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Special Report: Plant Safety and Environment
Improve process reliability and reduce emissions with sealless pumps
Several successful applications were implemented at this refinery
Constructing and designing blast-resistant buildings
New technology improves safety and reliability for this critical plant structure
Selecting instrumentation for safety instrumented system applications
Follow these guidelines for the most effective and economical installations
Update your sulfur management program
Flexibility of liquid redox processing can optimize refinery sulfur handling
The foundation for safety excellence
Twenty years ago, on December 3, 1984, water contaminated a tank of methyl isocyanate (MIC) in Bhopal, India, initiating a series of events that led to a catastrophic release of toxic MIC, ultimately ..
Consider remote-control methods for floating roof tanks
Continuous online methods fine-tune safety and control operations for these storage tanks
Applying temperature-activated relief devices
Follow these system design and installation guidelines
Applying safety instrumented systems to raw natural gas complexes
Safety transmitters provide a higher level of protection than conventional instruments
Solving hydraulic problems in crude preheat train networks
Heat transfer and hydraulic problems need to be considered simultaneously
HP Control: Dr. Pierre Latour's views on APC
Pierre Latour has been a pillar in our advanced process control (APC) industry for as long as anyone can remember. His long and turbulent career started upon graduating from Purdue University with a P..
Trends and Resources
Paraffin wax and asphaltene modifier Nuritchem 508MM claims to modify paraffin wax by liquefaction at room temperature. It allows heavy petroleum paraffin waxes and asphaltenes to stay dissolved in..
HP Construction: Monitor cooling water quality – Part 1
Refineries and petrochemical plants use large volumes of water for indirect cooling. The cooling tower (Fig. 1) removes heat from water via evaporation and returns the water to the heat exchangers to ..
HP Construction: North America
KBR completed engineering, procurement and construction for Innovene's Chocolate Bayou, Houston, Texas, facility and is now supplying startup and operations support services for a plant expansion. Usi..
HP Construction: South America
Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. (PETROBRAS), a Brazilian international energy company, has an agreement with the state-owned company Petróleos de Venezuela S.A. (PDVSA). The companies will construc..
HP Construction: Europe
Koch Supply & Trading completed a project that expanded capacity at its Rotterdam, The Netherlands, refinery by more than 20%. It also increased production capability to allow flexible blend processin..
HP Construction: Africa
Foster Wheeler Italiana S.p.A., a Foster Wheeler Ltd. subsidiary, has a project management consultancy contract with Societe Anonyme Marocaine de l'Industrie de Raffinage (SAMIR). The agreement is for..
HP Construction: Asia-Pacific
Aker Kvaerner has a contract with PetroChina International Co. Ltd., for the basic engineering design and supply of certain equipment for a new full-density polyethylene plant. The facility will be lo..
LNG compressor with unique sealing system For LNG ship transportation, a cryogenic receiving terminal is required at the port of destination. Exposure of materials to cry..
HP In Brief: HPIn Brief
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New security procedures impacting global EH&S spending
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HPI plants limiting vulnerability to high fuel prices
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Producer's viewpoint: petrochemicals outlook in a changing world
WENDY WEIRAUCH, MANAGING EDITOR Comments? Write: WW@HydrocarbonProcessing.com The petrochemi..
Options to reduce greenhouse gases all possess downsides
WENDY WEIRAUCH, MANAGING EDITOR Comments? Write: WW@HydrocarbonProcessing.com Any form of en..
Plastics Nobel winner worked on gut feeling
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Managing energy use for both profit and sustainability
WENDY WEIRAUCH, MANAGING EDITOR Comments? Write: WW@HydrocarbonProcessing.com Thinking strat..
Switch strategies for the hydrocarbon industries
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