Naphtha

South Korea's LG Chem may extend maintenance at Yeosu naphtha cracker

South Korean petrochemical operator LG Chem may extend maintenance at its naphtha cracker for a month into December, a company official said on Wednesday, to deal with unattractive cracking margins.

Petronas says assessing fire damage at Malaysian joint venture with Aramco

Malaysian state energy firm Petronas said on Tuesday it was studying the damage to interconnecting pipes caused by a fire last week at its refinery and petrochemical joint venture with Saudi Aramco.

Implement advanced level control techniques to improve crude distillation unit stabilizer performance

Mandal, K. K., Nayara Energy Ltd.

The performance of refinery operations depends on the stable operation of the plant.

2022 HP Awards Finalists

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Hydrocarbon Processing, the downstream processing sector’s leading technical publication for 100 yr, has announced the finalists for its sixth annual HP Awards, which celebrate innovative technologies and people that have been instrumental in improving facility operations over the past year.

History of the HPI: The 2000s: Net-zero, environmental regulations, capacity acceleration and digital transformation

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

This final installment of the History of the HPI series details major events in the refining and petrochemicals industry over the past 20 yr, including stricter regulations/initiatives to curb carbon emissions, a safer and more environmentally friendly way to produce and handle chemicals, significant capital investments to boost production capacity and digital transformation.

Worley wins contract for Alfanar’s Lighthouse Green Fuels project in North East of England

Worley has been awarded a FEED services contract by Alfanar for a low-carbon fuels project in Teesside, United Kingdom.

Xylene-loop scheme for minimized GHG emissions and PX production cost

Molecular management, energy efficiency and carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions have become major focuses for petrochemical complexes, including aromatics plants.

HP Flashback: Excerpts from the 1960s: Petrochemicals rise in prominence and new know-how in refining processes

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Petrochemicals rise in prominence and new know-how in refining processes

Circular Economy: Innovative recycling, driving circularity while decarbonizing the petrochemical industry

Plastic pollution’s environmental challenges, as well as new government legislation, are having a significant impact on the plastics industry.

Combating naphtha reflux section corrosion mechanism and production losses in a CDU

Gezer, N., Kahraman, K., Tüpraş

Corrosion is one of the most important challenges that refineries face (FIG. 1).1