http://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com Hydrocarbon Processing BASF and MAN Energy Solutions enter into partnership for construction of one of the world’s largest heat pumps in Ludwigshafen http://admin.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/news/2022/07/basf-and-man-energy-solutions-enter-into-partnership-for-construction-of-one-of-the-world-s-largest-heat-pumps-in-ludwigshafen This project is intended to make an important contribution to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, establishing the use of low-CO2 technologies in chemical production and reducing the site’s natural gas consumption. Lummus Technology launches next generation of breech-lock high-pressure heat exchanger closure http://admin.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/news/2022/06/lummus-technology-launches-next-generation-of-breech-lock-high-pressure-heat-exchanger-closure Lummus Technology announced the launch of its Polaris breech-lock closure, a new technological upgrade applicable to its high-pressure heat exchanger equipment. Uncommon lessons: Shell-and-tube heat exchangers—Part 2 http://admin.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2022/june-2022/heat-transfer/uncommon-lessons-shell-and-tube-heat-exchangers-part-2 Shell-and-tube heat exchangers (STHEs) are the most common heat transfer process equipment in all types of industrial plants. Preferential baffle reboiler—Part 2 http://admin.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2022/may-2022/heat-transfer/preferential-baffle-reboiler-part-2 Distillation towers consume ~30% of the energy in a refinery or petrochemical facility. The reboiler is the stomach of the distillation tower that consumes the energy to separate the components. Overview of decarbonization pathways for the oil and gas and petrochemical industries—Part 1 http://admin.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2022/may-2022/special-focus-biofuels-alternative-fuels-and-green-petrochemicals/overview-of-decarbonization-pathways-for-the-oil-and-gas-and-petrochemical-industries-part-1 This two-part article will cover the seven pathways to decarbonizing the oil and gas and petrochemical industries. Preferential baffle reboiler—Part 1 http://admin.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2022/april-2022/heat-transfer/preferential-baffle-reboiler-part-1 Distillation towers consume ~30% of the energy in a refinery or petrochemical facility. Uncommon lessons: Shell-and-tube heat exchangers—Part 1 http://admin.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2022/april-2022/heat-transfer/uncommon-lessons-shell-and-tube-heat-exchangers-part-1 Shell-and-tube heat exchangers (STHEs) are the most common heat transfer process equipment in all types of industrial plants. HP Flashback: Excerpts from the 1950s: Capacity expands after WW2 and technologies and maintenance mature http://admin.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2022/april-2022/100th-anniversary/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. Modularization of air-cooled heat exchangers: A “plug and play” solution http://admin.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2022/march-2022/heat-transfer/modularization-of-air-cooled-heat-exchangers-a-plug-and-play-solution An air-cooled heat exchanger—also called an air fin cooler—is used to reject the heat from a fluid (liquid or gas, or a mixture of liquid and gas) directly to the ambient air. HP Flashback: Operations expand and technologies advance during global conflict: Excerpts from the 1940s http://admin.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2022/march-2022/history-of-the-hpi/hp-flashback-operations-expand-and-technologies-advance-during-global-conflict-excerpts-from-the-1940s This articles details several case studies on the use of x-ray technology for inspection purposes. This includes for the inspection of casings, forgings and welded structures, among others.