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March 1998


Achemasia '98: Petrochemical Developments

China's petrochemical industry: optimistic and expanding
China Petrochemical Corporation: Sheng, H.

Strong efforts will propel national enterprises into the global marketplace


HP Control: Controversy in control
Hydrocarbon Processing Staff: Kane, L.

I am requesting more input from you to include in this column or to publish as "Letters to the editor". Due to the rapid changes occurring in process control, primarily because of dramatic increases i..

HP Reliability: Compressor valve breakage: what are the options?
Hydrocarbon Processing Staff: Bloch, Heinz P.

Reciprocating compressors may experience valve failures. Excessive breakage, especially at startup, has left a bad impression on many responsible people. Installation dirt, liquid, and off-design temp..

HPInternet: Blockage and fouling in the refining industry
Competitive Analysis Technologies: Crowley, B.

Have you ever had to deal with paraffin wax deposition in your processing units? How about asphaltene fouling in your desalter? Have you ever noticed that asphaltene solubility is inversely related to..

HPIn SHE: Great expectations
ility Engineering: Whetton, Chris

I recently attended a three-day meeting that took place in a "luxury conference center ... with outstanding views over the city of O***." A single room cost about $300 a night. I was quite looking for..

HPIn Competitiveness: Better check it out
Cost Control Systems, LLC: Lamb, R. G.

It is proven that there is immense latent profitability to be tapped through equipment reliability and maintenance. I am speaking of sales volumes, earnings, return on capital employed, total stockhol..

HPInformer: HPInformer, North America edition
Hydrocarbon Processing Staff: Stephens, F. P.

ABB Lummus Global, Bloomfield, New Jersey, has agreed with Luoyang Petrochemical Engineering Corp. (LPEC) and SINOPEC TEC for the worldwide licensing of LPEC's catalyst cooler for residue fluid cataly..

HPInformer: HPInformer, International edition
Hydrocarbon Processing Staff: Stephens, F. P.

Air Liquide and Gaz de France have signed a preliminary agreement concerning the supply of natural gas fuel to local authorities and other operators of vehicle fleets. The aim is to make this clean fu..

HP Construction: HPIn Construction
Hydrocarbon Processing Staff: Roberson, M.

Samsung wins contract to build LLDPE plant Samsung Engineering Company, Limited has won a $200 million order from Sidi Kerir Petrochemicals Company (SIDPEC), a government-supported organization in ..

HP Impact: HPImpact: Chem Systems petrochemical outlook
Hydrocarbon Processing Staff: Weirauch, Wendy

The outlook for petrochemicals was addressed at the Chem Systems Petrochemical Review conference, Houston, January 28 – 29. The following summaries highlight the forecasts for several key product..

HP Impact: HPImpact: Surprises, opportunities ahead for worldwide HPI, says report
Hydrocarbon Processing Staff: Weirauch, Wendy

For the world oil industry, 1997 was a year of surprises, a year in which the market was challenged by supply and demand outcomes quite different from what conventional wisdom had predicted. So says a..

HP Impact: HPImpact: Supply/demand ratios, regulations to affect Europe's oil industry
Hydrocarbon Processing Staff: Weirauch, Wendy

An outlook for European refining was presented by Olivier Appert, senior executive vice president, ISIS, in a presentation for the Institut Français du Pétrole's Panorama 98, in Paris, Franc..

HP Impact: HPImpact: Surprises, opportunities ahead for worldwide HPI, says report Fig 4
Hydrocarbon Processing Staff: Weirauch, Wendy

Fig. 4. World refining capacity, over periods from 1970 - 1998, million barrels per calendar day ..


A view of ACHEMASIA '98 conference
Hydrocarbon Processing Staff: Romanow, Stephany

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..

The future of European refining
Hydrocarbon Processing Staff: Nakamura, D. N.

Although recent economic and financial happenings in Asia-Pacific have shifted everyone's focus there, it is not the only area of the world projected to have major changes over the next few years. Eur..