Gas Processing or LNG - Asia/Pacific©2015 Hydrocarbon Processing60Gas Processing or LNG - Asia/PacificAchieve successful compressor startup by addressing dry-gas seal failureA common root cause for compressor failure during first startup is a failure of the dry-gas seal (DGS) system. To avoid failures of gas compressors, the project team and end users must understand the importance and significance of the DGS very early in the basic design phase., 01 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMTHP Industry Metrics, 01 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMTMalaysia embarks on ambitious downstream transformation programGoals include more production at offshore fields, as well as constructing downstream projects in Pengerang, Bintulu and the launch of the world’s first floating LNG vessel., 01 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMTMaximize LPG recovery from fuel gas using a dividing wall columnRefiners are challenged to recover LPG from mixed fuel gas streams due to the difficulty of separating the lighter components from bulk gas. To maintain profitability, it is essential to direct all of the crude oil components to the optimum disposition. This practice is becoming more significant due to increasing LPG demand in some countries and the supply of lighter crudes in countries such as the US., 01 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMTOptimize amine sweetening with an optical O2 analyzer, 01 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMTShale gas drives new opportunities for US downstreamThis shift to lighter feeds for the SC will reduce the future availability of other petrochemical feedstocks—in particular, propylene., 01 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMTEditors’/Readers’ Choice 2014According to Hydrocarbon Processing’s Construction Boxscore Database, over $1.143 trillion in announced global projects are at various stages of development. Using the Boxscore Database, HP editors identified 12 projects that will have the highest impact to the global or regional downstream industry. HP readers voted online to select the top project in each category., 01 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMTHP Industry Metrics, 01 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMTHP News, 01 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMTUS shale revolution set to spill over into downstream, 01 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT