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Variable-speed drives lower compressed air costs
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Continuous monitoring can increase plant revenue and minimize downtime
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Hazard identification and management – an overview
Processing hydrocarbons is a risky business. Yet, HPI companies daily use systems that manage potentially hazardous chemicals with the utmost safety and produce high-value products
HP Control: Consider MRA
About five years ago, Invensys introduced what we considered to be an innovative online process analyzer based on nuclear magnetic resonance technology (see "HP Innovations," March 1998) which it call..
HP Reliability: Why smart companies rarely buy from the lowest bidder
An appropriate column heading might have been, "Conditioned bids and the value of post-installation service." After all, we simply want to illustrate sound and experience-based reasons..
HPInternet: Let’s buy a gas station
At the very end of the oil and gas industry supply chain is the gas station or convenience store. You know, that friendly corner spot where we get our gasoline or diesel and our bread ..
HP Water Management: Audit your water systems for conservation, reuse and compliance options
Due to drought conditions in the northeastern U.S., many manufacturing facilities are strongly motivated to consider water conservation and reuse options. Compliance studies are typica..
Trends and Resources
HP Innovations: HPInnovations
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Chevron Phillips Chemical Co. LP's (CPChem) polyethylene (PE) units and PE laboratory at its Cedar Bayou facility in Baytown, Texas, are receiving ISO-9002 certification for their quali..
Synchronous motor soft start Unlike other electric motors, synchronous motors require special design consideration for critical motor characteristics such as transient startup oscillating t..
HP Construction: HPIn Construction
Sandvik Steel supplying heat exchanger tubes to China Sandvik Steel Co. is supplying Luzhou Natural Gas and Chemical plant (LTH) Sandvik 2REG69 stainless steel heat exchanger tubes. The..
Shaft couplings, instructions and engineering data International CD-ROM catalog from Lovejoy, Inc. details 11 categories of shaft-to-shaft power transmission couplings, with separate m..
HP In Brief: HPIn Brief
Ethanol pollution concerns raised by EPA. In a letter to the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), EPA states, "Recent testing performed at several ethanol production facilities indicates emissions of vo..
HP Impact: China's import quotas impact HPI markets
China became a full member of the World Trade Organization (WTO) on Dec. 12, 2001. Its government finally released on May 1, 2002, a detailed import quota for refined products for the year (Table 1). ..
HP Impact: Polypropylene: cycles in market spark renewed investment
Polypropylene (PP) is the fastest growing commodity polyolefin other than linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE). So says a new report researched by SRI International Co., Menlo Park, California. How..
HP Impact: Ethylene oxide to reach high utilization rate
A world ethylene oxide (EO) and ethylene glycol (EG) analysis from CMAI examines major issues confronting both EO/EG producers and consumers over the coming years. After what should turn out to be a r..
HP Impact: New API specifications for compressors
Upcoming revisions to API specifications will greatly simplify specifying integrally geared (IG) compressors (in fact, all centrifugal / axial compressors) for all services. So says Carl Schwarz, mech..
HP Impact: Strong growth forecast for styrenic resins
Worldwide demand for rigid styrenic polymers (including polystyrene, ABS, SAN and various specialties) amounted to about 16.5 million metric tons (MMton) in 2001. So estimates global consulting compan..
HP Impact: Ammonia producers foresee improving demand
Nitrogen-based fertilizer producers, specifically ammonia and urea manufacturers, have experienced dramatic declines in product pricing over the past year and have also had to contend with high natura..
HP Impact: Study assesses coal's role in power generation
In the past two years, over 22,000 MW of new coal-fired generations has been announced, planned or begun the permitting process. Almost all of this capacity will use existing technology in its product..
HP Impact: Alternative fuel-powered vehicle crosses U.S.
Fuel-cell-powered vehicle completes endurance trek across the U.S. In early June, DaimlerChrysler achieved a milestone in fuel-cell technol..
Letters to the Editor
Letters to the editor
Bearing upgrades I appreciated your "HP In Reliability" columns (Sept. 2001 andMay 2002) dealing with bearing upgrades. I am assuming thatoil flood lubrication means the bearing has "sump lubrica..
What is an SIF?
Edward M. Marsza, Contributing Editor One of the biggest problems in implementing safety instrumented systems (SISs) is poor definition of the safety instrumented function (SIF). More t..
A government of the people, by the people and for the people... Are we really so sure?
Stephany Romanow, Senior Process EditorComments? Write:email@example.comU.S. history students recognize the title as an excerpt from Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address presented on Nov. 19, 1863...
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