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April 2013

This April issue features our annual sulfur review which showcases the sulfur technology available to our industry. The issue also includes the second part of our recruitment and employment series and looks at Asia petrochemicals with KBC in our regional report.


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Contents

COMMENT

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

LOOKING FORWARD
Steven Kantorowicz, KBC, USA, assesses the future of the petrochemical industry of the key countries in Asia.

HONED FOR PURPOSE
In the second article in Hydrocarbon Engineering’s Recruitment and Employment series, Bill Glasscock, Solomon Associates, USA, argues that cutting costs at all costs is not a helpful strategy; streamlining staff to achieve sustainable performance is a much more constructive tactic.

RESPONSIBLE SPENDING
James F. McGehee, Merichem Company, USA, talks about the company's latest generation of low cost spent caustic treatments.

FOUL PLAY
Berthold Otzisk, Kurita, Germany, discusses the chemical treatment programmes that can be applied to ethylene production in order to avoid fouling, corrossion and the formation of unwanted emulsions.

THE CUTTING EDGE OF ADDITIVE DEVELOPMENT

ON A MISSION
Paul Shields, Chart Energy and Chemicals Inc., USA, discusses the development of brazed aluminium heat exchanger technology for gas processing applications.

THE UNSTOPPABLE ADVANCE
Riccardo Martini, Fabio Podestà and Carmelo Bongiorno, ABB, Italy and Mario Abela, Dario Giannobile, Enrico Majuri, Isab Energy Services, Italy, talk about advanced process control for integrated gasification and combined cycle plants.

PACKED FOR OPTIMAL PERFORMANCE
Izak Nieuwoudt, Koch-Glitsch, USA, discusses the ways in which the microscopic and macroscopic geometric variables of structured packing can be used to design a packing with the desired efficiency and capacity.

MINI VALVE, BIG EFFICIENCY
Mark Pilling, Sulzer Chemtech USA Inc., USA and Giuseppe Mosca, Sulzer Chemtech AG, Switzerland, discuss the design of a new tray valve that provides high performance.

END TO END SOLUTIONS
Hans-Georg Pohle, Sandvik, Germany, looks at how the company plans to meet future demand for end to end solutions as global sulfur output continues to rise.

GETTING A HANDLE ON SULFUR
Les Lang, Brimrock Group Inc., Canada and Gordon J. Johnson, WorleyParsons, delve into the considerations behind successfully handling, forming and storing sulfur.

SULFUR REVIEW
Hydrocarbon Engineering provides a comprehensive overview of the key sulfur technologies available to plant/refinery operations

115 FACTS ON CHINA


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