February 2019

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Editorial Comment: The materials that advance modern life

Refineries and petrochemical plants contain some of the harshest environments on the planet.

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Refineries and petrochemical plants contain some of the harshest environments on the planet. Processing units are subjected to extreme temperatures and pressures, as well as highly corrosive environments. As a result, it is imperative that these units are built of materials that are able to handle such environments. FIG. 1. Total downstream capital investments by region, 2018–2030 And it does not stop at just corrosivity. New techniques, products and digital applications are helping refiners and petrochemical producers monitor items such as vibration, temperature, flowrate, asset integrity and utilization. Products such as analyzers can dissect

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