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Polymers

Best practices for pygas-based styrene extraction

Sulzer GTC Technology: Liu, Z.  |  Joshi, S.  |  Ma, H.  |  Zhang, R.

Pyrolysis gasoline (pygas) is a by-produced fraction of hydrocarbons generated from a steam cracker.

How high can polyethylene and polypropylene plant capacities rise?

Polyolefins Technology Consultant: Divey, J. D.

Polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP) plants are the popular downstream derivatives of ethylene crackers or petrochemical fluidized catalytic cracking (petro-FCC).

Fuels and chemicals: Finding the right refinery configuration for a less predictable world

Bechtel India: Chaudhuri, S.  |  Singh, R.

The refining industry links the upstream production of crude oil with the end markets for fuel products, as well as for the petrochemical/chemical industry.

Construction

Hydrocarbon Processing Staff: Nichols, Lee

TechnipFMC has begun construction on Assiut National Oil Processing Co.’s new hydrocracking complex in Egypt.

Editorial Comment: Will 2021 be a rebound year?

Hydrocarbon Processing Staff: Nichols, Lee

Needless to say, 2020 was an unprecedented year.

Optimizing methanol plant operations through minimal capital investments

Methanex Corp.: Soto, J.

In the constant search for improvement, Methanex has developed a state-of-the-art project to improve plant operation at its methanol production facility in Punta Arenas, Chile (FIG. 1).

Editorial Comment: HPI spending forecast to reach $491 B in 2021

Hydrocarbon Processing Staff: Nichols, Lee

Who could have known that the hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI) would have been hit with such market volatility entering the new decade?

Hydrocarbon Processing Top Project Awards 2020

Hydrocarbon Processing Staff: Nichols, Lee

The global hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI) continues to expand and modernize to efficiently meet growing demand for energy, transportation fuels and petrochemicals.

Editorial Comment: Optimizing operations by advancing process controls, instrumentation and automation technologies

Hydrocarbon Processing Staff: Nichols, Lee

When driving by or visiting a refinery or petrochemical plant, one cannot help but gaze at the expansive sea of metal towers.

Unconventional improvement of propylene recovery yield at the PP splitter

Aggreko Process Services EMEA: Capra, M.

Thermocompression-equipped propane-propylene (PP) splitters are used to upgrade large quantities of refinery-grade propylene (RGP) to polymer-grade propylene (PGP).