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Special Report: Gas Processing Developments
Improve NGL recovery
Processing conditions and product specifications determine the best method to recover NGLs
Increase flexibility and efficiency of Claus unit with liquid redox technology
To manage higher H2S loads, this East Texas gas processor found a creative solution that increased plant efficiency even with widely fluctuating sulfur levels
Optimize CO2 removal
What selection criteria should be used when evaluating gas-processing methods to separate bulk CO2? Enhanced investigative techniques pare down technology options to a short-list
Remove H2S and C1 - C4 from HDS recycle streams
Nonaqueous sulfur recovery techniques also reduce hydrogen losses
HP Control: Collaborative manufacturing
I was getting ready to write a report on ARC Advisory Group's Manufacturing Strategies for the E-World Forum, Feb. 19 - 20 in Orlando, when ARC sent a good summary of the meeting to att..
HP Reliability: Oil feed rates for reciprocating compressors
In the lubrication of double-acting compressor cylinders, one of the most important factors is the oil feed rate. Likelihood of over-lubrication is greater than that of supplying too li..
HP Water Management: Ammonia plant water management issues
For ammonia plants, a vital goal is extending time between turnarounds. Currently, runtimes range from one to four years. Yet, ammonia facilities have several waterside issues that can ..
HP Automation Safety: The safe failure fraction barrier
Two charts in IEC61508 are getting a lot of attention as engineers begin to implement design processes to meet the standard. These are the "Safe Failure Fraction (SFF)" tables located i..
Trends and Resources
HP Innovations: HPInnovations
Oxidative route 'cleans up' dieselA novel, low-emission technology uses an oxidative chemistry to desulfurize crude oil or refined products. The process-UniPure ASR-2-has been developed by UniPure Cor..
Atofina Chemicals, Inc., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, has announced the consolidation of the company's specialty chemicals and plastics additives businesses to form the additives group. The new unit is..
Catalytica Energy Systems, Mountain View, California, is selling substantially all of the assets used by Catalytica NovoTec a non-energy-related subsidiary. The new company, NovoDynamics, Inc., will o..
New Developments: New Developments in products, services and software
Probe insertion and retraction tool RETRACT-O-MATIC uses existing energy in a pressure vessel or flowline for operation. This existing energy is mechanically manipulated to provide the power necessar..
HP Construction: HPIn Construction
ABB wins Jilin ethylbenzene plant expansion ABB, Bloomfield, New Jersey, has been awarded an ethylbenzene (EB) expansion by Jilin Chemical Industrial Co., China. The original EB plant is located in Ji..
HP In Brief: HPIn Brief
FTC finds no evidence of anticompetitive conduct with last summer's gasoline price spike in the U.S. Midwest. A nine-month investigation by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) into the causes of locali..
HP Impact: HPImpact: CMAI performs petrochemical industry SWOT analysis
The petrochemical and plastics industry is "reeling from the sting of hyper energy markets and slowing economies coming at a time of stepped up capacity addition," according to CMAI analysts. Market p..
Letters to the Editor
Letters to the editor
Feedstocks, products and terminals: Special report correction
Bill Crowley, Contributing Editor Comments? Write: editorial@HydrocarbonProcessing.com Let's focus on an a..
In search of gas
Price and volatility are the main issues affecting natural gas. The HPI is conditioned to tolerate price increases as crude oil pricing rises. Yet, no one could forecast the ascent of g..
Improve NGL recovery Fig. 2
Fig. 2. Flow diagram for turbo compression / expansion NGL separation with de-methanation. ..
Improve NGL recovery Fig. 4
Fig. 4. Flow diagram for NGL recovery using turbo expansion without refrigeration without de-methanation. ..
Using wireless technology and the Internet for predictive maintenance
Recent developments in sensors and computational power enable more machines to be monitored inexpensively
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