Hydrocarbon Processing HP Flashback: Excerpts from the 1960s: Petrochemicals rise in prominence and new know-how in refining processes Petrochemicals rise in prominence and new know-how in refining processes History of the HPI: The 1960s: Synthetic oils, zeolite catalysts, LLDPE, OPEC and and creation of the PLC During the 1960s, the global refining and petrochemical industries witnessed new processes and products that enhanced the daily lives of millions of people around the world. History of the HPI: The 1950s: Capacity expansion, HDPE/PP, polycarbonate, computers and rocket science The 1950s marked an evolution in the use of oil by nations around the world. <i>Hydrocarbon Processing's</i> Top Project Awards Details on high-impact refining and petrochemical projects, as chosen by HP editors and readers Establish the maximum allowable pressure drop across the catalyst bed structure in a hydrocracker The reaction section of a hydrocracker unit has three reactors configured in two stages. <ital>Hydrocarbon Processing</ital> 2021 Awards FINALISTS Hydrocarbon Processing, the downstream processing sector’s leading technical publication for nearly 100 yr, has announced the finalists for its fifth annual HP Awards, which celebrate innovative technologies and people that have been instrumental in improving facility operations over the past year. Enhanced unit monitoring enabled by digital twin Process engineers must continuously monitor the health and performance of process units. Construction Ulsan PP Co., a JV between PolyMirae Co. Ltd. (a partnership between LyondellBasell and DL Chemical) and SK Advanced, commissioned its 400,000-tpy polypropylene (PP) facility in June. Oil refinery/petrochemical integration in a CO<sub>2</sub>-constrained world—Part 2 Petrochemical demand will increase with gross domestic product, while the demand for motor fuels will only show modest growth and may even decline in certain regions, given environmental/legislative pressures and the introduction of battery-powered electric vehicles. MAA refinery—Bunker fuel oil challenge: Stable and compatible VLSFO production Studies have been conducted on strategies for bunker fuel oil (BFO) production with reduced sulfur and catalytic fines concentration limits.