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January 2016

The lead feature in the January 2016 issue is Hydrocarbon Engineering’s Annual Catalyst Review, which provides an overview of some of the most advanced catalyst technologies available within the hydrocarbon processing industry today. This month’s Regional Report, from Contributing Editor Nancy Yamaguchi, is also a ‘must read’, focusing on tightening gasoline and diesel balanced in the Middle East. The issue is filled with a number of other exciting features, including measurement, control and instrumentation, water treatment, software, tanks and terminals, and flaring. Finally, we talk to Falk Mohasseb, Director of Research & Development at Kelvion, in this month’s 15 Questions.


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The right balance
Contributing Editor, Nancy D. Yamaguchi, takes a look at tightening gasoline and diesel balances in the Middle Eastern downstream sector.

The corrosion challenge
Kjell Wold, Emerson Process Management, Norway, addresses the issue of corrosion in refineries and explains how this process can be more closely monitored and improved.

Explosion protection
Michael Herbstritt, AUMA Riester GmbH & Co. KG, Germany, looks at the inner workings of electric actuator components and explains the rationale for explosion protection.

Remote control
Jost Berg, SGB GmbH, Germany, explains why the remote monitoring of tanks and pipes represents a new dimension of safety and environmental protection.

An electrifying alternative
Troy Salazar, Siemens Industry, Inc., USA, explains how integrated, adjustable speed drive systems can provide economical drive solutions for compressor and pipeline applications in the oil and gas industry.

Taking safety to the next level
Scott M. Wozniak and Bill Weide, UOP, a Honeywell Company, USA, explore the advantages of a new process safety and risk assessment tool that combines traditional HAZOP analysis with dynamic simulation.

Super simulation
Nicolas Chastan, Pierre Guerin SAS, France, and Sahar Fazli, CD-adapco, USA, explain how CFD simulation software can help improve accuracy and mixing time in mechanically stirred tanks.

Realising the digital asset
Rick Standish, AVEVA, UK, outlines how modern technology is creating a new future for decision support.

A flare for the dramatic
Scot Smith, Zeeco, Inc., USA, describes how the emissions testing of sonic velocity flares validates high destruction and removal efficiency.

Watering a pearl in the desert
Jeroen Boom and Joe Rehbein, Veolia Water Technologies, explain how a closed circuit zero liquid discharge system is used to recover, treat and reuse industrial process water at the Pearl GTL facility in Qatar.

Long live the membrane
Dave Johnson, Kurita Europe GmbH, Germany, explores the new technologies that address specific needs for membrane processes used in downstream facilities for water treatment purposes.

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

15 questions with...
Hydrocarbon Engineering talks to Falk Mohasseb, Director of Research & Development at Kelvion, about the heat exchange sector, major business achievements and his favourite food.


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