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Special Report: Gas Processing Developments
A unique natural gas processing success story
Cost-effective expansion created high reliability operations
Equilibrium considerations in choosing a gas treating amine
Pursue these guidelines to understand solubility
Advanced mercury removal technologies
New technologies can cost-effectively treat 'wet' and 'dry' natural gas while protecting cryogenic equipment
Engineering Case Histories
Case 54: Is it motor vibration or some other cause?
It's not always the motor causing the vibration
Implement a constrained optimal control in a conventional level controller - Part 1
Novel tuning method enables a conventional PI controller to explicitly handle the three important operational constraints of a liquid level loop in an optimal manner as well as copes with a broad range of level control from tight to averaging control
Letters to the Editor
Letters to the editor/Correction
Advocating the abandonment of MPC Regarding Zak Friedman's three "HPIn Control" columns on APC designs for minimum maintenance in the June (p. 90), July (p. 13) and August (p. 13) 2009 issues o..
Maintenance and Reliability
Managing costs and incidents in industrial plant equipment
Use this method to allogate limited maintenance resources to the most critical equipment
Plant Safety and Environment
Designing for pressure safety valves in supercritical service
Use this rigorous method to prevent over-sizing
New explicit friction factor equation for turbulent flow in smooth pipes
A simple, explicit and high-accuracy equation is presented
HP Reliability: More about unreliability, global procurement and you
We quite obviously believe that reading is the key to professional growth and that Mark Twain was right in stating that the man who refuses to read is no different from the illiterate person who canno..
HP Water Management: Wastewater discharge permits; What should you know?
Title IV, Permits and Licenses, of the Federal Water Protection Control Act, also known as the Clean Water Act (CWA) created the system for permitting wastewater discharges, known as the Nati..
HP Integration Strategies: Applying tuneable diode laser spectroscopy to help reduce energy consumption
According to the US Department of Energy, industry accounts for about a third of all energy used in the US. Despite the recent drop in energy prices, energy remains the second leading cost pressure (b..
HPIn Europe: Duh! Business as usual will not be good for the HPI
Where the common ground between my best friends in engineering and I becomes a parkland with fireworks is when we share the "aha moments." I suspect it's from that curious, excited child in my friends..
Trends and Resources
Pressure-relief software awarded first US patent Farris Engineering Services, a business unit of Curtiss-Wright Flow Control Company, has announced that its iPRSM product, claimed to be a revolutionar..
Compressors offer lowest total cost of ownership Redesigned 200 HP compressors are said to combine reliability with innovative technology. They are offered with a choice of constant-speed drive models..
HP Construction: South America
BG Group has a joint venture agreement with Petroleo Brasileiro SA focused on developing floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) as an additional option to commercialize the associated natural ga..
HP Construction: Europe
ABB has an order worth $26 million from Hellenic Petroleum SA to provide an integrated power and automation system for the upgrade of Hellenic Petroleum's Elefsina refinery, west of Athens, G..
HP Construction: Middle East
Samsung Engineering has a $2.73 billion contract from Abu Dhabi Oil Refining Co. for utilities and offsite work on the Ruwais refinery expansion project (RRE). Samsung's work is set for mechani..
HP Construction: Asia-Pacific
Shell Chemicals Ltd. recently had a successful startup of its new monoethylene glycol (MEG) unit at the Shell Eastern Petrochemicals complex in Jurong Island, Singapore. The capacity is 750,000..
Instrumentation calibration services ABB Instrumentation's new brochure explains its extensive calibration offerings and why they are important to ensure equipment performance. The br..
HP Impact: HPImpact: Struggles for US refiners expected to continue
In a recent refining industry piece, Deutsche Bank analysts took a gander at the US refining industry and wondered if the worst has passed for refiners. In short, they think not. ConocoPhillips CEO Ji..
HP Impact: HPImpact: The EU's ETS at a glance
Carbon trading, carbon taxing and other forms of regulating greenhouse gases have been hot topics of conversation of late. Since it appears that these concepts will be dominating thought and affectin..
IEA speaks up in Copenhagen During the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark, the International Energy Agency shared its ..
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