Process Handbooks

2021 Petrochemical Processes Handbook

A spectrum of licensed petrochemical technologies is featured here with more than 200 active petrochemical technologies. These include manufacturing processes for ammonia, aromatics, C4 derivatives, ethylene, propylene and propylene derivatives, methanol and methanol derivatives, plastics recycling, renewable chemicals, among others. Licensing companies have submitted process flow diagrams and informative process descriptions that include economic data, operating conditions, numbers of commercial installations and more. 

2021 Petrochemical Processes Handbook

2020 Catalyst Handbook

The global catalyst market is forecast to expand significantly over the next several years. According to various industry reports, global catalyst demand is expected to increase from approximately $25 billion in 2018 to more than $35 billion by the mid-2020s. Hydrocarbon Processing’s Construction Boxscore Database is tracking more than $1.4 trillion in processing capacity projects around the world. The significant increase in new petrochemical and refining capacity is being led by an increase in petrochemical products and refined fuels demand globally, particularly for the production of low- and ultra-low-sulfur fuels. In turn, the demand for catalysts—to assist in these necessary reactions—will increase significantly.

2020 Catalyst Handbook

2020 Refining Processes Handbook

Produced by the staff of Hydrocarbon Processing magazine, this comprehensive industry reference source contains flow diagrams and descriptions of more than 250 leading-edge, licensed refining technologies. Specific processing operations include biofuels, coking, hydrotreating, hydrocracking, fluid catalytic cracking, resid catalytic cracking, alkylation, catalytic reforming, ethers and more. Twenty-seven licensors contributed process flow diagrams, products, process descriptions, economics, installations and other vital information. The flow diagrams and summary descriptions define typical licensed processes used by modern refineries.

2020 Refining Processes Handbook

2019 Gas Processes Handbook

This handbook-type industry reference source is produced by the staff of Hydrocarbon Processing. It contains flow diagrams and descriptions of more than 180 commercially viable gas processing processes from 31 licensors. Included are drying, treating, dehydrogenation, effluent cleanup, hydrogen, liquefied natural gas, syngas, sulfur, liquid treating, etc. Each process description includes a flow diagram as well as application, economics and licensor information. The processes are indexed by process and contributing company.

2019 Gas Processes Handbook