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Special Report: Clean Fuels
Refinery hydrogen management – the big picture
Hydrogen network operating decisions affect the bottom line every day, but most refineries do not apply the tools that could dramatically increase profitability
Protect desulfurization catalyst with prefiltration systems
Suspended solids in refinery feeds foul critical desulfurization catalysts and heat exchange equipment and rob refiners of potential profits
The ultimate 'clean' fuel – Gas-to-liquid products
New reforming technology enables converting stranded natural gas into low-sulfur syngas
Consider onsite gas supply to meet processing needs
By outsourcing industrial gas sources, refiners can focus resources – capital and manpower – on upgrading crude oil into higher-value products
Noncapital intensive technologies reduce FCC sulfur content – Part 1
Innovative solutions such as catalysts and membranes can be used to navigate the 'roadmap' for clean fuels agenda
Bonus Report: Laboratory Instrumentation
Ion chromatography analysis
Improve facility operations with this valuable technique
Maintenance and Reliability
Consider a risk-based inspection program to improve safety and availability
Within the framework of a process safety management program, this method helps to minimize maintenance costs and reduce plant risk level
Engineering Case Histories
HP Reliability: Update your oil mist lubrication knowledge
We recently had occasion to review supposedly new, but nevertheless seriously outdated, information on the subject of oil mist lubrication. The flawed material appeared in a write-up ba..
HP Integration Strategies: Improve your bottom line with critical condition management
As automation technology advances in complexity and sophistication, operating personnel face an increasingly complex decision-making process in dealing with critical conditions. Today, ..
HPIn Europe: Refining uncertainty into the future
The refining industry is continuing to endure a tough time and, for the foreseeable future, this picture does not look like changing, certainly in Europe. In addition to the pressures, ..
Trends and Resources
HP Innovations: HPInnovations
Vibration test, measurement instrument uses PDA The MicroVibe, a portable vibration test and measurement instrument from SKF Reliability Systems, is claimed to make sophisticated analys..
FERC grants LNG terminal approval The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has granted preliminary approval to Hackberry LNG Terminal LLC's certificate application. This is for its pr..
Coating aids quality control and structural inspection Optically active coating system (OACS) is said to be suitable for a wide array of manufacturing and inspection applications. These..
HP Construction: HPIn Construction
North America ExxonMobil completed a $7 million expansion at its Beaumont, Texas, lube oil blending plant. The project incorporated ExxonMobil's new GreasePro technology at the facility..
Vacuum technology education Literature from Graham Corp. offers information on its VacAdemics seminars. These classes are said to help participants make technically and economically sound ..
HP In Brief: HPIn Brief
Lab software upda..
HP Impact: ‘Dynamism’ to return to chemicals business
After a challenging year in 2001, the U.S. chemicals sector returned to growth in 2002. A boost in shipments occurred as customers began reordering, following the most protracted invent..
HP Impact: Middle East refineries upgrade product quality
Regional economies in the Middle East have shifted away from simple resource extraction and export and are focusing more on value-added exports. Nearly every country in the area now has..
HP Impact: Venezuela announces plans to split PDVSA
Preliminary plans have been announced by Venezuela's government to take the state-owned oil company - PDVSA - and break it in two. The restructuring would "decentralize" the company and..
HP Impact: ‘Up-cycle’ on horizon for global styrene
World styrene demand grew 5.1% in 2002, a contrast to the 1.8% decline in 2001. "After negative spot cash margins throughout 2001 for U.S. producers, the margins in 2002 were a huge ble..
HP Impact: Carbon sequestration research to expand
Carbon sequestration is a promising area of research in which carbon emissions are captured and permanently stored, rather than being released into the atmosphere. The Department of Ene..
HP Impact: Look for your safety system’s weakest link
When it comes to safety instrumented systems, simply deciding on a logic box should be the least concern. According to the Certified Functional Safety Expert (CFSE) organization, key cr..
HP Impact: Corporate IT security remains top priority
Despite the post-September 11 urgency for improved plant/enterprise security and business continuity, corporate investment dollars did not immediately follow. After an initial spike, ma..
Letters to the Editor
Letters to the editor
New design Hydrocarbon Processing is probably the only magazine for process industry professionals that includes process optimization, equipment, instrumentation, maintenance, safety an..
Burden of proving ULSD rests with the testing method
What defines a "clean fuel"? Ultimately, it is the final fuel certification as obtained through an approved laboratory measurement method. For low-sulfur-content fuels, several major te..
Trends in catalysis research to meet future refining needs Table 6
Table 6. Processes and new developments for atmospheric and vacuum residue ..
Gasoline quality drives desulfurization methods
Wendy Weirauch, Managing Editor Comments? Write: WW@HydrocarbonProcessing.com Regional gasoline markets of Nor..
An Asian recovery? Pump sales forecast
Wendy Weirauch, Managing Editor Comments? Write: WW@HydrocarbonProcessing.com An optimistic outlook from the H..
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