- Global Energy Infrastructure
Special Report: Refining Developments
Clean fuels programs – Asia-Pacific and Western Europe styles
Two refiners from different continents strive to meet the challenges of producing lower-sulfur fuels while endeavoring to protect the environment
Consider new FCC technologies to produce low-sulfur gasoline
Capital-free techniques such as catalyst and additive programs are viable options when meeting clean fuel specifications
Case history: Converting an MTBE unit to isooctane operation
Due to the ban of blending MTBE into RFG, this company revamped its operation to produce another gasoline component using technology never proven on world-scale levels
Floating-roof technology advances with lessons learned from an 80-year history
Consider these design fundamentals when selecting your storage solution
Optimize revamp projects with a logic-based approach
Retrofitting processing units pose many obstacles. Test-run evaluations uncover limitations from existing infrastructures that can derail project goals
Top of line corrosion in industrial wastewater pipelines
Here are the causes and the solution
Revitalize stripping operations with structured packing
Poor stripper performance of FCC spent catalyst burns up products and profits. New retrofit methods cut operating cost and increase product yields
HP Control: Insights from the ERTC Computer Conference
The ERTC's annual Computer Conference was held June 23-25 in Milan, Italy. Several papers were presented on advanced control, supply chain management, production planning, training simu..
HP Reliability: Organizing to be reliability-focused
This column has often mentioned the need for industry to abandon its repair focus and to move toward becoming almost exclusively reliability-focused. There are many ways to reach this g..
HP Integration Strategies: Is performance being managed in real time?
Dick Hill, Contributing Editor       Comments? Write: editorial@HydrocarbonProcessing.com ..
HPIn Europe: Robust activity in eastern and central region
Central and Eastern Europe continues to be one of the most interesting regions. Some of the larger companies, such as OMV of Austria, MOL of Hungary and PKN Orlen of Poland, are seeking..
Trends and Resources
HP Impact: US petrochem production grows in second quarter, some inventories down
For second-quarter 2003, total production of 18 petrochemicals reported in an NPRA survey was 46.7 billion pounds (Blb). This is an increase of 1% compared with first-quarter 2003. Howe..
HP Impact: Debate continues over ethanol use, increased smog
The US Senate has passed an energy bill, which sets up an interesting dynamic for merging the differences in the two bills in a House-Senate conference committee. Frank Maisano, directo..
HP Impact: Global corporate E&C corruption focus of new initiative
Leading members of the industry who make up the World Economic Forum's Governors for Engineering & Construction (E&C) have established a multinational task force to develop anti-corrupt..
HP Impact: Oil monitoring program records 41% growth
One of the world's largest proficiency testing programs for used oil has achieved a record high level of participation. ASTM's Interlaboratory Crosscheck Program (ILCP) is set up for pa..
Oxidative technology proven to process ULSD UniPure Corp. has successfully produced ultra-low-sulfur diesel (ULSD) fuel in its advanced sulfur removal (ASR) process. The demonstration f..
Experimentation alliance ExxonMobil Corp., Irving, Texas, and Symyx Technologies, Inc., Santa Clara, California, have a technology agreement focused on high throughput experimentation (..
Magnet-drive pump handles up to 12,000 gpm Klaus Union has introduced three new magnet-drive hydraulic sizes. These include the SLM NVO 350-300-400 31E, SLM NVO 400-400-400 31E and SLM ..
HP Construction: North America
PetroWorld Ltd., Foster Wheeler Power Systems Inc., Starchem Technologies International Ltd. and Waller Marine Inc. are developing what is claimed to be the world's first floating large..
HP Construction: South America
SimSci-Esscor, an Invensys plc subsidiary, has a two-year contract with Ecopetrol, the state-owned petroleum producing and refining company of Colombia. Contract value is $500,000 and i..
HP Construction: Europe
ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Co. (EMRE) has a contract with S.C. Petrotel-Lukoil, S.A. The agreement is for EMRE's proprietary SCANfining gasoline sulfur reduction process along ..
HP Construction: Africa
Technip-Coflexip has a contract with NNPC/Mobil joint venture for the East Area - Additional Oil Recovery project. The contract covers engineering, procurement, fabrication, installatio..
HP Construction: Middle East
Qatar Petroleum and Exxon Mobil Corp. have contracts for the Qatargas II LNG expansion project. Qatargas II is a joint project between Qatar Petroleum (70%) and ExxonMobil (30%). The ma..
HP Construction: Asia-Pacific
A 342-MW integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) power plant using ChevronTexaco-licensed gasification technology is now operational. The unit is located at Nippon Petroleum Refin..
Automatic self-cleaning water filters Orival, Inc.'s automatic self-cleaning filters are claimed to offer reliable, maintenance-free removal of suspended solids from water in both once-..
HP In Brief: HPIn Brief
Fresh look at Asia-Pacific demand ..
HP Impact: LNG imports for US to grow exponentially
LNG imports first surged on the US natural gas stage in the late 1990s, before settling at around 230 - 240 billion cubic feet per year (Bcfy) in 2001 - 2002. That amount represented ab..
HP Impact: China prepares for future of increased HPI product demand
With China's entry into the WTO, it is making significant policy changes to participate as a major player in the global HPI. Most notably, this nation is opening its borders for trade. ..
HP Impact: Emission control materials demand to grow 5.4%/year
Demand in the US for emission control products (components and materials) will increase to $3.9 billion in 2007. Increasingly stringent emission standards set by the EPA and the extensi..
Letters to the Editor
Letters to the editor
MTBF In reading "HP In Reliability" (June 2003), I am reminded that MTBF cannot be compared from company to company, or even plant to plant within a given company for one basic reason: Ther..
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