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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.

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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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KPE Makes Partner Sponsorship Donation to Phillips 66 In Support of United Way Golf Tournament

KPE is pleased to announce that it has made a Partner Sponsorship donation to Phillips 66 in support of the 13th Annual United Way Golf Tournament in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. The tournament helps to fund United Way supported services in the Bartlesville area. A reception for donors was held at the Hilton Garden Inn in Bartlesville on September 14. KPE’s donation continues its commitment to being a good corporate citizen and to come alongside other companies in the hydrocarbon processing industry who share a passion for providing assistance to those who need a helping hand.

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updated-phillipPhillip Niccum of KP Engineering has been selected as one of six FCC panelists at the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) 2016 Q&A and Technology Forum. The event will be held at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel from Sunday, September 25 through Wednesday, September 28. The FCC Q&A Panel will convene on Tuesday, September 27 at 2:00 pm.

Mr. Niccum will also make an in-depth presentation at the FCC Principles & Practices (P&P) portion of the Forum on Wednesday, September 28 at 8:00 am. The interactive presentation, titled “New and Old Equations Tie Together 75 Years of FCC Standpipe Experience,” will provide participants with insight into issues with fluidized catalyst flow through standpipes compiled by Phillip from over 35 years of experience in this field.

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