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Special Report: Improving Process Control
Increase MTBE plant productivity
Applying advanced process control solutions enabled raising unit output without a major retrofit of existing equipment
Multiunit refinery optimization
By taking an unconventional approach, the problem was substantially simplified
Simple techniques for generating process control inferentials
Property estimation can be done with easy statistical tools and spreadsheet software
Online monitoring of multivariable control utilization and benefits
The key performance indicators presented could be built into software products or user implemented
Rule-driven optimization boosts plant performance
The technology provides the flexibility needed to deal with discontinuous operating situations
Use techno-economic benchmark to review supply-chain models
Value profile of crude and high vacuum unit fractions is the key for crude selection and, thus, refinery profitability
A road map for creating competitive advantage from asset performance improvement
As companies become experts in launching and completing these initiatives, they share and manage knowledge more effectively and create value that transcends what was initially envisioned
Effect of process deposits on the corrosion behavior of titanium in brine
The temperature and pH need to be controlled to avoid problems
Engineering Case Histories
Insert flexibility into your hydrogen network – Part 2
Fine-tuning utilities operation can conserve energy management and reduce operating costs
Trends and Resources
HP Innovations: HPInnovations
Analyze data on any pressure relief system from anywhere The iPRSM system, having Web-centric technology, is claimed to allow plant operators, auditors and engineering personnel instantaneous/ conc..
Spectrophotometer solves liquid/ gas analysis problems The new Model IPS-4 spectrophotometer can reportedly measure up to eight wavelengths and quantify five measurement components simultaneously. ..
HP Construction: North America
North West Upgrading Inc. has selected UOP to design and license a new hydroprocessing unit to upgrade synthetically derived crude oil. The facility will be located near Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. UOP..
HP Construction: Europe
Zimmer AG, a GEA Group member, is building a polyester plant on the Italian island of Sardinia for Equipolymers s.r.l., Milan, Italy. The unit will produce 175,000 metric tpy of polyester chips for ..
HP Construction: Middle East
Uhde GmbH, Dortmund, Germany, has a contract with Liwa Petrochemical Co. LLC, Oman, to build a new ethylene dichloride (EDC) complex in Sohar, Oman. The EDC facility, which will have a 300,000 metric ..
HP Construction: Asia-Pacific
GE Energy's oil and gas business has been selected to upgrade three propane compressors as a major portion of a debottlenecking project at the Malaysia liquefied natural gas (MLNG) Dua plant in Bitulu..
Valves, level gauges, electronic systems, etc. Cesare Bonetti's product range covers forged- and cast-steel valves (globe, gate, check, ball, piston and blow-down), level gauges (glass and magnetic ..
Consider an advanced method of steam trap condition monitoring
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Letters to the editor
Synthetic Oils Dear Mr. Bloch, I think in the last conferences about rotating equipment in the US, you have made some comments on using synthetic oils in the pumps bearing boxes. I would appreci..
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China oil demand growth rate slows in 2005
WENDY WEIRAUCH, MANAGING EDITOR Comments? Write: WW@HydrocarbonProcessing.com After the unpr..
Environmental regs push demand in US for fuel additives
WENDY WEIRAUCH, MANAGING EDITOR Comments? Write: WW@HydrocarbonProcessing.com US demand for ..
Europe: diesel deficit by 2015, says study
WENDY WEIRAUCH, MANAGING EDITOR Comments? Write: WW@HydrocarbonProcessing.com A substantial ..
High energy prices provide net gain for global pump market
WENDY WEIRAUCH, MANAGING EDITOR Comments? Write: WW@HydrocarbonProcessing.com Rising energy ..
Plant asset management requiring new solutions for broader capabilities
WENDY WEIRAUCH, MANAGING EDITOR Comments? Write: WW@HydrocarbonProcessing.com Manufacturers'..
OMV joins bidders for Turkish refiner
WENDY WEIRAUCH, MANAGING EDITOR Comments? Write: WW@HydrocarbonProcessing.com Gas from Iran ..
Implementing the new ANSI/ ISA 84.01-2004 standard
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Model predictive control (MPC) warrants a unique value strategy
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