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Industry Pioneers: Polymer science, catalytic cracking and chemical advances

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

The Austrian-born chemist, Hermann Francis Mark, is well-known for his contributions to the development of polymer science, which he devoted more than 60 yr of his life to.

History of the HPI: The 1930s: Catalytic cracking, polyethylene, synthetic fibers, resins and jet engines

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

The hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI) has a rich history of discovery, challenges, breakthroughs, trial and error, collaboration and success. Hydrocarbon Processing continues its reflection on the history of the HPI.

Industry Perspectives: Capital investments/major trends affecting the global HPI

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

In late January, Tyler Campbell, Associate Editor, Hydrocarbon Processing, Gas Processing & LNG, and H2Tech, presented an update on the global capital construction landscape at the Engineering and Construction Contracting (ECC) Extra Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana (U.S.).

Executive Viewpoint: Decarbonizing ethylene production

Knez, S., Technip Energies

Hydrocarbon Processing (HP) sat down with Stan Knez (SK), Chief Technology Officer, Technip Energies, to get his insights on decarbonization, digital and process technologies and sustainability within the processing industries.

Advancing processing technologies and refining operations: Excerpts from the 1920s

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

The following is a mixture of technical articles, columns and headlines published in the 1920s by The Refiner and Natural Gasoline Manufacturer, the forerunner to Hydrocarbon Processing.

Comparing green fuels for marine engines—Part 1

Bushiri, D., Refinery Automation Institute

The marine shipping industry, which accounts for 80% of global trade and 3% of annual global carbon emissions,1 must adhere to stringent International Maritime Organization (IMO) goals of reducing total annual greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by at least 50% below 2008 levels by 2050.2

History of the HPI-Up to the 1930s: Whales, lamps, automobiles, plastics and war

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Over the next 10 mos, Hydrocarbon Processing will provide a detailed history of the origins and evolution of the hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI).

Industry Perspectives: Asia continues to dominate new project market share

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

According to Gulf Energy Information’s Global Energy Infrastructure database, new project announcements have decreased by approximately 6% year-over-year.

How one analyzer technology can improve a semi-regenerative catalytic reforming process

Garza, A., Endress+Hauser

Going back to the earliest days of the industry, oil refiners have found that breaking down crude oil into marketable fractions does not always result in high volumes of the most profitable products.

Consequence modeling and risk analysis for safeguarding against jet fires

Due to their high momentum and erosive nature, sustained jet fires are one of the most hazardous types of fires that can threaten the integrity of process facilities.