- Global Energy Infrastructure
Special Report: Clean Fuels and the Environment
Maximize petrochemicals in the FCCU to boost refinery margins, improve gasoline pool quality
In light of the current market dynamics, challenging the FCCU to move out of its “maximum gasoline” comfort zone is a winning strategy to drive overall refinery profitability.
Add power to environmental real-time data through analytics
Advancements in technology are delivering ever-increasing amounts of data that need to be processed and acted upon.
Build a solid GHG BACT cost-effectiveness calculation to avoid CCS costs
Determining which technology constitutes greenhouse gas (GHG) best available control technology (BACT) for a new or modified facility often hinges on the GHG BACT cost calculation.
Maintenance and Reliability
Outlook: Industry Leaders’ Viewpoints
2016 Industry Leaders’ Viewpoints—Part 2
Industry leaders and esteemed colleagues shared their viewpoints on 2016 and beyond with Hydrocarbon Processing.
Process Engineering and Optimization
Use discrete event simulation as decision support for storage and shipping—Part 2
Over the past decades, one engineering firm has been using discrete event simulation (DES) to study shipping and storage as an integral part of project execution throughout all phases of a process facility’s design, construction and operations.
Enhance PSM design with metrics-driven best practices
Process Control / Process Optimization / Refining / Engineering & Design / Information Systems / Management
This study shows the attributes and benefits of a data- and metrics-driven system focused on the process safety design integrity, reliability and control of process plant flares and pressure relief systems.
Editorial Comment: A low-sulfur world
As the world continues to welcome more vehicles on the road, and as emerging economies invest in civil, industrial and energy projects, global fuels demand is forecast to increase through the end of the decade.
Reliability: Combine metallurgical, structural and physics know-how
We recently received an update on the capabilities of a modern professional entity that combines metallurgical, structural and practical applied physics know-how in a US Gulf Coast location
Global: Reforms will shape future of Nigeria’s refining industry
Oil-rich Nigeria’s new presidential administration has announced several changes in the country’s oil sector, as it sets out to fulfill a pre-election campaign pledge by President Muhammadu Buhari to streamline the West African nation’s hydrocarbon industry.
Trends and Resources
Industry Perspectives: Downstream disputes breaking the 10% ‘blend wall’ for US ethanol
US refiners are set to break the 10% “blend wall” for using ethanol in gasoline, but downstream professionals are certainly not happy about it.
Business Trends: Clean fuels—a global shift to a low-sulfur world
New technologies are helping move refiners to a low-sulfur world, while revised fuel standards are catalysts for more clean fuels projects to develop higher-quality transport fuel.
Refining / Americas / Asia/Pacific / Crude oil / Diesel / Gasoline / Middle East / Naphtha / Natural Gas
US product markets weakened despite unseasonably strong gasoline demand, and the gasoil crack spread hit the lowest level seen in more than five years, under pressure from increasing supplies amid thin demand due to warmer winter weather.
Global Project Data
At present, <i>Hydrocarbon Processing’s</i> Construction Boxscore Database is tracking over 2,100 projects around the world.
Environment & Safety / Process Control / Refining / Catalysts / Environment / Greenhouse Gases / Information Systems / Management / Treating / Products
In a market with reduced capital investment budgets, revamps and upgrades are becoming increasingly prevalent to extend asset service life.
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Construction Boxscore: Project Spotlight
Long Son Petrochemicals Complex
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