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History of the HPI: The 1950s: Capacity expansion, HDPE/PP, polycarbonate, computers and rocket science

Hydrocarbon Processing Staff: Nichols, Lee

The 1950s marked an evolution in the use of oil by nations around the world.

Investigation and diagnosis of startup foaming issues at a new tail gas treater

Phillips 66: Copper, S.  |  Viceral, B.  |  Thomas, K.  |  Goff, S.  |  Contreras, J.  |  Nyadong, L.  |  Stavros, J.
Optimized Gas Treating, Inc.: Hatcher, N. A.

In May 2021, Phillips 66 started up a new methyl diethanolamine (MDEA)-based tail gas unit at its Belle Chasse, Louisiana, refinery.

Business Trends: The economics of reliability: Global chemicals

Pinnacle: Krimmel, J.

Chemical manufacturers worldwide are navigating an inflection point. Following the pandemic-fueled demand crash of 2020, a strong but stilted recovery unfolded in 2021.

Global Project Data

Hydrocarbon Processing Staff: Nichols, Lee

Gulf Energy Information’s Global Energy Infrastructure database is tracking nearly 1,100 projects around the world, totaling more than $1.8 T in active capital project investments.

History of the HPI: The 1940s: Global conflict, FCC, 100 octane, synthetic rubber—Wartime necessitates advancing technologies

Hydrocarbon Processing Staff: Nichols, Lee

<i>Hydrocarbon Processing</i> continues its look at the history of the hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI).

HP Flashback: Operations expand and technologies advance during global conflict: Excerpts from the 1940s

Hydrocarbon Processing Staff: Nichols, Lee

This articles details several case studies on the use of x-ray technology for inspection purposes. This includes for the inspection of casings, forgings and welded structures, among others.

Industry Pioneers: Polymer science, catalytic cracking, petrochemicals and EPC

Hydrocarbon Processing Staff: Sharma, Sumedha

Waldo Semon was an American chemist whose detour with assigned laboratory research at B. F. Goodrich led to the development of vinyl—the second best-selling plastic in the world.

Enhanced reboiler for C3 splitter heat pump improves energy efficiency and reduces CO2 footprint

Borealis: Rönkä, M.
Technip Energies: Ramdin, Z.  |  Provost, J.
Wieland Thermal Solutions: Lang, T.  |  Knöpfler, A

Energy efficiency, carbon dioxide (CO<sub>2</sub>) footprint reduction and the minimization of material requirements are becoming key drivers of our daily decisions in all industry sectors.

Industry Pioneers: Polymer science, catalytic cracking and chemical advances

Hydrocarbon Processing Staff: Nichols, Lee

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.

Impact of biofeed retrofits, co-processing on refinery amine units, SWSs and SRUs—Part 2

Sulphur Experts: Le Grange, P.  |  Tekebayev, K.  |  Goettler, L.  |  Kiebert, J.
Amine Experts: Sheilan, M.

Producing diesel with a portion of biologically sourced carbon is being done at an increasing number of conventional crude oil refineries.