- Global Energy Infrastructure
Special Report: Fluid Flow and Rotating Equipment
Analyze abnormal operations of an HDS reactor loop with dynamic simulation
Hydrodesulfurization units are used in a petroleum refinery to process a variety of feeds to alter composition via the addition of hydrogen.
Extend ethylene plant run length with compressor chemical treatment
An aging ethylene plant historically suffered from plant run length limiting compressor fouling that resulted in a loss of polytropic efficiency and intercooler backpressure buildup.
Boost capacity of SRUs with mixing devices for oxygen enrichment
The requirement for additional sulfur recovery unit capacity in a refinery may stem from hydroprocessing operations; a refinery expansion project; a shift from lighter to heavier, sourer crudes to improve margins; or the need to remove extra sulfur content to meet tighter environmental regulations.
Bonus Report: LNG
Cylindrical hull concept improves design for offshore FLNG production
As demand for natural gas remains high, the development of offshore stranded gas fields via floating liquefied natural gas production technology will aid sustained growth.
Process Engineering and Optimization
Choose the most appropriate modeling approach for reactors
Petrochemicals / Process Optimization / Middle East / Europe / Americas / Asia/Pacific / Refining / Information Systems
The efficient operation and design of any reactor depends on the know-how regarding the chemical reaction and the hydrodynamics inside the reactor.
Maintenance and Reliability
Design operations-and-maintenance-friendly pressure vessels—Part 1
Many scholarly articles have been published on the design, selection and fabrication of pressure vessels.
Process Control and Instrumentation
Experience with naphtha in sour water emulsions generated in a fractionator overhead accumulator
A number of conversion processes, both hydrogen-addition-based and carbon-rejection-based, crack heavy oil into lighter hydrocarbon products.
Environment and Safety
Understand the sources of oil pollution in water
Americas / Asia/Pacific / Environment & Safety / Europe / Middle East / Petrochemicals / Refining / Environment
Oil in water is one of the most common types of water pollution.
Consider post-design changes to confine a hazardous area
Engineering & Design / Environment & Safety / Gas Processing/LNG / Crude oil / Natural Gas / Utilities / Safety
Hazardous area classification (HAC) is carried out while performing basic design engineering, and HAC drawings are produced as one of the deliverables.
Publisher's letter: The transition into a new era
These are unprecedented times in the oil and gas industry.
Editorial Comment: A historical snapshot of a complex global industry
As we move into the second half of 2016, we take stock of new project activity in the global downstream processing industry.
Reliability: Monitor electric motor vibration and optimize motor bearing lubricant application
Follow our discourse with a reliability professional employed by an owner-operator with a number of ammonia and urea plants in locations where blinding sandstorms are prone to occur.
Trends and Resources
Industry Perspectives: Petchem Tech Forum highlights advances in US petrochemicals
In mid-July, <i>Hydrocarbon Processing</i> held its inaugural Petchem Tech Forum.
Business Trends: The state of the global downstream construction sector
Americas / Asia/Pacific / Europe / Gas Processing/LNG / Middle East / Petrochemicals / Refining / Economics / Construction
Capital-intensive investments are being made in every sector of the hydrocarbon processing industry, in every region.<br>
Asia refining margins fell despite strong regional demand.
Global Project Data
New downstream project announcements have continued to decrease since April.
Turning methane into a high-value chemical was achieved by German chemical company Grillo after years of intensive research.
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