December 2012

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HP Insight: The HPI is all about people

The journey through the last 90 years as chronicled by the headlines of Hydrocarbon Processing has been a unique experience. As in any quest, the high points are too quickly followed by downturns. Som..

Romanow, Stephany, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

The journey through the last 90 years as chronicled by the headlines of Hydrocarbon Processing has been a unique experience. As in any quest, the high points are too quickly followed by downturns. Some downturns have soft landings; others were not so soft, such as the years following the crashes of 1929, 1982 and, of course, 2008. The hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI) is an immense network of complex refineries, petrochemical plants and natural gas processing facilities. When we think about the HPI, visions of reactors, distillation columns, pipe racks, compressors, pumps and other major equipment quickly come to mind. Yet, it is the people of the HPI that truly bring the imagination, v

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