Petrochemicals

Shift focus to more open control technology

Chow, M., Crews, A., Emerson Automation Solutions

Plant control system modernizations that are necessary to meet today’s goals and strategies often come with organizational hurdles.

Optimization of ethylene in the processing of hydrocarbons

Hecker, H., DOW Chemical Co.; Kim, J., AMETEK Process Instruments

The measurement of moisture or humidity is very important in most industries, including the petrochemicals sector. Excess moisture in instrument air can cause pipes to rust or pneumatic equipment to malfunction.

GTC Vorro Technology introduces BTX Gold solvent for petrochemical separations

GTC Vorro Technology, a turnkey provider of environmental services and process technologies to oil and gas, refining and petrochemical companies, is now offering BTX Gold solvents for petrochemical separations.

Coolbrook and ABB partner with investment to accelerate decarbonization of heavy industries

ABB and transformational technology and engineering company Coolbrook have signed an agreement to accelerate the development, industrialization and adoption of RotoDynamic technology to decarbonize hard-to-abate sectors such as petrochemicals and chemicals.

Sasol, ArcelorMittal to jointly explore green hydrogen, carbon capture projects

South African petrochemicals company Sasol said it was partnering steelmaker ArcelorMittal South Africa to explore carbon capture technology and steel production using green hydrogen.

Chinese refiners ZPC, ChemChina win additional 2022 crude oil import quotas

Chinese private mega-refiner Zhejiang Petrochemical Corp (ZPC) has been awarded a 10 MMt additional crude oil import quota for 2022.

Neste's NEXPAO technology to be used at CNOOC and Shell Petrochemical's Huizhou production site in China

Neste's Engineering Solutions and CNOOC and Shell Petrochemicals Company Limited have signed an agreement for CSPC to utilize Neste's proprietary NEXPAO technology at its new synthetic base oil production unit in Daya Bay Economic & Technological Development Zone.

Clariant & Technip Energies’ EARTH tech for energy-efficient H2 production wins first place - twice

Clariant and its engineering and technology partner, Technip Energies, were presented with two industry awards for their ground-breaking EARTH technology. ICIS is the world’s largest petrochemical market information provider.

Shares in Brazil's Braskem jump after report on new Apollo bid, shareholders deny

Shares in Brazilian petrochemical producer Braskem SA jumped more than 20% on Tuesday after local newspaper O Globo reported that U.S.-based asset manager Apollo made a new, higher bid for the company.

What is the Top Petrochemical project of 2022?

It's that time of year again! We are asking our global reach of refining and petrochemical professionals to vote on the top projects of the year.