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HP Innovations

Hydrocarbon Processing Staff: Blume, Adrienne

Boron technology mitigates metals contaminationAlthough tight oil has changed the landscape of North American refining, resid-type feeds continue to play a key role in the global FCC market, with arou..

HP News

Hydrocarbon Processing Staff: Thinnes, Billy

IChemE awards highest professional honor to Shell The Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) awarded its highest honor to Shell in recognition of the company’s worldwide skills and profession..

HP Boxscore Construction Analysis: The CIS—four countries, $50 billion in downstream investments

Hydrocarbon Processing Staff: Nichols, Lee

Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan are laying the foundation to attract foreign investment to develop their vast hydrocarbon reserves, as well as to develop their downstream processing infrastructure to meet rising demand and export opportunities.

Use crowdsourcing to boost process simulation

Schneider Electric: Brown, S.

There are many ways to enhance the user experience of next-generation simulators by borrowing concepts from crowdsourcing, data mining and related fields.

HP Water Management: What should cooling tower owners do about legionella?

MarTech Systems, Inc.: Huchler, L. A.

The first awareness of the risks of legionella bacteria in cooling water was the outbreak of Legionellosis at the hotel hosting the Legionnaires’ Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1976..

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Hydrocarbon Processing Staff: Thinnes, Billy

Chemical companies honored with energy efficiency awardsThe American Chemistry Council (ACC) honored 16 of its member companies for implementing energy-efficiency improvements in 2013. The ACC present..

Case history: Optimization of aromatics complex

Neste Jacobs Oy: Bergman, S.  |  Yli-Opas, K.  |  Karlsson, S.  |  Frejborg, A.
Borealis Polumers Oy: Vettenranta, J.
Borealis Polymers Oy: Rönkä, M.

Borealis Polymers executed an online optimization project at its phenol and aromatics plants in Porvoo. The plantwide application increased the output rate by 9% and greatly improved the stability of operations.

HP Gas Processing: Panama Canal expansion to give major boost to US gas trade

Hydrocarbon Processing Staff: Blume, Adrienne

LNG exports are slated to increase from several approved and proposed US projects, and US NGL exports are poised to quadruple by 2020, if the planned expansion of the Panama Canal cuts shipping costs to Asia.

Reduce moisture intrusion in pipes, tanks and other equipment

Pittsburgh Corning Corp.: Oslica, S.

Once water enters the system, even at high temperatures, the insulation system can retain large quantities of water. That can then lead to accelerated heat gain or loss.

Consider new steam system corrosion protection for refineries

GE Water & Process Technologies: Dale, T.  |  Robinson, G.  |  Rossi, A.

New technology in volatile filming corrosion inhibitors and lower-salting neutralizing amines can provide cost-effective solutions for the steam-condensate system and minimize the risk of amine chloride salt formation.