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Special Report: Process Optimization
Determine the optimum crude intake level - a case history
When using LP models, users must be fully aware of what data is important and discard the rest
Engineering Case Histories
Predict contaminant concentrations in deaerator-vent emissions
Here is a tool to estimate maximum concentrations of contaminants in hydrogen-plant condensate
HP Control: A day with Google
I rarely search the Internet for process control information. It's just too time-consuming (phoning or e-mailing a friend is much quicker). Enter "process control" into a search on most..
HP Reliability: Expander power absorption methods
Turboexpanders frequently used in refrigeration processes develop power, but recovery of this power has often been of secondary importance. A number of power absorption methods are dire..
HP Water Management: Why automate chemical feed and control systems?
Due to advances in microprocessor technology, the opportunities for process automation have increased dramatically while costs have decreased. Numerous strategies are available to autom..
Trends and Resources
AGA Gas, Cleveland, Ohio, has changed its name to AGA Gas, Inc., a member of the Linde Gas Group. This combines two names in industrial gases, Linde Gas AG of Germany and AGA Gas, Inc. The brand addit..
Gulf Publishing Co., Houston, Texas, and RMC plc, Eynsham, UK, have a business partnership to co-host an online conference aimed at the global oil and gas industries. The conferenc..
New Developments: New Developments in products, services and software
Cleaning times for process data reducedNew Data Cleaning Tool has reportedly reduced the preprocessingtime needed to ensure plant operational data integrity. Processdata integrity is vital to overall ..
HP Construction: HPIn Construction
Air Products to build oxygen plant Air Products and Chemicals Inc., Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania, has signed an agreement with Tesoro Northwest Co. for the construction of a 350-tpd-air separation unit..
Integrated process control solutionsNew eight-page brochure from ABB Instrumentation highlights its integrated process control solutions. These include products for integrating operations and informat..
HP In Brief: HPIn Brief
Outlook for global polyethylene (PE) consumption calls for a growth rate averaging 5.7% over the next five years. Year 2000 use increased 4% or 1.9 million tons (MMton), according to a new report from..
HP Impact: HPImpact: U.S. Energy Policies
Present gasoline pricing has sparked concern to generate a "real" energy policy. A better policy can be conceived and guided to fruition; however, the market and political conditions must be understoo..
HP Impact: HPImpact: Methanol
Natural gas prices have had a substantial impact on the U.S. methanol industry. Product rationalization and the U.S.'s growing dependence on imports are realities. High natural gas feedstock pricing h..
HP Impact: HPImpact: Single-Sited Catalysts
The technological revolution of single-sited and metallocene catalysts accelerated through the 1990s with increasing patent filings. The revolution continues with the advent of "post-metallocene," sin..
HP Impact: HPImpact: Polystyrene
The year 2000 for the polystyrene (PS) industry was one of extremes. It began with a hangover from Y2K. The normal de-stocking that occurs during fourth quarter did not occur in 1999. PS inventories h..
HP Impact: HPImpact: Asia Olefins Update
The region has undoubtedly launched itself on the road to recovery. To take full advantage, Asia must face up to some key issues: Sufficient real economic and structural change may not have taken pl..
HP Impact: HPImpact: Ethylene and Propylene
Western Europe. Although installed production capacity for ethylene in 2000 looked to be more than enough to cope with demand, actual production fell well short. Demand was over 3% more than 1999; how..
HP Impact: HPImpact: DeWitt petrochemical conference outlook
Industry experts at the annual DeWitt & Co. World Petrochemical Review presented their market analyses for key industry segments. Naturally, the global economic supply / demand forecast varies for dif..
Letters to the Editor
Letters to the editor
How to control a deethanizer The article "Increase MPC project efficiency using multivariable closed-loop identification" (March 2001) may have described a method of testing for MPC that improved on e..
How to efficiently plan a grassroots refinery Table 2
Table 2. Possible refinery configurations Configurations Process units 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 ..
Environmental Technology Centre
Bill Crowley, Contributing Editor Comments? Write: editorial@HydrocarbonProcessing.com This month we will ..
What is optimization for the HPI?
Sometimes in our haste to emphasize key points and highlight radical new information, we are guilty of overusing descriptive words in articles, press releases, presentations and general..
Petrochemical plant costs for the new millennium
Updated cost and capacity data facilitate more accurate economic evaluations of HPI enterprises
Minimize NOx emissions cost-effectively
Use this tutorial to evaluate available control technologies and install exactly what you need for current and future NOx reductions
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