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Linde Engineering to supply ASU and nitrogen wash unit to Australia’s largest urea plant

Linde Engineering has signed a contract for the engineering and procurement of an air separation unit and a nitrogen wash unit for a urea plant in Karratha, Western Australia.

MAN Energy Solutions to offer ammonia-fueled ship engines after 2027

MAN Energy Solutions plans to deliver later this year its first-ever engine fueled by ammonia for installation on a new vessel in Japan and will be ready to offer ammonia-powered engines to its clients after 2027.

API strengthens piping inspection standards with new updates

The American Petroleum Institute announced the release of the fifth editions of API 570, Piping Inspection Code: In-service Inspection, Rating, Repair, and Alteration of Piping Systems; and Recommended Practice 574, Inspection Practices for Piping System Components, two foundational standards for safeguarding piping systems used in the global refining and petrochemical industries.

NETL discovers breakthrough scaling approach for circulating fluidized bed technology

NETL researchers have developed a new scaling methodology for measuring and understanding the performance of key elements used in circulating fluidized bed technologies (CFB) that can speed the development of CFBs for more widespread use.

Motiva's Texas (U.S.) coker to restart in next two weeks, say sources

Motiva Enterprises plans to restart the large coker at its 626,000-bpd Port Arthur, Texas, refinery within the next two weeks.

Honeywell adds augmented reality to its Immersive Field Simulator

Honeywell today announced it is adding augmented reality to its Immersive Field Simulator (IFS), a platform that uses a digital twin of a physical facility to provide targeted, on-demand training for the industrial workforce.

Lummus Technology to provide proprietary heaters to Amiral petrochemical complex in Saudi Arabia

Lummus Technology announced a contract award from Hyundai Engineering & Construction Co. Ltd. to provide eight proprietary Short Residence Time (SRT®) ethylene cracking heaters at SATORP's Amiral petrochemical complex in Saudi Arabia.

Digital Feature: A novel process to help refinery operations comply with the U.S. Renewable Fuel Standard

This article, exclusive to Hydrocarbon Processing, details a novel refinery processing technology that enables refineries to produce fuels that adhere to the U.S. RFS.

Methanex provides update on Geismar 3 methanol plant in Geismar, LA (U.S.)

Methanex Corporation announced that commercial production of its new 1.8 MMt methanol plant, Geismar 3, in Geismar, Louisiana has been delayed due to complications that occurred in the autothermal reformer during the late stages of the initial start-up process.

Digitalization in refineries: A strategic roadmap for operational excellence—Part 1

KBC, a Yokogawa Company: Gardner, J.  |  McMullan, A.

The refinery industry is one of the biggest industries worldwide. According to Statista, the global oil refinery capacity tipped 100 MMbpd in 2022. This capacity reflects nearly a twofold increase since 1970.