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June 2012

The June issue takes a close look at ACHEMA with a preview of the show, 15 facts on the event and our 15 questions are tackled by the trade show’s CEO. Also, this issue takes a look at wastewater with contributing editor Gordon Cope, SKF and GE. Clean fuels are examined by Chevron and Flexim, and Yokogawa look at flow metering.


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Contents

COMMENT

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

WAY OUT WEST: THE PIONEER SPIRIT
Nancy Yamaguchi, Contributing Editor, overviews the pioneering PADD V oil market on the West Coast of the USA.

WASTE NOT WANT NOT
The downstream sector is under water pressure. Gordon Cope, Contributing Editor, explains how a solution could be found in wastewater treatment.

PUMP UP A PROFIT
Phil Burge, SKF, UK, evaluates the condition monitoring options available to minimise inefficiency and wear within a water or wastewater pump system.

LANDLOCKED BLUES?
Sachin Kukade and Ajanta Sarkar, Aquatech, detail the green solutions available for the water supply issues of landlocked refineries.

A LITTLE WATER GOES A LONG WAY
Kevin Milici and Gary Geiger, GE Power & Water, USA, explain how refineries operating in water scarce areas can reduce cooling water operating costs without sacrificing performance.

CLEAN, GREEN, HYDROCRACKING MACHINE
Dan Torchia, Arun Arora and Luyen Vo, Chevron Lummus Global, USA, provide an overview of the hydrocracking technology advancements that provide creative ways to meet the clean fuels challenge.

KEEP IT ACTIVE
Paula McDaniel and Peter DeSanto Jr., Intertek, USA, offer an analytical characterisation of downstream petroleum processing catalysts.

THE THIRD GENERATION
Niklas Lindfors, Metso Automation Inc, Finland, explains how valve diagnostics can offer real time responsiveness to process plants.

STAY LEVEL HEADED
John Joosten, Honeywell Enraf (Honeywell Process Solutions), The Netherlands, argues the importance of level control and gauging for storage tanks in light of the Buncefield recommendations.

SOME LIKE IT HOT
Jörg Sacher, FLEXIM GmbH, Germany, discusses the non-invasive, ultrasonic high temperature flow measurements in the coker plant of the OMV Burghausen refinery.

MAKING A U TURN
Hans Stolzenburg, Rota Yokogawa GmbH & Co. KG, Germany, describes the new technological developments and applications that serve to enhance the performance of Coriolis flowmeters.

TWISTED LOGIC
Joel Weinstein, Emerson Process Management, USA, looks at the best practices to improve performance of Coriolis flowmeters in multiphase applications.

EASING REFINERS' HEARTBURN
Patrick Cadenhouse-Beaty, ThyssenKrupp Uhde, Germany, describes the refinery butane dehydrogenation process, which offers a route to acid free alkylation.

ACHEMA 2012 preview
Hydrocarbon Engineering previews a selection of companies, active within the downstream hydrocarbon processing industry, that will be exhibiting at ACHEMA 2012.

15 facts on... ACHEMA
15 nuggets of information on the ACHEMA 2012 event and its recent history.

15 questions with... Dr. Thomas Scheuring, DECHEMA
A personal and professional insight into the CEO of DECHEMA GmbH, the organiser of ACHEMA 2012.


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