- Global Energy Infrastructure
Special Focus: Sustainability
Ras Tanura: The creation of a clean-fuels complex
Environment & Safety / Project Management / Refining / Carbon Management / Catalysts / Construction / Desulfurization / Diesel / Economics / Engineering & Design / Equipment / Gasoline / Greenhouse Gases / Loss Prevention / Products / Sulfur / Treating
The primary objective of the Ras Tanura Refinery Clean Fuels Project is to enable the Ras Tanura refinery—the largest refinery in Saudi Arabia—to produce transportation fuels that will be compliant with future specifications.
FCC NOx reduction methods: Complying with regulations without capital investment
Environment & Safety / Process Optimization / Refining / Carbon Management / Catalysts / Construction / Distillation / Economics / Engineering & Design / Environment / Equipment / Loss Prevention / Octane / Products / Reactors / Sulfur / Americas
As fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) nitrogen oxides (NO<sub>x</sub>) emissions regulations become increasingly strict, refiners are driven to find the most economic compliance option.
Cyclic distillation: A novel enhanced technology for processing hydrocarbons and derivatives
Distillation is the most widespread separation method in history.
Hydrocarbons face toughest challenge yet
Environment & Safety / Gas Processing/LNG / Petrochemicals / Refining / Biofuels / Carbon Management / Construction / Crude oil / Economics / Environment / Greenhouse Gases / Hydrogen / Natural Gas / Products / Americas / Asia/Pacific / Europe / Middle East
Over the next 30 yr, the globe’s energy ecosystem—where fossil fuels dominate and renewables play catch-up—will evolve exponentially, as efforts intensify to curb carbon emissions and mitigate the detrimental impact of climate change.
Search for advanced technique of desalter control—TON control for interface level
While it may seem like a simple vessel, the desalter is a critical section in a crude distillation unit.
Selection and comparison of thermic fluids in a fired heater
Hot oil, also called thermic fluid, is a heat transfer fluid (HTF) used in oil refineries and chemical plants.
Valves, Pumps and Turbomachinery
Resolving a chronic water injection pump high vibration through a shaft-lifting technique
Environment & Safety / Maintenance & Reliability / Refining / Engineering & Design / Equipment / Loss Prevention / Pumps / Safety / Middle East
This article explores the investigation into the chronic high vibration issues of a particular water injection pump.
Modular reed valve technology for reciprocating compressors
Hydrocarbon processing plants use reciprocating compressors for process gases in a certain flow and differential pressure range, and double-acting cylinder-piston arrangements are almost always involved.
Process Control, Instrumentation and Automation
How to support condition monitoring with wireless instrumentation networks
Environment & Safety / Maintenance & Reliability / Petrochemicals / Process Control / Refining / Analyzers / Boilers / Compressors / Corrosion / Engineering & Design / Environment / Equipment / Heat Transfer / Information Systems / Loss Prevention / Motors / Natural Gas / People / Pumps / Reactors / Rotating Equipment / Safety
When <i>Wireless</i>HART first hit the market in 2008, most of the native devices using it were process measurement instruments.
Maintenance and Reliability
Improving asset utilization by closing the corrosion window
Maintenance & Reliability / Process Control / Refining / Corrosion / Crude oil / Equipment / Information Systems / Loss Prevention
Driving profitable refinery operations often requires owner-operators to balance production flexibility and product optimization with asset availability and equipment reliability.
Reasons for vibration issues in boilers and furnaces
A conversation with a long-time colleague at an industry trade show inspired me to think about one of the most confounding problems that occur in boilers and furnaces: vibration.
Editorial Comment: Will 2021 be a rebound year?
Maintenance & Reliability / Petrochemicals / Refining / Construction / Crude oil / Diesel / Economics / Gasoline / Polymers / Products
Needless to say, 2020 was an unprecedented year.
Reliability: Viewing every maintenance intervention as an upgrade opportunity
When a long-time maintenance supervisor was promoted to the head of his refinery’s reliability department, he wanted to make “Precision Maintenance is Our Passion” his banner and headline.
Safety: Do companies have the right tools to make proactive safety decisions?
Environment & Safety / Gas Processing/LNG / Petrochemicals / Refining / Economics / Environment / Equipment / Information Systems / Loss Prevention / Management / People / Safety
A process safety management/operational risk management survey conducted by Sphera in 2020 polled respondents on the following items.
Risk: Escaping the “cyclone market” in downstream energy
To say that the downstream energy sector is facing a time of unprecedented challenge would be the understatement of the decade.
Valves, Pumps and Turbomachinery: Use the correct lube oil grade to avoid equipment failures
Lubrication is imperative to the performance of rotating equipment.
Corrosion: Address damage caused by galvanic corrosion
At petrochemical and refining facilities, it is common for U-clamps over piping runs to become corroded, sometimes to the extent where they are completely thinned out.
Trends and Resources
Environment & Safety / Gas Processing/LNG / Process Optimization / Project Management / Compressors / Construction / Economics / Engineering & Design / Environment / Equipment / Hydrogen / Natural Gas / Products / Rotating Equipment / Safety
With the increasing prominence of hydrogen technologies circulating into the global market, Gulf Energy Information—publisher of <i>Hydrocarbon Processing</i> and <i>Gas Processing & LNG</i>—has launched our latest publication: <i>H2Tech</i>.
Business Trends: Case EPC-2020: Increasing competitiveness and profits
Environment & Safety / Petrochemicals / Project Management / Refining / Construction / Engineering & Design / Equipment / Loss Prevention / Management
Prior to the hardships faced during the global pandemic, the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) industry was already facing several challenges.
Global Project Data
Gas Processing/LNG / Petrochemicals / Refining / Construction / Africa / Americas / Asia/Pacific / Europe / Middle East
<i>Hydrocarbon Processing’s</i> Construction Boxscore Database is tracking nearly 1,400 projects around the world.
Gas Processing/LNG / Petrochemicals / Refining / Biofuels / Carbon Management / Construction / Crude oil / Desulfurization / Diesel / Distillation / Engineering & Design / Environment / Gasoline / Natural Gas / Octane / Polymers / Products / Sulfur / Treating / Africa / Americas / Asia/Pacific / Europe / Middle East
TechnipFMC has begun construction on Assiut National Oil Processing Co.’s new hydrocracking complex in Egypt.
Petrochemicals / Refining / Analyzers / Carbon Management / Equipment / Information Systems / Loss Prevention / Valves
H2scan has released its latest product in the HY-OPTIMA™ line of sensors.
Senior appointment in China strengthens FutureOn’s global footprint
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Construction Boxscore: Project Spotlight
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