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Editorial Comment: Ingenuity out of necessity

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

One of the main focal points in this issue of Hydrocarbon Processing is the environment.

Case histories of amine plant equipment corrosion problems–Part 1

Daughtry, J., Teletzke, E., INEOS Oxide GAS/ SPEC Technology Group

Lost production from corrosion costs the oil and gas industry more than $1 B/yr.1

Optimizing the dehydration process with advanced process simulation

Dyment, J., Aspen Technology

In the operation of natural gas pipelines, a blockage or leak can cause expensive production losses, damage equipment and pose safety hazards.

Heavy crude oil processing design and reliability

Martin, G., Liu, Z., Wang, S., GTC Technology US, LLC

Revamping refineries to process heavier crude slates goes well beyond the requirements to meet equipment performance dictated by a shift in the quantity of lighter product yields to heavier products.

Improve removal of phenolic and amine compounds in a sour water stripper

Argirov, G., Chakarov, P., Pavlova, A., Stratiev, D., LUKOIL Neftohim Burgas

Joint stripping in a refinery sour water stripper (SWS) unit contributes to the concentration of phenols and total nitrogen (N) in the discharged treated water from the wastewater treatment unit.

Viewpoint: Advanced H2O systems and the drive for efficiency

Andersen, K., Veolia Water Americas

For both upstream and downstream operations, H2O is a critical resource in the oil and gas industry.

Dividing wall column applications in FCC naphtha splitter columns

Bhargava, M., Kalita, R., Gentry, J. C., GTC Technology US, LLC

Dividing wall column (DWC) technology is becoming more widely accepted throughout the process industries as a means to increase efficiency and reduce capital and energy costs.

Editorial Comment: Is the industry ready for IMO 2020?

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

In mid-July, hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI) professionals from around the world met in Houston, Texas for Hydrocarbon Processing’s International Petrochemical and Refining Conference (IRPC).

Installation of liquid sulfur degassing processes in existing SRUs

Van Grinsven, R., Van Son, M., Jacobs Comprimo Sulfur Solutions

Over the last 35 yr, more companies worldwide have installed liquid sulfur degassing processes in their sulfur recovery units (SRUs) to minimize the dangers of the release of hydrogen sulfide from the produced elemental sulfur.

Canadian refinery reusing 100% of water with GE wastewater treatment technology

TREVOSE, PA. — Federated Co-Operatives Limited’s Co-op Refinery Complex in Regina, Saskatchewan, was named Industrial Water Project of the Year at the annual Global Water Awards. The award recognizes the project, commissioned in 2016, that represents the most impressive technical or environmental achievement in the field of industrial water.