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October 2008

On this month's cover: Callidus Technologies designs and manufactures combustion equipment (heater burners, fl ares, gas/liquid incinerators) and selective catalytic reduction (SCR) equipment for the refi ning, petrochemical and power generation industries worldwide. Corporate offi ces, research and development centre and primary fabrication facility are located in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA, with an international fabrication facility in Shanghai, China.

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

The Evolution of Asean
Nancy Yamaguchi, Contributing Editor, provides an overview of ASEAN’s regional petroleum sector

How to Become Stewards of the Environment
William De Los Santos, Kurt Kraus, Brian Duck, and Peter Pickard, Callidus Technologies LLC, USA, report on emissions legislation and technology's rise in response

Stay on Top of Your Corrosion Control Strategy
Joel Lack, Baker Hughes Incorporated, USA, offers a programme to make the benefi ts of rigorous Ionic Model technology available on an ongoing basis in the field

Corrosion's Next Model
Sridhar Srinivasan and Vishal Lagad, Honeywell Process Solutions, USA, Ian Boisvert, Halliburton, Canada, and Matthew Lor, Mayur Agrawala, Ensheng Zhao and Sanjoy Saha, Honeywell Process Solutions, Canada, look at integrated corrosion solutions

Perfect and Protect
Lyubomir Stetsiv, Exterran, USA, provides an analysis of existing methods of cathodic protection

Smoothly Does it
Peter van Brussel, Shell Global Solutions Sdn Bhd, Malaysia, and Peilin Xu, Shell Global Solutions, China, look at the importance of successful petrochemical complex startups

A Radiant New Material
Magnus Brodin, Sandvik, Sweden, presents a new material for radiant tubes used in ethylene cracking furnaces, trials of which have resulted in higher productivity and long run times

Polyethylene Progress
Randy L. Hagenson, Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP, USA, outlines innovations in the company's loop slurry polyethylene process technology

Driving Toward Digitisation
Greg Millinger and Alicia Bowers, GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms, USA, present the advantages of digitising work processes

The Current Trend
John Sanins, Intergraph Process Power & Marine, USA, gives a review of 3D plant design data and application interoperability for the process plant industry

Facing the Challenge
Peter Alderton, Foster Wheeler Energy Limited, UK, presents integrated GTL and gas plant opportunities and challenges

The Great Debate
Loraine Huchler, MarTech Systems Inc., USA, asks if refineries should rent or own their water utility systems

Compressor Selections
Gianluca Franco and Davide Pozzoni, SIAD Macchine Impianti S.p.A., Italy, present a new software for the selection of API 618 reciprocating compressors

Are you Adequately Protected?
Mike Tucker, Furmanite International, UK, looks at the problems arising from incorrectly set safety and relief valves, as revealed in a survey, and what can be done to rectify the situation

Product News
Product News

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