- Global Energy Infrastructure
Special Report: Liquefied Natural Gas Developments
Liquefied natural gas and North American shale gas: Room for both?
Let’s take a look at the drivers affecting these commodities
Materials market update: Opportunities in a challenging economy
Gas Processing/LNG / Process Optimization / Project Management / Construction / Economics / Engineering & Design / Management
As companies emerge from the downturn, new capital project models will be vital
Dynamic simulation of liquefied natural gas processes
Here’s how to improve the process design and operation of your facility
Perfecting liquefied natural gas analysis techniques and methods
Following these procedures will improve measurement accuracy and reliability
Liquefied natural gas terminal with low environmental impact
Environment & Safety / Gas Processing/LNG / Process Optimization / Engineering & Design / Environment / Natural Gas
Implement these steps to mitigate performance risks
Finetune boil-off gas generation from refrigerated storage facilities
Environment & Safety / Gas Processing/LNG / Process Optimization / Economics / Engineering & Design / Environment / Equipment / Heat Transfer / Loss Prevention / Natural Gas / Piping
Improved estimation methods accurately calculate vaporized product for LNG and LPG storage and transfer systems
Bonus Report: Water Management
Discover new trends in oily wastewater reclamation
Environment & Safety / Process Optimization / Refining / Crude oil / Engineering & Design / Environment / Equipment / Loss Prevention / Utilities
Refiners can find profits by ‘upgrading’ treatment and recycling process water
Engineering Case Histories
Boosting temperature inferential control performance in distillation columns
An effective compensation method improves performance
HP Control: Continuous improvement or core-competency?
In the past decade or two, the concepts of key performance indicators (KPIs), continuous improvement, core-competency and best practices have received a lot of attention. What are the relationships be..
HP Reliability: Not ready for 29-year-old pump packing
Environment & Safety / Maintenance & Reliability / Process Optimization / Corrosion / Engineering & Design / Environment / Equipment / Loss Prevention / Pumps / Rotating Equipment / Safety
In 2009 we were informed about “a nuclear plant that was never commissioned after its original construction. This plant has been sitting idle for 29 years and is only now starting up.” The o..
HP Integration Strategies: The three dimensions of energy management
Environment & Safety / Process Optimization / Project Management / Economics / Engineering & Design / Environment / Loss Prevention / Management / Pumps / Reactors / Safety
While we’ve seen many examples of good practices in energy savings and efficiency initiatives, and hear much discussion about the merits of energy-management systems (EMSs), energy management lac..
Trends and Resources
HP Impact: EU chemical industry on upswing
The European Union (EU) chemical industry is expected to grow by 9.5% in 2010, according to research conducted by the European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic). For 2011, “expectations point to ..
HP Impact: German petrochemical industry faces competition from Asia-Pacific
The German petrochemical industry can leverage its advantage in technology to secure modest growth in exports to emerging markets in 2010, according to a recent report from BMI. However, the EU remain..
HP Impact: US chemicals legislation could create unintended consequences
Given the complexities of the global marketplace, the Safe Chemicals Act of 2010 currently under consideration in the US Congress could lead to unintended consequences and harm the US economy at the w..
HP Construction: North America
Holly Corp. has selected GTC Technology US to provide process design engineering and its licensed technology for benzene management and reduction at Holly’s Oklahoma and Utah refineries. The lice..
HP Construction: South America
Indian Oil has an agreement for $20 billion with the Corporación Venezolana del Petróleo S.A. (CVP) for the development and production of the Carabobo-1 Project in the Orinoco region of Vene..
HP Construction: Europe
LANXESS recently started construction of its first production facility in Russia. In the future, LANXESS subsidiary Rhein Chemie will produce rubber chemicals in Dzerzhinsk in the Nizhny Novgorod regi..
HP Construction: Middle East
Petrobras has an agreement with Saudi Co. Modern Mining Holding Company Ltd. to study the construction of a green petroleum coke calcining (CPC) plant in Saudi Arabia. Under the terms of the agreement..
HP Construction: Africa
Cegelec has a turnkey contract with Cameroon’s Société Nationale de Raffinage (Sonara) to upgrade the management system and replace the instrumentation and control systems at the countr..
HP Construction: Asia-Pacific
Technip has two contracts with Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd. for its diesel hydrotreater project in the Visakh refinery, on the east coast of India. The two contracts are scheduled to be comple..
New Developments: New Developments
Intelligent control valve includes high-pressure classes The Neles RotaryGlobe high-pressure offering now consists of valves in the ASME #900–#1500 pressure classes in sizes from 1 in. to 4 ..
Advice for 2011: Be dynamic, be flexible; more pain to come
Environment & Safety / Process Optimization / Refining / Biofuels / Crude oil / Diesel / Distillation / Economics / Engineering & Design / Environment / Gasoline / Loss Prevention / Safety
“Analyze this” is the fad quote and action that actor Robert De Niro famously demands of his unwilling therapist in the film of the same name. Playing Paul Vitti, a New York gangland supremo..
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