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January 2011

The first issue of 2011 focuses on Russian refining with a regional report from Dr Heiko Pleines. The first of our annual reviews is in this issue; the Catalyst Review provides a round up of the most advanced catalyst technologies and is accompanied by an article from Intercat looking at the history of FCC catalysis. The January issue also has articles from Linde Gases, SATE and BCCK.


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Contents

COMMENT

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

CATCHING UP IN SLOW MOTION
Dr Heiko Pleines, Head of Politics and Economics at the Research Centre for East European Studies, the University of Bremen, Germany, evaluates the Russian refining industry in the light of recent global economics and the changes to higher oil standards.

THE GLOBAL LANGUAGE OF SAFETY
Fridtjof Schucht and Stephen Harrison, Linde Gases, Germany, discuss the harmonised system of classification and labelling of chemicals.

2D OR NOT 2D?
Gary Carson, Equamark Inc., USA, discusses the advances in communications, technology and society that present potential game changers in the plant design sector.

FULL STEAM AHEAD
Attilio Brighenti and Daniele Cazzin, S.A.T.E., Italy, and Joachim Ruether, Uhde GmbH, Germany, reveal the dynamic simulation of a large utility steam plant.

68 YEARS OF FCC CATALYSIS: AN INTRODUCTION TO THE CATALYST REVIEW
Ray Fletcher, Intercat Inc., USA, looks at the major milestones achieved in FCC catalysis.

CATALYST REVIEW
Hydrocarbon Engineering provides an overview of some of the most advanced catalyst technologies available within the hydrocarbon processing industry today.

HELIUM RECOVERY
Gregory L. Hall, BCCK Engineering, Inc., USA, focuses on nitrogen rejection with integrated helium extraction.

SOLUTIONS WITH SULFUR
Frands E. Jensen, Haldor Topsøe, Denmark, describes how the right choice of technology can reduce gaseous emissions, including CO2, by combusting high sulfur fuels.

A CLEAN CONCLUSION
R. Stuart Smith, Big West Oil Co., USA, and Kirsten Nelson, Siemens Water Technologies, USA, provide a case study that illustrates how to improve performance and consistency of wastewater treatment.

INTELLIGENT DIAGNOSIS
Neil Hankey, Yokogawa Europe, The Netherlands, discusses extending the applications for impulse line blocking diagnosis.


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