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November 2012

The October issue launches with a regional report from Nancy Yamaguchi focusing on Eastern European Refining. The issue also focuses on energy optimisation with KBC and engineering with Altair Strickland and Cal Gavin. This issue also includes a bumper feature on wastewater treatment with Baker, Nalco, Kurita and ABB.


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Contents

COMMENT

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

COMING UP TO SPEED
Nancy Yamaguchi, Contributing Editor, overviews the modernising changes occurring in refineries across Eastern Europe.

STEAMING AHEAD
Mehmet Alkan, Murat Süzme and Erhan Ou, Turkish Petroleum Refineries Corporation (Tüpra), Turkey, and Gert-Jan Fien, Juan Gómez-Prado and Richard Tainsh, KBC Process Technology, UK, demonstrate the benefits of using utility system optimisers to conserve energy and reduce emissions at two Tüpra refineries.

FUTURE FUEL
Per Zeuthen, Haldor Topsøe, Denmark, and Henrik Rasmussen, Haldor Topsøe, USA, assess the challenges associated with renewable diesel hydrotreating.

TIERS FOR FEARS: PART ONE
George Anderson, Steve Mayo and Peter-Paul Langerak, Albemarle Corporation, USA, and Stefano Melis, Albemarle Catalysts BV, The Netherlands, discuss how FCC pretreater unit operations can be optimised to reach Tier 3 gasoline sulfur targets. Part one of this two part article assesses the FCC pretreater process and likely operational impacts of the new fuel specifications.

IN THE CLOUDS
Brian Watkins and Meredith Lansdown, Advanced Refining Technologies, USA, help to illuminate cloud point and hydrotreating relationships.

THE EARLY BIRD ADVANTAGE
Whitney Strickland, AltairStrickland, USA, discusses the advantages of having a specialty contractor address constructability issues prior to project execution.

SEE THE WHOLE HEN
Sonia Farrokpanah, Process Integration Ltd, UK, and Tom Higley, CALGAVIN Ltd, UK, argue that the use of process integration technologies can help to maximise the benefits of tube inserts.

LEVEL UP!
Michael Hewson, Varec Inc., USA, determines the true cost of accuracy in tank level gauging by looking at the pros and cons of radar tank gauging over more traditional types.

TURNING FAME INTO FORTUNE
Manfred Hoffmann, Air Liquide Global E&C Solutions, Lurgi Technologies, Germany, discusses the challenges of processing fatty acid methyl ester to meet the increasingly stringent biodiesel market quality standards.

EMISSION STATEMENT
Nigel Palfreeman, Zeeco Europe, UK, and Ryan Roberts and Greg Seefeldt, Zeeco Inc., USA, describe how various technologies can be utilised to reduce total refinery emissions through a series of case studies from refineries around the world.

WHEN DATA FLOWS LIKE WATER
Andrew Warnes, Baker Hughes, USA, discusses how data acquisition and data management are transforming downstream water and wastewater treatment.

CLEAR STREAMS
Tina M Syvret, Daniel E Schwarz and Jitendra Shah, Nalco - an Ecolab Company, USA, present a polymer treatment approach that serves to remove selenium in refinery wastewater streams.

GET WITH THE PROGRAMME
Silke Rüdel, Kurita Europe GmbH, Germany, takes a look at the wastewater treatment options available to contemporary refinery operators.

UNTROUBLED WATERS
Marco Apicella, Nunzio Bonavita and Paolo Capelli, ABB, Italy, and Raimondo Cianfruglia, Oil and Gas Services Srl, Italy, describe how oily wastewater coproduced during oil and gas production presents a major economic and environmental challenge to operators, before explaining how this challenge can be met.

15 QUESTIONS WITH... DARTON ZINK, ZEECO, INC.
A personal and professional insight into the President and CEO of Zeeco, Inc.


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