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April 2018

Sulfur technology is a key topic in this month’s issue of Hydrocarbon Engineering, with technical articles from IPCO, Enersul and Fluor Canada, as well as our annual Sulfur Review. Other topics include separation technology and level measurement. This month’s regional report looks at the oil and gas sector in South and Central America.


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Contents

On a roll or in a ditch?
Gordon Cope, Contributing Editor, looks at the current status of the oil and gas sectors in South and Central American countries.

Do not be afraid to upgrade
Mark Pilling, Sulzer, USA, discusses the advantages of upgrading column internals.

Separation: a complex conundrum
Victor Scalco, General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems, USA, compares separation technologies and methodologies for complex solids in today’s refining operations.

Capturing value
Evan Sohodski, Compact Membrane Systems, USA, introduces a membrane technology that can help to minimise olefin losses and capture additional value.

Freshening fuel feedstock
Rahul Iyer and Guido Radaelli, Siluria Technologies, USA, explain how oxidative coupling of methane (OCM) process solutions can help drive the conversion of fuel streams to high value chemicals.

Choices, choices
Bob Irving, AMETEK Inc., USA, evaluates a range of level measurement solutions for petrochemical production.

Providing a guide
Lydia Miller, Emerson Automation Solutions, USA, explores how guided wave radar instruments can help a refinery make accurate level measurements in a corrosive environment.

Handling the heat
Ted Keys and Matt Coady, Delta Controls Corp., USA, discuss the proper placement of temperature instruments in a Claus thermal reactor in order to obtain accurate readings.

Creating a smaller footprint
Adrian Finn and Terry Tomlinson, Costain, UK, discuss why hydrogen is a leading decarbonisation solution.

Melting sulfur: a new beginning
Casey Metheral, IPCO, Germany, looks at the different issues that need to be considered when choosing a sulfur melting solution, and the challenges involved in removing or preventing contaminants.

Static electricity in sulfur
Edina Avdic, Enersul, Canada, discusses the nature of static electricity in sulfur, its effects on material handling and how to mitigate the hazards.

Specialised solutions
Gobind Khiani, Fluor Canada, provides an overview of valves used in sulfur applications.

Sulfur review
Hydrocarbon Engineering provides an overview of a range of sulfur technologies and services that are available to plant and refinery operations.


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