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Business Trends: The journey to sustainable profitability: How to benchmark the efficiency of your investment

Honeywell UOP: Couch, K.  |  Griffiths, M.  |  Ritchie, J.  |  Srivastava, P.

Because it provides the energy and materials required for global development, the refining industry is critical to the world economy.

Lummus acquires water and wastewater treatment technologies from Siemens Energy

Lummus Technology announced that it has reached an agreement with Siemens Energy to acquire assets from their water solutions portfolio including intellectual property and copyrights, trade secrets, and research and development properties. The technologies address water and wastewater needs of the oil and gas industry using carbon adsorption, biological treatment and hydrothermal processes.

Ketjen introduces state-of-the-art QUASAR Platform

Ketjen Corporation, a leader in catalyst and specialty chemicals manufacturing, today announced the commercial availability of its next generation QUASAR platform, with diverse hydrotreating applications for the production of clean transportation fuels.

ART adjusts pricing to reflect higher input costs

ART, the joint venture of U.S. specialty chemicals and materials company Grace and Chevron announced global price increases for its hydroprocessing catalysts amid rapidly rising raw materials and energy costs.

Implement advanced level control techniques to improve crude distillation unit stabilizer performance

Nayara Energy Ltd.: Mandal, K. K.

The performance of refinery operations depends on the stable operation of the plant.

2022 HP Awards Finalists

Hydrocarbon Processing Staff: Nichols, Lee

<em>Hydrocarbon Processing</em>, the downstream processing sector’s leading technical publication for 100 yr, has announced the finalists for its sixth annual <em>HP</em> Awards, which celebrate innovative technologies and people that have been instrumental in improving facility operations over the past year.

History of the HPI: The 2000s: Net-zero, environmental regulations, capacity acceleration and digital transformation

Hydrocarbon Processing Staff: Nichols, Lee

This final installment of the History of the HPI series details major events in the refining and petrochemicals industry over the past 20 yr, including stricter regulations/initiatives to curb carbon emissions, a safer and more environmentally friendly way to produce and handle chemicals, significant capital investments to boost production capacity and digital transformation.

History of the HPI: The 1990s: Clean fuels and emissions mitigation, M&A, GTL and the fieldbus wars

Hydrocarbon Processing Staff: Nichols, Lee

Much like several initiatives passed in the 1970s and 1980s, the 1990s were a decade heavily focused on environmental issues, with many new regulations being enacted to not only mitigate industrial and vehicle emissions but also to advance the production of clean fuels globally.

Hydroprocessing catalyst reload and restart best practices—Part 2

PetroQuantum: Dyke, S.
Global R&D: Pongboot, N.

Hydroprocessing (hydrotreating and hydrocracking) units are high-pressure, high-temperature units that have multiple reactors, multiple beds per reactor and specialized metallurgy. Catalysts in these units are replaced on a 2 yr–5 yr cycle, depending on feed quality, unit design, catalyst selection, operational constraints and performance.

Hydroprocessing catalyst reload and restart best practices—Part 1

PetroQuantum: Dyke, S.
Global R&D: Pongboot, N.

Hydroprocessing (hydrotreating and hydrocracking) units are high-pressure, high-temperature units that have multiple reactors, multiple beds per reactor and specialized metallurgy.