- Global Energy Infrastructure
Special Focus: Instrumentation and Automation
Improve refinery production and efficiency with asset monitoring
Analyzers / Economics / Engineering & Design / Environment / Equipment / Information Systems / Loss Prevention / Management / Motors / Products / Pumps / Rotating Equipment / Safety / Turbines / Utilities / Valves / Refining / Process Control / Maintenance & Reliability
The sheer volume of equipment in a refinery—from vessels, columns, huge structures and mazes of pipes to pumps, valves, controllers and instruments—is staggering.
Dynamic simulation for FGRS design and controllability analysis
In this study, a dynamic model of a flare gas recovery system (FGRS) with a high-pressure eductor compression system was developed in a dynamic simulation for process design verification, control scheme evaluation and an availability study.
Advanced process control metrics: Closing the loop on APC performance
For more than 30 yr, advanced process control (APC) has established itself as an important and relatively routine and valued part of the industrial process control and operation landscape.
New cable sealing system offers cost and maintenance savings for processing plants
Miles of cables of various diameters are routed into new process plants, industrial plants, petrochemical plants, refineries and other industrial applications.
Revamp results for CCR catalytic reforming unit with atmospheric regenerator
The reformate market is changing.
Process design consideration for a deep-cut vacuum distillation unit—Part 1
Process Optimization / Refining / Catalysts / Construction / Distillation / Engineering & Design / Equipment / Furnaces / Heat Transfer / Loss Prevention / Products / Reactors
In the recent past, many US refineries have been reconfigured to process heavy opportunistic sour crudes.
Reconstruct a vacuum column injector system using computer modeling—Part 2
Steam ejector vacuum systems are the most common means of creating and maintaining a vacuum in the process units of oil and gas processing facilities.
Environment and Safety
The benefits of unmanned aerial vehicles in plant inspection services
Environment & Safety / Maintenance & Reliability / Petrochemicals / Project Management / Refining / Analyzers / Construction / Corrosion / Equipment / Environment / Information Systems / Loss Prevention / People / Safety / Americas
As the technology surrounding unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), or drones (FIG. 1), continues to advance, so too do the ways they are used.
Bringing Industry 4.0 to the terminal
Engineering & Design / Environment & Safety / Equipment / Maintenance & Reliability / Process Optimization / Refining / Safety / Products / Management / Loss Prevention / Information Systems / Americas / Asia/Pacific / Europe
The oil and gas industry is no stranger to the power of Industry 4.0 solutions that aggregate sensor and planning/forecasting data into a single shared view, as well as deliver valuable analytics and real-time alerting capabilities.
Fluid Flow and Rotating Equipment
Phenomenon of flow distribution in manifolds
Flow distribution is widely encountered in refinery operations, such as air distribution to burners, fluid distribution to parallel heat exchangers and the distribution of reactants in reactors.
Editorial Comment: Looking back and looking ahead
In this editorial comment and the next, we look back at the downstream processing industry in 2018, and into 2019 and beyond.
Reliability: Pre-select a multidisciplinary failure analysis provider
Gas Processing/LNG / Maintenance & Reliability / Petrochemicals / Process Control / Project Management / Refining / Information Systems / Loss Prevention / Management / Safety
Suppose you are among the average mid-size plants that simply cannot afford to hire, train or otherwise employ subject matter experts (SMEs) in every one of the different disciplines within your company.
Engineering Case Histories—Case 104: Energy in steam boiler explosions
Steam boiler explosions happen all over the world, as an internet search will reveal.
Digital: Improve profitability in the process industry with artificial intelligence
The digitalization of chemical processes is becoming a critical factor in ensuring the profitability of chemical plants.
Automation Strategies: Effective change leadership critical for successful digital transformation
Effective change leadership critical for successful digital transformation
Refining—The evolving base oil industry: The Group 1 shift
Refining / Economics / Environment / Equipment / Piping / Products / Rotating Equipment / Safety / Middle East / Americas / Asia/Pacific
In April, ExxonMobil launched its 2018 Basestocks Industry Pulse Report. Supported by survey responses from 300 base oil decision makers around the world, the report reveals their own perspectives into the key market trends and industry drivers in the base oils business.
Viewpoint—Industry 4.0: Demystifying the next big thing in oil and gas
Environment & Safety / Analyzers / Corrosion / Economics / Engineering & Design / Environment / Equipment / Information Systems / Loss Prevention / Management / Products / Reactors / Rotating Equipment / Refining / Process Optimization / Project Management / Process Control / Petrochemicals
Until a few years ago, the term Industrial Revolution referred to the significant technological changes that began in the late 1700s with the advent of the steam engine, leading to the mechanization of work and the unprecedented economic growth and prosperity that followed.
Roundtable: Digital transformation in oil and gas: Is the hype justified and is the industry going far enough?
Maintenance & Reliability / Petrochemicals / Process Control / Refining / Analyzers / Engineering & Design / Environment / Equipment / Information Systems / Loss Prevention / Management / Products / Rotating Equipment
Digital transformation in oil and gas: Is the hype justified and is the industry going far enough?
Trends & Resources
Petrochemicals / Refining / Africa / Asia/Pacific / Americas / Middle East / Natural Gas / Construction / Diesel / Environment / Gasoline
As mentioned in the editorial comment of the October issue of <i>Hydrocarbon Processing,</i> the nominees for the 2018 Top Project awards are out.
Analyzers / Construction / Economics / Engineering & Design / Environment / Equipment / Information Systems / Loss Prevention / Management / Maintenance & Reliability / Petrochemicals / Process Control / Process Optimization / Project Management / Refining / People / Polymers / Products / Rotating Equipment / Safety
The oil and gas industry is at a turning point.
Refinery margins weakened on retreating demand and backlash from nature, despite the onset of peak refinery maintenance season.
Global Project Data
Gas Processing/LNG / Petrochemicals / Refining / Construction / Economics / Natural Gas / Africa / Americas / Asia/Pacific / Europe / Middle East
<i>Hydrocarbon Processing’</1>s Construction Boxscore Database is tracking more than 1,300 active projects in the hydrocarbon processing industries worldwide.
AMETEK Brookfield introduces the new TT-100 IECEx explosion-proof inline viscometer.
All answers can be found within this issue of Hydrocarbon Processing.
R. Grace & Co. has named Jag Reddy as VP of strategy and growth, where he will address key growth priorities, including strengthening the company’s innovation, commercial and manufacturing capabilities.
Americas / Construction / Engineering & Design / Economics / Information Systems / Loss Prevention / Management / Maintenance & Reliability / Petrochemicals / Process Control / Process Optimization / Refining
Dr. Kheng Lau, BP, presented the keynote address on using high-fidelity simulators for training on day two of Hydrocarbon Processing’s International Refining and Petrochemical Conference (IRPC) Americas.
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