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August 2017

Compressors and turboexpanders feature heavily in this issue of Hydrocarbon Engineering, with our annual Compressor Review. Other topics include condition monitoring, gas processing, nitrogen, and sulfur. This month’s regional report focuses on Canada and Alaska.

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Due process
Contributing Editor, Gordon Cope, examines the northwest corner of the North American continent and its great potential for gas processing.

Little by little
Davide Costa, Econova Corporate S.p.A., Italy, and Ulrich Nanz, Sandvik Process Systems, Germany, discuss the implementation of a new sulfur handling system at the Sarroch refinery in Sardinia.

A game changer?
Benoît Mares and Christian Streicher, Prosernat, France, reveal the benefits of compact modular sulfur recovery solutions.

Meeting expectations (part one)
John Griffiths, Trevor Smith, Stephen Caskey, Emily Harrell, James Gaspar and Abhishek Kadam, Honeywell UOP, USA, provide an overview of the solutions that can help meet carbon disulfide specifications for petrochemical grade naphtha products.

The shale treasure hunt
Tina Edvardsson, Linde Engineering North America, USA, outlines the challenges that must be overcome to unlock the potential value in shale rock.

Getting to know nitrogen
M. Sirajuddin, Gas Land Inc., USA, discusses nitrogen generation and its application options in LNG plants.

Assess the damage
Manabu Saga, Shugo Iwasaki, and Yuzo Tsurusaki, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Compressor Corp., Japan, introduce an innovative repair method for mechanical drive steam turbines that have experienced catastrophic damage.

Advance to go
Annamaria Signorini, GE Oil & Gas, Italy, and Stefano Dettori and Valentina Colla, Center ICT for Complex Industrial Systems and Processes (ICT-COISP) Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna-TeCIP Institute, Italy, explore recent advances in steam turbine condition monitoring for downstream oil and gas.

Driving OEE improvements
George Buckbee, Metso, USA, shows how implementing modern condition monitoring methods can have a positive impact on overall equipment effectiveness.

The filter setting challenge
Robert Eisenmann Jr., BP Refining Technology and Engineering, USA, and Oliver Franz, PROGNOST, Germany, outline important considerations when using crosshead acceleration and frame velocity to monitor and protect a reciprocating compressor.

Predicting performance
Massimiliano Di Febo and Pasquale Paganini, IPC, Italy, outline how to predict centrifugal compressor performance in an off-design condition.

Compressor of choice (part one)
Michael Rimmer and Grant Johnson, Costain, UK, discuss how owner operators can maximise value through compressor selection.

Compressor review
Hydrocarbon Engineering provides an overview of the most advanced compressor equipment, technology and services available to the downstream oil and gas processing industry.

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This month we give you 15 facts on Alaska!

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