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KBC Advanced Technologies plc is an independent provider of consulting and software services to energy and other process industries. Headquartered in Walton on Thames in England, the company has fourteen other offices worldwide, with major operations in Houston and Singapore. KBC is a public company listed in the London Stock Exchange.The company was founded in 1979 by Krikor Krikorian, John Brice and Peter Close; its name is formed from the initial letters of their surnames. Wikipedia.


Demetriades T.A.,KBC Advanced Technologies | Graham R.S.,University of Nottingham
Journal of Chemical Thermodynamics | Year: 2016

One of the aspects currently holding back commercial scale deployment of carbon capture and storage (CCS) is an accurate understanding of the thermodynamic behaviour of carbon dioxide and relevant impurities during the pipeline transport stage. In this article we develop a general framework for deriving pressure-explicit EoS for impure CO2. This flexible framework facilitates ongoing development of custom EoS in response to new data and computational applications. We use our method to generalise a recent EoS for pure CO2 (Demetriades et al., 2013) to binary mixtures with N2, O2 and H2, obtaining model parameters by fitting to experiments made under conditions relevant to CCS-pipeline transport. Our model pertains to pressures up to 16 MPa and temperatures between 273 K and the critical temperature of pure CO2. In this region, we achieve close agreement with experimental data. When compared to the GERG EoS, our EoS has a comparable level of agreement with (CO2 + N2) VLE experiments and demonstrably superior agreement with the O2 and H2 VLE data. Finally, we discuss future options to improve the calibration of EoS and to deal with the sparsity of data for some impurities. © 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.


Demetriades T.A.,KBC Advanced Technologies | Graham R.S.,University of Nottingham
Journal of Chemical Thermodynamics | Year: 2015

One of the aspects currently holding back commercial scale deployment of carbon capture and storage (CCS) is an accurate understanding of the thermodynamic behaviour of carbon dioxide and relevant impurities during the pipeline transport stage. In this article we develop a general framework for deriving pressure-explicit EoS for impure CO2. This flexible framework facilitates ongoing development of custom EoS in response to new data and computational applications. We use our method to generalise a recent EoS for pure CO2 (Demetriades et al., 2013) to binary mixtures with N2, O2 and H2, obtaining model parameters by fitting to experiments made under conditions relevant to CCS-pipeline transport. Our model pertains to pressures up to 16MPa and temperatures between 273K and the critical temperature of pure CO2. In this region, we achieve close agreement with experimental data. When compared to the GERG EoS, our EoS has a comparable level of agreement with (CO2 +N2) VLE experiments and demonstrably superior agreement with the O2 and H2 VLE data. Finally, we discuss future options to improve the calibration of EoS and to deal with the sparsity of data for some impurities. © 2015 Elsevier Ltd.


Watson T.D.,KBC Advanced Technologies
AIChE 2013 - 2013 AIChE Spring Meeting and 9th Global Congress on Process Safety, Conference Proceedings | Year: 2013

Emergency relief systems (ERS) that mitigate all credible scenarios are a fundamental objective of ERS design. ERS ensure a safe and profitable facility and are a key layer of protection against loss of containment at a chemical process facility. A discussion covers key considerations for an organization, e.g., in the oil and gas industry, to ensure their ERS protects their facility and serves as a critical input into their process hazard analysis (PHA) process and other provisions of PSM; implementing and managing a facility wide ERS design basis documentation project; maintaining the ERS design documentation after the project; and integrating the ERS design documentation. This is an abstract of a paper presented at the 2013 AIChE Spring Meeting and 9th Global Congress on Process Safety (San Antonio, TX 4/28/2013-5/2/2013).


Carbonez K.A.E.,KBC Advanced Technologies | Nguyen V.T.T.,BNP Paribas | Sercu P.,K.U.Leuven and UCLouvain
European Review of Agricultural Economics | Year: 2012

To explain convenience yield accruing to commodity inventory holders, time to maturity (TTM) and TIME to harvest should interact with current scarcity. Using weekly data for corn, wheat and soyabeans (19862009), the interaction (multiplicative) model performs better than traditional versions that, at best, incorporate TTM additively and ignore harvests. Among the competing proxies for scarcity, the combination of spot price and inventory beats either spot price or inventory separately, but the pure spot-price version is a close second. Our model still exhibits a clear 'Working curve' pattern, with slopes changing with TTM and pre- versus post-harvest periods. © Oxford University Press and Foundation for the European Review of Agricultural Economics 2012; all rights reserved. For permissions, please email journals.permissionsoup.com2012 © © Oxford University Press and Foundation for the European Review of Agricultural Economics 2012; all rights reserved. For permissions, please email journals.permissionsoup.com.


Voigt M.,KBC Advanced Technologies
American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers, AFPM - Reliability and Maintenance Conference 2015 | Year: 2015

A presentation on the development of equipment strategy covers a comparison of common approaches; frequent drivers; suggestions /recommendations; version comparison; process description; comprehensive version; analysis, implementation, and results; and risks (change management, internal to project, external to project). This is an abstract of a paper presented at the Reliability and Maintenance Conference 2015 (Austin, TX 5/19-22/2015).

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