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Special Report: Gas Processing Developments
Use online analyzers for successful monitoring
Gas Processing/LNG / Process Control / Americas / Analyzers / Asia/Pacific / Europe / Middle East / Natural Gas
Improved analytics measure moisture and dew points for natural gas components
Avoid condensation-induced transient pressure waves
Environment & Safety / Maintenance & Reliability / Refining / Americas / Asia/Pacific / Drying / Europe / Loss Prevention / Middle East / Piping / Safety / Valves
Case studies give an indication as to probable causes for water hammer
When is CO2 more hazardous than H2S
Environment & Safety / Gas Processing/LNG / Process Optimization / Refining / Acid Gas Removal / Americas / Analyzers / Asia/Pacific / Desulfurization / Economics / Engineering & Design / Environment / Equipment / Europe / Gas to liquids (GTL) / Loss Prevention / Middle East / Natural Gas / Safety / Sulfur / Treating
Data shows potential harmful effects to workers due to acid gas exposure
Advanced chemical process for treating sour gas
Gas Processing/LNG / Acid Gas Removal / Americas / Asia/Pacific / Europe / Middle East / Natural Gas / Treating
Technology avoids huge capital investments while speeding up results
Consider different alternatives for enriching lean acid gases
Gas Processing/LNG / Process Optimization / Refining / Acid Gas Removal / Americas / Analyzers / Asia/Pacific / Biofuels / Construction / Crude oil / Desulfurization / Diesel / Economics / Engineering & Design / Environment / Equipment / Europe / Gas to liquids (GTL) / Gasoline / Hydrotreating / Middle East / Octane / Sulfur / Treating
New developments improve operation of Claus sulfur recovery units
Engineering Case Histories
Case 60: Socket-weld failures
Maintenance & Reliability / Process Optimization / Americas / Asia/Pacific / Compressors / Construction / Corrosion / Drivers / Engineering & Design / Equipment / Europe / Middle East / Motors / Piping / Pumps / Rotating Equipment / Safety
A risk analysis can determine which critical welds to repair
What are the strategies for sustainable chemical production?
Environment & Safety / Petrochemicals / Process Optimization / Refining / Acid Gas Removal / Americas / Analyzers / Asia/Pacific / Carbon Management / Catalysts / Desulfurization / Economics / Engineering & Design / Environment / Europe / Greenhouse Gases / Information Systems / Loss Prevention / Management / Middle East / Safety / Treating
New environmental challenges require a new way of thinking by the hydrocarbon processing industry
Plant Safety and Environment
Considerations for blast-resistant electrical equipment centers
Environment & Safety / Process Control / Process Optimization / Refining / Americas / Analyzers / Asia/Pacific / Engineering & Design / Environment / Europe / Information Systems / Loss Prevention / Middle East / Safety
Guidelines explore protecting critical systems from disaster
Going ‘green’ with FCC expander technology
Environment & Safety / Process Optimization / Refining / Acid Gas Removal / Americas / Asia/Pacific / Carbon Management / Compressors / Drivers / Economics / Engineering & Design / Environment / Europe / Greenhouse Gases / Loss Prevention / Middle East / Motors / Pumps / Rotating Equipment / Turbines
New options recover waste gas energy as steam and electricity for plant use
HP Control: Process control practice renewal—select CVs
Process Control / Process Optimization / Americas / Asia/Pacific / Construction / Economics / Engineering & Design / Equipment / Europe / Information Systems / Management / Middle East
I followed my April 2010 call for renewal of process control and IT practice with editorials on purpose in August, performance in October and consequences in December. Now I turn to selection of contr..
HPIn Europe: European consumers mull their options as
Refining / Americas / Asia/Pacific / Biofuels / Crude oil / Diesel / Economics / Europe / Gasoline / Management / Middle East / Octane
Although I’ve watched it coming, it still feels like a historic moment to see the oil industry pack up its things and leave. If you sell catalysts, pumps, inspection services, display ads or anti..
