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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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KPE Sponsors 2016 GSTC Conference in Vancouver, B.C.

KPE was a Gold Sponsor and Exhibitor at the 2016 Gasification and Syngas Technologies Council (GSTC) Conference, held October 16 – 19 at the Westin Bayshore Hotel in Vancouver, British Columbia. The industry’s largest annual conference hosted several gasification and syngas experts and corporate leaders from around the world.  The GSTC expanded its footprint at this year’s conference by adding the Syngas industry to the conference portfolio.  KPE’s ability to provide complete project development and EPC services integrates well with the expanded conference focus.

Browse our photo gallery below for highlights of the event!

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KP Engineering Awarded Syngas EPC Contract; Continues a Rich History in the EPC Delivery of Syngas/Hydrogen Process Plants

Tyler, TexasOctober 10, 2016– KP Engineering (“KPE”), an industry leader in engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) solutions, has been awarded a fixed-price EPC contract by Praxair, Inc. (NYSE: PX) to expand carbon monoxide production at its Geismar, Louisiana plant.

The award from Praxair is among several major projects KPE has secured within the last 12 months, including the recently awarded fixed-price contract from Targa Terminals LLC, valued in excess of $100 million. Read more ›

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KPE Continues to Expand FCC Capabilities, Hires Albert Meza as FCCU Technology Specialist

img_3628Tyler, Texas– KP Engineering (“KPE”), one of the energy industry’s leaders in engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) solutions, is pleased to announce the hiring of Albert Meza as FCCU Technology Specialist. The addition of Mr. Meza further enhances KPE’s existing fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) business in the areas of mechanical design and procurement of specialized hardware components.

With 28 years of mechanical design and project execution experience in FCC technologies and delayed coking units, Mr. Meza specializes in pressure vessels and process piping. Additionally, Mr. Meza brings relationships with key manufacturers of the related equipment components to KPE, including refractory lined reactor and regenerator vessels, coke drums, large refractory lined transfer lines, catalyst valves, expansion joints and internal components such as cyclones, feed and air distributors, and steam rings. Read more ›

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