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Executive Viewpoint: FCC propylene production, catalysts technologies and new solutions

Hydrocarbon Processing Staff: Nichols, Lee

Welcome to <i>Hydrocarbon Processing’s</i> new Executive Series. In this enhanced video platform, the editors speak with the operators and technology leaders and suppliers that are optimizing the global hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI).

Global Project Data: Spotlight on petrochemicals

Hydrocarbon Processing Staff: Nichols, Lee

Gulf Energy Information’s Global Energy Infrastructure (GEI) database is tracking more than 1,100 active projects in the hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI).

Yokogawa launches OpreX Robot Management Core

Yokogawa Electric Corporation announced the development and release of OpreX Robot Management Core, a software application in the OpreX Asset Management and Integrity family and will go on sale on March 22, 2024.

Digital Feature: A novel process to help refinery operations comply with the U.S. Renewable Fuel Standard

This article, exclusive to Hydrocarbon Processing, details a novel refinery processing technology that enables refineries to produce fuels that adhere to the U.S. RFS.

Digitalization in refineries: A strategic roadmap for operational excellence—Part 1

KBC, a Yokogawa Company: Gardner, J.  |  McMullan, A.

The refinery industry is one of the biggest industries worldwide. According to Statista, the global oil refinery capacity tipped 100 MMbpd in 2022. This capacity reflects nearly a twofold increase since 1970.

Plastic pyrolysis oils as feedstock for steam crackers: Opportunities and challenges—Part 2

Linde Engineering: Delhomme-Neudecker, C.  |  Schödel, N.  |  Tóta, Á.  |  Schmidt, G.

Plastic waste is a worldwide challenge. To reduce its carbon dioxide (CO<sub>2</sub>) footprint, the plastics industry is striving to increase circularity by using plastic pyrolysis oils (pyoils) from waste plastics as steam cracker feedstock.

API launches Standards Subscription Service

The American Petroleum Institute is pleased to announce the latest addition to the API Webstore -  the new Standards Subscription Service which offers Webstore customers unlimited, 24/7 access to API’s comprehensive suite of safety standards and technical documents for use across their organization. 

Plastic pyrolysis oils as feedstock for steam crackers: Opportunities and challenges—Part 1

Linde Engineering: Delhomme-Neudecker, C.  |  Schödel, N.  |  Tóta, Á.  |  Schmidt, G.

Plastic waste is a global challenge. Today, only a minimal amount of plastic waste is recycled, mostly mechanically.

Riding the wave of transition to a sustainable chemical industry

Aspen Technology: Khanlari, A.  |  Beck, R.

The chemical industry has shown resilience in addressing economic turbulence and supply chain disruptions after the COVID 19 pandemic.

Innovative approach to accelerating the startup of a gasoline block and associated units at Saudi Aramco’s Jazan refinery complex

This article elaborates on the startup of a refinery’s heavy naphtha reforming unit with an alternative approach to the initial unit design, including an evaluation of several startup techniques to ensure the adequacy and practicality of the selected option.