HP Integration Strategies: MPC vs. ARC—Not an ‘either/or’ decision
Process Control / Americas / Asia/Pacific / Economics / Engineering & Design / Europe / Information Systems / Management / Middle East
Overview.In the 35 years since they introduced distributed control systems (DCSs), automation system suppliers have provided the hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI) and other customers with far more..
HP Reliability: Packing not best practice for firewater pumps
Maintenance & Reliability / Process Optimization / Americas / Asia/Pacific / Construction / Corrosion / Drivers / Engineering & Design / Equipment / Europe / Middle East / Pumps / Rotating Equipment / Safety
Statistics show that for every 1,000 pump failures in hydrocarbon processing plants, there will be a fire. Fig. 1 shows a typical visible outcome, and the final bill for remedying such disastrous resu..
Trends and Resources
HP In Brief: HPIn Brief
Improved outlook for US chemicalsThe outlook for the US chemicals manufacturing sector is improving gradually and global production is set to increase in the coming year, thanks in part to dramatic gr..
HP Construction: North America
Technip has been awarded an engineering, procurement and construction-support lump-sum contract by Valero Refining Co. for two flare-gas recovery units at its Port Arthur, Texas, refinery. Each unit i..
HP Construction: South America
UOP LLC, a Honeywell company, has announced that Petrobras has selected UOP to provide all of the process technologies for two new maximum diesel refineries to be built in Brazil. UOP hydrocracking an..
HP Construction: Europe
Because of the persistently high demand for polyamide 12, worldwide, Germany-based, Evonik Industries will continue to expand its laurolactam capacity further. This expansion represents a boost to the..
HP Construction: Africa
Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. Ltd. (HHI) held a naming ceremony for the Usan FPSO, reported to be the world’s largest floating production storage and offloading facility. The Usan FPSO can refine ..
HP Construction: Middle East
Axens (Performance Programs) has delivered a process operations simulator (POS) to Aromatics Oman LLC for its ParamaX complex that started up at the beginning of 2010. The POS integrates all of the co..
HP Construction: Asia-Pacific
Total and China Power Investment Corp. (CPI) will build a coal-based petrochemical plant in China. The two companies signed a letter of understanding (LOU) in Paris, France, to study the construction ..
HP Impact: Refinery and petrochemical construction costs continue measured rise
The costs for designing and constructing downstream refining and petrochemical projects rose 3% from Q1 2010 to Q3 2010, according to the latest edition of the IHS CERA Downstream Capital Costs Index ..
HP Impact: Moving beyond the meltdown in the Gulf
According to Deloitte Center for Energy Solutions’ recent study, the Gulf of Mexico deepwater drilling remains vital to the US economy and is vital for future growth. For the record, “easy o..
HP Impact: Growth in shale gas production to play role in shaping demand for Middle East LNG
Investment in the development of shale gas in the US and Europe could present Middle East markets with a reduction in demand according to Euro-Petroleum Consultants’ (EPC) President Colin Chapman..
HP Impact: Global energy outlook to 2035
According to the International Energy Agency’s (IEA’s) World Energy Outlook 2010, the energy world market faces unprecedented uncertainty. The 2008–2009 global economic crisis threw the..
HP Innovations: HPInnovations
Environment & Safety / Gas Processing/LNG / Petrochemicals / Refining / Americas / Asia/Pacific / Catalysts / Crude oil / Environment / Europe / Gasoline / Loss Prevention / Middle East / Natural Gas / Safety
New alternative technologies for oil spill cleanupC.I.Agent Solutions, a global leader in solutions for fuel and oil spill cleanup and containment, exhibited at Clean Gulf 2010 and featured its latest..
Innovative and flexible flame-detection series  The FLAMEVision (FV) 40 series of flame-detection products includes five configurable models that reportedly meet the needs of multiple industries ..
Vacuum products and services Pfeiffer Vacuum’s Trinos Division has released a 400-page, four-color catalog covering its complete range of components, chambers and measuring instruments. This..
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