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Acid Gas Removal

HP Innovations

Hydrocarbon Processing Staff: Blume, Adrienne

AVEVA NET software is cloud readyAVEVA has implemented a number of improvements to AVEVA NET, its information management software (Fig. 1). Customer feedback has shown that these improvements enhance ..

Replan: Modernizing Brazil’s largest crude oil refinery

Petrobras: Perissé, J. B.

The project included installing two hydrodesulfurization (HDS) units for the cracked naphtha produced by two catalytic cracking units, a coker naphtha hydrotreating (HDT) unit, and a catalytic reforming unit.

HP Viewpoint: US shale revolution set to spill over into downstream

Deloitte LLP: England, J.
Deloitte Services LP: Mittal, A.

The US shale boom is rapidly changing from an upstream story to a broader energy evolution with increased margins migrating to midstream and, more particularly, to downstream. In downstream oil, disco..

Manage hydrogen sulfide hazards with chemical scavengers

GE Water & Process Technologies: Kenreck, G.

Hydrogen sulfide (H2S) and its associated hazards are well known in the oil and gas production and refining industries. Legislation has been in place for years, imposing strict regulations on H2S leve..

HP News

EPA: GHG emissions from refineries increase 1.6% in 2013The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released its fourth year of GHG data, with over 8,000 large facilities reporting 2013 emissions..

Increase polypropylene production via ultra-low levels of carbon monoxide—Case study

BASF: Ali, B.  |  Karrer, L.

This case study investigates using ultra-low levels of carbon monoxide (CO) in propylene to increase polypropylene (PP) production. CO is a severe poison to catalyst systems for both Ziegler-Natta (Z-..

HP Petrochemicals: PVC process gets technology and control updates

World Oil: McGinn, S.

KBR has formed an alliance to sell the exclusive license for JNC Corp.’s PVC process technology, which it inherited from CHISSO Corp.’s business, a pioneer in the Japanese chemical industry.

HP Industry Perspectives: More waves for marine fuels

The outlook for heavy fuel oil is not optimistic. New fuel specifications for marine bunker fuels under the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL) Annex VI regula..

Two approaches to sulfur management

Hydrocarbon Processing Staff: Thinnes, Billy

Sulfur is naturally present as an impurity in fossil fuels. When the fuels are burned, the sulfur is released as sulfur dioxide—an air pollutant that contributes to respiratory problems for human..

Hydrogen perspectives for 21st century refineries

Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.: Farnand, S.  |  Li, J.
Technip Stone & Webster Process Technology: Ratan, S.

As refining market trends continue to support increased demand for H2, its availability and cost are critical for many refiners, creating a tough environment for securing reliable, efficient and environmentally-friendly H2.