- Global Energy Infrastructure
Indoor air quality and hydrocarbon processing research
A case study on eliminating containment and re-entrainment of laboratory workstation fume-hood exhaust
Loss Prevention/Process Technology
Control corrosion factors in ammonia and urea plants
Processing conditions for ammonia and urea are highly corrosive; using metallurgical advancements can mitigate such forces
Control corrosion factors in ammonia and urea plants Fig 1
Fig. 1. Steam-reforming ammonia process. ..
Control corrosion factors in ammonia and urea plants Fig 2
Fig. 2. Urea process flow diagram. ..
Control corrosion factors in ammonia and urea plants Fig. 3
Fig. 3. Various forms of process corrosion. ..
Control corrosion factors in ammonia and urea plants Fig. 7
Fig. 7. Operating limits for steels in hydrogen service. ..
Maintenance and Retrofitting
Consider compressor upgrade options
Substantial savings in time and money can be achieved
A case study in rapid machinery turnarounds
Here’s how several major repairs were accomplished in less than a month
Enhance furnace tube resistance to carburization and coke formation
Applying diffusion coatings on ethylene furnace tubes may increase run times between decoking
Get the most out of your NIR analyzers
Follow these application, selection and installation guidelines
Optimize pour point control to save money
New developments improve online and process control of distillates and lubricants
Project Management/Loss Prevention
HP Control: Optimization at NPRA
The National Petrochemical & Refiners Association (NPRA) held its annual Computer Conference & Showcase, Nov. 13 - 15 in Chicago. Papers were presented on applications for infrared and ..
HP Insight: Back to basics
I could not help but draw a comparison between problems encountered in the U.S. presidential election and several interesting issues confronting the hydrocarbon processing industry. Not..
HP Water Management: Select the right caustic for strong base anion demineralizers
Select the right caustic for strong base anion demineralizers
Trends and Resources
Flo P. Stephens, Editor, Departments/International       Comments? Write: editorial@HydrocarbonProces..
HP In Brief: HPIn Brief
Gas-to-liquids (GTL) fuels from natural gas earn 'alternative' designation. The U.S. Congress recently designated domestically produced GTL fuels made from natural gas an alternative fuel as defined u..
HP Impact: HPImpact: Scenarios project increases in both energy use, emissions
World energy consumption will grow 2%/yr from now until 2020, and carbon dioxide emissions (CO2), which contribute to unwanted climate change, will rise at about the same rate. Most of these increases..
HP Impact: HPImpact: Risk reduction: prime factor in automation safety systems growth
The increased desire of manufacturers to reduce risk, improve their corporate image and reduce insurance premiums is fueling the growth of the automation safety system market, according to a recent st..
HP Impact: HPImpact: Positive displacement pumps: what intensifies the competition?
A new study by Frost & Sullivan (F&S) reveals that both product performance and specification are increasingly motivating purchasing decisions within the industry. However, price remains a critical fa..
HP Impact: HPImpact: EIA forecasts key energy trends
While most attention in energy markets is focused on near-term issues of world oil supply and prices, U.S. natural gas prices and the transition to restructured electricity, a longer term forecast has..
HP Impact: HPImpact: What motivates HPI capital investment?
Companies involved in the business of chemistry have a number of reasons or purposes for investing in new plant and equipment. The American Chemistry Council (www.americanchemistry.com) has collected ..
HP Impact: HPImpact: Gas industry partners save $54 million
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) Natural Gas STAR Program announced that its industry partners have reduced methane emissions from unit operations and equipment leaks by 27 billion c..
HP Impact: HPImpact: HPI safety record improves
For the Western Europe downstream oil industry, the number of injuries sustained at work is declining, according to a new report from CONCAWE. Fig. 2 lists the safety performance of member companies f..
Letters to the Editor
Letters to the editor
Correction The red coloring was inadvertently dropped from Table 1 of the article "Evaluating liquid distributors in hydroprocessing reactors," by G.E. Jacobs and A.S. Milliken, Novembe..
Mine’s bigger than yours!
Bill Crowley, Contributing Editor Comments? Write: editorial@HydrocarbonProcessing.com We just thought the..
Flo P. Stephens, Editor, Departments/International Comments? Write: editorial@HydrocarbonProcessing.com AECI L..
Turboexpanders are expansion turbines, rotating machines similar to steam turbines. By common usage, the terms "expansion turbines" and "turboexpanders" specifically exclude steam and c..
Flo P. Stephens, Editor, Departments/International Comments? Write: editorial@HydrocarbonProcessing.com ABB aw..
Rotating equipment risk-based assessment and benchmarking
Joint industry project on steam turbines identifies high risk areas and helps prioritize maintenance resources
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