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Opportunity crudes and refinery challenges during hydrocracking operations—Part 2

Refineries worldwide often face practical challenges and operating issues when processing opportunity crude oils to maximize profit margins.

Use new oxidation technologies to achieve “near-zero” emissions of NOx and VOCs

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

HPInnovative solutions assist hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI) facilities in meeting present and ever-changing air emissions regulations and strict operating permits.

Looking back at the Phillips 66 explosion in Pasadena, Texas: 30 years later

Bloch, K. P., Contributing Writer; Vaughen, B.K., AIChE

October 23, 2019 marks the 30-yr anniversary of a devastating fire and explosion that claimed the lives of 23 workers at a major chemical plant in Pasadena, Texas.

Business Trends: Crude-to-chemicals—An opportunity or threat?

Gupta, S., Xu, D., Wood Mackenzie

For most oil refiners and chemical producers, the need to improve margins and remain competitive has never been greater.

Editorial Comment: Exchanging ideas through collaborative environments

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

What is the best way to exchange ideas?

Are produced water emissions factors accurate?

Ross, K., Bryan Research & Engineering, Inc.

Rules of thumb are often required to estimate hydrocarbon emissions from produced water storage tanks due to a lack of sampling or inadequacies of sample analysis—the “1% rule” being the most common.

Hydrocarbon Processing Awards

Hydrocarbon Processing, the downstream processing sector’s leading technical publication, has announced the finalists for its third annual awards.

Opportunity crudes and refinery challenges during hydrocracking operations—Part 1

Refineries worldwide often face practical challenges and operating issues when processing opportunity crude oils to maximize profit margins.

Modified shed decks tackle crude tower fouling problems

Hanson, D., Brown Burns, J., Valero Energy Corp.

Many tray designs have been complicated by the hunt for the “perfect distillation tray” design.

Global Project Data

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Hydrocarbon Processing’s Construction Boxscore Database is tracking more than 1,300 projects around the world.