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January 2012

We launch 2012 with a new look Hydrocarbon Engineering. The issue includes the annual catalyst review and case studies including Albemarle and Haldor Topsoe. The regional report looks at Australia’s energy industry with a special focus on the LNG industry in the country. The last page continues our Australia theme with the 15 facts on feature. Also, check out our sulfur feature with an article from Linde.


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Contents

COMMENT

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

BALANCED, BOOMING...BONZER: AUSTRALIA'S ENERGY INDUSTRY
Nancy Yamaguchi, Contributing Editor, evaluates Australia’s diverse and vibrant energy industry, focusing on its burgeoning LNG export trade.

LIFTING THE PROPYLENE PLATEAU
Carel Pouwels, Albemarle Catalysts, The Netherlands, argues that quintessential FCC catalyst design can maximise propylene manufacturing.

DEWAXING LYRICAL
Peter Bendtsen and Rasmus G. Egeberg, Haldor Topsøe, Denmark, discuss the dewaxing of fossil and renewable diesel fuels through the use of hydrodewaxing catalysts.

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

SULFUR: OFF THE MENU
Stephen Harrison, Linde Gas, Germany, and Shivan Ahamparam, Linde Gas, USA, look at how industrial gases are helping to meet one of the biggest technological challenges of the decade, namely satiating the world's appetite for low sulfur content fuels.

TROUBLE FREE ZONE
Ingo Königs, Kurita Europe, Germany, assesses the control of microbiology in cooling water systems via the use of ozone.

SPECIAL TREATMENT
Nathan A. Hatcher and Ralph H. Weiland, Optimized Gas Treating Inc., USA, discuss the fate of ammonia in refinery amine systems.

ROLE MODELS
Gary Carson, Equamark, USA, describes how leveraging advanced technologies benefitted an engineering firm and its clients.

UNDERSTANDING THE LIMITS OF ULTRASONIC METERS
Raymond J. Kalivoda, FMC Technologies, USA, focuses on understanding the limits of ultrasonics for crude oil measurement.

FLEXIBLE 'N' FUNCTIONAL
Harry Schepers, A. Hak Industrial Services, The Netherlands, explores how and why operators in the downstream oil and gas industry utilise nitrogen.

15 FACTS ON... AUSTRALIA
15 nuggets of information on the Australian oil and gas industry and its constituent sectors.


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