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Maximize energy recovery with small steam turbines

Energent: Kaupert, K.
Energent Corp.: Krull, R.  |  Iles, R.

Using smaller turbines (50 kW to 300 kW) can aid system efficiency and help conserve energy. We investigate examples in which the application of smaller steam turbines provided return on investment within two years.

Shintech commits to new US Gulf ethane cracker, contracts Toyo, CB&I

The new facility will use the licensed ethylene technology by Lummus Technology. The produced ethylene will be supplied as feedstock to Shintech’s existing PVC resin production facilities.

Braskem, Odebrecht put US ethane cracker plans on hold, citing markets

In a joint statement, Braskem and Odebrecht confirmed to media outlets that the delay is necessary due to present energy market conditions.

Reliance commissions new India PET, PTA plants

The two plants are forward integrated in the same Reliance complex to decrease costs and capture full chain margins.

Study: US demand for engineering plastics to rise steadily through 2019

Replacement of metal parts with engineering plastics will continue to drive growth, as will new technological advancements that allow engineering plastics to penetrate new applications.

Shell completes ethylene unit upgrade, expansion at Singapore complex

Royal Dutch Shell has completed a revamp of its Singapore ethane cracker. The olefins unit is part of Shell’s integrated refinery and petrochemical complex.

US plastic resins output surges over 2014 levels

US production of major plastic resins totaled 6.1 billion pounds during February 2015, an increase of 6.8 percent compared to the same month in 2014, according to statistics released by the ACC.

Top seven causes for lost olefin production

HSB Solomon Associates LLC: Cagnolatti, C. L.

Long-term trends in production losses, showing total loss production measured in seven biennial studies, are discussed in this article to determine if these losses are increasing or decreasing over time.

HP Project Management: Inside look at financing biorenewable projects

Nexant: Cascone, R.

Financing biorenewables technology companies and their projects involves a unique set of challenges. The global emergence of biorenewable fuels, chemicals and polymers is driven by public policies, su..

HP Petrochemicals: US petrochemical revival slows amid weaker oil

Contributing Editor: Martin, S.

Since the shale revolution, US oil and gas majors have run on all cylinders, drastically curbing US dependency on foreign resources. But the past six months changed it all. A 53% plunge in oil prices ..