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HP Innovations: Innovations

Hydrocarbon Processing Staff: Blume, Adrienne

Flowmeter uses Coriolis force in measurementThe Sitrans FC430 flowmeter from Siemens AG is capable of measuring liquids and gases using the Coriolis principle. Flows can be measured with a precision o..

HP Reliability: How the best lubricant provides added value

Hydrocarbon Processing Staff: Bloch, Heinz P.

In November 2012, a highly competent lubrication engineer and I met again at the ExxonMobil Maintenance and Productivity Improvement Symposium in San Antonio, Texas. We talked about the small, but pes..

New residue-upgrading complex achieves Euro 5 specifications

Criterion Catalysts and Technologies: de Haan, D.
Shell Global Solutions International BV: Street, M.
Grupa LOTOS Gdańsk refinery: Orzeszko, G.

In late 2010, Grupa LOTOS SA completed construction of a major residue-upgrading project at its refinery in Gdańsk, Poland. Its 10+ Program was designed to unlock a step change in the facility’s long-term profitability. After two years of operating, this project has had a profound effect on the refinery’s economics.

HP Reliability: Top three ways to improve pump service life

Hydrocarbon Processing Staff: Bloch, Heinz P.

Experienced reliability professionals know that even the premier equipment standards used in the HPI occasionally fall short of defining the best, most reliable, or safest available technology.

HP Innovations: Innovations

Hydrocarbon Processing Staff: Blume, Adrienne

UK firm patents mid-scale LNG technologyGasconsult Ltd. has announced the award of a patent for its new ZR-LNG liquefaction process. ZR-LNG has best-in-class energy efficiency for mid-scale liquefied ..

Update on wet and gas compressor seals

Hydrocarbon Processing Staff: Bloch, Heinz P.

Shaft seals keep compressed gas from leaking out. The need for leak prevention may include process economy, safety and environmental protection. Moreover, the process gas will usually have to be kept ..

HP Reliability: TAMU Turbo and Pump symposiums still leading

Hydrocarbon Processing Staff: Bloch, Heinz P.

Beginning in 1971, the Turbomachinery Laboratory of Texas A&M University (TAMU) organized the first of now 41 consecutive annual turbomachinery symposiums, now known as the TAMU Turbo. In 1984, Texas ..

Siemens to cut jobs in German energy sector, cites weak compressor orders

Siemens said last week that it expects the company's energy business to account for more than half of its announced goal of cutting $7.8 billion in costs by 2014. Siemens will adjust capacities at its manufacturing of turbo compressors due to weak order intake at the oil and gas division.

Consider coal gasification for liquid fuels production

Due to faster depleting natural gas reserves and more abundant coal reserves, coal gasification and CTL are solutions to produce liquid fuels over the long term.

Reliability and maintenance: The path to world-class performance

HSB Solomon Associates LLC: Poling, A.

HPI companies in a progressive culture strive for failure-free operations with defect elimination and uninterrupted operation.