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June 2011

The June issue focuses on the Middle East with articles from Nancy Yamaguchi and Grace Davision Refining Technologies. We also, expand our look at the Middle East with a new feature, ’15 facts on…’ In this issue you’ll also find articles on Tank Design, Heavy Crudes and Water Treatment.


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Contents

COMMENT

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

THE OIL CRUX
Nancy Yamaguchi, Contributing Editor, examines the Middle East oil sector, with a special focus on Iran.

CANADA'S NEW ENERGY CAPITAL
Laura Severs, Edmonton Economic Development Corporation, Canada, discuss the Edmonton service area and its growing status as the world’s most politically stable oil reserves.

PAYING RESIDUES
David A. Wedlake and John D. Elliott, Foster Wheeler USA Corporation, discuss the benefits and economics of residue upgrading with the SYDECSM Process.

RED TO GREEN: BIOFUELS IN THE EU
Marc Gillmann, European Biofuels Technology Platform, discusses the recent trends in the European biofuels markets and how these are affecting refiners.

FCC CATALYSTS IN THE MIDDLE EAST
Colin Baillie and Nathan Ergonul, Grace Davison Refining Technologies, Germany, highlight topics relevant to fluid catalytic cracking in the Middle East.

PLATINUM PROFITS
Richard J. DeSantis, Sabin Metal Corp., USA, assesses the impact of platinum group metal values on the profit margins of precious metal catalyst users.

A CLOSER LOOK
Robert Absil, Intertek, USA, examines the impact of hydrogen in trickle bed reactor operation.

ENCODING SAFETY
Gary Carson, Equamark, USA, makes the case for strict standards and automation in oil storage tank engineering and design.

HIDE & SEEK
Brandon K. Austin, HMT Inc., USA, examines the hidden design considerations for aluminium internal floating roof design.

FOR GOOD MEASURE
John Joosten, Honeywell Enraf, The Netherlands, evaluates two measuring technologies for custody transfer tanks.

KNOW THE FLOW
Norbert Kita, Rota Yokogawa GmbH & Co KG, Germany, discusses mass flow calculation in a vortex flowmeter.

REINVENTING WASTEWATER TREATMENT
Jörg Janshen, Kurita Europe, Germany, explores the new opportunities available to secure and enlarge the biological waste water treatment capacity in refineries and petrochemical plants.

15 FACTS ON... THE MIDDLE EAST
15 nuggets of information on the Middle Eastern oil and gas industry and its constituent sectors.


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