Hydrocarbon Engineering

Hydrocarbon Engineering

The June 2015 issue focuses on ACHEMA, the leading show for the chemical engineering and process sector, with our ACHEMA 2015 Preview. This feature previews a selection of companies active within the downstream hydrocarbon processing industry that will be exhibiting at the show. The Regional Report from T.A. Cook examines the impact of cheaper oil on natural gas and trends in the European energy industry, while ABB discusses the use of carbon capture technologies in this month’s Keynote article. The issue also has a number of additional features, including Process Optimisation, Compressors & Turboexpanders, High Performance Materials, Simulation Software, Pumps & Valves and Gas Analysers. To finish off the issue we give you 15 facts on Germany, the location of this year’s ACHEMA exhibition.

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Hydrocarbon Engineering June 2015

(03) Comment

(05) World News

(12) The downside of demand
Amy Faulconbridge, T.A. Cook, Germany, discusses the impact of cheaper oil on natural gas and trends in the European energy industry

(18) Keeping a cap on carbon
Will Leonard, Chemical, Oil and Gas UK, ABB Limited, explains how the use of carbon capture technologies can help companies to reduce emissions, while building a new era of industrial enterprise for the UK

(25) Computational analysis of FCCs
Ravindra Aglave, Oleh Baran, Dimitrios Papoulias and Alex Read, CD-adapco, USA, discuss the critical role of computational fluid and particle dynamics analysis in refining operations

(31) Innovative analysis
Martin Glittenberg, LAR Process Analysers AG, Germany, explains how total organic carbon analysis can optimise industrial processes

(36) Worth every nickel
Lena Wegrelius, Outokumpu, Sweden, discusses the benefits of high performance and specialty stainless steels in harsh oil and gas and chemical processes

(43) Controlled combustion
Arthur Groenbos, Yokogawa Europe, discusses tunable diode laser gas analysis for combustion management in fired heaters

(50) Making sense of moisture
Andy Benton, Michell Instruments, UK, explains why the success of laser based moisture analysers in natural gas production and transmission is unlikely to spread across the hydrocarbon processing industries

(57) Keeping up quality
Samuel Blaser, AST Turbo AG, Switzerland, discusses quality challenges on large rotating equipment turnarounds, and the economic benefits of a structured QA/QC approach

(63) Seal it up
Christian Hold, Hoerbiger Ventilwerke GmbH & Co. KG, Austria, presents a revolutionary new technology for eliminating leaks from reciprocating compressor packings

(71) Am I safe now?
Ville Kähkönen, Metso, Finland, explains why a comprehensive safety evaluation for emergency shutdown valves is essential to reliable plant operation

(76) Cracking technology
Arsalan Ahmed, Crane ChemPharma & Energy, USA, discusses process challenges for fluidised catalytic cracking, and how each of these can be mitigated with proper valve selection

(85) ACHEMA 2015 Preview
Hydrocarbon Engineering previews a selection of companies active within the downstream hydrocarbon processing industry that will be exhibiting at ACHEMA 2015

(112) 15 facts on...
This month we give you 15 facts on Germany

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