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FMM-based methods are shown to give better results
HP Control: Engineering merry-go-round
Like many of you, I work for an engineering company (EC). I've worked for several, and whenever the company has lost a few proposals, the reason is (as always), "Our multiplier is too h..
HP Reliability: Good procedures have huge paybacks
A few years ago, a major petrochemical company modified the piping leading from their steam generator to a mechanical drive turbine inlet flange. They then disconnected the piping from ..
HPInternet: Oil Refinery Exercises
If you operate in the downstream sector, you need to know about the core of our industry - the petroleum refinery. Because of the vast resources of the Internet and the fantastic work d..
HP Water Management: How do you measure boiler water carryover?
Boiler water carryover occurs when water droplets become entrained in saturated steam. The quantity of water entrained in the steam is described as steam quality. Steam quality and ..
Trends and Resources
HPInformer: North America edition
AEA Technology Engineering Software-Hyprotech Ltd. andDB Robinson & Associates Ltd. (DBR) have announced a strengthening of their long-term relationship to provide advanced thermodynamics to gas proce..
BP Amoco, Stavanger, Norway, has agreed withADB Systems to purchase its e-commerce solution. BP Amoco will be one of the first oil companies on the Norwegian Continental Shelf to start using a busines..
HP In Brief: HPIn Brief
Lorne Bain has joined WorldOil.com as chairman, president and chief executive officer. WorldOil.com is the corporate parent of Hydrocarbon Processing magazine and other businesses of Gulf Publishing C..
HP Impact: HPImpact: EIA: gasoline price volatility to persist
The Energy Information Administration submitted its analysis and outlook on the energy marketplace last month to a House subcommittee on energy and power. Here are highlights from the statement, prese..
HP Impact: HPImpact: Electronic procurement transactions to grow
Worldwide shipments of e-procurement solutions (ePS) software are forecast to grow 10 times their present size. At $243 million in 1999, shipments are expected to reach $2.2 billion by year-end 2004. ..
HP Impact: HPImpact: Developments improve bimodal LLDPE
Poor processability of first-generation linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE) has prevented full penetration of this polymer into the high-pressure LDPE market. Significant catalyst and process deve..
HP Impact: HPImpact: 'New phase' begins for natural gas in North America
This decade marks "the next step forward" in the evolution of North America's natural gas industry. A study from Arthur Andersen and CERA characterizes the next 10 years as "a period of tremendous gro..
HP Impact: HPImpact: Sulfur standards reap big benefits
U.S. taxpayers have received a high return on their investment in measurement standards for fossil fuels. These saved $113 for every dollar spent, while enhancing environmental quality, according to a..
HP Impact: HPImpact: What's driving CAD/CAM, CAE growth?
Plant and product design technology analysts at Daratech (Cambridge, Massachusetts) forecast that worldwide user spending for mechanical CAD/CAM, CAE software and services will top $6.6 billion in 200..
HP Impact: HPImpact: Thermoplastic elastomers: market opportunities
Demand for thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) in the U.S. is forecast to increase 6.7%/yr to 1.4 billion pounds in 2003. This is a significant outpacing of gains in the general economy. Market research f..
HP Impact: HPImpact: U.S. air pollution control equipment market to rise 5.4%/year
The value of VOC-related air pollution control (APC) equipment in the U.S. market totaled $3.3 billion in 1999, according to a recent Business Communications Co., Inc. study. That amount will rise to ..
Letters to the Editor
Letters to the editor
Limitations of model predictive controllers Alan Hugo, author, is to be congratulated for his insightful article "Limitations of model predictive controllers," published in the January 2000 issue..
It's a gas
Gas processing is this month's special report. HP's Gas Processes 2000 lists tried-and-true gas preparation techniques. It also debuts several newcomers. Traditionally, the gas processi..
Flo P. Stephens, Editor, Departments/International       Comments? Write: editorial@Hydroc..
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