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November 2010

The November issue looks at ASEAN with a regional report from Contributing Editor Nancy Yamaguchi. Cedigaz have also provided a regional report looking at the Australian natural gas industry. Spectro look at biofuels as part of the Ultra Clean Fuels lead feature and Grace, UOP and Chevron discuss Catalyst Developments.


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Contents

COMMENT

ASEAN’S GROWING PAINS AND MATURITY
Nancy D. Yamaguchi, Contributing Editor, looks at the Southeast Asian energy sector.

PLENTY OF GAS DOWN UNDER
Didier Favreau, Cedigaz, France, provides a review of the natural gas market in Australia.

MAXIMISING FCC PROFITABILITY
Andreas Krause, Holborn Refinery, Germany, and Matthias Scherer, Grace Davison Refining Technologies Europe, discuss how FCC unit profitability has been maximised through a combination of improved monitoring and the use of new catalyst technology.

A HELPING HAND
L. R. Groeneveld, T. Maesen and D. Torchia, Chevron Lummus Global, focus on maximising hydrocracker economics with proper catalyst selection.

RIGHT ON TARGET
Mark P. Lapinski, Mary Jo Wier and Steve Metro, UOP LLC, a Honeywell Company, USA, and Guihe Li, Petrochina Liaoyang Petrochemical Company (PLPC), China, discuss how CCR Platforming™ catalysts target a range of objectives.

THE DEFINITION OF HYDROGEN PLANT TECHNOLOGY
Kerstin Schlögl, Wolfgang Kaltner, Axel Düker and Ling Xu, Süd-Chemie AG, Germany, look at catalytic technology for the production of hydrogen.

ELEMENTAL ANALYSIS OF BIOFUELS
Olaf Schulz, Spectro Analytical Instruments GmbH, Germany, looks at the technology and process of the elemental analysis of biofuels.

ONE FOR ALL
James Doorhy, Siemens Industry, Inc., USA, discusses measuring viscosity variances with only one flow meter.

GUIDING THE WAVE
Sarah Parker, Emerson Process Management, Europe, describes the use of guided wave radar transmitters for desalter interface measurement.

STATE OF THE ART TANK CLEANING TECHNOLOGY IN ITALY
Giovanni Aprile, G. Aprile SpA, Italy, reports on how state of the art crude oil tank cleaning technology has reached Italy.


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