• We're delighted to announce YPF as Host Partner this year
  • LARTC 2017 is taking place in Buenos Aires with YPF as Host Partner
  • The first look agenda is now out!
  • LARTC 2017 is officially supported by the Ministerio de Energía y Minería de la Nación
  • 2 new speakers from International Finance Corporation confirmed
  • Delighted to have Mr Carlos Alfonsi, Executive Vice-President Downstream of YPF confirmed for the Keynote Address

Johnson Matthey, Tracerco & Marathon Petroleum Company Case Study

15:35 - 00:00

Crude Vacuum Tower Wash Bed Optimization

  • Reaching Marathon Petroleum Company LP’s (MPC) goal: fully consuming the useful life of a Crude Vacuum tower’s wash bed packing to maximise operating profit, by maximising HVGO yield
  • MPC uses Tracerco’s ThruVision™ technology to routinely monitor the wash bed density
  • Learning process over short operating cycles
  • Example of the operating stratagem to manage the operating life of the vacuum column wash bed


  • Fabio Pires Business Manager for Latin America - Johnson Matthey

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LARTC Call for Papers - Advisory Board meeting
Call for papers
Deadline extended to Thursday 13th April