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July 2011

This is our petrochemicals issue. We have articles from David Hayes, Siemens and Heurtey Petrochem in our Petrochemicals feature. We also look at CAD, Pumps and valves and Columns and Internals. Also on page 88 you will find our newest feature, 15 questions with.


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Contents

COMMENT

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

ASIAN PETROCHEMICALS: PRESENT & FUTURE
David Hayes, Contributing Editor, provides an overview of the Asian petrochemical industry.

NO TRAIN, NO GAIN
Michael Schüler, Siemens AG, Germany, discusses the benefits of operator training systems.

BOILERS: UNDER CONTROL
Kurt Kraus, Minwoo Kwon and Matthew Martin, Callidus Technologies by Honeywell, USA, focus on methods of controlling CO boilers.

PUTTING 2 & 2 TOGETHER
Gary Carson, Equamark, USA, discusses collaboration and integration in the new world of computer aided design, examining the ways in which it has benefitted companies operating in the downstream sector.

DATA WITH DESTINY
Thierry Vermeersch, AVEVA, UK, outlines how 3D technology can help to solve the design and operational challenges faced by oil and gas processing companies.

SHAPE SHIFTERS
Steve Mayo, Kaspar Vogt, Albemarle Corp., USA and Bob Leliveld, Stefano Melis, Albemarle Catalysts BV, the Netherlands, discuss new developments in the performance and economic return of ULSD units.

THE HYDROGEN GENERATION GAME
Niels Ulrik Andersen and Henrik Olsson, Haldor Topsøe, Denmark, explain the importance of selecting the correct technologies with regards to hydrogen generation.

REDUCING THE CO2 FOOTPRINT
Erik Engwall and Mahendra Joshi, Shell International Exploration and Production, USA, John Saukaitis, Shell Global Solutions (US) Inc., and Alan Del Paggio, CRI/Criterion Inc., USA, discuss the use of palladium alloy membrane technology for the reduction of CO2 emissions in hydrogen manufacture and process heating.

BEWARE OF BUBBLES
Ludwig Haber, Alden Research Laboratory, USA, and Martin Wosnik, University of New Hampshire, USA, explain the importance of managing cavitation in refineries.

SEALING THE DEAL
Phil Burge, SKF, UK, looks at how choosing the right sealing technology can help meet the ever growing demands of the hydrocarbon processing industry through improvements in the performance and reliability of industrial and process pumps.

HANDLING THE HEAT
Frank Dum and Neil Sheehan, T.D. Williamson, Inc., USA, describe how double block and bleed technology kept bitumen flowing during a line tie in.

WHEN IT IS A TIGHT SQUEEZE
Keith Hurst, Tiger Tower Services, USA, details the methods, motivations and gains of the window section resection method for column/vessel turnarounds.

UNIT OF PROGRESS
Xu Hui, Liu Ji and Lu Jiazhuo, Beijing Zehua Chemical Engineering Co., Ltd., China, explain the details of a project to revamp a butadiene extraction distillation unit.

HIGH POTENTIAL IN PETROCHEMICALS
Heurtey Petrochem, France, focuses on processes and trends in the petrochemical industry.

15 QUESTIONS WITH... STEPHEN HARRISON, LINDE
A personal and professional insight into Linde's Global Head of Speciality Gases.


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