Rhodes, Mike

Hydrocarbon Processing Staff, Houston, Texas

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Rhodes, Mike, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Refinery margins came under added pressure, affected by the downturn in product consumption inflicted by COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns.

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Rhodes, Mike, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Porvair Filtration Group has further expanded its range of microfiltration products by launching seven new metallic Compfil™ filters (FIG. 1) for use within process air and gas applications.

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Rhodes, Mike, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

In the US and Europe, weaker fundamentals at the middle of the barrel and in the jet fuel segment led to heavy pressure, caused by aviation service disruptions as the Covid-19 outbreak spread.

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Rhodes, Mike, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

High product inventory levels and weak heating oil demand continued to weigh on U.S. refining economics. European product markets, except gasoil, exhibited positive performance backed by firm exports and heavy turnarounds in the Middle East.

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Rhodes, Mike, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Motion Industries Inc. has named Chris Pacer as VP of the company’s Central Group. Mr. Pacer has spent the last 22 yr with Motion Industries in various key roles after joining the company as a certified fluid power specialist. He was promoted to Branch Manager of the various markets within Northern Ohio and then joined the company’s corporate accounts team before being promoted to his latest position of Detroit Division VP and General Manager. In that role, Mr. Pacer was responsible for the further development and overall growth of 22 branch operations and one service center.

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Rhodes, Mike, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Analytical Systems Keco introduces the 205L Laboratory H2S in Liquids Analyzer that quantifies hydrogen sulfide (H2S) in crude oil, fuel oil, naphtha, water, diesel and gasoline. The removal of H2S in crude oil, condensate and other liquid products before transport or storage is imperative to reduce the risk of health and safety issues, as well as product quality control. In addition to providing high precision in testing for H2S in crude oil, the analyzer is fast, offering results within 10 min.–15 min.

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Rhodes, Mike, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

US refinery margins continued the downward trend, but the negative impact of the weaker domestic fuel market was partly offset by a rise in total product exports.

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Rhodes, Mike, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

The Valve Manufacturers Association of America (VMA) has named Heather Rhoderick as President. She will succeed William “Bill” Sandler, who retired this year after a 40-yr tenure with the organization.

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Rhodes, Mike, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Honeywell is developing a OneWireless™ IoT Module for the next generation of Cisco’s industrial access points, the Cisco Catalyst IW6300 Heavy Duty Series Access Point. The Honeywell and Cisco technologies will form the backbone of Honeywell’s OneWireless Network.

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Rhodes, Mike, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Product markets lost ground as refinery intakes recovered following peak refinery maintenance season, leading to higher product availability.