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Lessons learned in commercial scale-up of new chemical processes
Jazayeri, B., Reacxion

Commercializing a new chemical process can be as simple as installing one or more homogenous batch reactor(s), or as complex as designing a fully integrated chemical complex requiring one or more heterogeneous reaction steps processing gas, liquid and/or solids, with other units required to prepare feeds, recover products/byproducts and recycle streams.

Use process knowledge management systems to accelerate innovation
Hall, S., Process Systems Enterprise; Mahoney, P., Ambition Partner

The amount of stored digital data is doubling every two years, and the rate of data acquisition is close to exceeding our ability to process it and sort out what is valuable.

Optimize a CDU using process simulation and statistical modeling methods
Bird, J., Seillier, D., Piazza, E., Valero Energy Corp.

A methodology was implemented to optimize the operation of a refinery crude distillation unit (CDU) using a combination of process simulation and statistical modeling methods.

Business Trends: Global refining overview—Part 2
Nichols, L., Hydrocarbon Processing

Hydrocarbon Processing continues its series on the global refining industry.

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Construction Boxscore: Project Spotlight
Project: Bear Head LNG Export Terminal Project
Location: Richmond County, Nova Scotia
Operator: Liquefied Natural Gas Ltd.
Cost: $2.2 B
Capacity: 8 MMtpy
Completion date: 2019
Status: FEED
Project: Sriracha Refinery Clean Fuels Project
Location: Sriracha, Thailand
Operator: Thai Oil
Cost: $1.4 B
Capacity: 125 Mbpd (expansion)
Completion date: 3Q/4Q 2017
Status: FEED