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Special Report: Petrochemical Developments
Middle East: growth and issues for the petrochemical industry
The region's HPI is well-positioned to support plant expansions
Improve contaminant control in ethylene production
New separation methods effectively remove aerosols and particulates that compromise heat-transfer surfaces
Is producing acrylic acid from propane economical?
Only when propylene is scarce does this technology become cost effective
Consider new technologies for low-cost methanol operations
Mega-sized methanol facility yields numerous opportunities for petrochemical and energy markets
Conserve heat consumption in naphthalene distillation
Using heat integration for the distillation unit and applying a heat recovery system can save a substantial amount of energy in purification operations
Engineering Case Histories
Quickly estimate hydrate formation conditions in natural gases
Using this simple technique to predict unfavorable conditions can save time and cost
HP Reliability: Standards and disclaimers
Reliability specialists are encouraged to make good use of industry standards. Well-written standards improve equipment uniformity and quality. Take for example the recently released National Electric..
HP Integration Strategies: Fieldbus justification goes beyond total cost of ownership
LARRY O'BRIEN, CONTRIBUTING EDITOR       Comments? Write: editorial@HydrocarbonProcessing.com Fieldbus, as a digital replacem..
HPIn Europe: Spilled wine and our split industry
The top tier of oil majors held a fairly united front almost to the end over the Clean Air Act and Auto Oil, but the split in our industry has never been so marked as it is over climate change. Now th..
HP Automation Safety: Sorting out the 'lemons' for safety services
Selecting a company to assess safety requirements as part of an IEC61508/61511/ISA 84.01 safety life cycle process can be challenging. How can you be sure that they know what they are doing and will p..
Trends and Resources
HP Innovations: HPInnovations
Catalytic technologies mitigatesulfur, SOx and NOx GRACE Davison Refining Technologies claims its catalytic solutions can help refiners meet stricter regulations on refinery emissions and tighter su..
Ultrasonic technology for high temperatures The new WaveInjector is said to extend the FLUXUS clamp-on ultrasonic flowmeter's temperature range. It enables a non-intrusive flow measurement at temper..
HP Construction: North America
A Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. subsidiary has a contract with Shell Canada Ltd. to provide front-end engineering and detailed design to optimize Shell's Waterton natural gas and sulfur processing com..
HP Construction: Europe
Foster Wheeler Iberia, S.A., a Foster Wheeler Ltd. subsidiary, has a contract to supply and construct a new fluid catalytic cracker (FCC) gasoline selective hydrotreater unit. The FCC unit technology ..
HP Construction: Middle East
Foster Wheeler International Corp., a Foster Wheeler Ltd. subsidiary, has been awarded a project management consultancy (PMC) contract by Abu Dhabi Gas Industries Ltd. (GASCO) to develop what is claim..
HP Construction: South America
The Dow Chemical Co., Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras), Brazil's state-controlled oil company, and Elekeiroz have a memorandum of understanding to study constructing an acrylic acid complex in Brazi..
HP Construction: Asia-Pacific
ExxonMobil Chemical is expanding its steam cracker capacity in Singapore. The facility, which is claimed to be ExxonMobil Chemical's single largest investment in the world, started up in 2001. This pr..
Analytical solutions for the power industry   Efficiency reductions and equipment failures attributable to corrosion and deposition cost the power industry billions of d..
HP In Brief: HPIn Brief
Plastics demand generally high The US polymers and plas..
HP Impact: HPImpact: Industry executive 'sheds light' on downstream markets
The notion of limited downstream opportunities and other misperceptions were challenged by Edward G. Galante, senior vice president, ExxonMobil Corp. He presented his insights in a keynote address dur..
HP Impact: HPImpact: Seller's market for LNG to become more consolidated
Asian gas markets will remain tight in 2005, 2006 and 2007, although a lot more capacity is coming onstream bound for the Atlantic basin. New supplies will come after 2008, but the demand pressure wil..
HP Impact: HPImpact: Clear Skies Act will free up more natural gas, says ACC
The American Chemistry Council (ACC) has endorsed the US Clear Skies Act of 2005. This hotly debated environmental legislation has been proposed to improve air quality and provide incentives for utili..
HP Impact: HPImpact: World lubricants demand to exceed 39 million tons in 2008
Global demand for lubricants is forecast to increase 2.2%/yr to 39.3 million metric tons in 2008, valued at $36 billion. Growth will be driven by healthy advances in developing countries in Asia, Lati..
HP Impact: HPImpact: Zero-emissions dehydrators offer economic perks
The US EPA regularly reports on its Gas STAR program and the participants' efforts in realizing methane emissions reductions. One latest documented opportunity involves zero-emissions dehydrators. C..
HP Impact: HPImpact: Strategies for China investments differ in US and Europe
A majority of US and European chemicals executives believes that the Chinese chemicals market will provide an attractive growth opportunity over the coming years, according to results of a recent Acce..
HP Impact: HPImpact: EU entrants attract chemicals investment
The European chemical industry is faced with lower demand growth rates in the EU-15 zone. The industry has resorted to various measures to counter the challenges posed by the economic scenario, says a..
Improve accuracy of tracing production qualities using successive reconciliation
Use this technique for crude oil composition tracing and gasoline blend component quality prediction
HPImpact: Technology advances for small-diameter carbon nanotubes
Single-wall and other small-diameter carbon nanotubes, a type of fullerene, are thought by many scientists and industry leaders to represent a transforming technology in producing and delivering to ma..
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Construction Boxscore: Project Spotlight
Long Son Petrochemicals Complex
Long Son, Vietnam
Siam Cement Group