IRPC Call for Abstracts Now Open 

Submit your abstract before January 15

For 10 years, Hydrocarbon Processing’s International Refining and Petrochemical Conference (IRPC) has been the leading downstream technology event. For 2018, IRPC Europe and IRPC Americas join IRPC to provide refining and petrochemical professionals from around the world events that highlight technical innovation, share regional market insights and provide exceptional networking opportunities with the leaders in the hydrocarbon processing industry.

IRPC Europe will be held in Milan, Italy 5–6 June 2018. The event is supported by Eni, and provides a valuable forum for HPI innovators and practitioners to share their knowledge and expertise with industry peers, as well as hear current and future business strategies from leading refiners and petrochemical producers.

If you would like to showcase your latest projects and innovations, we invite you to submit an abstract for consideration by our advisory board.

We're looking for submissions on the following topics:

  • Digitalization of the refinery/plant
  • Fuels of the future
  • IMO sulfur regulations
  • Emerging technologies in the refining and petrochemical sectors
  • Heavy oil/bottom-of-the-barrel
  • Catalysts (traditional vs. emerging industries, heavy feedstocks effect on catalyst, etc.)

  • Feedstocks
  • Process control and instrumentation
  • Filtration/separation
  • Maintenance/reliability (digitalization in maintenance and reliability, hydrogen attacks, benchmarking/analytics/metrics, troubleshooting, corrosion mitigation, etc.)
  • Safety/environment

  • Water management
  • Energy efficiency/process-plant optimization
  • Rise in the integration of refining and petrochemical operations
  • Clean fuels/biofuels
  • Policy and regulations
  • Refinery and plant economics

Do not miss this opportunity to be involved in IRPC Europe as we look at the challenges affecting the industry, as well as opportunities that are emerging. We will discuss the industry’s latest technologies and best practices, from regional and global perspectives, with conference attendees from leading operators, refineries and petrochemical plants, engineering and construction companies and licensors, looking to maximize margins and ensure operational availability while complying with industry regulation targets.

Submission deadline: 15 January 2018. Abstracts should be approximately 250 words in length and should include all authors, affiliations, pertinent contact information and the proposed speaker. The content of the presentation should be original. Please submit abstracts here.

Questions? Please contact Lee Nichols, Editor/Associate Publisher, Hydrocarbon Processing, at

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