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July 2017

The July issue of Hydrocarbon Engineering has a focus on emissions control, with articles from the likes of BASF, Clear Sign Combustion, Opgal and NEL. Other features include petrochemical projects, software, cleaning technology and our annual Pumps, Valves and Seals Review.

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South of the Rio Grande
Gordon Cope, Contributing Editor, examines the current state of the oil and gas industry across Latin America, and what the future has to hold.

Worthy investment
Rixt Dijkstra, Fluor Corp., the Netherlands, highlights the importance of conducting feasibility studies during the planning stages of petrochemical projects.

More, more, more
Daniel B. Gillis and Theo Maesen, Chevron Lummus Global, USA, evaluate new hydroprocessing approaches to increase petrochemicals production.

Additive innovation
Melissa Clough and Kitty Cha, BASF Corp., USA, demonstrate the benefits of applying SOX reduction additives for regulatory compliance, with reference to three refinery case studies.

California dreaming
Joe Colannino and Roberto Ruiz, ClearSign Combustion, USA, introduce an innovative piece of technology that was able to help a Californian refinery reduce its NOX emissions.

The big debate
Omer Yanai, Opgal, Israel, discusses the debate around oil and gas methane emissions and offers a three-pronged approach to help keep emissions under control.

Put a lid on it
Marc Laing, NEL, UK, examines the challenges involved in measuring flare gas and their resulting emissions.

Cutting energy costs
G. Srivardhan, M. Rajasekhar, D. K. R. Nambiar, S. C. Gupta, S. R. Singh and V. Shukla, Engineers India Ltd, India, explore real time utility management and its role in energy efficiency and the reduction of total energy costs.

Data, analytics and downstream
Colin Cooper, Eka Software, UK, examines the recent developments in data handling and analytics software, and what this means for the future of the downstream sector.

Modelling reality
Anne-Marie Walters, Bentley Systems, USA, evaluates technologies to maintain accurate engineering information over the lifecycle of an asset.

Laser speed
Jason Hayes, Trimble, USA, introduces new software solutions for storage tank inspections that deliver lower costs and higher value.

Curtailing contamination
Berthold Otzisk and Dr. Michael Urschey, Kurita Europe GmbH, explore safe chemical cleaning and decontamination technologies for the oil and gas industry.

Spotless maintenance
Mike Watson, Tube Tech International Ltd, UK, explains how downstream maintenance can be carried out faster, safer, and to a higher standard.

Modern machinery
Massimiliano Di Febo and Pasquale Paganini, IPC, Italy, present an overview of modern pump technology and how recent developments are contributing to improved processing and monitoring.

Hydrocarbon Engineering presents an overview of some of the recent developments and technologies in pumps, valves and seals for the downstream oil and gas industry.

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