Process Optimization

GTC Vorro and RATE announce collaboration

GTC Vorro and RATE will offer process technology solutions to customers along with full-service sulfur removal. The two companies will combine their sulfur technology and engineering services, providing innovative services.

INEOS and SINOPEC sign three petrochemical deals worth $7 B

INEOS and SINOPEC signed three back-to-back deals worth a combined value of $7 B. These landmark agreements are expected to generate a combined turnover of around $10 B from 7 MMt of capacity.

LyondellBasell helps close the loop on polypropylene by joining NEXTLOOPP initiative

LyondellBasell, one of the largest plastic and chemical companies in the world, has recently joined the initiative that brings more than 40 major industry players together.

Siemens Energy takes next step to protect critical infrastructure

This expanded relationship includes listing Siemens Energy’s MDR in a digital catalog that makes it easy for customers to find, compare, and immediately start using the software and services that run on AWS.

Online Exclusive Technical Q&A: AI’s use in chemical plant operations

Hydrocarbon Processing (HP) sat down with Dr. Hiroaki Kanokogi (HK), General Manager, Yokogawa to discuss how artificial intelligence (AI) can and is being used in the hydrocarbon processing industry.

Online Exclusive: Accelerating the transition to renewable fuels

Since the transportation industry accounts for roughly 30% of all GHGs in the U.S., new kinds of renewable fuels made from organic sources (such as plant oils or animal waste) are expected to play a leading role in the transition to an environmentally sustainable economy.

Developing and utilizing a novel, toughened epoxy adhesive

Wade, I., Belzona Polymerics Ltd.

When identifying solutions that can offer assurance and longevity, the maintenance and reliability of asset repairs can be challenging.

History of the HPI: The 1980s: Oil spike/collapse, liquid crystals, conducting polymers and the rise of AR/VR

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Several major impactful events took place in the global oil and gas and petrochemical industries in the 1980s.

HRSG water/steam sampling: Do it right or face potential consequences

Buecker, B., ChemTreat, Inc.; Powalisz, J., Sentry Equipment Corp.

Many large industrial facilities—including refineries, and chemical and petrochemical plants—are increasingly turning to co-generation for process steam and power production.

Fouling in hydrogen recycle gas compressors

Zardynezhad, S., TurboTech Consulting Corp.

Hydrogen recycle gas compressors are one of the most significant rotating equipment in oil refineries, petrochemical plants and upgraders.