December 1999

Columns

HP Insight: Why build when you can outsource more economically?

December's Special Report focuses on the "lack luster" plant area – utilities. This processing area is too often treated as a "stepchild." However, if problems arise with the supply of utilities ..

Romanow, Stephany, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

December's Special Report focuses on the "lack luster" plant area – utilities. This processing area is too often treated as a "stepchild." However, if problems arise with the supply of utilities products, then the rest of the plant can be held hostage until normal operations are restored. Utilities products include process water, steam (superheated, high and low pressure), cooling water and processes gases. These materials are not sold outright; they are consumed or used by other production units to process raw materials/ feedstocks into final, salable products. Capital investment for the utilities area is difficult. It is easier to justify and approve capital projects that inc

Log in to view this article.

Not Yet A Subscriber? Here are Your Options.

1) Start a FREE TRIAL SUBSCRIPTION and gain access to all articles in the current issue of Hydrocarbon Processing magazine.

2) SUBSCRIBE to Hydrocarbon Processing magazine in print or digital format and gain ACCESS to the current issue as well as to 3 articles from the HP archives per month. $399 for an annual subscription*.

3) Start a FULL ACCESS PLAN SUBSCRIPTION and regain ACCESS to this article, the current issue, all past issues in the HP Archive, the HP Process Handbooks, HP Market Data, and more. $1,995 for an annual subscription.  For information about group rates or multi-year terms, contact J'Nette Davis-Nichols at Jnette.Davis-Nichols@GulfEnergyInfo.com or +1 713.520.4426*.

*Access will be granted the next business day.

Related Articles

From the Archive

Comments

Comments

{{ error }}
{{ comment.comment.Name }} • {{ comment.timeAgo }}
{{ comment.comment.Text }}