Rhodes, Mike

Hydrocarbon Processing Staff, Houston, Texas

Innovations

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.

Industry Metrics

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.

People

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.

Industry Metrics

Rhodes, Mike, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

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

People

Rhodes, Mike, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

ABB has appointed Maryrose Sylvester as Country Managing Director and Head of electrification for the US.

Innovations

Rhodes, Mike, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

In the oil and gas industry, failing to perform ongoing maintenance on equipment can have severe consequences, including reduced equipment service life, unplanned shutdowns and degraded performance.

Industry Metrics

Rhodes, Mike, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

The US gasoline market received a boost from a gasoline supply outage on the East Coast, despite overall supply-side pressure resulting from higher regional refinery intakes.

Innovations

Rhodes, Mike, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

To test developments of pumps and systems under even more realistic conditions, LEWA has inaugurated a specially developed container test bench that will be used for experiments with hot or explosive fluids.

Industry Metrics

Rhodes, Mike, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

US refinery intake was affected by heavy rain, floods and tornadoes in the Midwest, contributing to inventory drawdowns and supporting the jet/kerosene and diesel markets.