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Special Report: Maintenance/Reliability
Deferred maintenance causes upsurge in pump failures
Maintenance & Reliability / Process Optimization / Americas / Asia/Pacific / Crude oil / Engineering & Design / Europe / Middle East / Pumps
Not addressing the root cause of a failure puts resources and employees at risk
Avoid costly engineering faults, missteps and miscalculations
Maintenance & Reliability / Process Optimization / Project Management / Americas / Asia/Pacific / Engineering & Design / Europe / Middle East / Piping / Valves
Experience does count, especially in achieving success in capital and revamp projects
Nickel recycle: Extending service life for reformer tubes
Maintenance & Reliability / Petrochemicals / Process Optimization / Americas / Asia/Pacific / Europe / Middle East / Natural Gas / Piping
Case studies investigate methods to conserve high-nickel tubes for fertilizer facilities
Consider new materials for ethylene furnace applications
Maintenance & Reliability / Petrochemicals / Process Optimization / Americas / Asia/Pacific / Engineering & Design / Europe / Middle East
An innovative metallurgy solves maintenance issues
Testing and repair options for critical dry-gas seal: Updates
Maintenance & Reliability / Americas / Asia/Pacific / Compressors / Europe / Middle East / Rotating Equipment
Do your research when sending compressor seals out for renovations
How to justify root-cause failure analysis for pumps
Maintenance & Reliability / Americas / Asia/Pacific / Europe / Middle East / Pumps / Rotating Equipment
New method uses annualized risk to determine RCFA analysis levels
Spiral heat exchanger in desalter service solves fouling issues
Environment & Safety / Process Optimization / Refining / Americas / Asia/Pacific / Engineering & Design / Europe / Loss Prevention / Middle East
Technology offers problem-free operation along with considerable maintenance savings
Engineering Case Histories
HPIn Europe: Biofuels audience warms to advocate for third industrial revolution
Here is a thesis on energy that’s being expounded at the heart of European policy-making these days: Thirty years after peak oil per capita and at the apex of peak globalization, the machines and..
HP Reliability: Consider ‘water washing’ for steam turbines
Maintenance & Reliability / Americas / Asia/Pacific / Europe / Middle East / Rotating Equipment / Turbines
Occasions may arise when deposits form on the internal parts of steam turbines. The accumulation of these deposits may be indicated by a gradual increase in stage pressures over time with no evidence ..
HP Water Management: Legionella — to test or not to test?
Environment & Safety / Maintenance & Reliability / Americas / Asia/Pacific / Europe / Middle East / Safety / Treating
Legionella pneumophila (“legionella”) bacteria cause Legionellosis, a pneumonia-like illness that infects persons with compromised immune systems and can be fatal. These bacteria are common ..
HP Viewpoint: Consider new developments in antifouling coatings for rotating equipment
Environment & Safety / Petrochemicals / Americas / Asia/Pacific / Compressors / Europe / Loss Prevention / Middle East / Rotating Equipment / Turbines
Innovative materials and applications protect critical centrifugal compressors and steam turbines from erosion and corrosion
Trends and Resources
HP Construction: North America
Petrochemicals / Process Optimization / Project Management / Refining / Americas / Construction / Crude oil / Engineering & Design
Chevron Phillips Chemical Co., LP, is advancing a feasibility study to construct a world-scale ethane cracker and ethylene derivatives at one of its existing facilities in the US Gulf Coast region. Th..
HP Construction: South America
Petrochemicals / Process Optimization / Project Management / Refining / Americas / Construction / Diesel / Engineering & Design
Braskem-Idesa, the joint venture between Braskem and Idesa, has taken another important step in developing its Ethylene XXI project in Mexico. The JV has chosen Technip as the technology provider for ..
HP Construction: Europe
Uhde has begun construction of what is said to be its first-ever skid-mounted chlor-alkali electrolysis plant in Leuna, Germany. Leuna-Harze GmbH, one of Europe’s leading producers of epoxy resin..
HP Construction: Middle East
Petrochemicals / Process Optimization / Project Management / Construction / Engineering & Design / Middle East
Neste Oil and Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. (ADNOC) have a partnership concerning very high-viscosity index (VHVI) base oils. Along with the cooperation, 600,000 metric tpy of NEXBASE base oil is expecte..
HP Construction: Asia-Pacific
Petrochemicals / Process Optimization / Project Management / Asia/Pacific / Construction / Engineering & Design / Management / Polymers
Fluor Offshore Solutions, a unit of Fluor Corp., has been awarded a front-end engineering and design (FEED) contract by Woodside for the Browse liquefied natural gas (LNG) development. The Browse fiel..
HP Construction: Neste Oil celebrates the grand opening of its ISCC-certified renewable diesel plant in Singapore
Process Optimization / Project Management / Refining / Americas / Asia/Pacific / Construction / Environment / Europe / Middle East
Neste Oil with Singapore’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defence, Mr. Teo Chee Hean; Finnish Minister for Ownership Steering, Mr. Jyri Häkämies; and some 200 guests celebrated ..
HP In Brief: HPIn Brief
BASF foam insulating LNG pipes in KoreaBASF’s specialty foam Basotect is now, for the first time, being used to insulate pipes in a liquefied natural gas (LNG) tank terminal in Gwangyang, Korea. ..
HP Impact: HPI recovery underway despite uncertainty
Purvin & Gertz recently released its global petroleum market outlook for 2011. The study provides an analysis of global and regional markets for crude oil and refined products within a framework of wo..
HP Impact: Small-scale chemistry could improve biodegradable polymers
Using a small block of aluminum with a tiny groove carved in it (Fig. 1), a team of researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Polytechnic Institute of New York..
HP Impact: US auto industry could boost profits with higher mileage standards
As the US ramps up vehicle fuel efficiency standards, new reports from Citi Investment Research, Ceres and longtime independent industry experts conclude that US automakers will be more profitable at ..
HP Associations: The era of the integrated oil company has passed
The National Petrochemical and Refiners Association (NPRA) gathered in San Antonio, Texas, for its 109th annual meeting in March. Key points of conversation included the ongoing battle with the US Env..
HP Innovations: HPInnovations
Environment & Safety / Process Control / Refining / Americas / Analyzers / Asia/Pacific / Crude oil / Environment / Europe / Information Systems / Loss Prevention / Middle East / Safety
EYESIM Virtual Reality now available on iPhone and iPadFollowing the successful launch of the innovative Virtual Reality training system EYESIM, Invensys Operations Management, a global provider of te..
First safety goggle with reading magnifiers The Uvex Stealth Reader Goggle, reportedly the industry’s first safety goggle with reading magnifiers, is available in five diopter strengths rang..
Free Literature: Free Literature
Enriched intuitive company website Ashland’s newly designed company website is said to have many significant enhancements to make it simpler and more useful for its users. At its core, the site&#..
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Construction Boxscore: Project Spotlight
Long Son Petrochemicals Complex
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