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Editorial Comment: IRPC Process: A sincere thanks to all

Hydrocarbon Processing Staff: Nichols, Lee

Last month, <i>Hydrocarbon Processing</i> hosted the International Refining and Petrochemical Conference (IRPC).

Ethylbenzene plant debottleneck with a high-activity transalkylation catalyst

Tianjin Dagu Chemical Co., Ltd.: Liu, G.
ExxonMobil Chemical Co.: Sundararaman, R.
ExxonMobil Catalysts and Licensing: Cao, J.

Modern commercial ethylbenzene (EB) plants use liquid-phase alkylation processes with zeolite catalysts to achieve high product yields.

Editorial Comment: Optimization: Advancing the industry’s evolution and benefits to the masses

Hydrocarbon Processing Staff: Nichols, Lee

Optimization—the action of making the best or most effective use of a situation or resource—is not a term that the hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI) takes lightly: it is a way of life.

Industry Perspectives

Hydrocarbon Processing Staff: Nichols, Lee

This month, <i>Hydrocarbon Processing</i> will be hosting two events—one to showcase the latest in processing technologies in the refining and petrochemicals markets, and the other to provide an update on the latest trends, initiatives and capital project investments in the global hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI).

Show Preview: IRPC Process Technology

Hydrocarbon Processing Staff: Nichols, Lee

IRPC Process Technology: The latest advancements in process technologies

Industry Perspectives: Will capital investments increase in 2021 and beyond?

Hydrocarbon Processing Staff: Nichols, Lee

Over the past several years, the world witnessed a significant increase in downstream capacity growth in all sectors of the hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI). However, the COVID-19 pandemic caused a significant decline in demand for transportation fuels and certain petrochemical value chains.

Industry Perspectives

Hydrocarbon Processing Staff: Nichols, Lee

The hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI) is steadily advancing through the energy transition.

Editorial Comment: Petrochemicals: Changing technologies and configurations to satisfy future demand

Hydrocarbon Processing Staff: Nichols, Lee

For nearly a decade, capital investments in new petrochemical capacity have skyrocketed. This

Double-suction centrifugal compressor in ethylene plant inlet piping design

TurboTech Consulting Corp.: Zardynezhad, S.

Centrifugal compressors are designed with different suction nozzle orientations and impeller layouts in casing.

A novel polymerization retarder with boosted performance and improved handling characteristics

SUEZ Water Technologies & Solutions: Crom, B.  |  Hood, D.  |  Patel, N.  |  Hong, M.

Styrene monomer production plants continually face a need to slow polymerization rates in the purification section of the production process to increase monomer production rates, reduce polymerization/fouling and tar formation, and protect against equipment plugging, especially in the event of unplanned shutdowns.