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Industry Pioneers: The people that have advanced the HPI for more than 150 yr
Nichols, Lee, Sharma, Sumedha, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Carl von Linde was a German scientist and engineer who pioneered new technologies in refrigeration and the invention of air separation and gas liquefaction processes. In the 1870s, Linde’s studies led to an efficient design for refrigeration.

HP Flashback: Excerpts from 2000–2022: Decarbonization, digital transformation, integration and reliability
Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

The following is a mixture of technical articles, columns and headlines published in the 2000s by Hydrocarbon Processing. This collection of excerpts provides a look into the major technological advancements and topics/trends in the hydrocarbon processing industry during that timeframe.

History of the HPI: The 2000s: Net-zero, environmental regulations, capacity acceleration and digital transformation
Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

This final installment of the History of the HPI series details major events in the refining and petrochemicals industry over the past 20 yr, including stricter regulations/initiatives to curb carbon emissions, a safer and more environmentally friendly way to produce and handle chemicals, significant capital investments to boost production capacity and digital transformation.

Viewpoint: The pathway towards autonomy: How process automation is building the future plant
Urso, J., Honeywell Process Solutions

Hydrocarbon Processing sat down with Jason Urso (JU), Chief Technology Officer, Honeywell Process Solutions, to discuss the current state of the process automation industry, how new technologies are enhancing efficiency and safety, and what the future holds for automation.

Pressure swing adsorption vessels fatigue analysis
Kittur, A., Saudi Aramco

The hydrogen (H2) plant in a refinery produces high-purity (99.9+ vol%) H2 products using a licensed pressure swing adsorption (PSA) purification process to fulfill the H2 makeup needs of refinery hydroprocessing facilities.

Use CFD analysis to evaluate the impact of hot air recirculation on air-cooled heat exchangers
Chen, C-C., CTCI, Corp.

Air-cooled heat exchangers are widely used in the petroleum, petrochemical, natural gas and other industries for cooling purposes. In contrast to a water-cooled system, which consists of a traditional shell-and-tube heat exchanger and a cooling tower, an air-cooled heat exchanger uses ambient air as the main cooling medium.

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Project: Long Son Petrochemicals Complex
Location: Long Son, Vietnam
Operator: Siam Cement Group
Cost: $5.4 B
Capacity: 1.65 MMtpy
Completion date: 2023
Status: Under Construction
Project: Huizhou Petrochemical Complex
Location: Huizhou, China
Operator: ExxonMobil
Cost: $10 B
Capacity: 1.6 MMtpy
Completion date: 2023
Status: Under construction
Project: Visakh Refinery
Location: Visakhapatnam, India
Operator: Hindustan Petroleum Corp. Ltd.
Cost: $3.1 B
Capacity: 134,000 bpd
Completion date: 2023
Status: Under Construction
Project: LyondellBasell PO/TBA Complex
Location: Channelview, Texas (U.S.)
Operator: LyondellBasell
Cost: $2.4 B
Capacity: 1.47 MMtpy
Completion date: 2023
Status: Under Construction