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Special Report: Process/Plant Optimization
Optimize plant performance using dynamic simulation
This plant case history illustrates the benefits
Rethink your liquid-liquid separations
A fresh look investigates general principles in designing process coalescers
Unifying framework for six sigma and process control
The advances presented will improve quality and productivity
IT/automation convergence revisited
Keeping automation close-coupled to operation is key
Gas Processing Developments
Minimize vaporization and displacement losses from storage containers
Consider using this new calculation for recovery
Maintenance and Reliability
Designing and troubleshooting stabilization plant filtration systems—Part 1
Compatability of the filter cartridge media with the plant feed is a major consideration
HP Control: APC designs for minimum maintenance—Part 1
I, and others, have written much about the difficulties of maintaining advanced process control (APC) applications.1–5 It is a problem to be tackled on many levels. There are issues of manning, t..
HP Reliability: Consider recessed-impeller pumps
Perhaps you have encountered pumping duties handling free-flowing slurries, sludge and fibrous materials. If used in these services, a standard centrifugal pump may clog, become vapor-bound or wear ex..
HP Integration Strategies: Process engineering tools drive efficiency improvements
The process engineering tools (PET) market consists of two major segments of software products that play a critical role in designing, creating, commissioning, and operating plants and related assets...
HPIn Europe: The future is big; the future is east
Refining margins have been off badly in the first half of 2009. In Europe, a couple of simpler refiners have, at least temporarily, taken their ball home. Is this just the way Europe weathers a recess..
Trends and Resources
Nanotechnology improves hydroprocessing reactions Criterion has introduced a new technology platform, CENTERA. It is claimed to provide more active and robust structures for hydroprocessing reactions...
HP Construction: North America
Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. has a contract to provide engineering services for Suncor's Upgrader 2 (U2) 2010 reliability projects near Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada. Jacobs Engineering will ..
HP Construction: South America
Invensys Process Systems (IPS) has signed a five-year, $50 million contract to provide comprehensive safety services and solutions to Petrobras. Under the terms of this contract, the company wi..
HP Impact: Europe
Burckhardt Compression has an order from OJSC Syzran to deliver four process gas compressors for OJSC Syzran's refinery upgrade project in the Samara region of Russia. The contractor for the pr..
HP Construction: Middle East
Jacobs ZATE has a general engineering services (GES) contract with Rabigh Refining and Petrochemical Co. (Petro Rabigh) for its $15 billion facility in Saudi Arabia. Officials estimate the pote..
HP Construction: Asia-Pacific
Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. has a contract from Hindustan Petroleum Corp. Ltd. (HPCL) to provide project management consultancy services for a diesel hydrotreater (DHDT) project at HPCL's ref..
HP Construction: Africa
The Shaw Group Inc.'s Energy & Chemicals Group has been selected by Sasol to provide basic engineering support for two Fischer-Tropsch units. Shaw is providing the basic engineering package for..
HP In Brief: HPIn Brief
Demand swings vex refiners The refining industry is grappling with shifting scenarios for tomorrow's energy landscape. One scenario has the US beco..
HP Impact: HPImpact: Mergers, acquisitions in global oil and gas markets slump
Deal activity in the energy sector offered a schizophrenic character in 2008. The first half of the year started with a fairly robust number of transactions, until commodity prices began a steep decli..
HP Impact: HPImpact: Valve industry: reason for optimism, despite projected downturn
As with many industries, the US and Canadian industrial valve industry saw the steady climb in sales and profits of the last decade turn around in the past year to experience a decline. However, the d..
HP Impact: HPImpact: Common sense needed to forge energy policy, says former Shell CEO
The viewpoint on energy policy is an inverted "bell" shaped curve, according to John Hoffmeister, CEO of the Citizens for Affordable Energy at a recent Energy Hot Topics seminar in Houston, Texas (www..
HP Impact: HPImpact: Efficiency goals could radically reshape EU's energy landscape—CERA
Utility companies across the EU registered all-time peak electric and gas usage during the winter of 2008-2009. Action on the EU goal of reducing energy usage 20% by 2020 through energy efficiency cou..
HP Associations: Stuck upstream with the downstream blues again
Stuck upstream with the downstream blues again Downstream aficionados need to realize that information pertinent to the petroleum refining bu..
Re-evaluate your expansion projects for the new global market
Tighter economic conditions require refiners to reconsider benchmark and optimization tools for revamps
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