Romanow, Stephany

Hydrocarbon Processing Staff, Houston, TX

HP Insight: More news on ethylene

Romanow, Stephany, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Lots of activity is occurring within the HPI. In March, several major announcements were released concerning ethylene manufacturing. At their March ethylene technology seminar, Kellogg Brown & Root (K..

Can you imagine a day without plastic?

Romanow, Stephany, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Of course, some seniors can remember life without the influence of polymers. However, the discovery of plastics and its rapid commercialization has truly changed society. A day without plastic. For..

HP Insight: Déjà vu all over again

Romanow, Stephany, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

It's February; accordingly, many HPI consultants are preparing their forecasts for 1999 and the next few years. From reading the headlines, there are very few surprises, especially for petrochemicals...

HP Insight: MTBE – a chemical under fire

Romanow, Stephany, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Not too long ago, MTBE was the rising petrochemical star of the HPI. Unfortunately, controversy surrounds this oxygenate. MTBE gained national prominence under the clean fuels program from the CAAA. T..

HP Insight: Never a dull moment in the HPI

Romanow, Stephany, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

The past few weeks of this year have been full of news and change. Several late-breaking developments will impact the petrochemical / refining industry. In the area of ethylene technology, an operat..

HP Insight: Technology update

Romanow, Stephany, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

ISA held its international exhibition and conference in Houston, Oct. 19–22, 1998. As with most international technical forums, four days was too short to cover the entire show. But why should pr..

What are the odds?

Romanow, Stephany, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Loss prevention, as illustrated on this month's cover, is focused on avoiding fire and other catastrophic events. In the latest Marsh & McLennan survey,1 fires are cited as the second frequent cause o..

HP Insight: Wanted: Innovative solutions to common problems

Romanow, Stephany, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

While preparing the 1999 editorial calendar, the HP editorial staff debated over the subjects covered for the magazine's special reports. A contentious argument ensued over loss prevention (LP). Do we..

HP Insight: Spending for environment

Romanow, Stephany, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

In less than 18 months, the HPI enters the next century. Many great changes have occurred within the industry over the last decade; yet, the HPI constantly struggles to beat the odds. HP is currently ..

A view of ACHEMASIA '98 conference

Romanow, Stephany, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

On May 9, Asia's largest chemical industry conference/exhibition will convene in Beijing, China. ACHEMASIA '98 is the fourth technical conference sponsored through the partnership of DECHEMA (the Germ..