unit

TYLER, Texas–February 7, 2017–KP Engineering (KPE), one of the energy industry’s leaders in engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) solutions, announced today that it has signed a firm price contract for the design, procurement and installation of a 200 MMSCFD Cryogenic Gas Processing Unit (“Cryo”) with Compression for Targa Pipeline Mid-Continent WestTex LLC, a subsidiary of Targa Resources Corp. (NYSE: TRGP).

The Cryo project— which capitalizes on KPE’s process design expertise and turnkey execution capabilities—is the latest in a streak of successful project awards, as KPE continues to expand its presence in the midstream sector. Read more ›

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KPE’s Process Engineering Expertise Recognized Again through Training Platform

KP Engineering will provide classroom training on Crude and Vacuum Distillation Units (CDU’s and VDU’s) for a Mid-Continent Refiner. The client acknowledged KPE’s process engineering expertise and requested one of KPE’s crude distillation and fractionation experts to assist with the client’s internal training program. KPE’s process expert will serve as the instructor for the CDU/VDU training and will provide an overview of distillation fundamentals, customized for the client’s applications. KPE will also provide guidance on CDU/VDU troubleshooting and optimization strategies.

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KPE to Provide FCC Main Column and Gas Con Process Engineering Services

KP Engineering will provide process engineering services to a Mid-Continent Refiner as part of a FCCU study. Per client request, KPE will evaluate the FCC main column, debutanizer, stripper, primary absorber and associated equipment. KPE will also evaluate the recovery of LPG and gasoline products from the off gases. The feasibility study will identify system bottlenecks, determine desired process configuration to meet new performance objectives, and outline any modifications required along with budgetary cost information. The process study is expected to take two months to complete and will be performed by KPE refining process experts.

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