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Opportunity crudes and refinery challenges during hydrocracking operations—Part 1

Refineries worldwide often face practical challenges and operating issues when processing opportunity crude oils to maximize profit margins.

Modified shed decks tackle crude tower fouling problems

Hanson, D., Brown Burns, J., Valero Energy Corp.

Many tray designs have been complicated by the hunt for the “perfect distillation tray” design.

Global Project Data

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Hydrocarbon Processing’s Construction Boxscore Database is tracking more than 1,300 projects around the world.

Industry Perspectives: HP Awards—Honoring the industry’s best

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

In late June, Hydrocarbon Processing announced the finalists for its third annual awards.

Editorial Comment: A shift in capital? Petrochemical projects take lead in active project market share

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

In mid-June, I joined Thad Pittman, Senior Research Analyst, Hydrocarbon Processing’s Construction Boxscore Database, to provide Hydrocarbon Processing subscribers with a global analysis on the downstream processing industry’s capital projects landscape.

Projects as programs: A vision for long-term project success

Scofield, R., Solvay

Process industries across the globe grapple with producing dozens or even hundreds of different products.

Address measurement uncertainty in pipelines and storage

Robson, B., TUV SUD

How would you measure the volume of a can of soup? The height should work, but what about diameter? Or, you can possibly just trust what the manufacturer has told you on the label.

Construction

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Anadarko Petroleum Corp. has reached a full agreement with CCS JV, a JV between Chiyoda, McDermott and Saipem, for the development of its Mozambique Area 1 LNG terminal.

Global Project Data

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Hydrocarbon Processing’s Construction Boxscore Database is tracking more than 1,300 projects around the world.

Business Trends: US RPET and sustainability goals—a reality check

Bermish, M., Wood Mackenzie

Three primary drivers exist for recycling polyethylene terephalate (PET) bottles.