Build a diesel fuel performance additive, the right way—Part 1

Pipenger, G. G., Amalgamated, Inc.

Many diesel fuel additive companies in North America supply different additive products formulated for diesel-powered equipment.

Emerson to acquire UK-based Permasense Ltd.

Emerson has agreed to acquire UK-based Permasense Ltd., a provider of non-intrusive corrosion monitoring technologies for heavy industries, including refining, chemical, and pipelines.

US Water’s PhosZero chemistry named finalist in R&D 100 Award

US Water has been selected as a finalist by the R&D 100 Award Program for PhosZero, its unique antiscalant and corrosion inhibitor, cooling water chemistry.

Wika reduces risk of undetected diaphragm ruptures

Wika’s PG43SA-D diaphragm pressure gauge is unique in featuring an integrated diaphragm monitoring and eliminates the risk of an undetected diaphragm rupture.

Design operations-and-maintenance-friendly pressure vessels—Part 2

Murti, D. G., The Augustus Group

In Part 1 of this article, the assistance provided by standardizations to gain improved vessel performance—vessel outer diameter (OD), component metallurgies, manways and saddles—was discussed.

Metrohm develops ASTM acid number method for petroleum products

A method of determining the acid number in crude oil and petroleum products using thermometric titration has been developed by Metrohm and released by the ASTM.


Andrew, Bob, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Unintended fugitive emissions from pressurized plant components have long been a key concern for operators as well as regulators.

Improved corrosion prevention with acid-aided regeneration technology

Enhancing regeneration in amine treating systems has proven beneficial in many applications by improving operations and relieving design limitations via reduced steamrates and/or improved treating performance.

Editorial Comment: Corrosion prevention is a necessary cost

Blume, Adrienne, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Corrosion is a major maintenance and reliability concern because it has the potential to impact not only plant operations and costs, but also the environment and worker health and safety.

Major accident and failure of stationary equipment in the RFCCU

Seok, W., Lee, S., SK Energy

The four case studies cover component failures and multiple types of leakage: valve packing, expansion joint and corrosion.