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April 2021

The April issue of Hydrocarbon Engineering begins with a reflection on how the Asian downstream market has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Other topics include separation technology, chilled-mirror analysers, flaring and wastewater treatment, as well as our annual Sulfur Review.

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Contents

Battling the black swan
Ng Weng Hoong, Contributing Editor, reflects on how the Asian downstream market has been impacted by COVID-19.

Creating order out of chaos
Victor Scalco, General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems, USA, clarifies lost profits in a post-pandemic refining industry.

No foul, no harm for separation units
Claudia von Scala and Thomas Raiser, Sulzer, Switzerland, look at how to address fouling in hydrocarbon manufacturing plants that use bio-resources.

The dew point revolution – more than measurement
Paul Lyon, Maria Chwal, Gleb Derevyagin, and Alexander Derevyagin, Vympel GmbH, Germany, look at the evolution of chilled-mirror analysers, which can help empower end-users in unprecedented ways.

Savings through subtle operational adjustments
Rupam Mukherjee and Shilpa Singh, Engineers India Ltd, India, examine how pre-planned changes in the operation of existing fired heaters can inspire quick savings without any major investment.

The details of design
David A. G. Suares, Gas Processing Consultant, India, highlights design considerations that need to be considered when flaring ethylene oxide.

Delving deeper into wastewater
Stan Barskov, Athlon, a Halliburton Service, USA, and Paul Campbell, Aster Bio, USA, discuss using advanced molecular testing to help spot early signs of trouble in activated sludge systems.

Navigating the impacts of change
Michael Gaura, AMETEK Process Instruments, USA, emphasises the importance of carefully addressing the impacts of changing regulations and feedstocks in sulfur recovery units.

Sulfur Review
Hydrocarbon Engineering presents a selection of sulfur technologies and services currently available to plant and refinery operations.


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