Petrochemicals©2014 Hydrocarbon Processing60 Petrochemicals An examination of three recent accidents in the downstream industryWith these accidents, has refining internationally fallen sub-standard in terms of safety? Such a question is likely best addressed by examining the existing HPI standard., 01 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMTDesign a safe hazardous materials warehouseThe safe warehousing of hazardous chemicals is a design challenge in chemical and petrochemical projects. A methodology is provided for designing a safe warehouse, and a case study shows the high level of analysis and integration required., 01 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMTEnvironmental regulations: How much do they really cost?Processors should instead grasp some understanding of the costs and benefits by asking themselves: “How much will these changes really cost, and what’s in it for me?”, 01 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMTHP Industry Metrics, 01 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMTHP News, 01 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMTOptimize olefins and aromatics productionPetrochemical yields from the FCCU is an area of increasing interest as more companies try to integrate refining and petrochemical operations., 01 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMTAsia-Pacific’s refining industry entering a low-margin cycle, 01 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMTConsider integrated ethanol-to-EO/EG processes, 01 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMTHP Innovations, 01 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMTIncrease polypropylene production via ultra-low levels of carbon monoxide—Case study, 01 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMTIndustry Metrics, 01 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMTOman eyes refinery improvements, new petrochemical hubDespite increasing oil and gas production, Oman lacks the capacity to meet surging demand, especially for petrochemical and refined products. To help satisfy demand, the country is investing over $12 B in refinery and petrochemical projects by 2019., 01 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMTPVC process gets technology and control updatesKBR has formed an alliance to sell the exclusive license for JNC Corp.’s PVC process technology, which it inherited from CHISSO Corp.’s business, a pioneer in the Japanese chemical industry., 01 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT