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April 2011

This issue we have an extensive and detailed regional report on India from Contributing Editor Nancy Yamaguchi. April also features our annual Sulfur Review, which gives a comprehensive overview of technologies available to refinery operations from various companies. We also have great features on Petrochemical Processing, Heat Trace Technology and Condition Monitoring.    


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Contents

COMMENT

WORLD NEWS
Contract awards, project updates, industry latest, news digest, diary dates, mergers and acquisitions.

INDIA: A DYNAMIC COUNTRY
Nancy Yamaguchi, Contributing Editor, focuses on India’s hydrocarbon industry and product market.

THE MID WAY
Jon Denis, Honeywell, UK, addresses the impact of the European Measuring Instruments Directive on biofuels blending in the petroleum distribution sector.

ETHYLENE: GOING GLOBAL
Steve Zinger and John Stekla, CMAI, USA, focus on the global ethylene market.

MAKING A BREAKTHROUGH
Tom Eisenschmid, Ron Peterson, Christine Sutherland and Bruce Lipsitt, The Dow Chemical Company, USA, discuss the customer inspired innovation, which led to an unforeseen breakthrough in the high selectivity technology for production of oxo alcohols from olefins.

Sulfur Review 2011 sweet & sour
Angela Slavens, Cody Jorgensen and Sam Polise, Black & Veatch, USA, investigate whether shale gas could represent an end to the sulfur ‘glut’.

Sulfur Review 2011
Hydrocarbon Engineering provides a comprehensive overview of the key technologies available to plant/refinery operations.

SEEING THE LIGHT
Ilkka Nissinen, Metso Automation Inc., Finland, looks at the benefits of field device condition monitoring, which can reduce maintenance and facilitate better planning.

10 STEPS TO SUCCESSFULLY CHOOSE MONITORING AND DIAGNOSTIC TECHNOLOGIES
Jost Anderhub, PROGNOST Systems GmbH, Germany, presents a straightforward guide to monitoring and diagnostics of reciprocating compressors.

GOING A STEP FURTHER
Florent Decultieux and Gilles Verdier, Manoir Industries, France, look at how to reduce down reformer tube wall thicknesses a step further.

THIRD GENERATION HEAT TRACERS IMPROVE SAFETY
Neil Malone, Heat Trace Limited, UK, explains how third generation heat tracers can improve safety.


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