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Plastic pyrolysis oils as feedstock for steam crackers: Opportunities and challenges—Part 2

Linde Engineering: Delhomme-Neudecker, C.  |  Schödel, N.  |  Tóta, Á.  |  Schmidt, G.

Plastic waste is a worldwide challenge. To reduce its carbon dioxide (CO<sub>2</sub>) footprint, the plastics industry is striving to increase circularity by using plastic pyrolysis oils (pyoils) from waste plastics as steam cracker feedstock.

Nine steps for effective preparation of planned shutdowns—Part 2

Contributing Editor: Benomar, B.

As organizations increasingly prioritize resource optimization, performance and sustainability, executing a successful shutdown (SD) has become more challenging.

Practical examples and considerations in designing emergency depressurizing systems

Saudi Aramco: Tijani, A.
Siemens: Rodrigues, H.  |  Safar, A.

Process operating facilities typically process large inventories of gas and volatile hydrocarbon liquids at high pressures, which have the potential of posing major hazards during emergency incidents—such as fire, loss of containment or operating excursion.

Alarm management: Small investments equal big improvements

aeSolutions: Manelick, S.

Imagine experiencing a major industrial catastrophe where multitudes of alarms are triggered, creating chaos and confusion about which alarm responses should take priority and what those responses should be, while simultaneously ensuring employee safety and protecting valuable business assets.

Advanced analytics solutions propel decarbonization and sustainability initiatives

Seeq Corporation: Bowling, M.

Industrial process manufacturers and refiners are facing a storm of disruptive challenges. First and foremost, calls to mitigate climate change have taken a central position and must be prioritized, driving the decarbonization efforts of industrial and manufacturing processes.

Planning a practical path to net-zero

Emerson: Carugo, M.  |  Sharpe, P.

Many companies around the world and across the size spectrum have committed to aggressive carbon-neutral targets and are now looking to their production sites for practical plans on how to achieve these goals.

Maximum fill volume in propane, butane and LPG pressurized storage tanks

Pasargad Energy Development Co.: Safamirzaei, M.

Large volumes of flammable hydrocarbons are stored inside different storage tanks in gas, oil and petrochemical plants. In addition to maximizing profitability, the optimum design of process units and storage facilities must consider safety concerns to avoid catastrophic accidents.

Editorial Comment: Digital transformation: The many pathways to operational and project excellence

Hydrocarbon Processing Staff: Nichols, Lee

Throughout the history of the modern refining and petrochemicals industries, asset owners, project developers, and equipment and service companies have devoted countless expenditures in the research and development of new technologies.

CITGO enters EV space with pilot program in Michigan (U.S.)

CITGO Petroleum Corporation, along with longtime Marketer Folk Oil Company, recently launched an electric vehicle charging pilot program designed to meet the needs of EV drivers in Battle Creek, Michigan.

Australia’s Ampol to upgrade Lytton refinery, posts 1.1% rise in annual profit

Australia’s Ampol Ltd said it intends to upgrade its Lytton refinery located in Queensland to align its gasoline production quality to comply with the latest standards for both regular and premium gasoline grades.