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Special Report: Plant Safety and Reliability
Disturbance rejection capabilities of ARMA and FIR model structures in predictive control
The parametric model is shown to be more robust
All you need to know about centrifugal pumps, Part 2
Specific applications, condition monitoring and other considerations are detailed
Safety integrity level verification - A PFD average calculation is not enough
Architectural constraints must also be considered
Do we need relief valves on FCC main fractionators?
Analysis shows that in some cases the system is inherently safe
Operating deflection shape analysis—a powerful tool to increase plant reliability
The technique provides fast and effective root-cause failure analysis of rotating equipment
Consider duplex stainless steels for corrosive exchanger service
Here’s where they have solved corrosion problems
Consider using a new reliability tool: Weibull analysis for production data
Using these techniques, companies can distinguish between processing problems and reliability issues
Understand the jargon of enterprise resource integration
Here are guidelines for starting a good decision-making process, to the benefit of both business profitability and career
HP Control: Control developments at ISA
The Instrumentation, Systems and Automation Society (ISA) held its annual conference and exhibit September 10 – 13 in Houston. This is always a good show for learning about trends in process cont..
HP Automation Safety: Complacency
We have the misfortune to be witness to what will probably be judged the worst man-made incident in recent history: the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in New York. This incident occurred d..
HP Insight: Forecast for 2002
At this time, many organizations develop their budgets and allocate spending for the coming new year. In late summer, HP compiled its forecast on 2002 HPI spending trends. However, the events from Sep..
HP Water Management: Oxidizing biocides: How about bromine?
Recent environmental restrictions on the usage of chlorine and new alkaline-based chemical treatment programs have increased the application of bromine-based biocides in industrial cooling systems. Fo..
Trends and Resources
HP Impact: HPImpact: P&G takes initial look at near-term impacts from terrorist attacks
Though many of the long-term petroleum-market impacts from the terrorist attacks in New York and Washington, D.C. may take years to unfold, a look at the near-term effects has relevance. Here's a repo..
HP Impact: HPImpact: ECC conference covers broad range of topics
Last month, over 330 representatives from owner companies, engineering contractors, industry consultants and suppliers convened in Scottsdale, Arizona, to discuss the state of the ECC industry. This y..
HP Impact: HPImpact: What's the EU diesel fuel additives market?
European legislation to reduce the pollution from diesel cars across that region will be a significant driver in the growth of the European diesel fuel additives market. According to new research by i..
HP Impact: HPImpact: China to increase ethylene production 40% by 2005
Despite slowing global economies and decreasing chemical prices, the Chinese government has decided to increase ethylene production, says a recent report from Industrialinfo.com. The State Economic Tr..
HP Impact: HPImpact: NEMA offers automation standards on Internet
Responding to user requests for ready access to the most recent version of industry standards, the Industrial Automation Control Products and Systems Section of the National Electrical Manufacturers A..
HPInformer: HP Informer, International
ABB Process Industries Division, Houston, Texas, and ABB Euttech Ltd. have partnered together to provide consulting, design, installation and other services for safety systems engineered to meet the n..
HPInformer: HP Informer, Domestic
Alfa Laval has established a new process technology center in Richmond, Virginia, and created a Process Technology Division. It will concentrate on heat transfer and separation for the chemical proces..
New Developments: New Developments in products, services and software
Enhanced machine condition monitoringEntek Emonitor Odyssey machinery information system version 2.2 isclaimed to offer expanded functionality and improved diagnostics.This enables organizations to en..
HP Construction: HPIn Construction
ATOFINA completes Bayport upgrade ATOFINA Petrochemicals, Inc., has completed a three-year, $25-million upgrade to its Bayport, Texas, plant. Capacity was increased to 440 million lb/yr of resins. The..
Expanded line of screen productsNew eight-page brochure from USF Johnson Screens describes and presents its expanded product line and applications. Construction options such as looped wire for high-im..
HP In Brief: HPIn Brief
Industry reacts immediately to reports of gas price spikes following the terrorist attacks in New York and Washington, D.C. The American Petroleum Institute strongly denounced any attempts to use the ..
Letters to the Editor
Letters to the editor
Inherently Safer Design Safety in the chemical industry has moved to center stage since the Bhopal, India, tragedy of 1984. Safety is usually achieved by add-on equipment such as controls, alarms and ..
Vertical integration in gasoline supply
BILL CROWLEY, Contributing Editor Comments? Write: editorial@HydrocarbonProcessing.com This month we are going to look at something I call a "white pape..
Consider cryogenic methods to improve ammonia production
Toward better reliability management
Reliability is like safety – everybody is in favor of it, but not everybody practices it. Safety professionals know that solid achievement rests on the need to change an existing culture, replaci..
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