Natural Gases©2015 Hydrocarbon Processing60Natural GasesAchieve 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 GMTGlobal PE demand growth to drive downstream expansions, 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 GMTState of the US petrochemical/chemical industry, 01 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT2015 downstream forecast reaches all-time highIn 2015, the HPI’s capital, maintenance and operating budgets are expected to exceed $324 B. Global announced project spending continues to surge to satisfy increasing demand for petroleum products., 01 Dec 2014 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 GMTGlobally, the HPI is building new capacityThe HPI continues to expand to meet increasing demand for energy, transportation fuels, and petrochemical-based consumer products. As confirmed by HP’s HPI Market Data 2015 forecast, numerous construction projects are under various stages of development for the refining, petrochemical and gas processing/LNG industries., 01 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMTHP Industry Metrics, 01 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMTHP News, 01 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMTManage hydrogen sulfide hazards with chemical scavengers, 01 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMTMexico’s major grassroots effort: Ethylene XXI projectThe federal government, through Pemex Gas and Petroquímica Básica, using the law that regulates Mexican oil, decided to promote private investment to build a new major petrochemical complex called Ethylene XXI., 01 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMTOil price—How low can it go?, 01 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMTRocking the LNG boat: FLNG projects get liquefaction off the groundFloating LNG (FLNG) projects have been receiving much attention recently as a flexible, alternative solution to onshore LNG projects. A review of major planned and under-construction floating liquefaction projects shows how the technology is gaining ground around the world., 01 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMTUS shale revolution set to spill over into downstream, 01 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT