Andrew, Bob

Hydrocarbon Processing Staff,

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Andrew, Bob, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Power generation and heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) specialty rental company, Aggreko Plc., and sulfuric acid alkylation technology licensor, DuPont, have collaborated to provide Aggreko temperature control, including chiller systems, to STRATCO sulfuric acid alkylation customers.

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Andrew, Bob, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Callidus Technologies, a Honeywell UOP Company, has inaugurated a new state-of-the-art facility for the testing of gas combustion flares at its manufacturing facility in Beggs, Oklahoma.

Editorial Comment: Unintended regulatory consequences: Lessons learned

Andrew, Bob, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Over my 40-yr professional career in the oil and gas processing, refining and petrochemical industries, I have seen many well-intended government regulations completely backfire, cause irrational responses or get lip service.

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Andrew, Bob, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Where large machines are in use and the overall processes depend on a smoothly functioning plant, companies often rely on fixed maintenance schedules and diagnostic tools.

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Andrew, Bob, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Petron Bataan Refinery (PBR) is the largest integrated crude oil refinery and petrochemicals complex in the Philippines.

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Andrew, Bob, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Turning methane into a high-value chemical was achieved by German chemical company Grillo after years of intensive research.

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Andrew, Bob, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Appleton, an Emerson brand and a global supplier in hazardous-location electrical products, announced an expansion to the Areamaster LED series.

Refining: Tackle operational challenges in refining unconventional crudes

Andrew, Bob, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Fuel refineries in earlier decades would preferentially process light sweet crudes, for the right price, to maximize gasoline and distillate production and to meet sulfur specifications with less cost.

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Andrew, Bob, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Unintended fugitive emissions from pressurized plant components have long been a key concern for operators as well as regulators.

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Andrew, Bob, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Planned shutdowns, turnarounds and outages (STOs) are often scheduled for preventive maintenance and new equipment installation that must be performed to keep a plant running and in regulatory compliance.