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Special Focus: Refining Technology
Modified shed decks tackle crude tower fouling problems
Americas / Maintenance & Reliability / Process Optimization / Project Management / Refining / Construction / Corrosion / Crude oil / Distillation / Economics / Engineering & Design / Equipment / Loss Prevention / Management / Products / Safety
Many tray designs have been complicated by the hunt for the “perfect distillation tray” design.
Opportunity crudes and refinery challenges during hydrocracking operations—Part 1
Refineries worldwide often face practical challenges and operating issues when processing opportunity crude oils to maximize profit margins.
Horizontal distillation column technology
Gas-liquid contact operations are required for the separation of mixtures based on differences in the chemical properties (volatility, solubility, etc.) of various components.
Process Control and Instrumentation
Automatic gauging addresses tank farm challenges
Analyzers / Construction / Crude oil / Engineering & Design / Environment / Equipment / Information Systems / Loss Prevention / Management / People / Products / Environment & Safety / Maintenance & Reliability / Petrochemicals / Process Control / Refining
Tank farms are often found on the premises of large refineries and petrochemical plants, or nearby.
Sulfur plant analyzers for refinery sulfur recovery units
Analyzers are a key component of process automation and are usually associated with stereotypes such as high costs, intensive maintenance, complicated installations and operation, and doubtful reliability and accuracy.
Hydrocarbon Processing Awards
Hydrocarbon Processing Awards
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<i>Hydrocarbon Processing,</i> the downstream processing sector’s leading technical publication, has announced the finalists for its third annual awards.
Maintenance and Reliability
Are produced water emissions factors accurate?
Environment & Safety / Engineering & Design / Environment / Equipment / Loss Prevention / Management / Maintenance & Reliability / Project Management / People / Products / Safety / Sulfur / Americas
Rules of thumb are often required to estimate hydrocarbon emissions from produced water storage tanks due to a lack of sampling or inadequacies of sample analysis—the “1% rule” being the most common.
Editorial Comment: Exchanging ideas through collaborative environments
Engineering & Design / Economics / Equipment / Environment / Environment & Safety / Carbon Management / Catalysts / Crude oil / Construction / Information Systems / Loss Prevention / Management / Petrochemicals / Refining / People / Products / Safety / Americas
What is the best way to exchange ideas?
Reliability: Comparing and updating aeration blower technologies
Economics / Environment / Loss Prevention / Maintenance & Reliability / Refining / Rotating Equipment / Treating / Utilities
As the main consumers of electricity in a wastewater treatment plant, aeration blowers can significantly affect the overall cost of plant operation.
Optimization: Thinking of cooling towers? Go global and modular.
When it comes to cooling towers, when should modular be considered?
Asia: China eyes significant growth in petrochemicals
Petrochemicals / Refining / Construction / Crude oil / Economics / Engineering & Design / Asia/Pacific
China aims to grow its domestic petrochemical production during the next 5 yr–7 yr, driven by the ongoing modernization of major production facilities and an increase in foreign investments.
Executive Viewpoint: Using low-code digitalization to optimize workflow in the oil and gas industry
Process Control / Process Optimization / Engineering & Design / Equipment / Information Systems / Management / People
For more than a century, customers have relied on companies such as ours to deliver superior end-to-end solutions to transport and transform oil and gas into the products our global economy needs.
Digital Refinery Q&A: Digital transformation essentials for the plant and the edge
Digital transformation is a hot topic in many industries as new technologies promise improved performance and reduced downtime.
Digital Refinery: Change project execution with virtual and augmented reality
It is an exciting time to be a contractor in the energy industry.
Trends & Resources
Industry Perspectives—Two events: One to honor, one to learn
Engineering & Design / Economics / Environment / Equipment / Environment & Safety / Construction / Catalysts / Carbon Management / Analyzers / Gas Processing/LNG / Information Systems / Loss Prevention / Maintenance & Reliability / Management / Process Optimization / People / Safety / Refining
In this issue, the finalists for <i>Hydrocarbon Processing’</i>s third annual <i>HP</i> Awards are detailed.
Business Trends: Crude-to-chemicals—An opportunity or threat?
Americas / Asia/Pacific / Middle East / Aromatics / Construction / Crude oil / Economics / Environment / Hydrogen / Naphtha / Natural Gas / Petrochemicals / Polymers / Products / Refining
For most oil refiners and chemical producers, the need to improve margins and remain competitive has never been greater.
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