- Global Energy Infrastructure
Special Focus: The Digital Refinery
Advanced crude management by NIR spectroscopy combined with topology modeling
Maintenance & Reliability / Process Control / Process Optimization / Refining / Analyzers / Crude oil / Distillation / Engineering & Design / Equipment / Information Systems / Loss Prevention / Americas
Crude characterization is critical for refinery optimization.
Migration of control systems
Since the mid-1980s, distributed control systems (DCSs) have replaced pneumatic and electronic single- or multiple-loop controllers in various plant processes.
To reduce security vulnerabilities in downstream facilities, try unikernels
Environment & Safety / Maintenance & Reliability / Petrochemicals / Process Control / Refining / Engineering & Design / Environment / Equipment / Information Systems / Loss Prevention / Management / Reactors
Unfortunately, but unsurprisingly, oil and gas facilities have joined financial, government, hospitality and other companies as tempting targets for cybercriminals.
Next-generation catalyst improves reliability of LPG mercaptan extraction
Process Optimization / Refining / Catalysts / Desulfurization / Engineering & Design / Equipment / Loss Prevention / Products / Pumps / Reactors / Americas
For decades, sulfur reduction processes have been an integral part of refinery operations.
FCC metal trap additives to process more residue
Maintenance & Reliability / Process Optimization / Refining / Catalysts / Engineering & Design / Environment / Equipment / Sulfur / Treating / Reactors / Europe
Most refiners frequently need metal trapping or bottoms cracking additives for residue operations.
Electric vehicles are coming, but their impact will be evolutionary, not revolutionary
Environment & Safety / Refining / Biofuels / Carbon Management / Crude oil / Drivers / Economics / Environment / Greenhouse Gases / Products / Natural Gas / Sulfur
Alternatively fueled vehicles (AFVs) are getting plenty of press these days, but their market penetration is still a long way from critical mass.
The greening of the downstream industry: A carbon investment case for clean refining
Environment & Safety / Process Optimization / Project Management / Refining / Carbon Management / Construction / Economics / Engineering & Design / Environment / Equipment / Management / Products / Safety / Sulfur / Americas
<i>Hydrocarbon Processing</i> was pleased to speak recently with Mark Fonda, Executive Vice President, Engineering and Chief Technical Officer for Meridian Energy Group, which is building two grassroots refineries in the US.
Adapting and prospering in the energy transition
Environment & Safety / Maintenance & Reliability / Process Control / Process Optimization / Refining / Analyzers / Carbon Management / Economics / Engineering & Design / Environment / Equipment / Heat Transfer / Information Systems / Loss Prevention / Management / Motors / People / Pumps / Reactors / Rotating Equipment / Safety / Utilities
The energy transition is gathering momentum as pressure from society leads policy makers and investors to demand faster and deeper cuts to carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from all industrial sectors.
The Industrial Internet of Things
An evolving approach to digitalization
Analyzers / Boilers / Corrosion / Engineering & Design / Environment / Equipment / Heat Transfer / Environment & Safety / Maintenance & Reliability / Petrochemicals / Process Control / Process Optimization / Refining / Information Systems / Loss Prevention / Management / People / Pumps / Reactors / Rotating Equipment / Safety
Much has been written in recent years about the need for refineries to embrace the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).
Drive IIoT success with advanced analytics
Refineries, petrochemical and other process plants face similar challenges in daily operations, as each facility must mitigate risk, anticipate maintenance, optimize operations and minimize operational expenses.
Valves, Pumps and Turbomachinery
Intensive study on damaged wear rings of centrifugal pumps—Part 1
This article is based on damaged wear rings from centrifugal pump applications.
Measure and predict torsional vibration in rotating equipment
Excessive torsional vibration in rotating equipment trains can result in damage to, or failure of, equipment, leading to emergency shutdowns and costly downtime.
