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July 2009

On this month's cover: Callidus Technologies by Honeywell designs and manufactures combustion equipment (heater burners,flares, gas/liquid thermal oxidisers) and selective catalytic reduction (SRC) equipment for the refining,petrochemical and power generation industries worldwide. Corporate offices, research and developmentcentre and primary fabrication facility are located in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA, with international offices inChina, India, Belgium and Brazil.

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

China Chasing a Greater Future
David Hayes, Contributing Editor, provides an overview of the petrochemicals industry in China and considers its future

Refinery of the Future
Patrick Kelly, Honeywell Process Solutions, USA, examines the challenges facing refineries and the future trends that will affect their operations

How Clean is Your Fuel?
Maurice Korpelshoek and Kerry Rock, CDTECH, USA, explain how to produce and improve clean fuels with the latest technologies

The ABCs of CFD
Richard Martin and Matthew Martin, Callidus Technologies by Honeywell, USA, describe computational fluid dynamic modelling of refinery combustion processes

In with the New
Drew Robb, Rentech Boilers, USA, takes a refined approach to reducing boiler emissions

Biofuels: Chellenges and Opportunities
Steven Gust, Neste Oil, Finland, explains how the company is keeping up to date with the biofuels industry

Efficient Network Operation
Kathy Picioccio and Alan Zagoria, UOP LLC, a Honeywell company, USA, present options for improving hydrogen network operations

Quality Not Compromise
Jan Theron, CERAM, UK, describes the processes and pitfalls of installing refractory linings in petrochemical units

Revamp and Retune
I. Nieuwoudt, O. Karpilovskiy and M. J. Lockett, Koch-Glitsch LP, USA, describe the installation of 6-pass trays in a large C3 splitter

Resources and Rewards
Sami Koponen, Cadmatic, Finland, outlines the application of laser scanning and 3D modelling integrations in revamp projects

Streamlined for Success
Gary Carson, Equamark, Inc., USA, explains how CADWorx plant software helped Bilfinger Berger Services improve collaboration and reduce costs at a fuel terminal project in Australia

Keeping Valve Selection in Check
Carlos E. Davila, Crane Energy Flow Solutions, USA, describes the performance chacteristics of check valves and relevant problem solving

Checking out Check Valves
Oene Roorda, SMX International, Canada, looks at the role and performance of nozzle check valves and how the latest design developments can significantly reduce operating costs

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