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December 2012

In the last issue of 2012 we look at India with the Strategic Decisions Group and further our look at Asia with 15 Facts on South East Asia. The issue focuses on petrochemicals with Metso and CRI and continues the sulfur series from Rameshni and Associates. Also, if you are interested in gas processing and treating then UOP conclude their two part series and we embark on a new series with Optimized Gas Treating.


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Contents

COMMENT

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

THE INDIAN GROWTH ENGINE: RUNNING OUT OF FUEL?
Girish Shirodkar and Hitanshu Gandhi, Strategic Decisions Group, India, take a close look at India’s energy mix and the problems that it faces powering future economic growth.

BYTE ME
Gordon Cope, Contributing Editor, warns that cyber attacks are no longer the realm of fiction; they now pose a genuine threat to facilities.

CRACKING THE CODE
Kevin M. Beirne, Sabin Metal Corp., USA, comments on how advanced catalysts enhance hydrocracking processes, showing that profits can be advanced by platinum group metals recovery and refining.

IN A RELIABLE ROLE
Sari Aronen, Metso Automation Inc., Finland, and Vincent Wang, Metso Automation Inc., China, explain how propane dehydrogenation calls for reliability from valves.

A BIGGER SLICE OF THE PY
Brian Vanderwilp, CRI Catalyst Company, USA, explains the integrated solutions that have been developed to improve pygas hydrogenation reliability.

A CRYSTAL CLEAR SOLUTION
Dennis Dalrymple, Bryan J. Petrinec and Jenny M. Davila, URS Corporation, USA, take a look at how medium scale H2S removal technology can help to solve the problems associated with treating feed gas containing heavy hydrocarbons or high CO2.

SRU MAKEOVERS: PART TWO
Mahin Rameshni, Rameshni & Associates Technology & Engineering (RATE), USA, details various scenarios that could trigger the need for a sulfur recovery unit revamp. The second part of this two part article presents 12 further case studies where revamps have been undertaken in response to these situations.

SIMULATE GAS TREATING HOLISTICALLY: PART ONE
Nathan A. Hatcher, R. Scott Alvis and Ralph H. Weiland, Optimized Gas Treating, Inc., USA, provide a holistic perspective on gas treating simulation over a three part series of articles. Part one focuses on ammonia syngas purification.

CONTAMINANT CONTROL: PART TWO
Fedrik Vancraeynest, UOP N.V. (A Honeywell Company), Belgium; Steven Struyf, UOP Middle East Company (A Honeywell Company), UAE; and Raj Palla, UOP LLC (A Honeywell Company), USA, explain how an integrated approach can offer total contaminant control for sour gas feed pretreatment.

ALL FOR ONE AND ONE FOR ALL
Bob Aldridge, AVEVA, UK, examines the practical aspects and benefits of integrated engineering and design: what it means to project engineers and designers, and how effective information sharing is an essential business enabler for the engineering industry.

AS GOOD AS NEW
Stuart Morrison, ClydeUnion Pumps, an SPX Brand, UK, discusses how aftermarket pump refurbishment services improve reliability and save the industry time and money.

A DRY SEAL IS A GOOD SEAL
Amin Almasi, WorleyParsons Services Pty Ltd, Australia, explains how dry gas seals are utilised in turbo compressors.

15 FACTS ON... SOUTH EAST ASIA
15 nuggets of information on the region of South East Asia and its oil and gas industry.


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