http://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com Hydrocarbon Processing Industry Perspectives: <i>Hydrocarbon Processing’s</i> Mid-Year Update webcast to be held in late June http://admin.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2022/june-2022/trends-and-resources/industry-perspectives-ihydrocarbon-processing-si-mid-year-update-webcast-to-be-held-in-late-june Over the past several years, the hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI) has been engaged in a whirlwind of peaks and valleys. Consider installing a VFD to increase reliability and savings http://admin.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2019/december-2019/maintenance-and-reliability/consider-installing-a-vfd-to-increase-reliability-and-savings The Petronor oil refinery is in the north of Spain and is part of REPSOL Group. In 2019, the facility upgraded the driver of a reformer’s draft fan from a general-purpose steam turbine and gearbox to a variable frequency drive (VFD) electric motor. <i>Hydrocarbon Processing</i> Awards http://admin.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2019/september-2019/ihydrocarbon-processingi-awards/ihydrocarbon-processingi-awards Hydrocarbon Processing, the downstream processing sector’s leading technical publication, has announced the finalists for its third annual awards. Electric vehicles are coming, but their impact will be evolutionary, not revolutionary http://admin.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2019/july-2019/sustainability/electric-vehicles-are-coming-but-their-impact-will-be-evolutionary-not-revolutionary Alternatively fueled vehicles (AFVs) are getting plenty of press these days, but their market penetration is still a long way from critical mass. Executive Viewpoint: Trends in the global process furnace market http://admin.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2019/june-2019/columns/executive-viewpoint-trends-in-the-global-process-furnace-market Whether it is heating process fluids to achieve enough temperature in crude atmospheric and vacuum distillation units, or reaction temperatures inside furnace tubes to produce ethylene, vinyl chloride monomer, synthetic gas and continuous catalytic reformer reactors, or simple process heating (thermal fluid), process furnaces play a critical role in refineries and petrochemical complexes. Coke drum and blowdown system overpressure protection design—Part 2 http://admin.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2019/may-2019/process-engineering/coke-drum-and-blowdown-system-overpressure-protection-design-part-2 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. Onsite http://admin.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2019/january-2019/trends-resources/onsite Steve Elliott, Senior Director of Marketing, Schneider Electric, explained how Triconex safety solutions can help to actively manage the profitability of process operations at Triconex’s User Group event. Viewpoint: Electric vehicles vs. the perfect battery http://admin.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2018/june-2018/columns/viewpoint-electric-vehicles-vs-the-perfect-battery It is no surprise that electric vehicles (EVs) are getting a lot more attention, now that carmakers have announced plans to increase production of them. Engineering Case Histories: Case 101: Preventing crankshaft failures in large reciprocating engines http://admin.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2018/june-2018/columns/engineering-case-histories-case-101-preventing-crankshaft-failures-in-large-reciprocating-engines The gas processing and pipeline industries use many integral gas engine reciprocating compressors with crankshafts more than 20 ft long. Redesign, simplify and demonstrate facts http://admin.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2017/november-2017/maintenance-and-reliability/redesign-simplify-and-demonstrate-facts The Petronor oil refinery is located in northeastern Spain. Recently, the facility converted its last rolling element-equipped machine from liquid oil lubrication to pure (“dry-sump”) oil mist.