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Special Report: Corrosion Control
Improved corrosion prevention with acid-aided regeneration technology
Environment & Safety / Gas Processing/LNG / Maintenance & Reliability / Americas / Corrosion / Loss Prevention / Treating
Enhancing regeneration in amine treating systems has proven beneficial in many applications by improving operations and relieving design limitations via reduced steamrates and/or improved treating performance.
Environment and Safety
Meet EPA Tier 3 clean fuel regulations through improved blending processes
Environment & Safety / Refining / Americas / Asia/Pacific / Crude oil / Environment / Europe / Gasoline / Loss Prevention / Middle East
This article will examine the impact of Tier 3 regulations on gasoline blending at refineries and terminals, and illustrate options that can contribute to compliance while keeping costs under control.
Design and implement a totally enclosed ground flare
As awareness of environmental issues increases to new levels, all emissions sources in industrial facilities are falling under more scrutiny than ever before.
Fluid Flow and Rotating Equipment
Limit the rate of change of fuel gas properties with mixing drum
The fuel gas mixing drum is an integral part of many plants, especially LNG plants.
Calculate thermal efficiency to optimize fired heater operation
In a Saudi International Petrochemical Co. petrochemical plant, fired heaters are designed to supply heat duty at 7 MW and are one of the major consumers of energy.
Maintenance and Reliability
Detect boiler leaks upstream of the shift reactor in H2 plants
This example shows a simple method by which boiler leaks can be detected before it is too late.
Linear position sensors gain preference in industrial process control applications
Process Control / Refining / Americas / Analyzers / Asia/Pacific / Europe / Information Systems / Middle East
Today’s industrial process control applications increasingly use automated systems to optimize operations and ensure a safer, more productive process.
Central American nations beef up import infrastructure, fuel production amid demand shift
Gas Processing/LNG / Petrochemicals / Process Optimization / Project Management / Refining / Americas / Aromatics / Construction / Crude oil / Economics / Engineering & Design / Hydrogen / Naphtha / Natural Gas / Polymers / Utilities
Methanex’s methanol facility in Trinidad.
Editorial Comment: Corrosion prevention is a necessary cost
Environment & Safety / Gas Processing/LNG / Maintenance & Reliability / Corrosion / Economics / Loss Prevention / Management / Safety / Utilities
Corrosion is a major maintenance and reliability concern because it has the potential to impact not only plant operations and costs, but also the environment and worker health and safety.
Reliability: Avoid pump shaft failures
We welcome and thrive on questions from reliability engineers and try to answer some as best we can.
Automation Strategies: Data analytics solutions require valid data
Process plants collect enormous amounts of data, both from the sensors connected to the control system and from other sources, including edge devices in the plant and remote devices in the cloud.
Petrochemicals: Investigation into West Fertilizer blast shows room for safety improvement
The final investigation report on the massive West Fertilizer Co. fire and explosion in 2013 serves notice to the chemical industry that, while progress has been made, significant gaps often still remain within site safety protocols.
Project Management: Protect operating margins with outsourced asset management
Maintenance & Reliability / Project Management / Americas / Asia/Pacific / Economics / Europe / Management / Middle East
The oil and gas sector is under pressure to maintain operating margins. Although oil prices have stabilized in recent months, they have, nonetheless, fallen dramatically in the last year. This has bee..
Engineering Case Histories: Case 89: Cracking of welds due to weld fatigue
Environment & Safety / Maintenance & Reliability / Refining / Engineering & Design / Loss Prevention
Pressure vessels, piping and fabricated structures adhering to recognized welding codes rarely fail in static loading, unless they are damaged or severely overloaded.
Trends and Resources
Industry Perspectives: Political analysts shed light on US election implications for the downstream
As the exclusive show daily provider for the AFPM Annual Meeting, <i>Hydrocarbon Processing</i> will be live at the meeting in San Francisco with full coverage of all conference presentations.
This month’s Business Trends focuses on five major trends affecting the downstream industry. These include: a forecast on global demand for industrial valves to 2020, how the approval of Chinese teapot refinery crude import licenses could lead to a fuel supply glut, the surge in US ammonia and urea plant construction, the start of Nigeria’s DSDP program and the consolidation of Japan's refining industry.
Refining / Americas / Asia/Pacific / Crude oil / Diesel / Europe / Gasoline / Middle East / Natural Gas
Refinery margins weakened in the US due to lower winter demand.
Global Project Data
Presently, Hydrocarbon Processing’s Construction Boxscore Database is tracking over 2,100 projects around the world.
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Construction Boxscore: Project Spotlight
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