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HP Control: Automation: moving from a commodity
Peter Martin, VP of Corporate Marketing at the Foxboro Company, gave an interesting presentation entitled, "Bottom Line Automation," at the Invensys 2000 Conference, in Las Vegas (I cou..
HP Reliability: Use shock pulse methods to monitor bearings
Several modern condition monitoring devices use shock pulse techniques to determine bearing quality. One of these is Prueftechnik's VIBSCANNER, marketed in the U.S. by Miami-based Ludec..
HPInternet: The FCC Network
The venerable fluid catalytic cracker (FCC), maker of high-value products and consumer of expensive catalysts, has its own spot on the Internet (http://www.thefccnetwork.com/). The FCC ..
HP Water Management: Basics of boilwater chemical treatment
Water treatment for steam-generating systems has two primary objectives - control deposition and minimize corrosion (Table 1). Deposition and corrosion occur throughout the entire steam..
HP Automation Safety: Periodic testing – theory versus reality
One of the fundamental concepts in new functional safety design standards is use of the safety life cycle. This is a design process where risks are evaluated, risk reduction targets are..
Trends and Resources
HPInformer: HPInformer, North America edition
ABB, Houston, Texas, the global technology group, has agreed to sell its Graylock Connector business, a division of ABB Vetco Gray. A company within the ABB Group's oil, gas and petrochemical segment,..
HP Construction: HPIn Construction
ABB awarded ethylene furnace project by BASF ABB Lummus Global has been awarded a turnkey contract by BASF to implement an ethylene furnace project at the BASF Antwerp facility in Belgium. T..
HP In Brief: HPIn Brief
European Union rules that MTBE is NOT carcinogenic. Under the EU's ruling nomenclature, the compound could have received a class 3 (possible carcinogen) or class 2 (probable carcinogen) designation. T..
HP Impact: Economist asks: How long can the good times roll?
David Wyss, Chief Economist for Standard & Poor's, recently provided insight into the outlook for different regional economies. Speaking at the annual ECC Conference, Colorado Springs, ..
HP Impact: Forecast: M&As to grow in oil, gas sector
Merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in the energy industry next year "should easily beat this year's record number of deals," according to a PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC) forecast. Thi..
HP Impact: UK chemical industry outlook to 2010
What will the UK chemical industry be facing over the next 10 years? Speaking recently in London at an annual strategy & marketing conference, Dr. Elliot G. Finer - Director General of ..
HP Impact: Industrial gases to gain 6.5%/yr
U.S. shipments of industrial gases are forecast to increase 6.5%/yr to $6.2 billion in 2004. The market is heavily reliant on the metal and chemical processing industries, which are for..
HP Impact: Heating oil reserve put in perspective
Establishing the 2-million-barrel Northeast Heating Oil Reserve was meant to reassure consumers in that region that they are protected against a new winter supply problem and price spik..
HP Impact: Global forces impact chem engineer’s role
Fueled by advances in information and telecommunications technology, physical and cultural borders are crumbling, creating the foundation for a truly integrated global community. "Chemi..
Stepchild of the plant – utilities
Plant utilities are often treated as the "stepchild" operation. HPI operating companies never make profits from steam generation and water purification. However, malfunctions in steam d..
Consider outsourcing energy supplies
Users can avoid capital expenditures and save on steam and electricity costs
Hydrogen—what are the costs?
HPI operating facilities have many choices on how to meet their rising demand for H2; here are several options
Improve condensate recovery systems
Using these fundamental design guidelines, plant engineers can improve the operation and reliability of steam distribution systems
Reduce compressed air costs
There are many practical ways, and all use common sense
Systems approach for small capital projects
Execute jobs worth $1 million or less with efficiency and cost / schedule control
Industry CEOs report key concerns
Wendy Weirauch, Managing Editor Comments? Write: WW@HydrocarbonProcessing.com Pressure on pricing is the great..
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