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November 2009

In the November issue Contributing Editor, David Hayes, discusses South Korea's petrochemical market and the regional report from Strategic Decisions Group looks at ASEAN's energy industry. The issue also includes a hydrogen generation feature with articles from Foster Wheeler and Haldor Topsoe and catalyst technology is examined by BASF and Chevron Lummus Global. The annual Level Gauging Review is also included in this issue.


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Contents

A ROLLER COASTER MARKET
David Hayes, Contributing Editor, looks at the roller coaster conditions of South Korea’s petrochemical market

ASEAN'S GROWING HUNGER FOR ENERGY
Girish Shirodkar and Kunal Rana, Strategic Decisions Group, India, provide an overview of the energy industry in ASEAN

MAXIMUM OPERATIONS
Michel Melin and Colin Baillie, Grace Davison Refining Technologies Europe, discuss operations to maximise light cycle oil yield in the fluid catalytic cracking unit

NEW TECHNOLOGY FOR MAXIMISING FCC DISTILLATES
Qi Fu, Martin W. Kraus, C. P. Kelkar, and Joe McLean, BASF, introduce a new catalyst technology for maximising distillate yields from an FCC unit

CASHING IN WITH CATALYSTS
Alexander Jimenez, Chevron Lummus Global, USA, explains how the latest catalyst technology can maximise production of distillates in an existing hydrocracker

DOING WONDERS FOR DIESEL PRODUCTION
Gary Podrebarac, Rajesh Samarth and Kerry Rock, CDTECH, USA, look at increasing diesel production from the refinery FCC

RISING TO THE CO2 CHALLENGE: PART 1
In the first of a three part series, Joris Mertens, KBC Process Technology Ltd, the Netherlands, discusses present and future greenhouse gas legislation and its impact on the refining industry

DIESELISATION IN RUSSIA
John Baric, Shell Global Solutions International, explores flexible solutions for diesel production

COMBINING THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS
Kim Hedegaard Andersen and Jack Heseler Carstensen, Haldor Topsøe, Denmark, introduce the latest in combined radiant and convective reforming technology

HIGH SCORING HYDROGEN GENERATION
Luigi Bressan, Guido Collodi and Fabio Ruggeri, Foster Wheeler, look at hydrogen generation for modern refineries

A NEW STANDARD OF ALLOY
Florent Decultieux and Gilles Verdier, Manoir Industries, France, and Leo Koersvelt, SABIC Europe, introduce the latest metallurgy for steam cracking coils

UNPIGGABLE PIPELINES ARE A THING OF THE PAST
Stefan Papenfuss, Quest Integrity Group, USA, discusses the application of ultrasonic inline inspection technology and fitness for service assessment for non-traditional pipelines in refineries

INTELLIGENCE AND SAFETY
Jari Kirmanen, Metso Automation Inc., Finland, presents intelligent valve solutions for safety applications

ADVANCED SIMULATON TECHNIQUES
A. Brighenti, F. Bittante, and R. Parrozzani, S.A.T.E. s.r.l., Italy, detail advanced simulation techniques for reciprocating compressors

LEVEL GAUGING REVIEW
Hydrocarbon Engineering presents an overview of the technologies and methods employed by the world’s leading tank and level gauging specialists


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