Refining

Benefits of close-coupled flush rings

Ambacher, A., AS-Schneider

The chemical industry uses flush rings for diaphragm seals.

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.

Specify the pressure drop of a vent silencer

Casado, E., Empresarios Agrupados (EEAA)

Industrial facilities, such as refineries and petrochemical plants, have many systems and equipment that must relieve steam or gases through discharge piping to the atmosphere to avoid overpressure and protect the installation.

People

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Arja Talakar has been appointed CEO of Siemens Oil & Gas. He will be based in Houston, Texas, the global headquarters for Oil & Gas and its parent operating company, Siemens Gas and Power.

Innovations

Rhodes, Mike, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

To test developments of pumps and systems under even more realistic conditions, LEWA has inaugurated a specially developed container test bench that will be used for experiments with hot or explosive fluids.

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.

Digital: The pathway to digitalization value delivery

Micklem, D., KBC, a Yokogawa Company

It seems that all software initiatives in the energy and chemical industries are now tagged with the name “digitalization.”

Environment: Everything you want to know about IMO 2020 but are afraid to ask

Barsamian, A., Refinery Automation Institute, LLC

IMO 2020 is posing big questions about significant issues, and clear answers are proving difficult to find.