Environment & Safety Gas Processing/LNG Maintenance & Reliability Petrochemicals Process Control Process Optimization Project Management Refining

January 2023


Special Focus: Sustainability

Used oil enhanced circularity for sustainable environmental benefits
Saudi Aramco: Khan, Shahreyar  |  Tukur, N. M.

Used oils generated through industrial and non-industrial (e.g., locomotives) sources are an industry segment that needs global attention for enhanced circularity.

Low-capital options to reduce energy costs and greenhouse gas emissions
Veolia Water Technologies & Solutions: Wells, K.  |  Jennett, K.

Improving energy efficiency is an ongoing objective for refineries to benefit operability, throughput and profitability.

Decarbonization is at the forefront of environmental innovation
Koch Modular Process Systems: Schafer, T.  |  Villegas, M.

Earth’s carbon dioxide levels have increased appreciably within the last several decades, which directly correlates to rising environmental concerns of GHG emissions, pollution and disruptions of marine and terrestrial environments, among others.

Biofuels, Alternative/Renewable Fuels

Can large integrated refineries replace all crude oil with cellulosic feedstocks for drop-in hydrocarbon biofuels?
Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Forsberg, C. W.
Michigan State University: Dale, B. E.

Hydrocarbon liquid fuels are central to the U.S. economy, delivering almost half the country’s energy to the residential, commercial, industrial and transportation sectors.

Fast ion chromatography analysis for determining biofuel sugars
Thermo Fisher Scientific: Shevlin, C.

All industrial processes require reliable, accurate and timely methods for analyzing process chemistry.

Process Optimization

New state-of-the-art in sulfur recovery?—Part 2: Environmental benefits
Worley Comprimo: Ventham, C.  |  Lewis, J.
Topsoe: Jensen, F. E.

It is widely accepted that state-of-the-art sulfur recovery technologies utilize the modified Claus process as well as some extension technology on the tail gas.

Heat Transfer

Sensitivity analysis of a shell-and-tube heat exchanger
Facility for Rare Isotope Beams: Laturkar, K.
Validation Associates LLC: Laturkar, K.

Sensitivity analyses evaluate the effects of changes in certain variables on project simulations or investment economics.1

Valves, Pumps and Turbomachinery

Simplify safety valve installation and maintenance
Emerson Automation Solutions: Jensen, K.  |  Parrent, L.

Hazardous materials and dangerous reactions are commonplace in petrochemical, refining and specialty chemical processing units.


Editorial Comment: Hydrocarbon Processing introduces its new digital platform
Hydrocarbon Processing Staff: Nichols, Lee

For more than 100 yr, <em>Hydrocarbon Processing</em> has provided the global HPI with the latest advancements in processing technologies, maintenance, safety, engineering and construction, and know-how to improve and enhance refining and petrochemical plant operations.

Carbon Capture/CO2 Mitigation: Evaluation of the joint effect of uncertain parameters in CO2 storage in the Sleipner project
TÜV SÜD National Engineering Laboratory: Nobakht, B.

The Sleipner carbon capture and storage (CCS) project in the North Sea off the coast of Norway was the first storage project on a commercial scale.

Industry Perspectives: From talk to action: Why operators that act today will become the energy leaders of tomorrow
Partners in Performance: Trench, A.  |  Powell, E.

Time is running out on transformation for the oil and gas, refining and petrochemical industries.

Executive Viewpoint: Sulfur removal and much more
GTC Vorro Technology: Wang, P.

<em>Hydrocarbon Processing</em> sat down with Pinti Wang, President and CEO, GTC Vorro Technology, to get his insights on sulfur removal processes, technology licensing and other topics within the process industries.

Business Trends: Sustainable aviation fuel: New product launches to increase market demand
Brainy Insights Pvt. Ltd.: Dhanwani, A.

The global sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) market is expected to increase from $216 MM in 2021 to $14.77 B by 2030.

Hydrocarbon Processing Staff: Rhodes, Mike

Total organic carbon is an important quality parameter in the various manufacturing and process environments that depend on ultrapure water.

Hydrocarbon Processing Staff: Rhodes, Mike

AMPP welcomes new Chair of its board of directors