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May 2010

The lead feature in the May issue is the World Review, which provides a round up of contract news from the last 12 months. The regional report is from Nancy Yamaguchi and looks at the Middle Eastern refining sector. The issue also focuses on tank design with articles from HMT and COADE and turboexpanders with articles from Mafi Trench and ACD Turbo.


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Contents

MOVEMENT IN THE MIDDLE EAST
Nancy Yamaguchi, Contributing Editor, examines the Middle Eastern oil market and refining sector, with a special focus on Iraqi refining.

THE RIGHT REACTOR
Daniela Galatro, UNEXPO, Venezuela, explains how to evaluate the operation of oxyhydrochlorination reactors.

SMART CONTROL
Jörg Kiesbauer and Stefan Erben, SAMSON AG, Germany, look at how digital interfaces enable integration of complete control valve functionality.

A REAL INVESTIGATION
Piergiovanni La Seta, Edwin Lerch and Rainer Zurowski, Siemens, Germany, investigate subsynchronous torsional interactions in eLNG power plants.

ADDING UP THE ADVANTAGES: PART 1
Martin Evans, Intercat Equipment Inc., USA, commences a discussion on recent developments in catalyst addition systems.

PROTECT YOURSELF!
Stephen A. Anderson and Cory WJ Sutherland, Intertek APTECH, offer tips on protecting assets from careless operators, as well as developing and implementing integrity operating windows.

WORLD REVIEW 2010

TANKS - SILENT LINKS VITAL TO ENERGY DISTRIBUTION
Gary Carson, Equamark Inc., USA, describes the design of a Florida tank facility with high tech manifolds to speed loading and unloading.

TANK DESIGN, WITH EMISSIONS IN MIND
Mike Doxey and Brandon Austin, HMT Engineering, USA, present a case study demonstrating an emission based approach to tank designs.

TAKING EVERYTHING INTO ACCOUNT
Roland Aigner and Andreas Allenspach, Burckhardt Compression AG, Switzerland, describe the simulation of poppet valves for reciprocating compressors.

TURBOEXPANDER ECONOMICS SIMPLIFIED
Kevin A. Kaupert, OC Turboexpanders, USA, explains the economic benefits of using turboexpanders.

TIPS FOR TREATING TURBOEXPANDERS
Joseph K. Lillard and Behrooz Ershaghi, Atlas Copco Mafi-Trench Company LLC, USA, explain how hydrocarbon treating can affect turboexpanders' operation.

TURBOEXPANDERS: DWELLING ON EFFICIENCY
Phillip J. Westermann, ACD LLC, USA, discusses how to improve the efficiency and mechanical reliability of cryogenic turboexpanders.


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