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Advancing processing technologies and refining operations: Excerpts from the 1920s

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

The following is a mixture of technical articles, columns and headlines published in the 1920s by The Refiner and Natural Gasoline Manufacturer, the forerunner to Hydrocarbon Processing.

Comparing green fuels for marine engines—Part 1

Bushiri, D., Refinery Automation Institute

The marine shipping industry, which accounts for 80% of global trade and 3% of annual global carbon emissions,1 must adhere to stringent International Maritime Organization (IMO) goals of reducing total annual greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by at least 50% below 2008 levels by 2050.2

Construction

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Eni plans to launch its 3.4-MMtpy FLNG vessel offshore Mozambique this year. The Coral Sul FLNG vessel is being built by Samsung Heavy Industries.

History of the HPI-Up to the 1930s: Whales, lamps, automobiles, plastics and war

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Over the next 10 mos, Hydrocarbon Processing will provide a detailed history of the origins and evolution of the hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI).

Industry Perspectives: Asia continues to dominate new project market share

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

According to Gulf Energy Information’s Global Energy Infrastructure database, new project announcements have decreased by approximately 6% year-over-year.

Editorial Comment: HPI spending forecast to reach nearly $490 B in 2022

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Each year, the editors of Hydrocarbon Processing provide the latest trends and spending forecast for the hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI).

How one analyzer technology can improve a semi-regenerative catalytic reforming process

Garza, A., Endress+Hauser

Going back to the earliest days of the industry, oil refiners have found that breaking down crude oil into marketable fractions does not always result in high volumes of the most profitable products.

Safety and environmental benefits of reliability engineering

Troyer, D., O'Malley, C., T. A. Cook

When you boil down the mission of reliability to its bare essence, the job is to deliver maximum operational availability for the least amount of money over the lifecycle of the asset.

Consequence modeling and risk analysis for safeguarding against jet fires

Due to their high momentum and erosive nature, sustained jet fires are one of the most hazardous types of fires that can threaten the integrity of process facilities.

Choosing an FCCU CO promoter is no longer driven by NOx emissions

Fluidized catalytic cracking units (FCCUs) form coke during the reaction that combusts in the regenerator and supplies heat for the process.