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August 2021

Hydrogen is a key topic in the August issue of Hydrocarbon Engineering, with a number of articles exploring the role that blue hydrogen, in particular, will play in the energy transition. Other topics include insulation, gas analysis and corrosion monitoring technology. This issue also includes a Q&A with a number of leading experts in compressor technology.

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Struggles in Southeast Asia
Ng Weng Hoong, Contributing Editor, explains how Southeast Asia’s oil markets are struggling amid the continuing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The best of blue hydrogen
Yassir Ghiyati, Nitesh Bansal, and Mohammed Ilyas, Haldor Topsoe, Denmark, provide a review of the best available blue hydrogen technologies.

Blue routes
Elias Xanthoulis, Andrew Board, Attila Racz and Tobias Roelofs, Comprimo, part of Worley, look at typical routes to blue hydrogen production, and how to maximise CO2 removal at high thermal efficiency in blue hydrogen facilities.

The road to net-zero
Robert Jolly, Johnson Matthey, UK, outlines how clean hydrogen can play a key role in the energy transition, if it is deployed now.

Severe-service solutions
Robert Hsia, UnionTech, USA, introduces severe-service isolation solutions for hydrogen production via steam methane reforming (SMR).

Under pressure: the challenges of hydrogen compression
Mark Barton, Luiz Soriano, John Stahley and Arja Talakar, Siemens Energy, USA, explain how hydrogen plays an essential role in a wide range of industrial applications and is increasingly emerging as a decarbonisation agent for the energy transition.

Optimising flow in parallel compressors
Nabil Abu-Khader, Compressor Controls Corp., UAE, explores the operation of parallel centrifugal compressors using surge control.

Compressor Q&A
Hydrocarbon Engineering talks to a number of leading experts in compressor technology about efficiency, equipment reliability, safety and the environment, digitalisation, and life after the COVID-19 pandemic.

Simplifying the material specification
Brandon Stambaugh, Owens Corning, USA, provides an in-depth look at common challenges faced when insulating an LNG facility.

A clean air strategy
Matt Halsey, Servomex, UK, explains how hydrocarbon processing plants and refineries can implement cleaner air strategies using gas analysis.

A more sustainable future
William Vickers, Ionix Advanced Technologies, UK, explains the contribution that corrosion monitoring technology can make towards increased industry sustainability.

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