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FRI News

Tokyo Special Technical Meeting

Nov 19, 2015

Representatives from ten member companies attended the 2015 FRI Japan Special Technical Meeting,Tokyo, on November 16, 2015.  Tony Cai, Ken McCarley and Gary Yepsen provided an update on projects and other FRI accomplishments from the past two years.   ...Read More

Chang Chun Petrochemical New Member Training

Nov 19, 2015

New member training was held at Chang Chun Petrochemical Co. in Taiwan on November 12-13.  Tony Cai, FRI, conducted the training.  Twenty-five Changchun engineers, with various levels of experience, attended the training.  ...Read More

Highlights of the 2015 AIChE Annual Meeting in Salt Lake City

Nov 19, 2015

The 2015 AIChE Annual meeting was held in Salt Lake City November 8-13. Fractionation Research, Inc. (FRI) and FRI members were well represented at the conference.  The meeting featured 5 Distillation and Absorption sessions. Several interesting topics on troubleshooting, heat integration, CFD, and control were presented. The most attended papers were on the following topics: Atmospheric preflash drums, coking mechanism in refinery fractionator wash beds, Influence of inlet downcomer in the momentum and energy transfer on a sieve tray using CFD techniques, and main fractionator control. ...Read More

Eldridge and Resetarits Recognized

Nov 19, 2015

The D&A sessions included an honors session for Prof. R. Bruce Eldridge. Bruce is a key leader in the Separations Research Program (SRP) of the University of Texas – Austin. Bruce’s students continue to contribute to the distillation industry. Bruce also served the Separations Division of the AIChE for several years as a director, vice-chair, and chair among his various other AIChE services.  ...Read More

Company Logo Campaign

Nov 16, 2015

FRI has welcomed several new members this year.  One of the benefits of membership is access to the members-only content on the FRI website.   Another benefit, which some members may not realize, is that the FRI website can serve as an advertising tool for members who have supplied a company logo.  Here is an example: ...Read More

Employment Opportunities

Oct 18, 2015

Fractionation Research, Inc. currently has the following position open:  ...Read More

Gary Yepsen - 2015 MU Chemical Engineering Academy of Distinguished Alumni

Oct 14, 2015

Gary Yepsen, FRI President, was inducted into the MU Chemical Engineering Academy of Distinguished Alumni at the 2015 Annual Meeting and Induction Banquet on Saturday, September 12, 2015.   ...Read More

Welcome Suncor!

Oct 14, 2015

We are proud to announce the addition of Suncor Energy, Inc., to the FRI membership team.  Suncor Energy is a Canadian integrated energy company based in Calgary, Alberta, with businesses in exploration and production, production of synthetic crude from oil sands, refining, biofuels and wind energy.  Employees from five locations including Calgary, Edmonton, Montreal, Sarnia and Commerce City attended the new member webinar training. ...Read More

Seventh Annual Southwest Regional Process Technology Conference

Oct 05, 2015

The Seventh Annual Southwest Regional Process Technology Conference was held in Galveston, TX on October 1 & 2, 2015. The conference provided technical sessions, industry solutions in process technology, and networking opportunities for the nearly 500 chemical engineers and students.  Fractionation Research, Inc. (FRI) and FRI members were well represented at the conference.  Jose Bravo, Shell Global, and Tony Cai, FRI, chaired the Distillation and Separation Session. Ken McCarley, FRI, gave a presentation on FRI Kettle Reboiler Studies.  More than twenty FRI members gave twenty-eight technical presentations at the conference. Five FRI members had exhibition booths at the conference.  ...Read More

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