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Industry Perspectives: New project announcements suffer in 2020 due to pandemic

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

According to Hydrocarbon Processing’s Construction Boxscore Database, more than 290 new projects have been announced in 2020.

Applying tools to strengthen safety and risk management

Pinto, N., Emerson

The same characteristics that make hydrocarbons useful as fuels can also make refineries, and any other areas where processing or storage takes place, potentially dangerous.

Driving higher return with fuel-grade butanol at the refinery

Giles, J., Dow

Since the advent of the combustion engine, gasoline and automobile manufacturers have utilized additives as a means of improving overall fuel characteristics.

Hydrocarbon Processing Top Project Awards 2020

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

The global hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI) continues to expand and modernize to efficiently meet growing demand for energy, transportation fuels and petrochemicals.

Global Project Data

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Hydrocarbon Processing’s Construction Boxscore Database is tracking nearly 1,400 projects around the world.

Industry Perspectives: Top Projects 2020—Voting is still open

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

As mentioned in the editorial comment of the October issue of Hydrocarbon Processing, the nominees for the 2020 Top Project Awards are out.

Improving process pumps requires technical and managerial action

Bloch, Heinz P., Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

For many years, manufacturers have emphasized low price over high reliability.

FTO: An enabling emission control technology for petrochemical plant expansions

Armstrong, P., Predatsch, E., Selas-Linde North America

For the petrochemical industry, the U.S. Gulf Coast (USGC) has the locational advantage of proximity to cheap feedstock, and to an abundance of pipeline infrastructure and terminals for export markets.

South America: State reform to boost investment attractiveness of Brazilian refining

Gerden, E., Contributing Writer

Brazil’s refining industry is on the verge of large-scale change. Its recent steps toward de-monopolization and liberalization, as well as the divestment of refining assets by state-owned oil major Petrobras, are propelling Brazilian refining in a more attractive direction for investment.

Safety: Addressing corrosion at petrochemical plants starts with carbon

Dalton, B., Thermo Fisher Scientific

Maintaining the structural integrity of a pipeline is a significant investment of time and resources for organizations in the oil and gas industry.