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February 2010

The February 2010 issue includes the annual Pump and Valve Review. This feature provides an overview of the latest pump and valve technologies available to the HPI. Gordon Cope provides the regional report looking at the North American natural gas sector. This issue also includes a gas processing and treatment feature and a hydrogen generation feature.


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Contents

Get ready for gas!
Gordon Cope, Hydrocarbon Engineering correspondent, discusses the North American natural gas industry

Rules of thumb: part 2
Luke Addington and Chris Ness, Bryan Research and Engineering, Inc., USA, continue an evaluation of general ‘rules of thumb’ in amine sweetening unit design and operation

Coke drum monitoring essentials
Ahmad A. Faegh and John Collins, Lummus Technology, USA, present key performance indicators to safeguard against potential quench operation hazards

A perfect 10
Marcin Grzanka and Henryk Malesa, Lurgi SA, Poland, details the company's participation in the 10+ Programme at a refinery in Poland

Driving hydrogen efficiency with an eye on the environment
Sanjiv Ratan,Technip, USA, and Nitin Patel and Bill Baade, Air Products, USA, provide details on the progression of hydrogen generation efficiency and reduced environmental impact

Diesel dearomatisation
Yassir Ghiyati, Haldor Topsøe, Denmark, introduces diesel dearomatisation, an economically favourable method to improve diesel quality

Analyse this!
David Greaves, Andrew Burgess, Daniel Murphy and Matt Brown, Applied Analytics Inc., USA, introduce a reliable setup for analysing the tail gas composition of a Claus process

Voltage low, safety high
Jari Riikonen, ABB, Finland, provides advice on running low voltage AC drives safely in hazardous areas

Continuing from conventional compressors
Hiroaki Tanaka, Hiroki Sanari, Toshiaki Baba, Kobe Steel Ltd, Japan, describe the advantages of an integrally geared centrifugal compressor for flammable and/or toxic gas applications

Pump and valve review
A review of suppliers of pump and valve technologies for the hydrocarbon processing industry


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