Andrew, Bob, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Planned shutdowns, turnarounds and outages (STOs) are often scheduled for preventive maintenance and new equipment installation that must be performed to keep a plant running and in regulatory compliance.

Codes and Standards: How much fireproofing do we need?

Murti, D. G., The Augustus Group

This article is the first under the Codes and Standards series. The purpose of this series is to make readers aware of code requirements, the interpretations and the limitations as they stand today, and what engineers can do as an alternative engineering. This series is based on the actual implementation of what is narrated and the satisfactory experiences drawn.

Central American nations beef up import infrastructure, fuel production amid demand shift

Nogarin, M., Contributing Writer; Rhodes, Mike, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

   Methanex’s methanol facility in Trinidad.

Editorial Comment: Corrosion prevention is a necessary cost

Blume, Adrienne, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Corrosion is a major maintenance and reliability concern because it has the potential to impact not only plant operations and costs, but also the environment and worker health and safety.

Viewpoint: A four-step approach to ensure pipeline integrity

Vieira, R., Bureau Veritas North America

North America’s vast oil and gas pipeline network spans more than 2.6 MM mi in the US alone, delivering fossil fuel feedstocks to refineries, gas processors and petrochemical manufacturers, and finished fuels to end users.

Business Trends: Special report--Global LNG overview

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Liquified natural gas is forecast to become one of the most valuable commodities in the world.

HP Innovations

Blume, Adrienne, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

EGC Critical Components has announced its dures brand of materials, a new family of proprietary thermoplastic polymer composites developed specifically for the manufacture of bushings, bearings and wear rings in pumps handling a wide range of liquids, including those that contain solid matter.

HP Innovations

Blume, Adrienne, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

New valve offers zero leakagePentair Valves and Controls has expanded its Vanessa triple offset valves (TOVs) product line with the launch of the Series 30-RS.

HP News

Rhodes, Mike, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Russian blending facility utilizes advanced control technologyLUKOIL’s Nizhegorodnefteorgsintez gasoline blending facility in Kstovo, Russia, will integrate Honeywell software, which is designed ..

HP News

Rhodes, Mike, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Recent news events in the global HPI.