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Babcock & Wilcox win $14 MM to provide highly efficient cooling systems for UK waste-to-energy plants

Babcock & Wilcox's B&W Environmental business segment has been awarded contracts totaling more than $14 MM to design and supply highly efficient dry cooling systems for waste-to-energy plants in the UK.

Hydrocarbon Processing Awards

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

Improve the operation of fired heaters

S & B Engineers and Constructors Ltd.: Malhotra, K.

Fired heaters or &#147;process furnaces&#148; are used extensively by the refining and petrochemical industries. These heat transfer units generate the much needed process energy through the combustio..

HP Petrochemicals: PVC process gets technology and control updates

World Oil: McGinn, S.

KBR has formed an alliance to sell the exclusive license for JNC Corp.’s PVC process technology, which it inherited from CHISSO Corp.’s business, a pioneer in the Japanese chemical industry.

Which margin levers impact Group I and Group II base stock competitiveness? Part 1

Kline and Co., Inc.: Moncrieff, I.

As much as the lubricants industry might wish it otherwise, base stocks production is becoming more commoditized, and it is intertwined inextricably with mainstream refining operations. The vast major..

Keep liquid analysis invisible in refineries

Rosemount Analytical: Joseph, D.

The hidden heroes of hydrocarbon processing plants are the liquid analyzers, especially the pH and conductivity loops. Unlike their flashier cousins in gas analysis, these analyzers operate behind the..

HP Integration Strategies: Could remanufactured control components place HPI plants at risk?

ARC Advisory Group: Clayton, D.

The hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI) must address a number of potentially catastrophic safety issues. One issue, in particular, is the growing use of remanufactured equipment and components from ..

Investigate power limitations in a large steam turbine

Fluor Canada Ltd.: Ghaisas, N.

An investigation was carried out to rectify power limitations for a steam-turbine driver of a cracked-gas compressor (CGC) in a world-class ethylene plant.DescriptionThe turbine is a nine-stage, impul..

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..

HP Integration Strategies: The energy water nexus

ARC Advisory Group: Miller, Paul

Whether or not you subscribe to the global warming and &#147;peak oil&#148; arguments, it is clear to almost everyone in the industrial world that &#147;business as usual&#148; is not sustainable inde..

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