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Special Report: Gas Processing Developments
New charts estimate acid gas solubility in TEG
Process engineers can calculate absorption of H2S and CO2 in triethylene glycol to optimize operations
Optimize air compressor performance for GTL plants
New mechanical advances enable compression solutions for evolving gas-to-liquids processes
Consider dual independent expander refrigeration for LNG production
New methodology may enable reducing cost to produce stranded gas
Select the correct LNG storage tank for your facility
Critical factors to consider in design options
Salt caverns bring security, economy and capacity to LNG receiving
Combining storage and receiving offers advantages
Heat Transfer/Rotating Eqiupment
How piston ring design affects dry-running hydrogen compressor capacity
Tests reveal the best choices
HP Reliability: Upgrade your compressor antisurge control valves
Compressor “surge” is a low-flowphenomenon known to exist in “dynamic,” i.e., centrifugal and axialcompressors found in petrochemical plants, liquefied natural gas(LNG) facilities ..
HP Automation Safety: Safety-certified field equipment
I received an interesting question in a recent e-mail: "How can I design a safety instrumented function when I cannot buy safety-certified field equipment?" The designer went on to state that in his o..
HP Integration Strategies: Issues continue with IT in manufacturing
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Trends and Resources
HP Innovations: HPInnovations
Thin, high-capacity flexible insulation for refineries Over the past 10 years, Aspen Aerogelshas perfected the science of aerogels, commercializing them in1996. Since then, the pro..
Exclusive sales agreement SimSci-Esscor, an Invensys plcoperating unit, has a 10-year exclusive agreement withKoch-Glitsch, a mass transfer and mist-elimination technologyprovider...
Dispersers set standard for scalability, flexibility The IKA ULTRA TURRAX UTL 2000 single-stage dispersing machine claims to offer the refining and petrochemical industry a high degree of fl..
HP Construction: North America
Enterprise Products Partners L.P.expanded its Norco natural gas liquids (NGL) fractionator capacityby 40% to accommodate larger volumes of mixed NGLs. Capacity wasincreased from 53,000 bpd to 75,000 b..
HP Construction: Africa
Foster Wheeler South Africa (Pty) Ltd.,a Foster Wheeler Ltd. subsidiary, has a $45 million engineering,procurement and construction management (EPCm) contract with SasolSynfuels (Pty) Ltd. (Sasol) for..
HP Construction: Asia-Pacific
BP and China PetrochemicalInternational Co., a Sinopec Corp. unit, have an agreement tolicense BP’s Innovene gas phase polypropylene process technology.The process will be used to upgrade Sinopec..
HP Construction: Middle East
CB&I has a lump-sum turnkeycontract valued at $50 million for all tankage at the grassrootsSohar refinery in Sohar, Oman. The refinery is owned jointly by theSultanate of Oman and the Oman Oil Co. CB&..
HP Construction: Europe
Estech GmbH & Co. KG, a jointventure between Celanese AG, Kronberg, Germany, and Hatco Corp.,Fords, New Jersey, started a synthetic ester plant in Oberhausen,Germany. The 7,000-metric-ton plant, which..
Made-to-order products and capabilities A new six-page brochureprofiles “made-to-order” (MTO) ball-bearing product capabilitiesand tech support available from MRC Bea..
HP In Brief: HPIn Brief
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HP Impact: 'Renewed strength,' in economies forecast for OECDcountries
After a drawn-out period of fits andstarts, a palpable recovery has finally taken hold across membernations of the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development(OECD). “The strong momentum..
HP Impact: Gas, LNG market to grow robustly
Oil demand is forecast to drop by alittle over 1% by 2030. However, its consumption in absolute termswill increase from the current 77 million barrels/day (MMbpd) to120 MMbpd. To satisfy demand, a min..
HP Impact: China, India likely regions for bulk of new chemical investments
The worldwide market for plant-levelexpenditures in the chemical industry, which totaled more than $214billion in 2003, will reach almost $241 billion by the end of 2008.This totals a modest cumulativ..
HP Impact: Key strategies identified for meeting challenges of climate change
An effective international response toglobal climate change requires a more flexible approach so thatcountries can take on different types of commitments best suited totheir domestic circumstances, ac..
HP Impact: Propylene demand to grow 4.7%/yr; ethylene expansions required
In 2002, global propylene productionreached 52.8 million metric tons per year (MMtpy) and is valued at$17 billion. The bulk of propylene production and consumption isconcentrated in North America, Wes..
HP Impact: Enhancements to device description language
Working collaboratively, three leadingorganizations dedicated to control network technology havecompleted the initial phase of development for key extensions toelectronic device descriptions (EDD). ..
HP Impact: Consumption of many key petrochemicals to exceed capacity
US oil and gas producers continue toenjoy relatively high prices for their production. “While this isbeneficial for the upstream industry, it is pressuring consumers ofenergy and feedstocks,”..
Letters to the Editor
Letters to the Editor
Enhance control performance I am responding to “ Enhance process control performance,” (October 2003) by C. L. Smith, in particular to the second “Two-tank recycle pro..
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