Engineering & Design

Linde Engineering to extend Slovnaft’s polypropylene capacity in Slovakia

Linde Engineering announced it has been selected by Slovnaft to conduct a complex large-scale revamp of a polypropylene (PP3) plant in Bratislava, Slovakia.

ABB technology to drive production and energy efficiency at Olefin III, Europe’s largest petrochemical investment in 20 years

ABB, working alongside Hyundai Engineering and Técnicas Reunidas, have been employed to install their market leading distributed control system (DCS) ABB Ability System 800xA at the new Olefin III complex in Plock, Poland.

ABB unveils future of process automation

ABB released its white paper which outlines how process automation systems will evolve to support industries as they undergo digital transformation and shift to sustainable energy sources.

History of the HPI: The 1970s: Crises, clean air, plastic bottles and the DCS

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

The 1970s were marked by several historical events that affected not only the hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI) but nations around the world.

Overcome inflation and supply chain issues in construction

Rentschler, C., Al Bassami Industries; Parmar, A., MilliporeSigma, a Merck KGaA Company; Shahani, G., Independent Consultant

Inflation and supply chain disruptions are not new to the construction industry, but the severe combination of these factors and the rapid pace of change driven by the COVID-19 pandemic are unprecedented.

Advanced cleaner technology: Leveraging tailored solutions for reliability goals

Hannon, J., ExxonMobil Fuels and Lubricants

Operators at refineries, petrochemical plants and power generation companies are under constant pressure to reduce maintenance and operational costs, boost productivity, minimize risk of unplanned outages and maximize time between overhaul periods.

Xylene-loop scheme for minimized GHG emissions and PX production cost

Molecular management, energy efficiency and carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions have become major focuses for petrochemical complexes, including aromatics plants.

BASF Bioenergy launches its new brand Spartec

BASF Bioenergy launches its new brand Spartec for the North American bioethanol market. With the new brand, BASF establishes a new standard for performance and service.

Bringing treatments to a boil

The function of a boiler is simple. It boils water to produce steam, which, in turn, provides energy.

Considerations for not providing a dedicated spare pressure-relief device

Namilakonda, P. K., Samsung Engineering

Pressure-relief devices play a critical role in the hydrocarbon processing industry.