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Industry Perspectives: What challenges will 2019 bring to the global HPI?

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

In the December 2018 issue of Hydrocarbon Processing, we detailed our editorial opinion on the most likely route that shippers will take to adhere to new International Maritime Organization (IMO) sulfur regulations.

Analysis of semi-solid “shoe polish” material in a refinery TGTU

Engel, D., Nexo Solutions

Amine units, and to a lesser extent tail gas treating units (TGTUs), experience occasional “shoe polish” sludge contamination.

Details on high-impact refining and petrochemical projects presently under construction, as chosen by HP editors and readers

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

The global hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI) continues to expand and modernize to efficiently meet growing demand for energy, transportation fuels and petrochemicals.

Viewpoint: Reducing the sulfur shadow— Who pays the price?

Wright, S., KBC

The International Maritime Organization’s (IMO’s) 2020 regulation has been described as the most disruptive change to impact the oil industry in the past 30 yr.

Industry Perspectives: Refining’s real growth is through secondary unit capacity

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

According to multiple industry reports, the global refining sector will add between 7 MMbpd and 8 MMbpd of new crude distillation unit (CDU) capacity by the early 2020s.

Hydrocarbon Processing Awards

Hydrocarbon Processing, the downstream processing sector’s leading technical publication, has announced the winners for its second annual awards.

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.

Additive solutions to SOx emissions in FCCUs

Genç, M., Dalgıç, E., Karani, U., Emiroglu, I., Er, I., Gul, A., Avcilar, S., TÜPRAŞ; Ventham, T., Johnson Matthey Process Technologies

Sulfur oxide additives are typically based on hydrotalcite or magnesium aluminate spinel-type structures. Magnesium alumina is the pickup agent present in the most effective SOx additives on the market; therefore, to optimize SOx reduction, it is critical to maximize the amount of the critical magnesium component in the fluid catalytic cracking unit (FCCU) in an efficient and cost-effective way.

Options for meeting wastewater effluent selenium limits

Gerhardt, M., Steinwinder, T., Brown and Caldwell

Wastewater treatment units (WWTUs) in petroleum refineries are designed to meet effluent limitations incorporated into National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits for “conventional pollutants.”

Hydrocarbon Processing Awards

Hydrocarbon Processing, the downstream processing sector’s leading technical publication, has announced the finalists for its second annual awards.