Hydrocarbon Processing Atlas Copco has acquired a distributor of compressors in New Mexico, USA Atlas Copco has acquired the operating assets of the compressor business of Mesa Equipment and Supply Company. Elliott Group releases CO2 compressor/pump solution Elliott Group, a leader in the engineering and manufacturing of rotating equipment, announced the release of their new CO2 Phase Hybrid Compressor Pump Solution. Innovations AW-Lake now offers a new Portable Transit Time Ultrasonic Flow Meter in addition to the full-sized clamp-on version that provides non-contacting flow measurement for the most challenging industrial environments with minimal installation complexity and costs. Fouling in hydrogen recycle gas compressors Hydrogen recycle gas compressors are one of the most significant rotating equipment in oil refineries, petrochemical plants and upgraders. HP Flashback: Excerpts from the 1960s: Petrochemicals rise in prominence and new know-how in refining processes Petrochemicals rise in prominence and new know-how in refining processes Reliability: Consider packaged twin-screw compressors Compressors are widely used in the process industries to move fluids and gases within and outside the boundary of a process. Mechanical impact of rerating process equipment Process equipment operating in a brownfield environment is often rerated pertaining to the changes in process parameters during debottlenecking. HP Flashback: Excerpts from the 1950s: Capacity expands after WW2 and technologies and maintenance mature The following is a mixture of technical articles, columns and headlines published in the 1950s by Petroleum Refiner, the forerunner to Hydrocarbon Processing. Reliability: Use available database to assist in compressor design audits and selection Over the last 40 yr, centrifugal compressor manufacturers have compiled a vast array of impellers and associated stationary components, allowing for higher efficiency staging. Rotating equipment oil systems optimization guideline The industry is moving away from oil shaft seals and hydraulic speed control for turbines to advanced alternatives.