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July 2013

The July issue is home to the Pumps, Valves and Seals review and highlights key companies supplying these technologies to the downstream industry. The issue also looks at the European petrochemical industry with the European Petroleum Consultants. As well as CAD, Safety and Flaring Technologies.


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Contents

COMMENT

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

THE CHALLENGES AHEAD
Stefan Chapman, Euro Petroleum Consultants, UK, discusses the challenges facing the European petrochemicals sector.

COMBUSTION CONTROL
Andy Smith, ABUTEC, USA, explains how combustion control devices offer the emissions control capabilities needed to meet federal and state regulations for crude oil loading terminals.

FLARE METERING
Jeff Gibson, NEL, UK, discusses the importance of effective flare gas measuring equipment in the face of increasingly stringent legislative restrictions.

FLARE IMPACT MITIGATION
Scot Smith, Nigel Palfreeman and Greg Seefeldt, Zeeco, USA, and Mazen Mashour, Saudi Aramco, USA, discuss ways in which to mitigate the impact of continuous flaring.

UPWARDLY MOBILE
Neil Peterson, Emerson Process Management, USA, argues that increased use of mobile communications can lead to safer and more efficient plant operations.

COMFORT EQUALS PROTECTION
James Cliver, Milliken, USA, outlines the importance of innovation in personal protective equipment provision.

THE FUTURE OF CORROSION MONITORING
Peter Collins, Permasense, UK, describes permanently installed wireless sensor systems to deliver a continuous picture of asset condition over time.

PUTTING A BETTER SPIN ON COMBUSTION
Jeff Bolebruch, Blasch Precision Ceramics, USA, and Meng-Hung Chen, CPC Corporation, Taiwan, illustrate how the incorporation of a mixing checkerwall can increase acid gas enrichment plant capacity, eliminating the need for additional trains.

TOWER TURNAROUND
Keith Hurst, Tiger Towers Services, USA, outlines the advantages of the window section resection method in column alteration.

THE LEAN CONSTRUCTION REVOLUTION
Simon Bennett, AVEVA, UK, describes the latest technology breakthrough in integrating 3D plant design with laser surveying for quicker, more accurate plant construction.

PRIORITISING POINT OF NEED
Vornel Walker, Intergraph, USA, outlines the integrity of information availability at point of need to the facilitation of accurate decision making in plants.

DEWAXING AIDS
Alex Tsay, Evonik, USA, discusses the critical role of dewaxing aids in refinery operations.

PUMPS, VALVES & SEALS REVIEW
A review of suppliers of pump, valve and seal technologies for the hydrocarbon processing industry.


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