- Global Energy Infrastructure
History of the HPI: The 2000s: Net-zero, environmental regulations, capacity acceleration and digital transformation
Biofuels / Carbon Management / Catalysts / Construction / Crude oil / Desulfurization / Diesel / Distillation / Economics / Engineering & Design / Environment / Environment & Safety / Equipment / Gasoline / Greenhouse Gases / Hydrocracking / Hydrogen / Hydrotreating / Gas Processing/LNG / Maintenance & Reliability / Petrochemicals / Process Control / Process Optimization / Project Management / Refining / Information Systems / Loss Prevention / Management / Naphtha / Natural Gas / People / Polymers / Products / Safety / Sulfur / Middle East / Europe / Americas / Asia/Pacific
This final installment of the History of the HPI series details major events in the refining and petrochemicals industry over the past 20 yr, including stricter regulations/initiatives to curb carbon emissions, a safer and more environmentally friendly way to produce and handle chemicals, significant capital investments to boost production capacity and digital transformation.
The startup and commissioning of hydrocarbon plants can present unique challenges that, if not anticipated and addressed in the pre-commissioning and commissioning periods, will inhibit plant startup and increase the difficulty of achieving product specifications in a timely manner.
Construction / Engineering & Design / Environment & Safety / Gas Processing/LNG / Process Control / Process Optimization / Environment / Equipment
Many oil and gas industry applications face space constraints. This limitation requires more compact solutions providing the same performance as traditional alternatives, and this is particularly true in many valve installations, where actuators often require an inordinate amount of space.
Analyzers / Engineering & Design / Equipment / Gas Processing/LNG / Process Control / Process Optimization
Disruptions of global hydrocarbon supply chains have increased the importance of liquefied natural gas (LNG), causing larger numbers of buyers and sellers to consider it for satisfying energy demand. For some, this is unfamiliar territory, requiring greater knowledge of the technologies and practices involved, as billions of dollars will be changing hands.
As companies across markets set aggressive decarbonization goals and sustainability commitments to align with changing regulations and consumer demands for greener energy and fuel, the liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry is searching for ways to lower emissions.
Environment & Safety / Gas Processing/LNG / Petrochemicals / Process Control / Process Optimization / Refining / Treating / Sulfur / Reactors / Products / Polymers / Natural Gas / Information Systems / Hydrotreating / Greenhouse Gases / Gasoline / Gas to liquids (GTL) / Environment / Engineering & Design / Economics / Distillation / Diesel / Desulfurization / Catalysts / Carbon Management / Biofuels / Africa / Americas / Asia/Pacific / Europe / Middle East
Much like several initiatives passed in the 1970s and 1980s, the 1990s were a decade heavily focused on environmental issues, with many new regulations being enacted to not only mitigate industrial and vehicle emissions but also to advance the production of clean fuels globally.
FPT Industrial and Blue Energy Motors have signed an agreement with the goal of deploying the very first LNG trucks in India, powered by FPT N67 NG BSVI compliant engines, on the country’s roads by the end of the year.
Environment & Safety / Gas Processing/LNG / Maintenance & Reliability / Petrochemicals / Process Optimization / Refining / Analyzers / Corrosion / Engineering & Design / Environment / Equipment / Heat Transfer / Natural Gas / Piping / Products / Pumps / Safety / Valves
Many large industrial facilities—including refineries, and chemical and petrochemical plants—are increasingly turning to co-generation for process steam and power production.
Gas Processing/LNG / Petrochemicals / Refining / Biofuels / Construction / Africa / Americas / Asia/Pacific / Europe / Middle East
In 1H 2022, new capital projects have declined 19% vs. 1H 2021.
Gas Processing/LNG / Petrochemicals / Refining / Construction / Drivers / Economics / Natural Gas / Polymers / Products / Africa / Americas / Asia/Pacific / Europe / Middle East
Over the past several years, the hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI) has been engaged in a whirlwind of peaks and valleys.
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