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Demineralized water system design: Considerations for the petrochemical industry—Part 1

Advisian, a Worley Company: Fan, J.  |  Ananthanarayan, S.  |  Hodgkinson, A.

Site utility leads, engineers and other professionals in the hydrocarbon/chemical processing industries (HPI/CPI) are facing a perfect storm of increasing demineralized water demand, end of life of existing demineralized water plant equipment, changing source water quality, corporate directives to diversify water sources, and pressure from regulators and community stakeholders to minimize the volume of waste generated from water treatment.

Case study: Extend tube life in a waste heat boiler

SK Energy: Lee, S.  |  Kim, E.

The sulfur recovery unit (SRU) separates sulfur from sulfur compounds.

Hydrocarbon Processing Awards

<i>Hydrocarbon Processing,</i> the downstream processing sector’s leading technical publication, has announced the finalists for its third annual awards.

An evolving approach to digitalization

Emerson Automation Solutions: Wyatt, T.  |  Fleissman, R.

Much has been written in recent years about the need for refineries to embrace the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).

Best practices in boiler maintenance and replacement

Rentech Boiler Systems: Lara, G.

Refineries cannot afford a sudden boiler failure (FIG. 1). Regularly assessing the condition of boilers is vital.

Engineering Case Histories—Case 104: Energy in steam boiler explosions

Consulting Engineer: Sofronas, A.

Steam boiler explosions happen all over the world, as an internet search will reveal.

Editorial Comment

Hydrocarbon Processing Staff: Nichols, Lee

In early June, Hydrocarbon Processing and Eni—an Italian multinational oil and gas company—hosted the annual International Refining and Petrochemical Conference (IRPC) in Milan, Italy.

Use an Excel-based method to evaluate performance for the preheat train of a CDU

GS Engineering and Construction: Moon, J.  |  Chang, G. S.

A rigorous and accurate performance evaluation of existing equipment is a key factor for the success of a plant revamp study.

Maximizing energy efficiency in paraxylene production—Part 1

BP AMOCO: Colling, C.

Due to reduced margins, higher energy costs and rising atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO<sub>2</sub>) content, energy efficiency has never been more important in refining and petrochemicals.

Case histories of amine plant equipment corrosion problems–Part 1

INEOS Oxide GAS/ SPEC Technology Group: Daughtry, J.  |  Teletzke, E.

Lost production from corrosion costs the oil and gas industry more than $1 B/yr.1