http://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com Hydrocarbon Processing HP Flashback: Excerpts from the 1960s: Petrochemicals rise in prominence and new know-how in refining processes http://admin.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2022/may-2022/100th-anniversary/hp-flashback-excerpts-from-the-1960s-petrochemicals-rise-in-prominence-and-new-know-how-in-refining-processes Petrochemicals rise in prominence and new know-how in refining processes Reliability: Consider packaged twin-screw compressors http://admin.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2022/may-2022/columns/reliability-consider-packaged-twin-screw-compressors Compressors are widely used in the process industries to move fluids and gases within and outside the boundary of a process. Mechanical impact of rerating process equipment http://admin.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2022/april-2022/special-focus-maintenance-and-reliability/mechanical-impact-of-rerating-process-equipment Process equipment operating in a brownfield environment is often rerated pertaining to the changes in process parameters during debottlenecking. HP Flashback: Excerpts from the 1950s: Capacity expands after WW2 and technologies and maintenance mature http://admin.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2022/april-2022/100th-anniversary/hp-flashback-excerpts-from-the-1950s-capacity-expands-after-ww2-and-technologies-and-maintenance-mature The following is a mixture of technical articles, columns and headlines published in the 1950s by Petroleum Refiner, the forerunner to Hydrocarbon Processing. Reliability: Use available database to assist in compressor design audits and selection http://admin.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2022/march-2022/columns/reliability-use-available-database-to-assist-in-compressor-design-audits-and-selection Over the last 40 yr, centrifugal compressor manufacturers have compiled a vast array of impellers and associated stationary components, allowing for higher efficiency staging. Rotating equipment oil systems optimization guideline http://admin.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2022/march-2022/valves-pumps-and-turbomachinery/rotating-equipment-oil-systems-optimization-guideline The industry is moving away from oil shaft seals and hydraulic speed control for turbines to advanced alternatives. HP Flashback: Operations expand and technologies advance during global conflict: Excerpts from the 1940s http://admin.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2022/march-2022/history-of-the-hpi/hp-flashback-operations-expand-and-technologies-advance-during-global-conflict-excerpts-from-the-1940s This articles details several case studies on the use of x-ray technology for inspection purposes. This includes for the inspection of casings, forgings and welded structures, among others. HP Flashback: Operations, processes and safety evolve and advance: Excerpts from the 1930s http://admin.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2022/february-2022/100th-anniversary/hp-flashback-operations-processes-and-safety-evolve-and-advance-excerpts-from-the-1930s The following is a mixture of technical articles, columns and headlines published in the 1930s by The Refiner and Natural Gasoline Manufacturer, the forerunner to Hydrocarbon Processing. History of the HPI: The 1930s: Catalytic cracking, polyethylene, synthetic fibers, resins and jet engines http://admin.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2022/february-2022/100th-anniversary/history-of-the-hpi-the-1930s-catalytic-cracking-polyethylene-synthetic-fibers-resins-and-jet-engines The hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI) has a rich history of discovery, challenges, breakthroughs, trial and error, collaboration and success. Hydrocarbon Processing continues its reflection on the history of the HPI. Engineering Case Histories: Case 115: A method for analyzing catastrophic type failures http://admin.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2022/february-2022/columns/engineering-case-histories-case-115-a-method-for-analyzing-catastrophic-type-failures A portion of my consulting career involved investigating catastrophic type failures on machines, pressure vessels and structures in the industry.