April 2011

Special Report: Petrochemical Developments

Improve evaluations for your industrial gas needs

Petrochemical and refining complexes are significant consumers of industrial gases; here are some tips in planning process-gas needs

Shahani, G., Linde Engineering North America, Inc.; Koehler, R., Linde Engineering

The present refining and petrochemical sectors are being impacted by highly fluctuating supply/demand conditions, extreme price volatility and tremendous market uncertainty on a world-wide basis. There have been innumerable plant closings, project cancellations and employee layoffs. In particular, large consumers of industrial gases (oxygen, nitrogen, hydrogen, carbon monoxide and syngas) must make informed investment decisions during uncertain economic times. Petrochemical plant owners/operators must carefully examine their individual industrial gas needs to develop the most economical industrial gas plant configuration. All industrial gas needs, as well as steam and utility requirements

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