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Special Focus: Fluid flow and rotating equipment
High-pressure water pump mechanical seal failure investigation
To mitigate leakage, mechanical seals are one of the most critical components for centrifugal pumps.
Six considerations for turbomachinery control upgrades
Environment & Safety / Maintenance & Reliability / Process Control / Process Optimization / Refining / Rotating Equipment / Safety
Increasing competitive pressures in process industries, including oil and gas, are driving dramatic changes in the operational needs of process plants, utilities and pipelines.
Ensure a truly rigorous relief valve sizing method
Pressure relief valves (PRVs) protect equipment from excessive overpressure and, in case of emergency situations, they should ensure a sufficient discharge of mass to reduce the pressure below the recommended pressure limits.
Stability analysis of debutanizer columns with hot-vap or bypass pressure control
Valves / Environment & Safety / Equipment / Engineering & Design / Maintenance & Reliability / Process Optimization / Refining
A debutanizer column was experiencing unstable operation, with frequent pressure swings and product composition fluctuations from the column overheads system.
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<i>Hydrocarbon Processing</i>, the downstream processing sector’s leading technical publication, has announced the finalists for its second annual awards.
Process Control and Instrumentation
Online monitoring of H2O using tunable diode laser absorption spectroscopy
Raw wellhead natural gas is a complex mixture of methane (CH<sub>4</sub>), hydrocarbon condensates, natural gas liquids (NGL), water, contaminants, hydrogen sulfide (H<sub>2</sub>S), carbon dioxide (CO<sub>2</sub>), nitrogen, mercury and other compounds.
Environment and Safety
Selecting flare gas recovery system for a greenfield refinery
Carbon Management / Compressors / Engineering & Design / Environment / Environment & Safety / Safety / Valves
Overall energy management and operational conservation have become crucial factors for profitability in today’s refining segment.
Maintenance and Reliability
Impact of opportunity crudes on refinery desalter and wastewater treatment performance—Part 1
Refiners are becoming increasingly dependent on opportunity crudes to stay competitive and enhance margins in the industry’s present uncertain state.
Options for meeting wastewater effluent selenium limits
Wastewater treatment units (WWTUs) in petroleum refineries are designed to meet effluent limitations incorporated into National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits for “conventional pollutants.”
Editorial Comment: Celebrating the latest advancements in HPI technology
Engineering & Design / Analyzers / Catalysts / Construction / Environment / Equipment / Environment & Safety / Information Systems / Gas Processing/LNG / Natural Gas / People / Process Optimization / Process Control / Refining / Safety / Africa / Americas / Asia/Pacific / Europe / Middle East
At the end of this month, <i>Hydrocarbon Processing</i> will honor the latest technological advances in the hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI) at an awards gala.
Reliability: Better pumps and seals for HF service
In mid-2017, we received a well-written request from a young reliability engineer.
Engineering Case Histories: Case 102—Use caution when specifying a safe hydrotesting distance
Hydrotesting is performed on piping and vessels to verify their integrity.
Digital: Improve chemical production with the IoT
Maintenance & Reliability / Petrochemicals / Process Control / Process Optimization / Engineering & Design / Equipment / Information Systems / Loss Prevention / Safety / Europe
If chemical companies want to remain competitive and move forward in a changing world, they must rapidly adopt innovative technologies.
Industry Forecast: MCAA market forecast projects industry to hit $16 B by 2022
The 2017 process instrumentation and automation (PI&A) market in the US, valued at $13.4 B, is projected to grow 3.7% by 2022 to a total of $16 B.
Viewpoint: The need for change—Why the industry is looking at crude-to-chemicals
As the world’s population increases and living standards continue to improve, the demand for energy and chemicals is stronger than ever before.
Trends & Resources
Industry Perspectives: The latest advancements in refining/petrochemical technologies on display
Americas / Environment & Safety / Construction / Economics / Engineering & Design / Environment / Maintenance & Reliability / Petrochemicals / Process Control / Process Optimization / Refining / Products
From September 25–26, Hydrocarbon Processing will bring its International Refining and Petrochemical Conference (IRPC) back to the US.
Business Trends: A strategic energy solution
Environment & Safety / Biofuels / Corrosion / Distillation / Economics / Engineering & Design / Environment / Equipment / Greenhouse Gases / Products / Process Optimization / Refining / Turbines / Utilities / Americas / Middle East
Refining is the process of separating crude oil into different hydrocarbon groups through distillation.
With the exception of fuel oil, US product markets showed losses against pressure from across the barrel and high crude oil prices.
Global Project Data
Construction / Asia/Pacific / Africa / Americas / Europe / Gas Processing/LNG / Natural Gas / Petrochemicals / Refining / Middle East
According to <i>Hydrocarbon Processing</i>’s Construction Boxscore Database, nearly 150 new projects have been announced in the downstream processing industries this year.
Petrochemicals / Process Control / Analyzers / Corrosion / Equipment / Refining / Information Systems
Carboline has released Carboquick® 200, a high-build, one-coat, quick-drying polyaspartic coating that can be applied directly to metal.
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