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Irving Oil announces major refinery turnaround

On September 17, Irving Oil will begin one of its largest turnaround projects in several years at its Saint John refinery.

thyssenkrupp Uhde selected by Grupa Azoty for new ammonium nitrate neutralization plant

thyssenkrupp Uhde has been selected by Grupa Azoty S.A. of Poland to supply a new ammonium nitrate neu-tralization plant.

Kuwait oil minister says study shows lack of interest in Al Zour Petrochemical complex

Kuwait's oil minister said the results of a study conducted by Ernst & Young showed a lack of investor appetite for participation in the Al Zour Petrochemicals complex project.

thyssenkrupp Uhde and Orica slash greenhouse gas emissions in Newcastle, Australia

hyssenkrupp Uhde and Orica have successfully completed the Kooragang Island Decarbonization Project in Newcastle, Australia with the successful commissioning of thyssenkrupp Uhde’s effective EnviNOx technology to reduce greenhouse gas emissions at Orica’s three on-site nitric acid plants.

Exxon Baytown, Texas, refinery resumes normal operations

ExxonMobil's 564,440 bpd Baytown, Texas, refinery resumed normal operations, company spokesperson Lauren Kight said, following a malfunction on a unit that triggered the plant's safety flare.

HFC detection using optical gas imaging increases safety/efficiency while reducing emissions

Teledyne FLIR: O’Neill, C.
Contributing Author: Chochran, R. A.

The use of optical gas imaging (OGI) cameras has benefited the oil and gas industry greatly by improving worker safety and plant efficiency while reducing emissions; however, the technology has yet to gain a similar foothold in the petrochemical industry, despite offering similar advantages.

The importance of operational readiness

JEM Advisors: Ladnier, G.  |  Straker, B.  |  Hanson, T.  |  Kenyon, R.
GMcLeodConsulting LLC: McLeod, G.
Austin Mattson Project Management: Mattson, A.

Over the last 20 yr–30 yr, manufacturing facilities and project teams have spent significant time and money developing tools to navigate the issues of designing, procuring and building projects.

How digital is essential for carbon capture at scale

Aspen Technology: Muñoz, G.

Energy and chemical companies around the globe obtain value from digitalization across all stages of the asset lifecycle, from design to operations.

Flooded condenser vents for pressure control

Contributing Author: Sharma, A.

Of the condensers in process industries such as refineries and petrochemical facilities, many are flooded-type condensers.

Control reciprocating compressor pressure pulsations to ensure long-term operational reliability

Contributing Author: Eshaghi, M.
Consultant: Perez, R. X.

Reciprocating compressors receive and deliver gas in discrete slugs (or pulses) as the pistons move back and forth.