After decade-long efforts to curb down on single-use plastics resulted this year in a wave of plastic bag bans, it took only weeks for Covid-19 to change that course. Now oil prices could slow recycling efforts at a time when environment concerns are set to...
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Petrochemical plants have set up emergency response teams and readied special Covid-19 staffing plans while implementing remote working where possible, according to the American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) association.
Process engineers must orchestrate the perfect mix of chemical efficiency, design efficiency and operations efficiency to succeed in this heavy construction and investment period for the U.S. energy industry, an engineer and author told Petrochemical Update.
Understanding and managing the trade-off between processing opportunity crudes and the effects it has on asset integrity while maximizing profits is perhaps one of the biggest challenges process engineer teams face in today's market.