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Optimize sulfur recovery operations with advanced controls Fig. 2
Fig. 2. Flowsheet of Chevron's SRU. ..
Optimize sulfur recovery operations with advanced controls
By installing a feedfoward control system, an operating facility met tighter limits on SO2 emissions on the SRU
Are spent hydrocracking catalysts listed hazardous wastes?
The author discusses critical points from the U.S. EPA’s memorandum regarding spent ‘dual purpose’ catalysts
Choosing a bellows seal valve for zero leakage
Consider these application guidelines
Cooling tower fill: the neglected moneymaker
New designs improve performance and reduce costs
HP Control: IT: take a plant-centric approach
ABB Automation Group Ltd., Zurich, Switzerland, held a press conference during the ACHEMA show in Frankfurt (May 22 - 27, 2000). Of course, there was the obligatory pitch of ABB's produ..
HP Reliability: Cost-effective sheave maintenance
Good sheave alignment will increase efficiency by reducing premature wear or failure of belts, pulleys and bearings. This can be accomplished by several different alignment methods, suc..
HPInternet: Petroleum Association of Japan
This month, let's investigate the downstream industry in Japan (http://www.paj.gr.jp/). But first, a quick lesson in Internet detective work. This site contains valuable information concernin..
HP Water Management: Is it time to chemically clean your boiler?
Offline boiler cleanings used to be a very predictable event, especially in utilities. Deposits that form on the tube surfaces inhibit heat transfer and reduce boiler efficiency. Cleani..
HP Automation Safety: Open means flexibility but also risk of reduced safety
I have heard about the promise of "open" control systems for many years now. During the "I'm more open than you are" advertising wars of the early '90s, many benefits were touted. These..
Trends and Resources
Aspen Technology, Inc., Cambridge, Massachusetts, a leading provider of enterprise optimization and extended supply solutions for the process industries, has acquired Petrolsoft Corp., San Diego, Cali..
Aspen Technology, Inc., Cambridge, Massachusetts, a leading provider of enterprise optimization and extended supply chain solutions for the process industries, has signed a Plantelligence agreement wi..
HP Construction: HPIn Construction
FLO P. STEPHENS, Editor, Departments/International       Comments? Write: editorial@HydrocarbonProcessing.com ABB awarded major contract ..
HP In Brief: HPIn Brief
The upswing in U.S. gasoline prices is partially due to a tightness in gasoline supply, particularly in the Midwest, explains the American Petroleum Institute (API). The majority of that region's refo..
HP Impact: HPImpact: Impacts on viability of U.S. refineries
A recent study by the National Petroleum Council (NPC) assesses what government policies and actions would affect both petroleum product supply and the continuing viability of U.S. refineries. In a dr..
HP Impact: HPImpact: Ethanol producers gain opportunities
U.S. demand for gasoline and other fuel additives is forecast to fall to 35 billion pounds: a value of $6 billion. Declines will result primarily from California's executive order banning the use of m..
HP Impact: HPImpact: Economic outlook for Europe's chemicals
The European Chemical Industry Council (CEFIC) estimates that overall output in the European chemical industry will grow from 1999's 3.5% to 4.5% this year. Germany and The Netherlands are likely to e..
HP Impact: HPImpact: U.S. observers argue energy policies
Leading policy makers, past and present, offer candid responses to a recent U.S. House Energy Subcommittee. The question posed: Is the U.S. headed in the right direction regarding energy policy and se..
HP Impact: HPImpact: Petrochemical prices: tight market to soften?
According to Dr. Fred Peterson, president of Probe Economics, Inc., he and most other analysts believed that petrochemical and polyolefin pricing would stay flat until about 2002. Economic recovery in..
HP Impact: HPImpact: E-business investment needs to be tactical
AMR Research doesn't believe that "old economy" companies are doomed by the "new economy." In fact, e-business represents "an unprecedented opportunity for these companies to gain market share and imp..
Letters to the Editor
Letters to the editor
Feedstocks, products and terminals: Special report correction Editorial comment: Two inaccurate illustrations were inadvertently published in a special report article, "Secondary contai..
Environment – goal or agenda
The developed world celebrated the 30th anniversary of Earth Day, which began as a call to conscience; we - the public and industry - were reckless with Earth's natural resources - clea..
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