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Special Report: Corrosion Control
Consider a new monitoring system to prevent corrosion
Maintenance & Reliability / Process Control / Process Optimization / Americas / Asia/Pacific / Engineering & Design / Europe / Middle East / Piping
This innovative, continuous supervising method collects real-time data on important asset health
Operating philosophy can reduce overhead corrosion
Boost refinery reliability by controlling potential amine recycle loops
Closed-loop control can clamp down on crude unit corrosion
Petrochemicals / Process Control / Refining / Americas / Asia/Pacific / Crude oil / Diesel / Europe / Information Systems / Middle East
Automating the detection process and controlling applications in real time dramatically boosts performance
Avoid stress corrosion cracking of stainless steel
Maintenance & Reliability / Petrochemicals / Process Optimization / Americas / Asia/Pacific / Equipment / Europe / Middle East
This case history investigates equipment failure in a glycol unit
Bonus Report: Clean Fuels
Optimize hydrogen management for distillate production
New tools enable refiners to fine-tune refinery configuration and maximize profits
Engineering Case Histories
Global Turnaround and Maintenance 2012 Supplement
HP Reliability: Consider procedure cards, technical books and maintenance conferences for training
Maintenance & Reliability / Process Optimization / Americas / Asia/Pacific / Engineering & Design / Europe / Middle East
Because our memories are imperfect and we don’t want to risk making mistakes, we learned to jot down brief reminder notes on paper. Some people call it a cheat sheet, or a checklist. An airline p..
HP Water Management: Water is the next oil
Environment & Safety / Petrochemicals / Process Optimization / Refining / Americas / Asia/Pacific / Engineering & Design / Environment / Europe / Heat Transfer / Middle East
In the future, increased demands for high-quality fresh water supplies will translate into voluntary and, ultimately, regulatory mandates. These constraints will require facilities to limit or to redu..
HP Insight: Technology and market share: Challenges requiring ever-changing solutions
In this issue of HPInsight, workforce, fuel quality and capacity overhang are a few of the challenges that the hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI) must address and resolve. Expansion of the refining..
Trends and Resources
HP In Brief: HPIn Brief
US demand grows for wood-plastic compositeUS demand for wood-plastic composite and plastic lumber is projected to advance by over 13% per year to $5.4 billion in 2015, creating a market for 2.6 billio..
HP Impact: BP’s energy outlook to 2030
Refining / Americas / Asia/Pacific / Biofuels / Crude oil / Diesel / Europe / Gasoline / Middle East / Octane
Global energy demand will continue to grow over the next 20 years, albeit at a slowing annual rate, fueled by economic and population growth in non-OECD countries. Increased energy efficiency and stro..
HP Impact: Octagonal opportunity for carbon capture
Filtering CO2 from factory smokestacks is a necessary, but expensive, part of many manufacturing processes. However, a collaborative research team from the National Institute of Standards and Technolo..
HP Construction: North America
Petrochemicals / Process Optimization / Project Management / Refining / Americas / Catalysts / Construction / Crude oil / Engineering & Design / Gasoline / Management / Polymers
UOP LLC, a Honeywell company, will provide technology to produce propylene at Dow Chemical Co.’s production site in Texas. Dow Texas Operations will use Honeywell UOP C3 Oleflex technology in a n..
HP Construction: South America
Gas Processing/LNG / Process Optimization / Project Management / Americas / Construction / Engineering & Design / Management
Exterran Holdings, Inc., has a contract from Petrobras for the design, fabrication and sale of a major natural gas processing and treating facility in Itau, Bolivia. The facility is a dew-point gas pr..
HP Construction: Europe
Petrochemicals / Process Optimization / Project Management / Refining / Aromatics / Construction / Crude oil / Diesel / Engineering & Design / Europe / Gasoline
BASF will build a single-train 300,000 metric-tpy production plant for toluene diisocyanate (TDI) at its site in Ludwigshafen, Germany. It will also expand additional plants for TDI precursors by cons..
HP Construction: Middle East
Process Optimization / Project Management / Refining / Construction / Crude oil / Diesel / Engineering & Design / Gasoline / Middle East
Qatargas has signed an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract with Samsung Engineering Ltd. for a diesel hydrotreater (DHT) unit that will treat 54,000 bpsd of diesel, from high-sulf..
HP Construction: Asia Pacific
Petrochemicals / Process Optimization / Project Management / Refining / Aromatics / Asia/Pacific / Biofuels / Construction / Crude oil / Diesel / Engineering & Design / Gasoline / Middle East
Total is consolidating its positions in petrochemicals in Asia with a new expansion and upgrading project for the Daesan complex in South Korea, which the group owns with Samsung as part of the Samsun..
HP Innovations: HPInnovations
Refining / Analyzers / Aromatics / Biofuels / Diesel / Gasoline / Information Systems / Safety / Treating / Valves
IVD vacuum vessel aids in corrosion prevention   Fig. 1. The IVD vacuum vessel   applies aluminum coatings for   corrosion protection.  Thermal processing systems manufac..
Top-entering mixer seal Chemineer, Inc.’s new brochure provides information on its ChemSeal top-entering mixer seal. The brochure describes the seal’s technical details and identifies i..
Portable flowmeter offers rapid response The new DXN portable ultrasonic flow and heat meter is said to be built on a truly unique, rugged hardware platform that leverages modern micro-processing..
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