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Clariant’s new generation ShiftMax 820S SGS catalyst
12th October 2015

The achievement is of particular significance as it is the first industrial application of the newly introduced ShiftMax 820S catalyst in China. Clariant’s new generation ShiftMax 820S SGS catalyst employs...
Parker will supply all the instrumentation manifolds
11th October 2015

The decision follows several years’ extensive temperature, pressure and corrosion testing of products from different manufacturers – Parker is the first company to have secured a 100 per cent pass rate....
Shell retail Norway
10th October 2015

The Shell brand will continue to be highly visible in Norway through a retail brand licence agreement, and Shell fuels and lubricants will continue to be sold at the 404 retail sites which will transfer to...
9th October 2015

The acquisition, which was finalised earlier today, provides the Parsons Peebles Group (PPG) with expanded service capability and additional locations to extend its UK wide coverage. The acquisition of...
Deliver of LNG to Asia continues to decline
29th September 2015

Prices of physical spot market liquefied natural gas (LNG) delivered to northeast Asia averaged USD7.538 per million British thermal units (/MMBtu) for October, according to the latest Platts Japan/Korea...
Gas processing
25th September 2015

Global gas processing capacity is projected to increase from approximately 458 billion cubic feet per day (bcfd) in 2015 to almost 516 bcfd by 2019, driven by a full slate of projects in the Middle East,...
Qatargas and RasGas LNG production facilities
21st September 2015

Now fully operational, the Jetty Boil-Off Gas (JBOG) Recovery facility is the biggest of its kind and one of the largest environmental investments in the world. It is expected to recover more than 600,000...
Ningxia Baota Chemical Fibre
17th September 2015

Ningxia Baota intends to build a 1.2 million tonnes per annum (tpa) unit at the Ningxia Ningdong Energy and Chemical Zone in Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, China, to produce PTA, the primary feedstock for...
Rob Swindell, Xodus Group’s global vibration engineering lead
17th September 2015

The first contract will see Xodus deliver screening assessments for the relief systems on a new high pressure steam plant, and could expand to include detailed finite element analyses of any fittings...
Loading the 11-ton pump
16th September 2015

The oil production unit was transported from Maastricht Airport in the Netherlands on behalf of the airline’s customer Agility Projects Rotterdam. The pump was packed inside a two-ton wooden crate to...


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