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Special Report: Process/Plant Optimization
Use adaptive modeling to revamp and maintain controllers
The right tools can improve refinery APC applications
Cyber security for industrial plants
Environment & Safety / Process Control / Project Management / Americas / Asia/Pacific / Economics / Europe / Loss Prevention / Middle East
Consider five core elements to develop secure plant automation networks.
Conserve energy for fired heaters
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Advanced ceramic fiber veneer insulation reduces heat losses and is more resilient
Recover valuable olefins from offgas streams
Gas Processing/LNG / Petrochemicals / Refining / Americas / Asia/Pacific / Catalysts / Europe / Hydrogen / Hydrotreating / Middle East / Treating
Catalytic technology aids in removal of acetylenes, NOx and oxygen
Optimize training using a high-fidelity simulator
Here are lessons learned from a Russian methanol plant
Improve feedstock selection for your refinery
Process Optimization / Refining / Americas / Asia/Pacific / Crude oil / Diesel / Environment / Europe / Hydrocracking / Hydrogen / Middle East
This simplified approach facilitates screening of crude oil baskets for refiners.
The Bhopal disaster
Avoid future incidents by learning the full impact of unreliable plant machinery.
HP Insight: Global solutions wanted for growing industry
Gas Processing/LNG / Petrochemicals / Refining / Americas / Asia/Pacific / Europe / Gas to liquids (GTL) / Middle East
World War II was one of the defining events that drove innovation for the hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI). During the 1940s, solutions were needed to resolve shortages of transportation fuels an..
HP Reliability: Pumps and the Bhopal connection
Environment & Safety / Maintenance & Reliability / Process Optimization / Americas / Asia/Pacific / Environment / Europe / Middle East
In the 2012 June issue of Hydrocarbon Processing, our readers will find a highly informative article that should remind equipment specialists of their professional and ethical responsibilities. These ..
HP Integration Strategies: Making the business case for reliability
Maintenance & Reliability / Process Control / Americas / Asia/Pacific / Engineering & Design / Europe / Middle East
The global process industries lose $20 billion, or 5% annual production, due to unscheduled downtime and poor quality. ARC estimates that almost 80% of these losses are preventable. In fact, 40% of th..
HP Water Management: Avoid failures in water projects: Part 1
Environment & Safety / Petrochemicals / Process Optimization / Project Management / Refining / Americas / Asia/Pacific / Environment / Europe / Middle East
Your company is planning an expansion—building a new process unit or constructing an entire new plant. Regardless of the scope, the facility staff will specify project requirements, complete the ..
Trends and Resources
HP In Brief: HPIn Brief
Hess resolves pollution dispute Hess Corp. has agreed to pay an $850,000 civil penalty and to spend more than $45 million in new pollution controls to resolve Clean Air Act violations at its refinery ..
HP Impact: Delta Air Lines buys Trainer refinery complex
In a move that surprised observers in two industries, Delta Air Lines and its subsidiary Monroe Energy reached an agreement with Phillips 66 to acquire the Trainer refinery complex south of Philadelph..
HP Impact: Cyber campaign against gas pipelines
In March, US Homeland Security’s Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team (ICS-CERT) identified an active series of cyber intrusions targeting natural gas pipeline sector companie..
HP Impact: Global oil market reveals myth of energy independence
The current oil boom is creating economic benefits for the US, but it won’t shield the country from the price volatility that is inherent in the global oil market, according to a new report from ..
HP Impact: Diesel engine demand to exceed $197 billion in 2015
World demand for diesel engines is projected to grow 6.7% per year through 2015 to $197.5 billion (Table 1). Product sales will be driven by an increase in the production of motor vehicles, particular..
HP Innovations: HPInnovations
Environment & Safety / Gas Processing/LNG / Maintenance & Reliability / Petrochemicals / Process Control / Refining / Acid Gas Removal / Corrosion / Hydrogen / Natural Gas / Polymers / Rotating Equipment / Safety
Linde debuts hydrogen for fuel-cell vehiclesThe Linde Group’s hydrogen (H2) for fuel-cell vehicles—a byproduct of biodiesel production at Linde’s pilot plant in Leuna, Germany—rece..
HP Construction: North America
Gas Processing/LNG / Petrochemicals / Process Optimization / Project Management / Refining / Americas / Aromatics / Construction / Engineering & Design / Natural Gas
Foster Wheeler’s Global Engineering and Construction Group has signed a strategic umbrella agreement with The Dow Chemical Co. to provide project management, consulting, engineering, procurement,..
HP Construction: Europe
Petrochemicals / Process Optimization / Project Management / Refining / Construction / Engineering & Design / Europe
Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. has a contract from Afipsky Refinery, located in the Krasnodarskij Region of Russia, to develop a basic-engineering package for an amine regenerator unit, a sour-water st..
HP Construction: Africa
ABB has started up a new lube-oil blending plant (LOBP) built by Oryx Lubrifiants Togo SA, an affiliate of Oryx Oil and Gas, part of the Addax and Oryx Group, in Togo, West Africa. Located in the free..
HP Construction: Middle East
Gas Processing/LNG / Petrochemicals / Process Optimization / Project Management / Refining / Aromatics / Construction / Engineering & Design / Middle East
The Linde Group and Sadara Chemical Co. have signed a long-term contract that will see Linde supply Sadara with carbon monoxide (CO), hydrogen (H2) and ammonia (NH3) at a chemical complex now being bu..
HP Construction: Asia Pacific
Gas Processing/LNG / Petrochemicals / Process Optimization / Project Management / Refining / Asia/Pacific / Construction / Engineering & Design / Middle East
Fluor Corp. has a contract award from PETRONAS Gas Berhad, a subsidiary of PETRONAS, to provide front-end engineering design (FEED) services for a new liquefied natural gas (LNG) regasification termin..
Full-body construction harness emphasizes comfort and ease of useBreathable padding with moisture-wicking material, to keep users cooler, and no-binding-edge shoulder padding, to prevent neck chaffing..
UOP to purify hydrogen in Russia clean fuel refining
Honeywell’s UOP has been selected by Haldor Topsoe to provide technology to purify hydrogen from a steam reforming unit to be installed at the Antipinsky refinery in Tyumen, Russia. The new hydrogen unit, scheduled to start up in 2013, is part of the refinery's plan to raise capacity by up to 7 million tpy.
Solutia awards engineering deal to Jacobs for resin project in Malaysia
Jacobs Engineering Group was awarded a contract from Solutia to provide engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCm) services for the Kuantan resin plant in Kuantan, Malaysia. The companies noted that the project is scheduled to be completed in 2013.
Valves 2012 Supplement
Update on valves used in hydrogen service
Environment & Safety / Maintenance & Reliability / Process Optimization / Refining / Americas / Asia/Pacific / Environment / Europe / Hydrogen / Middle East / Valves
Recommended practices can better scrutinize performance issues such as design, packing and metallurgy to mitigate failures.
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