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2018 Industry Leaders’ Viewpoints

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

To kick off the new year, industry leaders and esteemed colleagues shared their viewpoints on 2018 and beyond with Hydrocarbon Processing. These viewpoints offer insight into growing regions of activity, technological advances, and how the downstream industry can innovate in 2018 and into the future.

Production of renewable fuels in existing refinery assets: A cost-effective coprocessing strategy

Kumar Dhar, P., Meesala, L., Valavarasu, G., Rao, P. V. C., Sriganesh, G., Hindustan Petroleum Corp. Ltd. (HPCL); Kumar, P., Hindustan Petroleum Green R&D Center, Hindustan Petroleum

Vegetable oils are a renewable biomass resource used in the production of biofuels. Biodiesel production from transesterification of vegetable oils (fatty acid methyl ester, or FAME) is the primary route for producing biofuels from vegetable oils.

Case histories of amine plant equipment corrosion problems–Part 2

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

Past corrosion incidents provide insight into the causes of corrosion and the preventive actions required to protect plant equipment and reduce costly plant downtime.

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.

Business Trends: Preparing for a sea change in global refining

Follette, C., Ruiz-Cabrero, J., Boston Consulting Group

The global oil refining industry has been buffeted by many events in recent years.

Industry Perspectives: The latest in refining technology

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Nearly 700 refineries are operating in more than 120 countries around the world.

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.