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Current Issue: September 2023
Special Focus: Refining Technology
Refineries’ pandemic turmoil—KNPC’s gasoline demand: Opportunities and challenges
Environment & Safety / Maintenance & Reliability / Petrochemicals / Process Optimization / Refining / Aromatics / Catalysts / Construction / Desulfurization / Diesel / Distillation / Economics / Engineering & Design / Environment / Equipment / Gasoline / Hydrogen / Hydrotreating / Loss Prevention / Management / Naphtha / Polymers / Products / Reactors / Sulfur / Treating / Utilities / Middle East
The COVID-19 pandemic is regarded as one of the most exceedingly difficult challenges faced in the oil and gas industry's history.
Racing to find the right separation technology
The global pandemic, economic slowdown and instability caused by regional conflicts have significantly impacted the approximately 735 petroleum refineries worldwide.
Reliable vacuum distillation requires reliable ejector system performance
A fuels-oriented crude oil refinery must have good performance from its vacuum distillation section to deliver targeted yield and throughput.
Advanced integral vanadium-trapping technology for FCC catalysts
Transportation fuel demand is predicted to peak in the next 10 yr–20 yr. This is being driven by efforts to improve the fuel efficiency of vehicles as well as a decline in the demand for fuel in mature economies.
Gas flaring system design and optimization with commercial simulation tool
In the chemicals, petroleum refining and natural gas industries, gas flaring systems are commonly installed for safe operation to burn associated and non-associated gases.
Biofuels, Alternatives/Renewable Fuels
Implement innovative corrosion management solutions for biofuel refining—Part 1
Environment & Safety / Process Optimization / Refining / Biofuels / Carbon Management / Construction / Corrosion / Desulfurization / Distillation / Engineering & Design / Environment / Hydrotreating / Loss Prevention / Products / Sulfur / Treating
The production of carbon-neutral and renewable transportation fuels is growing rapidly, driven by the need to find feedstocks beyond fossil resources.
Carbon Capture/CO2 Mitigation
Beyond sequestration: Changing CO2 from a problem to a solution—Part 1: CO2 as a refrigerant
Environment & Safety / Process Optimization / Project Management / Refining / Carbon Management / Compressors / Engineering & Design / Environment / Equipment / Greenhouse Gases / Heat Transfer
As the world continues along its energy transition trajectory, demand for blue hydrogen and reduced carbon emissions will make high-purity carbon dioxide streams available in many process plants.
Plant Design, Engineering, Construction and Commissioning
How to successfully coordinate a global megaproject
Environment & Safety / Petrochemicals / Project Management / Construction / Crude oil / Engineering & Design / Valves
When it comes to major petrochemical plant construction projects, logistical complexity can be one of the biggest hurdles builders face.
Maintenance and Reliability
The preventive maintenance “Job Plan 2.0”
The purpose of a preventive maintenance (PM) plan is to sustain the functionality or condition of an asset based on pre-established job plans with tasks to be executed at regular operating hours, elapsed time periods or work cycles.
Tanks, Terminals and Storage
A simplified dynamic approach for storage tank thermal inbreathing rates
Environment & Safety / Maintenance & Reliability / Petrochemicals / Process Optimization / Refining / Construction / Corrosion / Engineering & Design / Environment / Equipment / Heat Transfer
Storage tanks that experience sudden heavy rain on what was a hot sunny day can be damaged due to inadequate venting devices.
Connected workers can be empowered by digital transformation
Plant safety, product quality and efficient operations in oil and gas processing rely on accurate knowledge transfer between teams and across shifts.
Process Controls, Instrumentation and Automation
Don’t just survive: Thrive with advanced process control
Environment & Safety / Process Control / Process Optimization / Construction / Engineering & Design / Equipment / Information Systems / Loss Prevention
There is a new adage in process manufacturing circles, and it resonates particularly deeply in the hydrocarbon industry: If you do not like market factors today, just wait a month.
Environment & Safety
Technologies helping the petrochemicals/organic chemicals sectors adhere to new flaring regulations
Refining / Analyzers / Carbon Management / Engineering & Design / Environment / Equipment / Greenhouse Gases / Heat Transfer / Sulfur / Process Optimization / Environment & Safety
Industrial plants, chemical companies, refineries, the coal industry and landfills practice gas flaring as a safety measure to relieve pressure or dispose of excess gases.
Trends and Resources
Global Project Data
Gas Processing/LNG / Petrochemicals / Refining / Construction / Africa / Americas / Asia/Pacific / Europe / Middle East
Gulf Energy Information’s Global Energy Infrastructure database is tracking more than 1,150 active projects in the hydrocarbon processing industry.
The automation experts at ATC Diversified Electronics, maker of devices for automation, motor protection, process monitoring and power quality, have introduced the new MPA2 motor protection analyzer.
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