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AUGUST 2010

HPIMPACT

SPECIALREPORT

SPECIALSUPPLEMENT

MIT studies natural gas future

FLUID FLOW AND ROTATING EQUIPMENT

PROCESS CONTROL AND INSTRUMENTATION

PLC market to rebound

Pumps, valves, drives and compressors

Report includes 2010 trends and spending forecasts

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SPECIAL REPORT: FLUID FLOW AND ROTATING EQUIPMENT Prevent electric erosion in variable-frequency drive bearings

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Here are the reasons and remedial actions H. P. Bloch

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Valve design reduces costs and increases safety for US refineries The goals were achieved by using alloys with superior corrosion resistance R. D. Johnson and B. Lee

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Pump aftermarket offers solutions for abrasive services

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How the inertia number points to compressor system design challenges

Upgrades substantially increased MTBR S. McPherson

C o v e r L . A . Tu r b i n e p r o v i d e s Turboexpander service for clients worldwide. Here on location at Total’s LPG N’Kossa Offshore Processing Plant in the Republic of Congo, L.A. Turbine remanufactured two Turboexpanders with Active Magnetic Bearings which are being re-installed supervised by experienced field service personnel. Photo courtesy of L.A. Turbine

It facilitates predicting compressor system performance M. Kapadia, R. Tellez-Schmill and I. Ajdari

ENVIRONMENT/LOSS PREVENTION Gas refineries can benefit from installing a flare gas recovery system

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Take a look at these environmental and economic paybacks O. Zadakbar, A. Vatani and S. Mokhatab

STORAGE/LOSS PREVENTION Estimating tank calibration uncertainty

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Better recovery definition of C3s and C4s from gas absorber/stripper can lower costs J. Nava

PROCESS CONTROL AND INSTRUMENTATION 2010—SUPPLEMENT Process Control and Instrumentation 2010 Report includes trends and spending forecasts

HEAT TRANSFER Increase crude unit capacity through better integration

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15 PLC and PLC-based PAC market poised to rebound

Use these calculations for a specific tank calibration S. Sivaraman, A. Bertotto and D. Comstock

GAS PROCESSING DEVELOPMENTS Optimize operating parameters of absorbers/strippers in gas plants

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HPIMPACT 15 MIT studies the future of natural gas

In revamp projects, better energy integration provides more benefits with less capital investment and lower operating costs A. S. Aseeri, M. S. Amin and M. S. Ibrahim

DEPARTMENTS 7 HPIN BRIEF • 17 HPINNOVATIONS • 21 HPIN CONSTRUCTION 25 LETTERS TO THE EDITOR • 26 HPI CONSTRUCTION BOXSCORE UPDATE 82 HPI MARKETPLACE • 85 ADVERTISER INDEX

HP ONLINE EXCLUSIVES Petrochemical Processes 2010 Just released, HP’s Petrochemical Processes 2010 handbook is an inclusive catalog of established and leading-edge licensed technologies for existing and grassroots facilities. Over 191 petrochemical technologies from 40 licensing companies are presented in this handbook. Features include flow diagrams, process descriptions, economic data and more. A free PDF copy is available to subscribers for a limited time at www.HydrocarbonProcessing.com.

COLUMNS 9 HPIN RELIABILITY Consider bearing protection for small steam turbines 11 HPIN ASSOCIATIONS International Refining Conference debuts in Rome 13 HPIN CONTROL Process control practice renewal 2010—purpose 86 HPIN AUTOMATION SAFETY Cyber security certification for automation products and suppliers

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MAGAZINE PRODUCTION Director—Editorial Production Sheryl Stone Manager—Editorial Production Angela Bathe Artist/Illustrator David Weeks Manager—Advertising Production Cheryl Willis

Publisher Bill Wageneck [email protected] EDITORIAL Editor Les A. Kane Senior Process Editor Stephany Romanow Process Editor Tricia Crossey Reliability/Equipment Editor Heinz P. Bloch News Editor Billy Thinnes

European Editor Tim Lloyd Wright Contributing Editor Loraine A. Huchler Contributing Editor William M. Goble Contributing Editor Y. Zak Friedman Contributing Editor ARC Advisory Group (various)

ADVERTISING SALES See Sales Offices page 84. CIRCULATION +1 (713) 520-4440 Director—Circulation Suzanne McGehee E-mail: [email protected] SUBSCRIPTIONS

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Because Hydrocarbon Processing is edited specifically to be of greatest value to people working in this specialized business, subscriptions are restricted to those engaged in the hydrocarbon processing industry, or service and supply company personnel connected thereto. Hydrocarbon Processing is indexed by Applied Science & Tech nology Index, by Chemical Abstracts and by Engineering Index Inc. Microfilm copies available through University Microfilms, International, Ann Arbor, Mich. The full text of Hydrocarbon Processing is also available in electronic versions of the Business Periodicals Index.

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