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February 2018

The February issue of Hydrocarbon Engineering includes features on gas processing & treating, sulfur, and turbomachinery. It also includes a Q&A with several pump experts, and a regional report on the future of fossil energy developments in Australia.


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Contents

Australia: seeking balance in fossil energy dependence
Dr Nancy Yamaguchi, Contributing Editor, considers the future of fossil energy developments in Australia.

Integrating information
Jason Hoover, Siemens Process Industries and Drives, USA, explains how to optimise drive train availability and productivity to prevent costly downtime in hydrocarbon processing facilities.

The key to success
Markus Iatropoulos, MAN Diesel & Turbo, Germany, outlines the collaborative approach that was taken at a major refinery turnaround project in Austria.

Getting ahead
Michael Andrews and Tushar Patel, Atlas Copco Gas and Process, USA, explain how integrally-geared technology is making room for margin growth downstream.

Fluid flows
Yousef Jarrah and Motoyasu Ogawa, Nikkiso Cryo Inc., USA and Japan, reveal the fluid dynamics of rotating stall in LNG pumps.

Pump Q&A
Hydrocarbon Engineering questions a number of pump experts on efficiency, quality control, safety, maintenance and the future of the pump market.

Innovation in gas treating
Joseph Priestley, Fahd Fathi and John Sarlis, Shell Global Solutions International B.V., the Netherlands, introduce a new contacting technology for absorption columns.

In the firing line
Phani Patchipulusu and Clark Dickson, Dickson Process Systems LLC, USA, outline a catalytic combustion technique for natural gas purification.

A continuous stream
Julie Liberti, AirSep Corp., a Chart Industries Company, USA, outlines how non-cryogenic air separation technologies offer economical, low maintenance, uninterrupted gas supply solutions for modern process plants.

Seeking harmony
S. V. Seleznev, G. A. Derevyagin, A. M. Derevyagin and P. C. Lyon, Vympel, Russia, explore the problem of measuring the condensation temperature of hydrocarbons in natural gas.

Laser detection
Dr Lars Hildebrandt, nanoplus, Germany, provides an overview of gas sensing using semiconductor laser spectroscopy.

A new generation
Gijs van Heeringen and Jan Klok, Paqell, along with Peter Hauwert, Frames, the Netherlands, consider the economic impact of next generation direct treat sulfur removal and recovery processes.

A collaborative success
Marco van Son and Rien van Grinsven, Jacobs Comprimo® Sulfur Solutions, Canada and the Netherlands, and Khalid S. Ghazal, Saudi Aramco ExxonMobil Refinery (SAMREF Refinery), Saudi Arabia, recall a sulfur upgrade project.

Filling the gap
Innovative ceramic designs simplify field installation and address the critical manufacturing skills gap. Heather Higgins, Will Russell and Uday Parekh, Blasch Precision Ceramics, USA, explain.

A root and branch approach
Bahador Sadeghian, Zafaran Industrial Group Co., Iran, outlines the role that sulfur granulation drums play in the production of sulfur coated urea fertilizer.


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