Refining©2014 Hydrocarbon Processing60Refining2015 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 GMTExperience meets innovation: World-class coke drum replacement projectSix large coke drums at Chevron’s El Segundo refinery, which supplies 20% of Southern California’s vehicle fuel, were showing signs of aging after 46 years in service., 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 Innovations, 01 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMTHP News, 01 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMTImprove execution of capital projects with advanced technologiesThe E&C industry is now poised for a major leap forward in utilizing advancements in information technologies and, thus, enabling itself to greatly boost project performance., 01 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMTManage hydrogen sulfide hazards with chemical scavengers, 01 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMTOil price—How low can it go?, 01 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMTReplan: Modernizing Brazil’s largest crude oil refineryThe project included installing two hydrodesulfurization (HDS) units for the cracked naphtha produced by two catalytic cracking units, a coker naphtha hydrotreating (HDT) unit, and a catalytic reforming unit., 01 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMTUS shale revolution set to spill over into downstream, 01 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMTAn 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 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 GMTEuropean refining—Cornered, with no way out?, 01 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMTHeater training improves safety and operations, 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 GMTVietnam: Reversing the tide of refined importsVietnam is developing six large-scale refinery projects with the potential to add 1.36 MMbpd of new domestic refining capacity at a total cost of over $50 B. This would reverse the country’s status from a net importer of refined products to a net exporter by 2020., 01 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMTVirtualization in process automation systems, 01 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT