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Challenges faced during liner installation of a reciprocating makeup compressor

A hydrocracker makeup compressor in a refinery in Saudi Arabia failed during operation. Upon internal inspection of the compressor, it was found that the cylinder liner was cracked and needed a replacement.

Developments in reforming catalysts: A never-ending story

Even in the context of the energy transition—with gasoline demand expected to decline—the catalytic reforming process will continue to be a key process in refineries around the world to produce high-octane gasoline and aromatics.

Development and commercialization of an olefins removal catalytic technology
Reliance Industries Ltd.: Mantri, K.  |  Reddy, J. K.  |  Sidhpuria, K. B.  |  Jasra, R. V.  |  Sapre, A. V.

Aromatics—specifically, benzene, toluene and xylenes (BTX)—are the basic building blocks for most petrochemical derivatives and commodities chemicals.

Defossilizing the FCCU via co-processing of biogenic feedstock: From laboratory to commercial scale
bp Energía España Castellón refinery: Fernández, A.  |  Mena, A.  |  Rivas, C.
W. R. Grace: Bescansa, M  |  González, R.

Oil demand is expected to reach record highs this year1 after a sharp rebound following the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ethanol and benzene extractive distillation simulation on DWSIM utilizing p-xylene as solvent
Facility for Rare Isotope Beams, Michigan State University: Laturkar, K.
Validation Associates LLC: Laturkar, K.

Ethanol and benzene extractive distillation simulation on DWSIM utilizing p-xylene as solvent

Tune engineering teams in innovative green development projects

The energy sector is executing demanding projects to make LNG plants and refineries greener, and to implement completely new green energy solutions.

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Project: Long Son Petrochemicals Complex
Location: Long Son, Vietnam
Operator: Siam Cement Group
Cost: $5.4 B
Capacity: 1.65 MMtpy
Completion date: completionDate
Status: Under Construction
Project: Huizhou Petrochemical Complex
Location: Huizhou, China
Operator: ExxonMobil
Cost: $10 B
Capacity: 1.6 MMtpy
Completion date: completionDate
Status: Under construction
Project: Visakh Refinery
Location: Visakhapatnam, India
Operator: Hindustan Petroleum Corp. Ltd.
Cost: $3.1 B
Capacity: 134,000 bpd
Completion date: completionDate
Status: Under Construction
Project: LyondellBasell PO/TBA Complex
Location: Channelview, Texas (U.S.)
Operator: LyondellBasell
Cost: $2.4 B
Capacity: 1.47 MMtpy
Completion date: completionDate
Status: Under Construction
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