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Process Optimization

Lummus Technology to provide proprietary heaters to Amiral petrochemical complex in Saudi Arabia

Lummus Technology announced a contract award from Hyundai Engineering & Construction Co. Ltd. to provide eight proprietary Short Residence Time (SRT®) ethylene cracking heaters at SATORP's Amiral petrochemical complex in Saudi Arabia.

Digital Feature: A novel process to help refinery operations comply with the U.S. Renewable Fuel Standard

This article, exclusive to Hydrocarbon Processing, details a novel refinery processing technology that enables refineries to produce fuels that adhere to the U.S. RFS.

thyssenkrupp Uhde awarded ammonia revamp project in Egypt

thyssenkrupp Uhde Egypt has signed a contract with Egypt-based Delta Company for Fertilizer and Chemical Industries to revamp an existing ammonia plant complex located in Dakahlia, Talkha, Egypt.

BASF launches ChemCycling in the U.S.

BASF is offering customers ISSC+ certified advanced recycled building blocks from the BASF TotalEnergies Petrochemicals facility in Port Arthur, Texas. ChemCycling utilizes recycled feedstock that is derived from plastic waste in the conventional production process, thereby partially replacing fossil resources.   

Digitalization in refineries: A strategic roadmap for operational excellence—Part 1

KBC, a Yokogawa Company: Gardner, J.  |  McMullan, A.

The refinery industry is one of the biggest industries worldwide. According to Statista, the global oil refinery capacity tipped 100 MMbpd in 2022. This capacity reflects nearly a twofold increase since 1970.

Improve specialty chemical production through digital transformation

Emerson: McEleney, T.

From large petrochemical plants to smaller-scale specialty chemical operations, digital transformation is a significant technology and operational improvement trend throughout the global chemical industry.

Optimize process performance and reduce emissions by using process analyzers

AMETEK Process Instruments: Burton, H.  |  Gaura, M.  |  Geiger, J.

Whether a refinery process involves the creation of fuels from crude oil or the production of biogas, process analysis can help to address the many challenges involved in operations.

Six reasons oil and gas organizations must implement an industrial cybersecurity program

ABS Group: Bramson, I.

Oil and gas companies must focus on building robust industrial cybersecurity programs to prevent and respond to the next attack.

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.