Commercializing a new chemical process can be as simple as installing one or more homogenous batch reactor(s), or as complex as designing a fully integrated chemical complex requiring one or more heterogeneous reaction steps processing gas, liquid and/or solids, with other units required to prepare feeds, recover products/byproducts and recycle streams.
Intelliwave Technologies Inc. has signed a global framework agreement with Shell to support Shell's ProjectVantage program.
SABIC, along with Shenhua Ningxia Coal Industry Group Co. Ltd. (SNCG) and the government of the Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region of China, have agreed on a set of principles for cooperation in the further development of a potential joint venture (JV) between SABIC and SNCG to build a greenfield coal-to-chemicals complex.
Project definition is the planning of a project before execution, which begins when engineering is completed, equipment and materials are purchased, and construction of the new or modified plant is performed.
The delayed coking unit is a critical part of a refinery’s crude oil process flow and profitability.
The traditional approach for collecting plant as-built data commonly used for the revamp and retrofit of existing facilities, as well as for plant maintenance and operation, includes manually collecting the data and reviewing existing plot plans, elevation drawings, systems isometrics, or other 2D CAD drawings.
The MOU formalizes the deepening relationship between Honeywell and PetroVietnam and further confirms a common vision of developing a cooperative partnership in oil and gas.
A number of US oil refineries have recently asked the question, “When should an equipment repair be classified as rework?”
Part 1 of this series provided an overview on the present state of the petrochemical industry, a breakdown on construction project numbers by region, as well as major trends in Africa, the Middle East and the US. Part 2 examines the landscape in Asia-Pacific, Canada, Europe and Latin America.
Elliott Group has made changes to its executive team. Michael Lordi has been named as chief operating officer (COO), succeeding Art Titus, who is retiring after nine years.