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August 2015

August is home to the Compressor Review, where we provide you with updates on the latest compressor technologies available to the downstream sector. The issue also focuses on condition monitoring with GE and compressor turnarounds and upgrades with Hoerbiger. Nancy Yamaguchi has provided the regional report with an indepth look at Russian Refining and Linde continues our Keynote Series on environmental compliance with an examination of marine fuels.

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World News

Russian refining
Nancy Yamaguchi, Contributing Editor, discusses developments in Russia's downstream oil sector, and the push for upgrading and exports.

Mountain high, ocean deep
Stephen Harrison and Ismail Erilhan, Linde Gases, discuss means to reduce atmospheric emissions from marine shipping.

Quality not quantity
At a time of low oil prices, many have started to question whether opportunities for smaller scale gas to liquids remain. Neville Hargreaves, Velocys, UK, explains where these opportunities still do exist and why, in this tougher market, quality counts.

Know your stuff
Ankur Jariwala, Cameron, USA, explains how selecting an efficient and cost effective gas treating system calls for thorough self analysis.

Putting a trace on components: part two
Johnny Johnson, Jeff Matthews annd Jane Nichols, URS Corporation, USA, discuss optimisation of the application and arrangement of process technologies for specific feed gas compositions.

Pioneering ethane technology
Christopher Campos, Ebara International Corp., USA, talks through the development of ethane technology, providing a logistical view of natural gas liquid products.

Pinched performance: part two
Ralph Weiland, Nate Hatcher and Scott Alvis, Optimized Gas Treating, Inc., USA, discuss the importance of quantitative awareness of absorber pinch conditions.

Hydrogen from hydrogen sulfide: part two
Rasheed A. Adewale, Abdallah S. Berrouk and Satyadileep Dara, Petroleum Institute, UAE, examine new processes for the dissociation of hydrogen sulfide into hydrogen and sulfur.

Revolutionary sulfur recovery
Mark C. Anderson, ThioSolv, LLC, USA, outlines a new process that can help refineries to increase sulfur recovery capacity and reduce operating costs.

The power of connection
Marco Salvemini, GE Oil & Gas, Italy, explains how condition monitoring and remote diagnostics can help to connect people, data and machines in the oil and gas industry.

Need an upgrade?
Dmitry Moskalenko, Vitaly Tatarinov, Alexey Borovkov and Denis Pestov, Hoerbiger Moscow, explain how converting an old reciprocating compressor to mini lube operation has cut costs and improved reliability at a Russian petrochemical facility.

Evolutionary challenges
Tom Brown, Elliot Group, USA, considers why the evolution of olefin production poses compression challenges.

Precision piping
Medhat Zaghloul, Compressor Controls Corporation, USA, discusses parallel expander recompressor controls and piping layouts for parallel turbomachinery trains.

21st century reciprocating compressors
Greg Phillippi, Ariel Corporation, USA, outlines the role, and development, of reciprocating compressors in the downstream oil and gas industry.

Compressor Review
Hydrocarbon Engineering provides an overview of the most advanced compressor technologies available in the downstream processing industry.

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