Petrochemicals

People

Rhodes, Mike, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

BCCK Holding Co. (BCCK) has appointed Bob Swann as Director of project management and controls.

Innovations

Rhodes, Mike, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Industry Metrics

Rhodes, Mike, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

US margins recorded losses as crack spreads declined for all products except fuel oil, despite lower refinery crude intakes.

Getting onboard with modernization

Robling, D., Schneider Electric

While electrical equipment typically has a lengthy lifespan, it is not meant to last, or be relevant, forever.

Technical considerations for the Heydar Aliyev refinery revamp

Alkhasli, E., SOCAR Turkey Enerji; Baerends, M., Baars, F., Fluor Energy and Chemicals; Khidirov, B., SOCAR; Asgar-zadeh, S., Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences

The following case study describes the early development phases of SOCAR’s ongoing major revamp project at the Heydar Aliyev Refinery (HAR) in Baku, Azerbaijan, and its interface with the associated Azerikimya (AZK) steam cracking complex near Sumgait. References are made to the related SOCAR polymer project in Sumgayit, as well.

People

Rhodes, Mike, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Elliott Group has appointed Mark Babyak as VP of its cryodynamic products business, formerly the cryodynamics division of Ebara Intl. Corp.

Innovations

Rhodes, Mike, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Carboline has released Carboquick® 200, a high-build, one-coat, quick-drying polyaspartic coating that can be applied directly to metal.

Global Project Data

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

According to Hydrocarbon Processing’s Construction Boxscore Database, nearly 150 new projects have been announced in the downstream processing industries this year.

Industry Metrics

Rhodes, Mike, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

With the exception of fuel oil, US product markets showed losses against pressure from across the barrel and high crude oil prices.

Industry Perspectives: The latest advancements in refining/petrochemical technologies on display

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

From September 25–26, Hydrocarbon Processing will bring its International Refining and Petrochemical Conference (IRPC) back to the US.