Acid Gas Removal

HP Viewpoint: Age of turbulence: Charting the refining course toward a profitable future

Ozmen, S. M., Shell Global Solutions International BV

High-performing enterprises draw on external expertise during all project phases, from scouting and front-end engineering and development through to operations.

HP Construction: Middle East

Meche, Helen, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

KAR Group has announced the third expansion of its Kalak refinery to 185,000 bpd. Process units and utilities are being provided by Ventech Engineers LLC of Pasadena, Texas. Ventech has provided modul..

From mill to wing: How waste materials could become the next green aviation fuel

Holmgren, J., LanzaTech

We are in the midst of an energy revolution, with new types of liquid fuels from new sources and an increased supply of traditional fuels unleashed from existing sources thanks to new technologies. Wh..

HP Impact: EU chemicals sector output down in 2011

Thinnes, Billy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

European Union (EU) chemicals production recorded a 1.9% decrease in the first four months of 2012 compared with the same period in 2011, according to the latest Cefic Chemicals Trends Report. Monthly..

LNG and GTL drive 50 years of technology evolution in the gas industry

The technologies needed to shape an industry transformation exist and have been proven on a large scale, the authors say.

Largest hydrocracker in China

Romanow, Stephany, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Refiners are leveraging hydrocracking to respond to momentum in global dieselization, with crude prices forcing refiners to process distressed crudes and difficult feedstock.

HPI major events and trends, 1920s to present

1920s: THE FORMATION OF THE MODERN HPIDuring this period, a new industry was evolving focused on the refining of crude oil into fuels and other products. New demand for crude oil-based products, such ..

HP Innovations: HPInnovations

Linde debuts hydrogen for fuel-cell vehiclesThe Linde Group’s hydrogen (H2) for fuel-cell vehicles—a byproduct of biodiesel production at Linde’s pilot plant in Leuna, Germany—rece..

Improve seal designs for ‘dirty’ services

Bloch, Heinz P., Hydrocarbon Processing Staff; Grove, T., AESSEAL plc

Amid regulatory legislation issues, a compliance strategy can drive solutions to optimize reliability of rotating equipment.

Control DEA corrosion in a gas refinery

Atash Jameh, A., Sarkhoon & Qeshm Gas Treating Company; Gharaghoosh, A. Z., Sarkhoon and Qeshm Gas Treating Company; Rashidfarokhi, A. R., Sarkhoon & Qeshm Gas Treating Co.,; Pakshir, M., Paydar, M. H., Shiraz University

Corrosion inhibitor selection and protective scales are key to prevention