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January 2018

The January issue of Hydrocarbon Engineering covers software and simulation, flaring, level measurement and maintenance. This issue also includes our annual Catalyst Review, as well as a detailed look at the latest market developments in the MENA region.

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Tracking MENA trends
Dr Nancy Yamaguchi, Contributing Editor, provides a regional focus on the Middle East and North Africa.

A virtual future
Tim Shire, KBC, UK, explains how the use of simulation is changing to enhance plant operations.

Turning up the heat
Javier Garriz and Ravi Aglave, Siemens PLM Software, USA, explore how multiphysics simulations can be used to develop a framework for analysing sulfur reaction furnace performance.

Take it up a notch
Michael Smith and Jana Miller, Hexagon PPM, USA, discuss how ancillary design software can assist EPC contractors in both brownfield and greenfield projects.

The predictable journey of maintenance analytics
Pedro Tavares, Stork, a Fluor Company, the Netherlands, explores how maintenance is on the brink of disruption by opportunities around data-driven maintenance.

Taking control of measurements
Eric Bras, Honeywell Process Solutions Europe, explores how advanced condition-based monitoring systems optimise critical gas metering assets.

A dynamic approach
Naci Fidan, Meci sas, France, outlines an alternative method of LNG level measurement to tank strapping.

Spotlight on smoke
Matthew Martin, Honeywell UOP Callidus, USA, introduces developments in flare tip technology that can help to increase smokeless rates.

Optimising enclosed flares
Providing a hot surface some distance away from the introduction of fuel and air in enclosed flares can allow for sufficient mixing prior to ignition. Joe Colannino, ClearSign Combustion, USA, explains how.

Lessons learnt
Ryan D. Roberts, Zeeco Inc., USA, recalls a burner retrofit project in a US Gulf Coast refinery.

Get creative
William Perpich, Veolia Water Technologies, USA, outlines how a modular water system and a creative design helped a Texas oil and gas facility save time and money.

A new perspective
Lothar Grutesen, Arca Regler, Germany, considers the use of parametric modelling technology in anti-surge valve development.

Catalyst review
Hydrocarbon Engineering reviews some of the most advanced catalyst technologies available within the downstream industry today.

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