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Ahoy Ex-Zones! Explosion Protection Equipments Sets Sails for Hazardous Waters

Explosion Protection

Ahoy Ex-Zones! Explosion Protection Equipments Sets Sails for Hazardous Waters

A fire fighting vessel in the heart of Europe's industrial and chemical clusters needs special equipment: Equipped with specialised technology, Europe’s latest high-tech fire-fighting boat is able to work in hazardous atmospheres, fighting fires, explosions and chemical accidents. Its secret? Explosion-protected electrical equipment and lighting by technology specialists Eaton. read...

Petrochemical Industry has Projects Worth 162 Billion in the Pipeline: Iran, China and US to Become Petro-Hotspots

Petrochemical Industry

Petrochemical Industry has Projects Worth 162 Billion in the Pipeline: Iran, China and US to Become Petro-Hotspots

The worldwide petrochemical industry will experience significant growths within the next five years, recent figures indicate – Yet, this growth is not equally distributed: While markets in China, the US or Iran are thriving… read...

Stop the Energy Guzzlers: This is how Pumps Learn to Think!

PCIC Europe: Pump Automation

Stop the Energy Guzzlers: This is how Pumps Learn to Think!

Process pumps do not have an easy job, more so in the downstream industry. It is useful to have strong partners on your side in this industry — Be it a refinery or a chemical facility, pumps in all sizes are the ubiquitous workhorses of the branch. However, pumps are also one of the biggest cost factors in the production facility. The technology often does not live up to its full potential when regulated in an insufficient or outdated manner. This is exactly when modern automation and pump management concepts come into play. read...

Testimonials

HVPD Commercial Manager Rachel Stratton says: “PCIC Europe provides the ideal platform and forum for industry professionals and experts to share knowledge and discuss the latest industry applications and issues. We are proud to have been a conference sponsor for the past two years in addition to delivering technical papers on the latest techniques for the on-line partial discharge insulation condition monitoring of complete high voltage networks in the oil and gas industry. We are confident this year will be another valuable and enjoyable show for all involved.”

Big Data Instead of Cheap Oil: Digitization in the Age of Oil Market Fluctuations

Digitization

Big Data Instead of Cheap Oil: Digitization in the Age of Oil Market Fluctuations

02/24/2016 - The chemical industry will have to get used to continuously strong oil price fluctuations. Companies that are agile enough to react to short-term, extreme market changes will be ahead of the competition in the future. Key is the digitization of the entire value chain. read...

Pipelines for the World’s Biggest Ship: Cape Supplies Shell’s Prelude FLNG Facility

Prelude FLNG

Pipelines for the World’s Biggest Ship: Cape Supplies Shell’s Prelude FLNG Facility

02/24/2016 - Cape awarded new contract in South Korea: The company will provide the installation of insulation to the Cryogenic Pipework on the Process Topside on Shell’s Prelude Floating Liquefied Natural Gas ("FLNG") facility, currently under construction by Samsung Heavy Industries. read...

Automation Improves Uptime and Reduces Maintenance for Unmanned Oil Platforms

PCIC: Offshore Automation

Automation Improves Uptime and Reduces Maintenance for Unmanned Oil Platforms

02/24/2016 - Unmanned offshore rigs and production platform have become a standard in today’s oil and gas industry. Automation is the technology that enables running oil production on the high seas without having actual workers on the rig. Now, new integrated electrical and communication solutions shall increase productivity at seven unmanned oil platforms off the UAE coast… read...

Feeling the Pulse of Petrochemicals at PCIC Europe 2016

PCIC Europe 2016 Berlin

Feeling the Pulse of Petrochemicals at PCIC Europe 2016

02/22/2016 - The PCIC Europe Conference 2016 in Berlin becomes the place to be for Petrochemicals — Big Oil under pressure: Changed markets, strong competition and new technologies demand efficient, streamlined and safe production processes. Neither operators nor engineers can resolve this Herculean task alone — professional exchange and interface technologies could become the cornerstone of tomorrow’s industry. read...

Blessing or Curse? The Impact of Global Crude Oil Prices on India's Industry

Oil Prices

Blessing or Curse? The Impact of Global Crude Oil Prices on India's Industry

01/26/2016 - Global crude prices have fallen by nearly 55 per cent since June 2014 primarily owing to over-supply and sluggish demand caused by economic slowdown in China. Global benchmark Brent crude price has fallen from $111.80 per barrel in June 2014 to $46.58 per barrel in August 2015. As approximately 85 per cent of Indian refineries’ throughput requirement is met through imports, the price of the Indian basket of crude too has fallen by 57 per cent during the said period reflecting the global trend. This has impacted not only the Indian refining industry but also the up-stream oil and gas industry as well as the Indian economy as a whole. read...

Global Energy Demand Expected to Increase 25 Percent Until 2040

Exxon Mobil Energy Outlook

Global Energy Demand Expected to Increase 25 Percent Until 2040

01/26/2016 - Global energy demand will increase 25 percent between 2014 and 2040, driven by population growth and economic expansion, Exxon Mobil said in the 2016 edition of The Outlook for Energy. At the same time, energy efficiency gains and increased use of renewable energy sources and lower carbon fuels, such as natural gas, are expected to help reduce by half the carbon intensity of the global economy. read...

Impact of Oil Price Volatility on Petrochemicals

Market Report

Impact of Oil Price Volatility on Petrochemicals

11/23/2015 - An extended recovery period for crude oil prices, exceeding five years, would have dramatic implications for the global petrochemical industry and could mean a “Back to the Future” experience for some companies and regions -- creating a more competitive environment for naphtha producers, according to a new IHS report. read...