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Special Report: ACHEMA 2OOO/Petrochemical Developments
Reclaim precious metals from spent catalysts with zero discharge
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Maintenance and Reliability
Using and justifying systematic root-cause analysis
These techniques can reduce failures and improve troubleshooting
Effective machinery monitoring: getting the most for your investment
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HP Control: Fieldbus getting more confusing
We are preparing our next Fieldbus Technology supplement which will be published in our June issue. Much has happened in the fieldbus arena in the past few years that has caused some confusion. Follow..
HP Reliability: Consider flexure pivot bearings
Flexure pivot bearings (Fig. 1) are increasingly found in modern machinery. Modern machining methods make it possible to produce these bearings integral with the bearing shell, which simplifies assemb..
HPInternet: Canada – refined petroleum products industry
If Canada is in your downstream crosshairs, you will need to frequent a site brought to us by the folks at Industry Canada. Strategis is the name for a vast collection of Canadian data on the Internet..
HP Water Management: When should you use activated carbon in water pretreatment systems?
Carbon is a very common filter media in both water and process systems. Water pretreatment processes use activated carbon – aka steam-activated carbon – for very specific purposes. Typical a..
Trends and Resources
HPInformer: North America edition
Fluent Inc., Lebanon, New Hampshire, a leading provider of computational fluid-dynamics (CFD) simulation software and services, and Aspen Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, a leading supplier of ma..
HPInformer: International edition
BEFS PROKEM, Mulhouse, France, has taken an important step in developing its business with a stronger background by merging with PECSIE, Paris, France, (formerly owned by TREDI, Paris) forming a new c..
New Developments: NEW Developments
Pump-control system with SPC KSB Aktiengesellschaft introduces a new pump-control system for use in industrial, power engineering and water management applications. It is based on Siemens' SIMATIC ..
HP Construction: HPIn Construction
ABB awarded ethane cracker contract from EC Erdölchemie EC Erdölchemie GmbH (EC) has awarded the detailed and authority engineering to ABB for a new ethane cracker train at its site in Wo..
HP In Brief: HPIn Brief
'Leave SPR alone,' urges Kansas Governor Bill Graves. He recently warned U.S. federal lawmakers not to sell oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) to moderate the rise in heating oil prices. ..
HP Impact: HPImpact: World petrochemical industry overview
The outlook for the global petrochemical industry is featured in an updated report by CMAI (Houston, Texas), a petrochemical consulting company. The following are highlights from that company's market..
HP Impact: HPImpact: Software that resolves design arguments?
Conflicts between engineers and other professionals who design facilities may one day be anticipated and resolved automatically by computers. Would this eliminate human egos and fallibility from the p..
HP Impact: HPImpact: Insulation-appraiser certification program
An ambitious program has been developed to train individuals to evaluate the thermal performance of insulated vs. uninsulated processes in a facility. The National Insulation Association (NIA) believe..
HP Impact: HPImpact: Studies say capacity needed for polyester, intermediates
Was 1999 the turning point for many sectors of the polyester and intermediates business? According to new analyses of supply and demand from TECNON (UK) Ltd., last year was the end of a period of rapi..
HP Impact: HPImpact: Chemical sector: major market for air pollution systems
Sales of air pollution control systems and the accompanying engineering and monitoring services will exceed $26 billion worldwide in 2000. So says the latest forecast from the McIlvaine Company, North..
HP Impact: HPImpact: Industry increases 3D design investments
Owner/ operator and EPC investments in 3D plant design and visualization software are poised to rise to record levels. According to industry-analyst Daratech, the market will top $280 million in 2000,..
Letters to the Editor
Letters to the editor
Use equipment failure statistics properly I reviewed some of my work performed last year, in particular a risk study for our community water treatment plant. We used a study in support of an appe..
Petrochemicals are the focus for our March issue. Many petrochemical/ chemical products are traded as commodities; thus, any method to minimize manufacturing and energy costs or increase yields is alw..
Selected by Les Kane and Stephany Romanow, Editors Comments? Write: editorial@HydrocarbonProcessing.com ..
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