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Reimagining reliability analytics

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Editorial Comment: Advancing catalyst technologies and a focus on plant optimization/efficiency

Hydrocarbon Processing Staff: Nichols, Lee

For nearly 100 yr, catalysts have been used within the processing industries.


Hydrocarbon Processing Staff: Rhodes, Mike

Flowserve Corp., a leading provider of flow control products and services for the global infrastructure markets, has released its SIHI® Boost UltraPLUS dry-running vacuum pump.

INEOS Energy charters two LNG carriers to create virtual LNG pipeline from the U.S. to Europe

INEOS Energy Trading has today signed agreements with Mitsui O.S.K. Lines for two new build LNG carriers, to be used for the import of LNG into Germany from the United States. 

Neste decides to invest in liquefied waste plastic upgrading unit at its Porvoo refinery

Neste has made the final investment decision to commence construction of upgrading facilities for liquefied plastic waste at its Porvoo refinery in Finland.

thyssenkrupp Uhde and Johnson Matthey increase ammonia synthesis capacity at Koch Fertilizer facility

Working in collaboration, thyssenkrupp Uhde and Johnson Matthey have delivered a product solution to in-crease the ammonia capacity at Koch Fertilizer’s Fort Dodge, Iowa facility. During the revamp of the existing ammonia plant, the team integrated the uhde dual-pressure process, which was installed upstream of the existing ammonia synthesis loop.

bp's Toledo refinery suffered cascade of malfunctions before fatal explosion

Supervisors at bp's Toledo, Ohio refinery opted to keep the plant running despite a series of malfunctions and a petroleum spill in the hours before an accident that killed two workers last year.

Venezuela's PDVSA resumes operations at El Palito refinery unit

Venezuela's state energy company Petroleos de Venezuela PDVSA has resumed operation at the catalytic cracking unit at the El Palito refinery.

Maersk secures fuel for first methanol container ship journey

Denmark's Maersk said it has secured fuel for the first container vessel able to run on carbon-neutral methanol on its inaugural journey, from South Korea to Denmark.

A consortium led by Tecnimont awarded a $300-MM EPC contract for a fertilizer plant in Egypt by KIMA

MAIRE S.p.A. announces that a consortium composed by its Integrated E&C Solutions subsidiary Tecnimont S.p.A and Orascom Construction S.A.E. has been awarded a Lump Sum Turn-Key Engineering Procurement and Construction contract for a Nitric Acid and Ammonium Nitrate plant by KIMA, Egyptian Chemical Industries Company.