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Develop reactor internals for optimizing reactor design: High-performance vapor-liquid distributor
Ahn, E. S., Park, S. I., Song, I. C., Kim, G. B., Chang, G. S., GS Engineering and Construction

Vapor-liquid distributors are a crucial element of reactor internals for maximizing catalyst utilization of fixed-bed reactors.

Business Trends: Innovative commissioning and startup technologies for industrial projects
Choi, J. O., University of Nevada; O'Connor, J. T., University of Texas; Winkler, M., Delta Air Lines

The performance of capital project facility commissioning, startup and initial operations often falls short of expectations, and the opportunity for innovative commissioning and startup technologies has yet to be discussed extensively.

Design and troubleshoot the orifice chamber in an FCCU

The fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) process remains one of the most important secondary conversion processes due to its inherent capability to upgrade residual streams and its flexibility to maximize the desired product, depending on market dynamics.

Viewpoint: The future of India’s refining capacity and the rise of clean fuels
Kanwar, R., Contributing Writer; Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

India is emerging as the world’s new oil demand center, with burgeoning consumption providing huge potential for downstream oil and gas growth. With a GDP ranked in the top 10 globally and a large, growing population, India has seen continuous increases in demand for energy in all forms.

Hydrocarbon Processing Awards

The 2017 Hydrocarbon Processing Awards honored the leading technologies in the downstream hydrocarbon processing industries, as well as outstanding personal contributions to the industry.

Monetize coal seam gas via LNG with optimized treating and liquefaction processes
Mokhatab, S., Consultant; Towler, B. F., University of Queensland

Coal seam gas (CSG) has been established as a viable source of natural gas. The monetization of CSG resources through LNG projects experienced rapid expansion in recent years as a result of increasing LNG prices.

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Construction Boxscore: Project Spotlight
Project: Petrobrazi Refinery Polyfuel Unit
Location: Ploiesti, Romania
Operator: OMV Petrom
Cost: $69.2 MM
Capacity: Undetermined
Completion date: 2019
Status: Underconstruction
Project: Chisholm Trail Cryogenic Gas Plant Project
Location: Oklahoma
Operator: Blue Mountain Midstream LLC
Cost: Undetermined
Capacity: 250 MMcfd
Completion date: 2018
Status: Proposed