Refining

Fouling in hydrogen recycle gas compressors

Zardynezhad, S., TurboTech Consulting Corp.

Hydrogen recycle gas compressors are one of the most significant rotating equipment in oil refineries, petrochemical plants and upgraders.

Use a simple vapor equation for sizing two-phase pressure relief valves

Pressure relief valves (PRVs) protect process equipment from the hazards of excessive over-pressure.

Oil refiners, unions press U.S. EPA on biofuel blending costs

Oil refining company and labor union representatives pressed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency at a virtual meeting last week to lower costs of the nation's biofuel blending program .

Innovations

Rhodes, Mike, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

The Thermo Scientific Delta Q isotope ratio mass spectrometer (IRMS) is a next-generation gas IRMS designed to enable detailed analysis with greater precision and accuracy.

Valves, Pumps and Turbomachinery: Achieving the right installation torque with a virtual calculation

Wegener, C., Rembe

Determining the required installation torque for a tight flange system is a daily challenge for industrial valve manufacturers and plant operators.

Environment and Safety: Gas flaring: Necessary, or a waste of resources and a source of greenhouse gases?

Rastogi, A., Fluor Daniel India Pvt. Ltd.

Flaring is the controlled burning of hydrocarbons at oil refineries, gas processing plants and petrochemical plants.

Business Trends: Non-OEM parts—Buyer beware

Boyle, B., Emerson

What is the harm in wearing a knock-off Rolex watch?

Industry Perspectives

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

In 1H 2022, new capital projects have declined 19% vs. 1H 2021.

EIA estimates show a decrease in global surplus crude oil production capacity in 2022

The EIA's new report, titled Global Surplus Crude Oil Production Capacity, provides estimates of global surplus crude oil production capacity in both OPEC countries and non-OPEC countries.

Exxon profit set to soar again; White House wants more oil

Wall Street analysts sharply increased their ExxonMobil Corp second-quarter profit estimates after the largest U.S. oil producer projected it could almost double its first-quarter earnings.