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Special Report: Refining Developments
Consider new processes for clean gasoline and olefins production
Environment & Safety / Petrochemicals / Process Optimization / Refining / Americas / Asia/Pacific / Catalysts / Environment / Equipment / Europe / Hydrocracking / Middle East
Advanced technologies promote propylene yield while reducing olefins in gasoline
Maximize propylene from your FCC unit
Petrochemicals / Process Optimization / Refining / Americas / Asia/Pacific / Catalysts / Engineering & Design / Europe / Hydrocracking / Middle East
Innovative use of catalyst and operating conditions increases on-purpose olefin production
A perspective on China’s refining industry
Statistics show how this nation has progressed from 2006 to present day
Fast track to fuel — getting the right mix
An innovative application of biology and chemical engineering cuts time and cost out of biofuel production
Refining outlook: Capacity expansion and rationalization
Process Optimization / Project Management / Refining / Americas / Asia/Pacific / Construction / Crude oil / Diesel / Europe / Gasoline / Middle East
Many factors are reshaping the global refined products industry, leading to inevitable change
Achieve success in gasoline hydrotreating
Environment & Safety / Petrochemicals / Refining / Americas / Asia/Pacific / Catalysts / Environment / Europe / Gasoline / Hydrogen / Hydrotreating / Middle East
Case history describes how to achieve superior performance during FCC gasoline hydrotreating
Understand differences between thermal and hydrocracking
Successful operation and product yields are controlled by reactions at the molecular level
Alternative transport fuels: An Indian perspective
Environment & Safety / Refining / Americas / Asia/Pacific / Biofuels / Environment / Europe / Hydrogen / Middle East
Many factors influence the possibility of new fuels replacing gasoline and diesel
Investigate processing near-zero-sulfur gasoline
This study considers the effectiveness of undercutting and hydrotreating fluid catalytic cracking feeds to yield ‘cleaner’ fuels
Engineering Case Histories
Maintenance and Reliability
Prevent failures in olefin-cracking operations
Maintenance & Reliability / Petrochemicals / Process Optimization / Americas / Asia/Pacific / Europe / Heat Transfer / Middle East
Failure analysis identifies root causes for damages to selective exchangers
Prevent tank-bottom failure through reliability analysis
Apply service-life methods to optimize inspections and maintenance for storage units
Optimize compressor configurations for hydrocarbon applications
Extend the life of the compressor-driver package
HP Automation Safety: Are you a lawyer or an engineer?
Environment & Safety / Process Optimization / Americas / Asia/Pacific / Europe / Middle East / Safety / Valves
Have you ever questioned some legal decision? I have certainly wondered about the logic behind certain legal cases. When I read the “warning labels” on certain products, for example, I reall..
HP Reliability: Consider a new twist on data collection
Maintenance & Reliability / Americas / Asia/Pacific / Europe / Middle East / Pumps / Rotating Equipment
The following abbreviated sequence of correspondence is real, although we quite obviously had to hide some names. Still, it is quite typical of many discourses our editors carry on with readers or con..
HP Integration Strategies: Standards needed for laboratory system integration
Organizations in the hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI) and elsewhere frequently underestimate the value of the analytical laboratory to the enterprise. The perception is that the lab is a cost cen..
Trends and Resources
HP In Brief: HPIn Brief
Dow optimistic about natural gasGeorge Biltz, Dow Chemical’s vice president of energy and climate change, recently testified before a US Senate committee about the future of natural gas and the o..
HP Impact: Rare earths and lubricant demand to grow worldwide
The Freedonia Group has two reports out that will be of interest to Hydrocarbon Processsing readers. The first examines world demand for rare earths, which is expected to grow 7.1% per year to reach 1..
HP Impact: New requirements could raise cost of gas, shutter US refineries
A new study says that upcoming US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requirements could raise the cost of manufacturing gasoline, lead to the closing of domestic refineries, and force the US to dou..
HP Impact: Tesoro releases report on Anacortes explosion
Tesoro recently released its report on the April 2, 2010, incident at its Anacortes refinery in Washington. The incident occurred when a heat exchanger in the refinery’s naphtha hydrotreater unit..
HP Construction: North America
Gas Processing/LNG / Process Optimization / Project Management / Refining / Americas / Construction / Crude oil / Engineering & Design
Gevo, Inc. has plans with South Hampton Resources, Inc., a subsidiary of Arabian American Development Co., to build a hydrocarbon processing demonstration plant at its facility just outside of Houston..
HP Construction: South America
Petrochemicals / Process Optimization / Project Management / Refining / Americas / Construction / Engineering & Design
As of 2013, Braskem will reportedly have yet another alternative feedstock source. In addition to sugarcane ethanol, which is used to make green plastic, the company will begin using naphtha made from..
HP Construction: Europe
Process Optimization / Project Management / Refining / Construction / Crude oil / Engineering & Design / Europe / Gasoline
Süd-Chemie, a member of the Clariant Group, has started construction of what will reportedly be the largest German plant for manufacturing climate-friendly biofuel cellulosic ethanol from agricul..
HP Construction: Middle East
Gas Processing/LNG / Petrochemicals / Process Optimization / Project Management / Refining / Construction / Engineering & Design / Middle East / Polymers
Morgan Thermal Ceramics has a contract to supply Superwool 607 HT Pyro-Bloc Modules as part of a world-class refinery being constructed by the Saudi Aramco Total Refining and Petrochemical Co. (SATORP..
HP Construction: Asia-Pacific
Gas Processing/LNG / Process Optimization / Project Management / Refining / Asia/Pacific / Construction / Engineering & Design
Stamicarbon, the licensing and IP center of Maire Tecnimont S.p.A., has signed a license agreement with Hengang Huahe Coal Chemical Industry, Ltd. for a urea plant with a capacity of 1,860 metric tpd...
HP Construction Profile: Eni starts slurry technology project at Italy refinery
Italian oil and gas major Eni has started work on applying Eni Slurry Technology (EST) at its Sannazzaro de’ Burgondi refinery, located near Pavia in northern Italy.EST is Eni’s proprietary ..
HP Associations: International HPI conference gathers in Singapore
Hydrocarbon Processing’s International Refining and Petrochemical Conference (IRPC)—Asia gathered industry experts from around the world in Singapore, July 19–21. Following the success ..
Spill kits, removal and isolation products for workplace safety Graphic Products offers its first spill-containment and cleanup product catalog, SpillArrest. Accidental spills harm the environmen..
Mass flowmeter for high-flowrate applications requiring reliability and low maintenance The Proline Promass 83X/84X Coriolis flowmeter is said to be the first large four-tube Coriolis flowmeter i..
Engineering and Construction 2011 Supplement
Consider critical issues during a plant turnaround
More project management practices are needed to improve performance in maintenance shutdown
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Construction Boxscore: Project Spotlight
Long Son Petrochemicals Complex
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