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Power: Temporary power tips for turnarounds and maintenance activities
Smith, B., Aggreko Process Services

Maintenance activities and turnarounds often prove challenging to a facility’s electrical power system.

Editorial Comment: Sustainability: The latest creation in advancing ideas
Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Over the past few months, Hydrocarbon Processing’s editorial staff has traveled thousands of miles to attend numerous conferences, events, users’ groups, groundbreakings, etc.

Viewpoint: Downstream expansions will accelerate needed production growth
Al-Judaimi, A. M., Saudi Aramco

Two transformative drivers—global economic growth averaging more than 3%/yr and the world population expanding to more than 9 B by 2040—will have the net effect of adding another India and China to today’s global energy demand.

Engineering Case Histories: Case 106: Delayed fireball type explosions
Sofronas, A., Consulting Engineer

When a vessel containing a flammable liquid under pressure (such as those in an LNG road tanker truck) ruptures and ignites, a vapor fireball explosion can occur.

Asia: Japanese refining moves towards consolidation and increased efficiency
Gerden, E., Contributing Writer

According to recent statements of leading Japanese analysts in the field of refining and the country’s largest producers, the Japanese refining industry is moving towards consolidation and an increase in efficiency.

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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: Jujairah, 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: Melamine Plant
Location: Vadodara, India
Operator: Gujarat State
Cost: $90 MM
Capacity: 40,000 tpy
Completion date: 2019 Q1
Status: Commissioned