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Editorial Comment: IRPC Process: A sincere thanks to all

Hydrocarbon Processing Staff: Nichols, Lee

Last month, <i>Hydrocarbon Processing</i> hosted the International Refining and Petrochemical Conference (IRPC).

Reverse refining: A novel approach to the refining process

Heatoil Solutions LLC: Echenagucia, J. E.

The crude oil refining processing sequence is based on the separation of distillate products from heavier ones and concentrating the heavy molecules of the barrel for processing at the end of the refining run.

Ethylbenzene plant debottleneck with a high-activity transalkylation catalyst

Tianjin Dagu Chemical Co., Ltd.: Liu, G.
ExxonMobil Chemical Co.: Sundararaman, R.
ExxonMobil Catalysts and Licensing: Cao, J.

Modern commercial ethylbenzene (EB) plants use liquid-phase alkylation processes with zeolite catalysts to achieve high product yields.

Editorial Comment: Optimization: Advancing the industry’s evolution and benefits to the masses

Hydrocarbon Processing Staff: Nichols, Lee

Optimization—the action of making the best or most effective use of a situation or resource—is not a term that the hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI) takes lightly: it is a way of life.

Industry Perspectives

Hydrocarbon Processing Staff: Nichols, Lee

This month, <i>Hydrocarbon Processing</i> will be hosting two events—one to showcase the latest in processing technologies in the refining and petrochemicals markets, and the other to provide an update on the latest trends, initiatives and capital project investments in the global hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI).

Separating from the competition: Recovering profits after the pandemic

General Atomics: Christianson, J.  |  Scalco, V.

As recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic begins, so will a return to normal life.

Show Preview: IRPC Process Technology

Hydrocarbon Processing Staff: Nichols, Lee

IRPC Process Technology: The latest advancements in process technologies

Business Trends: The economics of reliability—An interim report on the global refining industry

Pinnacle: Krimmel, J.

What is reliability? Most people think reliability is simply a measure of failure, or lack of failure. If something runs for a longer period without failing, then it is more reliable than something that runs for less time. However, reliability is a measure of how often something performs when you want it to.

Industry Perspectives: Will capital investments increase in 2021 and beyond?

Hydrocarbon Processing Staff: Nichols, Lee

Over the past several years, the world witnessed a significant increase in downstream capacity growth in all sectors of the hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI). However, the COVID-19 pandemic caused a significant decline in demand for transportation fuels and certain petrochemical value chains.

Editorial Comment: Maintenance and reliability—A cornerstone of safe and efficient plant operation

Hydrocarbon Processing Staff: Nichols, Lee

Refineries and petrochemical plants are comprised of a series of crucial processes to produce transportation fuels, products and chemicals demanded by the global market. These processes consist of capital-intensive units that must be maintained to provide reliable performance. Failure to adequately maintain these assets can have a detrimental effect to not only operations and profit, but also to worker safety.