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October 2021

The October issue of Hydrocarbon Engineering includes features on sulfur, gas analysers, compression technology, simulation, hydrogen, digital transformation, and more. This month’s regional report examines the post-pandemic oil industry in the Middle East.

This month's front cover is brought to you by Atlas Copco Gas and Process.

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Included in the October issue:
The Tanks & Terminals Autumn 2021 supplement - view your free issue here.

A delicate return
Contributing Editor, Nancy D. Yamaguchi, takes a look at the post-pandemic oil industry in the Middle East, and questions the extent of its recovery.

Green SRU in biofuels
Jan Klok, Desirée de Haan, Joost Timmerman and Rieks de Rink, Paqell B.V., the Netherlands, outline a number of differentiators that make biological desulfurisation suitable for the rising biofuels market.

Finding flexibility: part one
In the first of two parts, Brandon Forbes and DJ Cipriano, Ametek CSI, and Marco van Son, Worley Comprimo, explore a more flexible way to degas sulfur.

The key points
Michael Gaura, AMETEK Process Instruments, USA, highlights the key points in a sulfur recovery unit tail gas treatment unit.

Contactless combustion analysis
Dr Jonas Westberg, Dr Viacheslav Avetisov and Dr Peter Geiser, NEO Monitors, Norway, outline how an evolution in TDLAS signal processing is enabling new applications for the next generation of smart combustion analysers.

The critical measurements
Dr Stephen Firth, Servomex, UK, examines the critical measurements for safety and control in PTA production processes.

Trading risk for reliability, flexibility and efficiency
Sami Tabaza, Atlas Copco Gas and Process, USA, explains why integrally geared centrifugal compression technology is increasingly being used in NGL plants alongside oil-flooded gas screw compressors.

Simulation in a world of trouble: part two
In the second of two installments, Ralph H. Weiland and Nathan A. Hatcher, Optimized Gas Treating Inc., explore case studies to show how simulation is used in troubleshooting.

The problem with tramp air
Bill Johnson and Chuck Baukal, John Zink Hamworthy Combustion, a Koch Engineered Solutions Company, USA, evaluate the impact of tramp air leakage on process heater operation, as well as corrective and preventative actions.

H2 ready
Eric Pratchard, Zeeco, USA, evaluates the challenges to consider when transitioning to firing hydrogen.

The last mile
Stuart Morstead, Honeywell Connected Industrial, presents an overview of the main trends shaping the future of the industry, and outlines the need to connect processes, people and assets to meet new challenges.

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