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August 2010

This issue opens with an overview of India’s hydrocarbon and product market. Following this is an article focusing on the ethylene industry and the cover story, which discusses power recovery expanders. Other highlights in the issue include features on compressors, turboexpanders and plant maintenance, as well as the Contractors Directory, which provides an overview of some of the major global engineering contractors operating within the hydrocarbon processing industry.


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Contents

COMMENT

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

FOCUS ON INDIA
Nancy Yamaguchi, Contributing Editor, provides an overview of India’s hydrocarbon and product market.

CRACKING THE CAPACITY CONUNDRUM
Heurtey Petrochem, France, explores the ethylene industry and discusses cracking furnaces.

A LONG LIFECYCLE IS THE KEY
Carl Schuster, Elliott Company, USA, looks at power recovery expanders and discusses the importance of lifecycle performance.

AN EDUCATED CHOICE
Jan Theron, CERAM, UK, outlines a new method to compare different materials when considering a change in refractory lining.

THUMBS UP FOR TAIL GAS TREATMENT
L. Micucci, Siirtec Nigi, Italy, introduces the newly improved HCR™, a tail gas treatment unit with economic and environmental advantages.

CONTRACTORS DIRECTORY
Hydrocarbon Engineering provides an overview of some of the major global engineering contractors operating within the hydrocarbon processing industry.

OUT OF SIGHT, OUT OF MIND?
Stephen A. Anderson, Intertek, USA, discusses the importance of understanding and protecting against corrosion under insulation.

BREATHING LIFE BACK INTO AGEING INFRASTRUCTURE
Thomas R. Kline, Structural Group, Inc., USA, presents a repair case history to illustrate the implementation of a repair cost alternative that rehabilitates and provides enduring restoration.

COOL COMPRESSORS PROVIDE PROPYLENE SOLUTION
Rolf Habel, Kay Ritter and Toni Rieth, MAN Diesel & Turbo, Germany, describe the use of advanced large scale gear type compression technology for refrigeration processes.

PICKING UP GOOD VIBRATIONS
André Eijk, TNO Science & Industry, The Netherlands, explains how better vibration guidelines have been developed to judge the integrity of a reciprocating compressor system.

A PROPER COAT
Joe Drury, Sulzer Turbo Services, USA, explores recent developments in corrosion resistant and antifouling coatings.


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