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Special Focus: Maintenance and Reliability
Equipment reliability: Critical to protecting margins in a volatile environment
Gas Processing/LNG / Maintenance & Reliability / Refining / Crude oil / Distillation / Equipment / Loss Prevention / Natural Gas / Products / Pumps / Rotating Equipment / Americas
For any hydrocarbon processor, margin is king.
Four key benefits of an integrity operating window (IOW) implementation
In today’s operating facilities, it is critical to have robust mechanical integrity (MI) programs that provide the capability to understand the various parameters that affect asset integrity so that inspections can be planned accordingly.
Cloud-based condition monitoring solutions optimize reliability of rotating equipment
Maintenance & Reliability / Petrochemicals / Process Optimization / Environment / Equipment / Hydrotreating / Information Systems / Management / Pumps / Rotating Equipment
Hydrocarbon processing (HP) companies are seeking opportunities to improve productivity, optimize equipment availability and increase process uptime.
Case study for a high-performing refinery loss control program
Maintenance & Reliability / Process Optimization / Refining / Analyzers / Compressors / Carbon Management / Engineering & Design / Environment / Equipment / Hydrogen / Loss Prevention / Management / Natural Gas / People / Products / Pumps / Rotating Equipment / Safety / Valves / Americas
Most refineries have some sort of mass balance and loss control program in place for accounting, planning and scheduling, as well as for financial and operational evaluation purposes.
Pump sealing for low-temperature hydrocarbons and liquefied atmospheric gases
Environment & Safety / Maintenance & Reliability / Process Control / Refining / Loss Prevention / Pumps / Rotating Equipment / Safety
Pumping of low-temperature and cryogenic fluids requires specific and unique engineering technologies for the shaft sealing system.
Separate fine solid particles from dusty air with a uniflow cyclone
Fine particles are usually collected by dry collectors, wet collectors, electrostatic precipitators and filters, at the commercial level.
Optimize transient plant operations with castable-free fired heater
Fired heaters are designed with castable refractory in various sections of the heater.
Calculate shell-and-tube exchanger heat input for PSV fire case
Maintenance & Reliability / Process Control / Refining / Engineering & Design / Equipment / Heat Transfer
According to API Recommended Practice (RP) 521, 126.96.36.199, “Fire exposure on equipment can result in overpressure due to vapor generation and/or fluid expansion.
Selection of cooling water system for gas, petroleum and petrochemical plants located on coastline—Part 2
Environment & Safety / Gas Processing/LNG / Petrochemicals / Project Management / Refining / Environment / Utilities
The main options for the cooling water systems of gas, petroleum and petrochemical plants located on coastlines are studied here, and alternatives are compared with the consideration of several technical and economic parameters.
Environment and Safety
Can nuclear power plant methodologies help improve hydrocarbon processing reliability?—Part 1
Safety requirements within nuclear power plants (NPPs) have encouraged the development of several rigorous methodologies that, in turn, have stimulated excellence in operability, availability, reliability and maintenance to the extent that numerous guides and standards now regulate that industry.
Coke drum and blowdown system overpressure protection design—Part 2
Environment & Safety / Maintenance & Reliability / Process Optimization / Refining / Construction / Distillation / Drivers / Engineering & Design / Environment / Equipment / People / Products / Safety / Valves
The blowdown (BD) system in delayed coking units (DCUs) receives waste streams generated during the coke drum (CD) decoking process to recover valuable hydrocarbons and water.
Applying industry standards to address cybersecurity risk
Environment & Safety / Maintenance & Reliability / Petrochemicals / Process Control / Process Optimization / Refining / Engineering & Design / Environment / Equipment / Americas / Europe / Information Systems / Loss Prevention / Management
Cybersecurity standards and related practices contain valuable information for both asset owners and solution suppliers.
Editorial Comment: Sustainability: The latest creation in advancing ideas
Environment & Safety / Maintenance & Reliability / Petrochemicals / Process Optimization / Refining / Biofuels / Carbon Management / Catalysts / Economics / Engineering & Design / Environment / Equipment / Greenhouse Gases / Loss Prevention / Management / Products / Safety / Sulfur
Over the past few months, Hydrocarbon Processing’s editorial staff has traveled thousands of miles to attend numerous conferences, events, users’ groups, groundbreakings, etc.
Reliability: How “Equifactor” training meets the needs of industry
Almost three decades ago, a Knoxville-based company fittingly called System Improvements (“SI”) decided to change the way the world solves problems.
Project Management: Check installation of the tray column before box-up
To push the project schedule, plant owners sometimes proceed the boxing up of columns without approval of the tray designer.
Africa: Financing Africa’s petrochemical projects
The financing of Africa’s petrochemicals industry expansion remains a key issue for a continent on which governments and the private sector are grappling with an infrastructure financing deficit of $130 B–$170 B, despite some investors having found options to fund their petrochemical projects.
Executive Viewpoint: A vision for the refinery of 2030
Environment & Safety / Maintenance & Reliability / Process Control / Process Optimization / Refining / Crude oil / Economics / Engineering & Design / Environment / Equipment / Information Systems / Loss Prevention / Management / People / Products / Safety
The refining business needs to change dramatically over the next decade.
Digital: Digitalize process plants for operational excellence
Petrochemicals / Process Control / Refining / Economics / Engineering & Design / Equipment / Information Systems / Management
A large volume of data is generated during the operation of refining, petrochemical and fertilizer plants.
Power: Temporary power tips for turnarounds and maintenance activities
Environment & Safety / Maintenance & Reliability / Petrochemicals / Project Management / Refining / Environment / Equipment / Loss Prevention / Management / Safety / Utilities / Americas
Maintenance activities and turnarounds often prove challenging to a facility’s electrical power system.
Workforce: What is the state of the global petrochemicals workforce?
Since its inception 3 yr ago, the Global Energy Talent Index (GETI) has aimed to deliver valuable insights on the needs, concerns and desires of the energy workforce to enhance recruitment and retention strategies.
Trends & Resources
Industry Perspectives: The evolution of the downstream
Environment & Safety / Maintenance & Reliability / Petrochemicals / Process Optimization / Refining / Biofuels / Engineering & Design / Environment / Information Systems / Management / People / Products / Asia/Pacific / Europe
In Hydrocarbon Processing’s April issue, the editorial comment focused on advancing ideas in the downstream processing industries.
Business Trends: HPI construction: Capital expenditures remain above $1.8 T
Gas Processing/LNG / Petrochemicals / Refining / Distillation / Economics / Hydrocracking / Octane / Products / Africa / Americas / Asia/Pacific / Europe / Middle East / Construction
As the hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI) nears the middle of 2019, Hydrocarbon Processing is providing an assessment of the global midstream/downstream processing industries’ capital investments.
A combination of planned and unplanned refinery outages affected US gasoline production, resulting in considerable declines in inventory levels.
Petrochemicals / Refining / Compressors / Corrosion / Engineering & Design / Equipment / Heat Transfer / Information Systems
Alfa Laval has introduced wide-opening design plates in its Packinox heat exchangers.
Environment & Safety / Gas Processing/LNG / Petrochemicals / Refining / Construction / Economics / Environment / Loss Prevention / Natural Gas / People / Products / Americas / Europe
Opening Gulf Energy Information’s 2019 Eastern Mediterranean Gas Conference (EMGC) in Cyprus was the Minister of Energy, Commerce and Industry for the Republic of Cyprus, H. E. Yiorgos Lakkotrypis.
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