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Special Report: Heat Transfer
Temperature cross-based criterion for multipass heat exchanger design
A simple equation and graphic procedure give better results
Compact condensing: new technology improves on traditional approach
Benefits include higher efficiency and lower capital and installation costs
Engineering and Construction
Anatomy of a capacity increase, maintenance project for an ethylene unit
Revamp work is achieved both cost-effectively and safely
Consider precast polymer concrete pump foundations
Features include faster installation, improved corrosion resistance and lower vibration levels
HP Control: Quantifying financial values
I often read technical and business articles that cry out for a method to more accurately quantify the financial value of dynamic system performance improvements. Such a method has been..
HP Reliability: Conclusions drawn from bearing life equations
Fig. 1 shows an example of the influence of contamination on bearing life in general terms. A "real life example" best illustrates the various aspects of bearing life calculations. It s..
HP Automation Safety: A safety culture
I have come to the conclusion that it is hard to maintain a good safety record in the HPI. I have met many topnotch control engineers with good safety orientation. They seem to be doing..
HP Water Management: What are the guidelines for boiler feedwater, boiler water and steam quality?
Several industrial guidelines address the quality of boiler water and steam. These standards were developed to provide guidance to designers and operators of steam-generating equipment...
Trends and Resources
HP Impact: HPImpact: Catalysts market to top $2.6 billion
Catalysis is a highly technical, complex process. Its products and markets are large and diverse. Moreover, catalysts themselves are important materials of commerce: their applications affect the manu..
HP Impact: HPImpact: Facilities technology roadmap initiative
Industry representatives from the owner, operator, engineering, contracting and IT supplier communities participated in launching the Capital Facilities Technology Roadmap Initiative at a recent FIATE..
HP Impact: HPImpact: Business to business: finding success online
Suppose you need a birthday gift. Traditionally, you would have driven to a store to make the purchase. Today, you may log on to the Internet and browse your favorite online retailers. When the time c..
ABB and Dow Chemical Co. (Dow) have signed a 10-yr global strategic agreement to upgrade Dow's plants with a new generation of ABB Industrial IT technology to link operations and improve productivity...
Aspen Technology, Inc., Cambridge, Massachusetts, has announced that Petro-Canada will use Aspen Retail e-business supply chain solutions to manage the delivery of fuel to its retail and wholesale cus..
New Developments: New Developments in products, services and software
Shell-and-tube heat exchanger design, simulationTASC5, from Hyprotech's HTFS suite of thermal design and simulationsoftware, is a fully integrated software tool for thermal andmechanical design of she..
HP Construction: HPIn Construction
Atak Petrochemical to expand Iranian plant Atak Petrochemical Co. has awarded Technip a contract to expand the olefins plant in Atak, Iran. Under the project, the ethylene production capacity will be ..
Remote interface for fieldbusWieland Electric Inc.'s easy-to-use guide outlines its expanding ricos line of remote I/O systems for fieldbus interface applications. The detailed brochure gives an overv..
HP In Brief: HPIn Brief
Asia to purchase 29% of the world's air pollution control equipment. In 2001, worldwide orders for air pollution equipment will reach $30 billion; $8.7 billion of this will be slated for Asian countri..
HP Impact: HPImpact: Benefits of increasing plastics in vehicles
Using plastics parts to reduce the weight of motor vehicles sold last year in the U.S. could save approximately four billion gallons of gasoline over the life of those vehicles. That's one of the find..
HP Impact: HPImpact: EU's CONCAWE releases studies of note
Diesel supply. Could tougher specifications affect diesel supply? According to CONCAWE, evaluating the impact of various measures on the EU refining industry is generally based on the assumption that ..
HP Impact: HPImpact: Valve automation gains renewed interest
The focus of manufacturers on Y2K and e-business shut off many capital investments for valve automation, according to an analysis from ARC Advisory Group (www.arcweb.com). The past two years have been..
HP Impact: HPImpact: What does it mean to be lean?
"Lean Construction" is a production management-based approach to project delivery - a way to design and build capital facilities. Lean production management is claimed to be causing a revolution in ma..
Letters to the Editor
Letters to the editor
Process control The article "Process controller performance assessment" (April, p. 85) promotes some misconceptions regarding both absolute and relative performance of feedback controllers. Minimum va..
California Independent Oil Marketers Association
Bill Crowley, Contributing Editor Comments? Write: editorial@HydrocarbonProcessing.com Many folks know tha..
Halfway through 2001
Well, we are halfway through 2001, and it has been an interesting time. This year began with record-high prices for crude oils and natural gas that apparently put the brakes on the HPI'..
Developments in the ammonia process
To meet rising demand, producers seek methods to conserve energy and increase plant efficiencies
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