http://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com Hydrocarbon Processing Preferential baffle reboiler—Part 2 http://admin.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2022/may-2022/heat-transfer/preferential-baffle-reboiler-part-2 Distillation towers consume ~30% of the energy in a refinery or petrochemical facility. The reboiler is the stomach of the distillation tower that consumes the energy to separate the components. 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 Combating naphtha reflux section corrosion mechanism and production losses in a CDU http://admin.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2022/april-2022/process-optimization/combating-naphtha-reflux-section-corrosion-mechanism-and-production-losses-in-a-cdu Corrosion is one of the most important challenges that refineries face (FIG. 1).1 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. Investigation and diagnosis of startup foaming issues at a new tail gas treater http://admin.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2022/april-2022/special-focus-maintenance-and-reliability/investigation-and-diagnosis-of-startup-foaming-issues-at-a-new-tail-gas-treater In May 2021, Phillips 66 started up a new methyl diethanolamine (MDEA)-based tail gas unit at its Belle Chasse, Louisiana, refinery. History of the HPI: The 1940s: Global conflict, FCC, 100 octane, synthetic rubber—Wartime necessitates advancing technologies http://admin.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2022/march-2022/history-of-the-hpi/history-of-the-hpi-the-1940s-global-conflict-fcc-100-octane-synthetic-rubber-wartime-necessitates-advancing-technologies Hydrocarbon Processing continues its look at the history of the hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI). 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. Industry Pioneers: Polymer science, catalytic cracking, petrochemicals and EPC http://admin.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2022/march-2022/history-of-the-hpi/industry-pioneers-polymer-science-catalytic-cracking-petrochemicals-and-epc Waldo Semon was an American chemist whose detour with assigned laboratory research at B. F. Goodrich led to the development of vinyl—the second best-selling plastic in the world. Industry Pioneers: Polymer science, catalytic cracking and chemical advances http://admin.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2022/february-2022/100th-anniversary/industry-pioneers-polymer-science-catalytic-cracking-and-chemical-advances The Austrian-born chemist, Hermann Francis Mark, is well-known for his contributions to the development of polymer science, which he devoted more than 60 yr of his life to. Impact of biofeed retrofits, co-processing on refinery amine units, SWSs and SRUs—Part 2 http://admin.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2022/february-2022/bio-based-processing/impact-of-biofeed-retrofits-co-processing-on-refinery-amine-units-swss-and-srus-part-2 Producing diesel with a portion of biologically sourced carbon is being done at an increasing number of conventional crude oil refineries.