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October 2013

This October we focus on gas with articles on gas processing from Metso and BASF, gas treating from Shell, gas analysers from ABB and Ametek and LNG from Sofregaz and International Paint. We are also providing you with a preview of Sulphur 2013, so that you can find out who is exhibiting and what technologies are up for discussion.

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

Asia's LNG outlook
Ng Weng Hoong, discusses the outlook for Asia's LNG market

Pain killers
Adrian Park, Intergraph, Norway, discusses management and traceability software to reduce costs and increase reliability and safety

Keep the noise down!
Sari Aronen and Ville Kähkönen, Metso Automation Inc., Finland, discuss rotary valve noise abatement in gas and steam flow control applications

Capturing CO2
Torsten Katz, BASF, Germany, discusses the benefits of conducting CO2 capture processes at higher pressures

Alternative sulfur recovery
Kwi-Cheng Lee, Shell Projects and Technology, The Netherlands, Gary Bowerbank, Shell Projects and Technology, India, and Gijs van Heeringen, Paqell B.V, The Netherlands, discuss the benefits of biodesulfurisation as an alternative sulfur recovery technology

Keeping an eye on emissions
Enrico Arioni, Nunzio Bonavita and Monica Paco, ABB SpA, Italy, discuss the advantages of continuous emissions monitoring systems for ensuring conformity to law enforced emissions limits

Sulfur spectroscopy
Mike Fuller, and Randy Hauer, AMETEK Process Instruments, USA, discuss methods of measurement for sulfur in order to ensure compliance with EPA Subpart J(a) regulations

LNG power recovery
Jacques Trollux and Maud Sosso, Sofregaz, France, discuss competitive, carbon free solutions capable of providing for part of the power needed in an LNG terminal

Avoiding accidents
Robin Wade, International Paint, UK, discusses mitigation of the risks associated with the accidental release of cryogenic liquids

Reliable base heating
Daniel R. Potter and Derya Turgay-Herz, eltherm GmbH, Germany, discuss the effective implementation of reliable base heating in LNG tanks

On the same wavelength
Didier Bonvin. Thermo Scientific, Switzerland and Colin Thurston, Thermo Fisher Scientific, UK, examine the latest advances in wavelength dispersive x-ray fluorescence alongside the growing demand for high performance fuels and lubricants

Automated knowledge
Elbert van der Bijl, Yokogawa Europe, and Dr. Maurice J. Wilkins, Yokogawa North America, discuss the future of modular procedural automation in the process industries

A cut above
John Steward, ITT Engineered Valves, USA, discusses how customisable knife gate valves are improving oilsands uptime

Increasing compressor capacity
Hisung Lee, Samsung Total Petrochemical Ltd., Korea, Charles D. Beals, Engineers and Constructors International, Inc., USA, and Manfred Strässler, Burkhardt Compression AG, Switzerland, discuss how improved reactor performance for LDPE plants leads to enhanced conversion rates, and the manner in which this can be achieved

The path to success
Hans Bongers, Howden Thomassen Compressors, The Netherlands, outlines the advantages of OEM maintenance agreements

It takes two
Marco van Son and Sander Kobussen, Jacobs Comprimo Sulfur Solutions, The Netherlands, Alexandra Anghel, Shell Global Solutions, UK, and Jeanine Klinkenbijl, Shell Global Solutions, The Netherlands, reveal how two technologies have combined to provide a solution for lean gas applications

Golden opportunities
Gordon Cope, Contributing Editor, outlines the negative effects of sulfur excess on the oil and gas industry and discusses possible ways to combat them

Sulphur show preview
Hydrocarbon Engineering previews a selection of companies that are exhibiting their downstream oil and gas sulfur technologies at Sulphur 2013 in Miama, Florida, USA. The event draws together representatives from various disciplines and industries who share common ground in their use of sulfur and sulfuric acid. Sulphur 2013 will include a conference, an extensive exhibition of products, technology and equipment, as well as related literature

15 facts on sulfur
15 nuggets of sulfur related information

The last word
Giacomo Rispoli, Executive Vice President of Research, Development & Projects at ENI, previews the ENI presentation that can be heard in full at the ERTC 18th Annual Meeting

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