Process Optimization

Innovations in process and power generation: The Bentley finalists

At the 2022 Year in Infrastructure Conference and Going Digital Awards, Bentley Systems brought finalists from around the world to present their innovations in various forms of infrastructure.

ExxonMobil, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries form carbon capture technology alliance

ExxonMobil and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) have joined forces to deploy MHI’s leading CO2 capture technology as part of ExxonMobil’s end-to-end CCS solution for industrial customers.

Anellotech offers drum-quantity samples of recycled BTX made from mixed waste plastics via Plas-TCat process

Anellotech is pleased to announce that it is offering drum-quantity product samples of aromatics produced from recycled mixed waste plastics.

Neste and Airbus join forces to advance the use of 100% SAF as a key solution to helping reduce GHG emissions in aviation

This collaboration is laying the foundation for Airbus and Neste to explore business opportunities together and jointly promote the production and use of sustainable aviation fuel.

Clariant’s NiSat 310 catalyst adds polishing touch to Evonik-tkIS HPPO process at propylene oxide plant in China

Clariant Catalysts has teamed up with Evonik and thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions (tkIS) in a major propylene oxide project for one of China’s largest rubber producers.

Chevron can resume key role in Venezuela's oil output, exports

Chevron Corp received a U.S. license allowing the second-largest U.S. oil company to expand its production in Venezuela and bring the South American country's crude oil to the United States.

Siemens to supply electric vehicle chargers for Electromin’s planned charging network in Saudi Arabia

Siemens agreed to supply Electromin, the e-Mobility unit of Saudi Arabia’s lubricants and automotive services company Petromin, with electric vehicle (EV) chargers for its planned development of a Kingdom- and region-wide charging network.

Online Feature: What you need to know about emergency isolation valves

Whether they are off-the-shelf or custom designed, EIVs are one of the most critical pieces of equipment in a refinery. The proper operation of EIVs is crucial for the safety of the workers in the plant and plant equipment, and lack of performance can be extremely costly.

Online Feature: Highlights of API 685 3rd Edition, Sealless Pumps—Part 1

This article—Part 1—describes the process of updating the document and cites the participating companies contributing to this work, along with addressing the significant changes that are of interest to the reader in understanding revisions from the previous API editions. Included are the influences and reasons behind each of these changes. Insight into subject matter for future updates to API 685 is addressed at the end.

Refiner Slovnaft to cut Russian oil intake to 60%

Slovakia's sole oil refiner Slovnaft will cut the share of Russian oil in its processing activities next year to about 60% from about 95% and use other blends to comply with sanctions on Russia, the company said.