Petrochemicals

AFPM Q&A Show Dailies

Hydrocarbon Processing attended the AFPM's Q&A Technology Forum in Baltimore, Maryland, September 25-28, 2016.

Dow, Reynolds partner to convert recycled plastic into energy

A program designed to convert previously non-recycled plastics into energy, a collaborative effort between Dow Chemical, Reynolds Consumer Products and others, recently launched in the Omaha area.

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.

BASF to replace acetylene plant in Ludwigshafen

BASF is building a production plant for acetylene at its Ludwigshafen site. The plant will start up at the end of 2019 and replace the existing plant.

Nuberg wins $20 MM EPC contract for Calcium Chloride Plant in Egypt

Nuberg, has won a calcium chloride plant project on EPC & LSTK basis in Port Said, Egypt from TCI Sanmar Chemicals.

Petrotechnics survey reveals trend towards operational excellence

Petrotechnics has released the results of its operational excellence index into attitudes towards operational excellence among the oil, gas and petrochemical industries.

Shell says Norco, Louisiana chemical plant upset triggers flaring

Shell said the flaring Thursday at the Norco, Louisiana manufacturing complex shared with the Motiva Enterprises refinery was due to an upset in Shell's chemical plant.

Linde to expand Delaware industrial gases plant

Linde LLC will spend over $100 MM to increase the production of its industrial gases plant in Claymont, Delaware.

Siemens manufactures world’s largest geared compressor rotor for Jazan IGCC

Siemens has manufactured and tested the largest geared compressor rotor in the world at its facility in Duisburg, Germany.

Bilfinger wins $100 MM contract for Beaumont, Texas methanol plant

Bilfinger has won an order worth more than $100 MM in connection with construction of the Natgasoline methanol plant in the city of Beaumont in southeastern Texas.