Phillip 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.
For more information about the AFPM 2016 Q&A Technology Forum, visit https://www2.afpm.org/forms/meeting/Microsite/QA16,0.
KP Engineering has been awarded two contracts by a Mid-Continent Refiner to provide detailed engineering, procurement and fabrication services to improve Alkylation Unit operations. The design modifications will address operational and maintenance limitations and improve accessibility to key process equipment. The work is expected to take approximately three months to complete.
KPE will provide engineering services for a Rocky Mountain Refiner to review and evaluate the installation of a new Flare Gas Recovery Unit (FGRU). KPE will also assist the refiner in the preparation of required supporting documentation for the new FGRU. The engineering work is expected to take approximately two months to complete.
KP Engineering will provide conceptual design and feasibility engineering services to define required modifications to NGL Fractionation Units as part of a heat integration study. The deliverables for the feasibility study will include PFD modifications, control philosophy, preliminary hydraulic analysis and associated pump requirements. Pending client approval, the study will likely lead to a second phase that includes detailed engineering, cost estimating and PHA participation. The feasibility study is expected to take approximately two weeks to complete.
KP Engineering will provide detailed engineering services for a Southwest Refiner to facilitate the blending of biodiesel into the refinery’s diesel loading system. The scope of work will include the preparation of engineering design packages that will be used to solicit construction bids. The engineering work is expected to take two months to complete.
KP Engineering will prepare engineering design packages for a Southwest Refiner that define the modifications required to the refinery’s blending system to facilitate the load out of regular and premium gasoline. The detailed engineering work is expected to take three months to complete.
KP Engineering provided process consulting services to a Mid-Continent Refiner. The refiner was experiencing problems with the wash oil section on their Vacuum Distillation Unit (VDU). KPE refinery process experts provided several recommendations for wash oil system improvement. KPE’s recommendations included specific guidance in regard to packing, distribution nozzles, wash oil control devices and instrumentation, and other process related issues.
KP Engineering will provide process engineering services to a Mid-Continent Refiner as part of a Crude and Vacuum Distillation Unit study. The refinery needs to balance crude throughput and crude slate flexibility, while assessing the impact on downstream processing units. The feasibility study is expected to take one to two months to complete and will be performed by KPE crude distillation and fractionation experts.
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KP Engineering Acquires McDaniel Process Engineering Consultants, Inc.
Acquisition affirms KP Engineering’s long-term growth in the face of industry downturn
Tyler, Texas–June 6, 2016– KP Engineering (“KPE”), one of the industry’s leaders in engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) solutions, today announced the completion of its acquisition of McDaniel Process Engineering Consultants, Inc. (“MPEC”), a chemical engineering consulting and design firm based in Houston, Texas. The acquisition of MPEC will enhance KPE’s expertise in refining, midstream and petrochemical process engineering, particularly fractionation applications.
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