A. Blume, Editor
As discussed in the HPI Market Data 2019 report, published in November by Gas Processing & LNG’s sister publication, Hydrocarbon Processing, rising propane and ethane supplies in the US have been enabled by greater production of shale gas. However, this scenario poses infrastructure and market challenges. For example, ethane produced in the Marcellus shale in the US Northeast is presently isolated from petrochemical markets on the US Gulf Coast.
However, India could provide a valuable outlet for US ethane exports. India has an ethylene capacity of approximately 5.7 metric MMt, most of which is naphtha-based and refinery-integrated. The country’s ethane import infrastructure needs to be expanded and modernized on the east coast to accommodate more imports.
Over the medium term, NGL is expected to grow faster than any other commodity group in the medium term. Over the next two decades, the North American midstream sector is poised to experience considerable expansion, with capacity additions from Canada to the US Gulf Coast and greater pipeline shipments for LNG exports and marine transport.
Midstream companies will benefit from greater production management, as fuel production and distribution processes will become more automated. Major midstream companies with financial influence and large asset portfolios are poised to benefit greatly from this growth cycle, while niche opportunities will remain for smaller, specialized midstream firms. An expanded analysis is available in the HPI Market Data2019 report. GP
A New Approach to Large Medium Voltage Drives
By attending this webinar, you will learn the benefits of using a single-channel, Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) solution for applications above 9,000Hp with operating voltages from 11kV to 13.8kV. We will explore a VFD solution that does not require a step-up output transformer but still provides maximum control, environmental and motor flexibility to the end user. We will also discuss how to provide maximum reliability using power cell redundancy and the removal of water cooled components. The topics covered in the webinar include:
•A brief review of the multi-cell M2C topology
•A review of the physical implementation and the advantages it offers to the end user
•A presentation of the various implementations and ratings available for use on typical pump, compressor and fan applications.
May 7, 2019 10:00 AM CDT