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Blume, Adrienne, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Grab your cowboy boots: Gastech returns to Houston, Texas

Executive Viewpoint: Now and into the future: Challenges and solutions for the global processing industries
Fredrick, C., Young, K., Merichem Co.

Hydrocarbon Processing sat down with senior-level executives of Merichem Company, Cyndie Fredrick (CF) and Kathy Young (KY), Senior Vice Presidents and General Managers of Merichem’s two business units, to discuss the state of the downstream industry, where it is heading in the future and how their company is helping operators meet their sustainability goals.

Estimation of relief load and realistic relieving temperature for heavy-end fractionating columns
Saha, J., Fluor Daniel India Pvt. Ltd.; Chaudhuri, S., Bechtel India Pvt Ltd.; Groenendijk, S., Fluor

Relief calculation is one of the most discussed aspects of chemical engineering design.

Asset life assessment: A strategic reliability tool for the process industries
Pyne, T., Reliability and Asset Strategy Specialist

Asset life assessment (ALA) has become a strategic tool for process plants (e.g., petrochemical, chemical, and oil and gas) to determine the extent of degradation and the ability of assets to bear static and dynamic loads while sustaining the desired production processes.

Analyze machinery failure data with a spreadsheet
Perez, R. X., Consultant

Some basic, yet insightful, machinery reliability tracking tools are introduced here that can be developed with common spreadsheet applications, such as Excel.

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Global Construction Projects

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According to Hydrocarbon Processing’s Construction Boxscore Database, more than 320 new projects have been announced in the downstream processing industry over the past year.

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Construction Boxscore: Project Spotlight

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Project: Underground Crude Storage
Location: Fujairah, UAE
Operator: ADNOC
Cost: $1,211 MM
Capacity: 42 MMbbl
Completion date: 2022
Status: EPC
Project: Duna Refinery
Location: Százhalombatta, Hungary
Operator: MOL Group
Cost: Not yet given
Capacity: 165,000 bpd
Completion date: 2020
Status: EPC
Project: Winkler Refinery
Location: Winkler, Texas
Operator: Meridian Energy
Cost: $1B
Capacity: 60,000 bpd
Completion date: Not yet given
Status: Planning
Project: Acetic Acid Plant
Location: Clear Lake, Texas
Operator: Celanese
Cost: $25 MM
Capacity: 800,000 tpy
Completion date: 2021 Q3
Status: Planning