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Innovations

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Ross Systems and Controls (SysCon) recently completed the qualification to self-certify its touchscreen purged panels as meeting the rigorous standards of Underwriters Laboratories’ UL-698A Code and the National Fire Protection Association’s NFPA-496 Code.

IPC’18 The Future of Transportation: Impacts on Petrochemicals

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The final session of AFPM’s International Petrochemical Conference was a panel session, chaired by Dave Smith, Senior VP, Corporate Planning and Technology at Chevron Phillips Chemical Company. There will be more change in the next 10 years than there were in the last 100, when the Model T went into mass production with a gasoline-powered engine. Choices to be made can be grouped: • Internal Combustion Engine vs Electric Vehicle vs Hybrid • Autonomous (in certain applications) vs non-autonomous • Personal ownership vs ride share – Mobility as a Service

IPC'18 Keynotes at International Petrochemical Conference

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AFPM President's Keynote, the Petrochemical Heritage award, a panel on "Feedstocks, Energy and CapEx: Who Has the Real Advantage" and CEO panel on "Government Policy as a Factor in Locating Operations", at the AFPM-IPC in San Antonio.

WPC’18 Keynotes at World Petrochemical Conference 2018

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IHS Markit’s World Petrochemical Conference 2018 was held in Houston March 21-22 with workshops and seminar sessions before and after the conference. It is their largest annual event to date, with over 1,300 registered. Wednesday featured single track Executive sessions, each concluding with a Q&A panel of the session speakers. Thursday has four breakout tracks:

JM'18 Industrial Insulation Masters

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Third annual seminar by JohnsManville, held in League City, TX

Innovations

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Hawk Measurement Systems has announced a new OptioLaser S300 that can be used for the detection of all types of liquids, regardless of their dielectric properties.

Innovations

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Braskem and Haldor Topsoe have signed a technological cooperation agreement to develop a pioneering route to produce monoethylene glycol (MEG) from sugar.

Submitting editorial content to HP and GP - your options

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In the early years of Hydrocarbon Processing’s 95 yr of publishing, all the content was in print.

ECC ’17: Gain capital efficiency on projects with technology

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Two speakers, with owner and EPC cost engineering and construction management experience, shared their best practices in improving insight and understanding on projects. A good example is streamlining design walkthroughs. Exporting the estimate into tools that can quickly drill into cost, materials of construction, equipment, piping size and labor.

ECC '17: Future Leaders development program

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Per the ECC Association charter, their “Future Leaders Program” is developing nominees from company sponsors. This is a three-year program, for people who are chosen by their employer.