Category Archives: Oil, Natural Gas, Coal

Topics and process units regarding fossil fules: oil, natural gas, and coal.

Engineering & Business Magazine Reviews

I get a lot of work-related magazines across my desk, and definitely have my preferences in what I find useful as a process engineer & consultant. I thought I would share my narrow, heavily biased opinions, because maybe it will … Continue reading

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Cracked Gas from Vacuum Unit Heaters

Below, I list sources you can turn to when estimating the cracked gas generated from vacuum tower heaters. That way, you know the flowrate and composition of light-ends generated in the vacuum tower’s pre-heat furnace. Background: Vacuum Units are typically … Continue reading

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How Deep is Deepwater Horizon?

I'm sure everyone knows about the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. We are occasionally told to be in awe of how deep it is, how far below the world we know or what mere human beings could ever survive. But being … Continue reading

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