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Special Report: Refining Developments
Consider an integrated execution methodology for your next project
Two major refiners used a new project approach for their Clean Fuels Projects that ensured a quality, and timely, startup while minimizing expenses
Consider retrofits to handle high-viscosity crudes
Refiners must fine-tune crude unit process design and energy balance to process a heavy feedslate
Fine-tune your delayed coker: obstacles and objectives
Practical guidelines assist debottlenecking coker operations to increase unit capacity and provide more processing flexibility
Calculating temperature profiles of critical pipe supports
This method gives more accurate nozzle loads for strain-sensitive equipment
Preferential corrosion of welds in HF service
A high content of residual elements was the suspected cause
What to look for in a project feasibility study - Part 2
Here's how to judge the strengths and weaknesses of its technical and economic content
HP Control: Establish software licensing guidelines
When buying software, you are typically NOT buying the software; instead, you are buying a license to run the software. A software license is a legal contract between the software owner (the ?licensor..
HP Reliability: Destructive force of water hammer
Transient forces such as water hammer from sudden valve closure can produce large pressure spikes in the piping system. This can cause severe damage to the piping and any attached equipment, such as p..
HP Integration Strategies: Time to rethink process plant roles and responsibilities
Over the past five years, US productivity has increased an average of 3.5% annually, topping at 5.5% in 2003. This productivity is primarily the result of cost cutting, including eliminating over 11% ..
Trends and Resources
HP Innovations: HPInnovations
Catalytic hydrocracking process converts heavy materials The Genoil Hydroconversion Upgrader (GHU) is a new catalytic hydrocracking development that is claimed to improve the economics for upgrading..
Ten-year illuminator for gage glass New Jerguson Flat-Glass LED Illuminator backlighting unit for transparent level gages is said to provide brilliant process-level illumination and a maintenance-fr..
HP Construction: HPIn Construction: North America
USFilter provided Navajo Refining Co.'s refinery in Artesia, New Mexico, with API oil/water separators, granular activated carbon adsorber systems, multi-media filters and packed bed softeners. This w..
HP Construction: HPIn Construction: South America
Emerson Process Management, an Emerson business unit, has a $32 million contract with Petrobras to upgrade metering technology aboard nine floating production units. The automation project is to impro..
HP Construction: HPIn Construction: Europe
Foster Wheeler Energy Ltd. (FWEL), a Foster Wheeler Ltd. subsidiary, has a new alliance contract with Shell UK Oil Products Ltd. The agreement is for basic design, engineering, procurement and constru..
HP Construction: HPIn Construction: Middle East
Foster Wheeler Energy Ltd. (FWEL), a Foster Wheeler Ltd. subsidiary, has a program management services contract with Saudi Basic Industries Corp. (SABIC). The agreement is for a new grassroots petroch..
HP Construction: HPIn Construction: Asia-Pacific
Foster Wheeler Ltd. (England) has a project management consultancy contract with Hyundai Oilbank Co., Ltd. (HDO). The agreement is for a $200 million clean fuels upgrade project for the Hyundai Oilban..
HP In Brief: HPIn Brief
Industry spending to exceed $169 billion This year's fi..
HP Impact: HPImpact: Shifting Middle East demand patterns impact product markets
The Middle East continues to be the center of activity in the world petroleum market, with developments in oil, gas and condensate production, continued growth in product demand, and a lasting program..
HP Impact: HPImpact: Natural gas prices forecast to fall as supply comes online
Third-quarter natural gas prices at Henry Hub are forecast to average $5.86 MMBtu. Management consulting and engineering firm R.W. Beck has updated its forecast by $0.50/MMBtu due to "the unexpected i..
HP Impact: HPImpact: Study assesses health of Asian ECCs
Robust economic and infrastructure changes in Asian nations are being intensively scrutinized by industry analysts. More efficient means of transportation, high-speed transfer of capital funds, the re..
HP Impact: HPImpact: Innovative proposal for financing clean coal technology
A new financing proposal from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government could make clean coal technology commercially viable in the US. The plan would bring together the federal government, public util..
HP Impact: HPImpact: Who managers listen to when innovating
Every year, the European Commission carries out an opinion poll among European Union business managers. The object is to seek their views on their own companies' performance in the innovation stakes. ..
HP Impact: HPImpact: To offshore or not to offshore?
For most manufacturers and knowledge providers, offshoring is a perplexing decision. You must cut costs to remain economically viable, but you're just not sure if moving offshore is right for you. You..
HP Impact: HPImpact: Safety systems market to grow 7%/yr to 2008
The safety systems and critical control system market, a $650-million sector in 2003, will grow to over $900 million in 2008 – a 7%/yr growth rate. A new global outlook from ARC Advisory Group (w..
Letters to the Editor
Letters to the editor
Profitability of process optimization Overall, I agree with the contents of the article "Assessing profitability of real-time optimization" (June 2004). However, two factors missing from the disc..
In Memory: Greg Hudman Gulf Publishing Company has suffered the tragic loss of Greg Hudman, our Director of Technology and Manufacturing, whose battle with pancreatic ..
Behavior of dry-running piston rod sealing systems in crosshead compressors
Various designs and materials were investigated
Simplified flow and level measurement FCI's CD catalog release 8.0 is filled with thermal and coriolis mass-flow instrumentation product data and case studies based on it..
Improve FCC yields to meet changing environment – Part 1
Consider new technologies that reduce gas make while minimizing product losses from catalytic cracking operations
Ramp up LP models with audits and transparent reporting methods
Use management surveys to close the gap between LP theory and practical business decisions
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