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July 2012

July is the biggest pump and valve issue that Hydrocarbon Engineering offers. It includes the pump and valve review, 15 facts on pumps and valves and an article from Ebara. The issue focuses on petrochemicals as well with reports from KBC and Contributing Editor Gordon Cope. That isn’t all, July also features, additives, distillation and process control.


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Contents

COMMENT

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

THE NEW HORIZON: GLOBAL PETROCHEMICAL PERSPECTIVES
John Philpot, KBC Advanced Technologies, UK, considers some of the key questions that will determine the future prospects of the petrochemical industry

THE PRICE IS RIGHT
Gordon Cope, Contributing Editor, describes why the North American petrochemical sector is anticipating a surge in coming years

FEEL THE BURN
Kurt Kraus, Stefan Bietto and Matt Martin, Callidus Technologies by Honeywell, USA, describe how a tail gas thermal oxidiser burner can help to reduce nitrous oxide emissions

THE LOGIC OF A FLAT WORLD
Gary Carson, Equamark, USA, demonstrates how designers and engineers can benefit by using basic 2D CAD software with added intelligence

A FINGER ON THE PULSE
Attilio Brighenti and Chiara Brighenti, S.A.T.E. Systems and Advanced Technologies Engineering, Italy, explain how powerful software tools can prove effective in the thorough investigation of pressure pulsations and valve dynamics that arise with reciprocating pumps and compressors

JOINING THE DOTS
John Sanins, Bentley Solutions, USA, examines how risk management affects the planning and execution of contemporary mega projects

THE CRAFT OF CHOICE
Kelsey Azcarate, Ebara International Corporation, USA, details the complexities of pump selection and design, against the backdrop of the evolving global LNG market

PUMP & VALVE REVIEW
A review of suppliers of pump and valve technologies for the hydrocarbon processing industry

TECHNOLOGY WITH A HUMAN FACE
Thomas Wallace and Dale Perry, Emerson Process Management, USA, assess the benefits of technological interfaces that have been designed with human usability in mind

ADDING TO SUBTRACT: PART TWO
Alan Kramer, Albemarle, USA, outlines the recent developments in sulfur oxide models. The second half of this two part article explains how the model factors can be developed from commercial data, while discussing the difficulties associated with modelling partial combustion and dual regenerator FCC units

FIRST LINE OF DEFENCE
Berthold Otzisk, Kurita Europe GmbH, Germany, explains the processes of corrosion prevention and monitoring for distillation equipment

PACKED AND LOADED
Mark Pilling, Sulzer Chemtech, USA, describes how form follows function in the design of high performance structured packing

THE STEEL OF APPROVAL
Francois Weisang-Hoinard, Outokumpu, France, discusses the benefits of duplex stainless steel for petrochemical applications, focusing specifically on storage tanks

STICK OR TWIST? SPECIAL AND GENERIC SOLVENTS: PART ONE
Tofik K. Khanmamedov, TKK Company, USA, Duke Tunnell, BSDT Seminars, USA, and Vitaly A. Khodakovsky, OJSC ‘Yuzhniigirpogaz’, Ukraine, explore the strategies for acid gas enrichment and tail gas treatment, focusing on whether special solvents or generic solvents should be used. Part one of this two part article explores the selectivity of solvents and demonstrates model processing schemes

15 FACTS ON... PUMPS & VALVES
15 nuggets of information on pumps and valves, exploring their history and application in various industries, including oil and gas


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