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Control-valve seat leakage
Maintenance & Reliability / Americas / Asia/Pacific / Drivers / Europe / Middle East / Rotating Equipment / Valves
Enhancing initial performance, extending service life of valves offers benefits
Avoid failures with pump power-end upgrades
Maintenance & Reliability / Process Optimization / Americas / Asia/Pacific / Europe / Middle East / Pumps / Rotating Equipment
Designing-out maintenance and failure risk starts with simple upgrading measures, culminates in re-thinking entire bearing housing configuration
Consider life-cycle costs in specifying control valves
Maintenance & Reliability / Process Optimization / Americas / Asia/Pacific / Europe / Middle East / Valves
Latest approach improves sizing valves while also incorporating total ownership investment
Use a new calibration method for gas pipelines
Gas Processing/LNG / Maintenance & Reliability / Process Control / Americas / Asia/Pacific / Europe / Middle East / Natural Gas
An advanced method improves calibrating orifice flowmeters while reducing maintenance costs
Climate change 101: Impact on refiners
Here’s a different viewpoint on global warming
Safety, Security and Environment 2011 Supplement
HP Reliability: Reliability pros: Hear what others say about you
In an editorial “Engineering Better Engineers,” published in the January 2010 issue of Civil Engineering News, John Bachner commented on how lack of innovation has resulted in engineering se..
HP Water Management: Be a saavy buyer of water treatment chemicals
Suppliers for water treatment chemicals are a critical part of managing the reliability of utility water assets. In the petrochemical industry, the water treatment supplier provides chemical additives..
HP Integration Strategies: Standard-based interoperability is key for terminal automation systems
The highly complex, dynamic and multi-faceted operational nature of tank farms and petroleum product terminals, combined with the environmental and price sensitivity of the products being handled, req..
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Yellowstone River spillA pipeline running underneath the Yellowstone River in Montana, owned by ExxonMobil, ruptured on July 1. This resulted in a spill of crude oil into the river approximately 20 mi..
HP Construction: North America
Gas Processing/LNG / Petrochemicals / Process Optimization / Project Management / Refining / Americas / Construction / Engineering & Design / Gas to liquids (GTL) / Polymers
Air Products will supply Valero Energy Corp. with a combined additional 200 million scfd of hydrogen for Valero’s refineries in St. Charles, Louisiana, and Port Arthur, Texas. As part of this awa..
HP Construction: South America
Gas Processing/LNG / Petrochemicals / Process Optimization / Project Management / Refining / Americas / Catalysts / Construction / Crude oil / Sulfur
Argentina’s second liquefied natural gas (LNG) import facility, a joint development between YPF S.A., ENARSA and Excelerate Energy, GNL Escobar (GNLE), began receiving cargoes on May 24, 2011, an..
HP Construction: Europe
Alfa Laval has received an order for compact heat exchangers from a refinery in Russia. The order value is about SEK 70 million and delivery is scheduled for 2012. The heat exchangers will be used in ..
HP Construction: Middle East
Petrochemicals / Process Optimization / Project Management / Refining / Catalysts / Construction / Diesel / Engineering & Design / Gasoline / Middle East
A grassroots diesel hydrotreater unit (Prime-D), licensed by Axens, was successfully put into production at Saudi Aramco’s Ras Tanura refinery. The 105,000-bpsd unit—reportedly one of the wo..
HP Construction: Asia-Pacific
Petrochemicals / Process Optimization / Project Management / Refining / Asia/Pacific / Construction / Engineering & Design / Polymers
SKC Co., Ltd. and Uhde Inventa-Fischer have a contract for the supply of a plant for producing high-quality polyethylene terephthalate (PET) for the manufacture of films in Jincheon, Republic of Korea..
HP Construction: Construction begins for Shell FLNG facility in Australia
Gas Processing/LNG / Process Optimization / Project Management / Asia/Pacific / Construction / Engineering & Design / Management / Natural Gas
Prelude gas field project is progressing at rapid pace, with first LNG production expected by 2017
HP Impact: IEA seeks closer alignment with China
After a decade of high growth led to China becoming the world’s biggest energy consumer, International Energy Agency (IEA) Executive Director Nobuo Tanaka says that closer alignment of the countr..
HP Impact: Ranking the world’s top places for oil and gas investment
Mississippi is ranked as the top place in the world for oil and gas investment, according to the opinions of international petroleum executives and managers in the Fraser Institute’s Global Petro..
HP Impact: Europe looks to US for guidance on unconventional gas issues
The latest report from the Atlantic Council argues that Europe’s unconventional gas future will depend upon industry adopting best practices similar to those advocated in the US. The report indic..
HP Innovations: HPInnovations
Fischer-Tropsch process commercialization acceleratesThe high throughput experimentation (hte) company has extended its collaboration with BP International Ltd. in the field of Fischer-Tropsch (FT) sy..
Blog provides information on gas detection Industrial Scientific’s new “Ask Dave” interactive blog, authored by Dave Wagner, director of product knowledge at Industrial Scientific, orig..
Filters offer high particle-removal under extreme pressures and temperatures  New ZCore depth cartridge filters are said to offer improved performance, less downtime and reduced operating costs. ..
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