Whitepapers

North America & Beyond – 2020 Downstream Market Outlook Report
18 October 2019

The global Downstream industry is experiencing significant investment and capacity expansions whilst contending with growing trade tensions, workforce shortages, oversupplied markets & a slowing global economy – this complimentary report covers the whole Petrochemical, Chemical, Refining & LNG value chains, with latest insight on: • External industry threats and challenges overview • Updates for every major US & International project • Owner/Operator case studies • Spending activity & trend analysis across all Downstream verticals.

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Operators' view on environmental compliance: Road map or roadblock?
11 October 2019

"Near-zero" emission control of plant pollutants is achievable through innovative technologies. But is the petrochemical industry ready to commit and pursue long-term, environmentally oriented and sustainable policies? A white paper series analyzes the dilemma challenging petrochemical companies in the decision-making for economic growth and sustainability goals. The series investigates the environmental performance quandary from three perspectives: government regulatory agencies, petrochemical operating companies, and environmental controls system technology providers. Specifically, this white paper addresses the challenges faced by operating companies to forge a road map to balancing profitability, environmental performance and sustainability.

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Understanding the Effects of Silicon Contamination
2 October 2019

Silicon is a contaminant and, depending on where the contamination occurs along the supply chain, repercussions can range from engine problems for gasoline end users, to possible poisoning of naphtha hydrotreater catalysts at the refinery level. Read our whitepaper to understand the effects of silicon contamination in the refining process

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The Science Behind Optical Gas Imaging
12 September 2019

Optical gas imaging (OGI) cameras can help you detect industrial gases quickly, accurately, and safely - without shutting down systems. OGI cameras can scan and survey areas that are hard to reach with traditional measurement tools. OGI cameras can also detect leaks from a safe distance, displaying these invisible gases as clouds of smoke.

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U.S. Dilemma: Economic Growth vs. Environmental Policy
12 September 2019

“Near-zero” emission control of plant pollutants is achievable through innovative technologies. But is the petrochemical industry ready to commit and pursue long-term, environmentally oriented and sustainable policies? A white paper series analyzes the dilemma challenging petrochemical companies in the decision-making for economic growth and sustainability goals. The series investigates the environmental-performance quandary from three perspectives: government regulatory agencies, petrochemical operating companies, and environmental controls system technology providers. Specifically, this white paper addresses the challenges faced by regulatory agencies in balancing economic growth with environmental policy.

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Are You Ready for ASTM D8252 – New Ni & V Method Using XRF?
5 September 2019

With the ever increasing need to measure incoming crudes as quickly and efficiently as possible, the industry has responded with a new test method: ASTM D8252. Download our method brief to learn how Petra MAX complies with this method while offering nickel and vanadium analysis in less than 5 minutes.

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Agile Solutions for LNG by 2024
3 September 2019

Liquefied Natural Gas is the world’s fastest-growing source of gas supply. To future-proof their LNG production facilities for increased demand and fierce competition, owners and operators must ensure their liquefaction trains are efficient, flexible, and reliable. Discover how MHI’s latest LNG solutions are evolving the future of energy.

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Five Best Practices for Digital Transformation Initiatives in Oil and Gas
27 August 2019

Digital transformation is a leading topic in most industries but especially in the hydrocarbon processing industries. Digital transformation can be confusing for organizations, and in many cases, the expected benefits unrealized.  However, when successful, transformative business value is achieved. What determines success or failure? This paper walks through the five leading best practices for success of digital transformation programs, distilled from extensive review of numerous customer case studies, with both successful and failed programs.  With use of these 5 best practices, companies can significantly improve the odds of success of their digital transformation programs.

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