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May 2009

On this month's cover: Sulzer Pumps develops and supplies centrifugal pumps worldwide. Intensive research and development in fluid dynamics, processoriented products and special materials as well as reliable service help the division


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World News
Contract awards, project updates, industry latest, news digest, diary dates, mergers and acquisitions

Filling the Gap Between Supply and Demand
Armelle Lecarpentier, Cedigaz, France, highlights the growing future role of natural gas on the European scene, driven by the power generation sector

The Past, the Present and the Future
Noreen Howat and Phil Packer, Nexant Ltd, UK, trace the growth of the European refining industry and consider its future

High CO2 Processing
Jane Nichols and Al Goethe, URS Washington Division, USA, provide an overview of established and emerging options for owners considering the production of CO2 rich gas streams

The Priceless Role of Process Pumps
Ron Adams and Claudia Proeger, Sulzer Pumps, Switzerland, outline the roles of a selection of process pumps

Behaviour Based Reliability
Kevin Smith, KBC Advanced Technologies, Inc., USA, explores an overlooked aspect of process plant reliability: the behavioural side

Repairs and Restoration Wrapped Up
Paul Hill, Furmanite, UK, considers the value of composite repairs in the maintenance armoury, and the importance of active repair management to derive maximum benefit

A New Method for Nitrogen Analysis
Arthur van Strien and Rene van der Windt, Thermo Fisher Scientific, the Netherlands, look at an improved method for monitoring the nitrogen content of petroleum products

The War Against Water
Ken Soleyn, GE Sensing and Inspection Technologies, USA, reiterates the importance of monitoring the water level of natural gas, and introduces a new instrument in this field

The Sulfur Paradox
An interview with Carl Mesters, Senior Principal Scientist and Shell Chief Scientist Chemistry and Catalysis

From Concept to Reality
Arvind Patel, Bentley Systems Ltd, UK, and Nico Groot, QPS Engineering, the Netherlands, explain how software can be used to quickly screen alternate layout designs


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