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HP Impact: A glance at the 2014 NOx control market

Hydrocarbon Processing Staff: Thinnes, Billy

Stationary sources around the world will spend $11 billion in 2014 for capital equipment and consumables to control NOx. This is the latest projection in a report published by McIlvaine Co.The utility..

HP Impact: Biodegradable plastics demand should grow 15% annually from 2012 to 2017

Hydrocarbon Processing Staff: Thinnes, Billy

According to a new IHS Chemical global market research report, mounting consumer pressure and legislation, such as plastic bag bans and global warming initiatives, will increase demand for biodegradab..

India’s thirst for energy to be addressed at IRPC

Hydrocarbon Processing Staff: Thinnes, Billy

International Refining and Petrochemical Conference (IRPC) 2013New Delhi is an international city with numerous attractions. It is the home of the Qutub Minar, the tallest minaret in India. The c..

Mexichem buys vinyl resin business from PolyOne

Assets transferred in the sale were strictly those related to resin production and included manufacturing plants in Pedricktown, New Jersey; Henry, Illinois; and a resin research facility in Avon Lake, Ohio.

Celanese looks to sell Spain vinyl acetate plant

The VAM unit in Tarragona, Spain, has a capacity of 200,000 tpy. Celanese said the decision to sell the plant was driven by a recently completed assessment of the company's overall corporate strategy, which included an assessment of the company’s global manufacturing facilities.

INEOS, Solvay to merge European PVC businesses

The new INEOS-Solvay business will have 5,650 employees and combine operations across the chlorvinyls chain, including polyvinyl chloride (PVC), chlorine and caustic soda. The merged enterprise would have combined net sales of €4.3bn ($5.7bn), based on 2012 results.

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..

Consider novel CGC and front-end depropanizer system for olefins production

Lamar University: Xu, Q.  |  Fu, J.  |  Zhao, C.

In the presented case study, an innovative design for an integrated CGC-DeC3 system introduces part of the heavier condensate from the early compression stages directly into the high-pressure (HP) depropanizer.

Enhance operation and reliability of dividing-wall columns

LG Chem, Ltd.: Lee, J. W.
Yeungnam University: Lee, M.
LG Chem.: Shin, J.
LG Chem Ltd.: Lee, S.
AMT Pacific Co. Ltd.: Lee, B.

Dividing wall columns (DWCs) are an attractive option when the goals are to reduce energy consumption and capital investment for distillation processes. A major component in a DWC system is the reflux..

LyondellBasell licenses technologies to new China polyethylene, EVA plant

Key features of the Lupotech T tubular technology and the Lupotech A autoclave technology include low manufacturing and investment costs, fast start-up and grade changes, and high quality LDPE and copolymers with up to 40% EVA covering the entire range of melt flows and densities.