Environment and Safety
Support robust process safety management platforms with less reliance on incident investigations
Accepting that incidents are inevitable can be considered a form of institutionalized normalization of deviance.
Clearing the way for China’s petrochemical growth: Efficient catalytic VOC emissions control
The growth of China’s chemical industry over the past 30 yr has been truly astonishing.
Minimize energy consumption in water treatment with forward osmosis technology—Part 1
Heavy industries like refining, petrochemicals and mining have concerns about the availability of fresh water, as these are affected by local water scarcities and stringent water discharge regulations.
Editorial Comment: Embracing uncertainty for a better tomorrow
Biofuels / Analyzers / Carbon Management / Corrosion / Economics / Engineering & Design / Environment / Environment & Safety / Equipment / Greenhouse Gases / Information Systems / Loss Prevention / Maintenance & Reliability / Management / Petrochemicals / People / Products / Process Optimization / Process Control / Project Management / Safety / Refining
The downstream processing industry is changing.
Reliability: Where to place a constant level lubricator
No substitute exists for following the laws of physics, hydraulics and plain common sense when dealing with machinery.
Environment: Everything you want to know about IMO 2020 but are afraid to ask
IMO 2020 is posing big questions about significant issues, and clear answers are proving difficult to find.
Viewpoint: Asset performance management: Into a new era of organizational memory
It is often said that knowledge is power. But in high-risk sectors, such as the marine and oil and gas industries, knowledge is fundamental to even more important things: safety and reliability.
Digital: The pathway to digitalization value delivery
It seems that all software initiatives in the energy and chemical industries are now tagged with the name “digitalization.”
Digital: Reliability and safety—two sides of the same coin
Digitalization is pervasive in today’s hydrocarbon processing industry.
Trends & Resources
Industry Perspectives: The topics our readers want most
In the June issue of <i>Hydrocarbon Processing,</i> the editors asked our global readership what topics they would like the publication to focus on more in the future.
Business Trends: US RPET and sustainability goals—a reality check
Environment & Safety / Petrochemicals / Refining / Economics / Environment / Polymers / Products / Americas
Three primary drivers exist for recycling polyethylene terephalate (PET) bottles.
US refinery intake was affected by heavy rain, floods and tornadoes in the Midwest, contributing to inventory drawdowns and supporting the jet/kerosene and diesel markets.
Global Project Data
Africa / Americas / Asia/Pacific / Europe / Middle East / Natural Gas / Refining / Petrochemicals / Gas Processing/LNG / Construction
Hydrocarbon Processing’s Construction Boxscore Database is tracking more than 1,300 projects around the world.
Gas Processing/LNG / Petrochemicals / Refining / Construction / Diesel / Engineering & Design / Gasoline / Management / Natural Gas / Polymers / Products / Africa / Asia/Pacific / Americas / Europe / Middle East
Anadarko Petroleum Corp. has reached a full agreement with CCS JV, a JV between Chiyoda, McDermott and Saipem, for the development of its Mozambique Area 1 LNG terminal.
Peter Vanacker, President and CEO, Neste, opened IRPC EurAsia in Helsinki. His presentation focused on energy transformation through renewables and sustainability.
To test developments of pumps and systems under even more realistic conditions, LEWA has inaugurated a specially developed container test bench that will be used for experiments with hot or explosive fluids.
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- Indonesia's Pertamina starts carbon injection tests in Sukowati oil and gas field 12/8
- Australia's Woodside, Santos in talks for $53-B oil-gas merger 12/8
- India’s Russian oil imports seen rising on lower prices 12/8
- Nigeria's Dangote refinery receives first crude cargo 12/8
- Details of Canada's planned regulations to limit oil and gas emissions 12/8
- INEOS announces the acquisition of the LyondellBasell ethylene oxide & derivatives business and production facility at Bayport, Texas (U.S.) for $700 MM 12/8
Construction Boxscore: Project Spotlight
Long Son Petrochemicals Complex
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Siam Cement Group