http://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com Hydrocarbon Processing Honeywell enhances immersive field simulator to meet broader spectrum of training and development requirements http://admin.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/news/2022/06/honeywell-enhances-immersive-field-simulator-to-meet-broader-spectrum-of-training-and-development-requirements Honeywell announced a new version of its Immersive Field Simulator (IFS) offering, a virtual reality (VR) and mixed-reality-based training tool that incorporates a digital twin of physical plant operations to provide targeted, on-demand, skill-based training for workers. GE Digital achieves AWS energy competency status http://admin.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/news/2022/06/ge-digital-achieves-aws-energy-competency-status GE Digital, the leading software innovator enabling the power generation and energy industries announced that it has achieved Amazon Web Services (AWS) Energy Competency status. Process Control, Instrumentation and Automation: Distillation column DCS control configuration http://admin.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2022/june-2022/columns/process-control-instrumentation-and-automation-distillation-column-dcs-control-configuration Is there a consensus about a distillation column distributed control system (DCS) control strategy? Much has been written about this topic, covering configuration possibilities, constraints and interacting control considerations. Uncommon lessons: Shell-and-tube heat exchangers—Part 2 http://admin.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2022/june-2022/heat-transfer/uncommon-lessons-shell-and-tube-heat-exchangers-part-2 Shell-and-tube heat exchangers (STHEs) are the most common heat transfer process equipment in all types of industrial plants. Advanced cleaner technology: Leveraging tailored solutions for reliability goals http://admin.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2022/june-2022/special-focus-process-optimization/advanced-cleaner-technology-leveraging-tailored-solutions-for-reliability-goals Operators at refineries, petrochemical plants and power generation companies are under constant pressure to reduce maintenance and operational costs, boost productivity, minimize risk of unplanned outages and maximize time between overhaul periods. Xylene-loop scheme for minimized GHG emissions and PX production cost http://admin.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2022/june-2022/special-focus-process-optimization/xylene-loop-scheme-for-minimized-ghg-emissions-and-px-production-cost Molecular management, energy efficiency and carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions have become major focuses for petrochemical complexes, including aromatics plants. Bringing treatments to a boil http://admin.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2022/may-2022/water-management/bringing-treatments-to-a-boil The function of a boiler is simple. It boils water to produce steam, which, in turn, provides energy. Considerations for not providing a dedicated spare pressure-relief device http://admin.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2022/may-2022/valves-pumps-and-turbomachinery/considerations-for-not-providing-a-dedicated-spare-pressure-relief-device Pressure-relief devices play a critical role in the hydrocarbon processing industry. Managing complexity in engineering and construction projects http://admin.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2022/may-2022/plant-turnarounds-and-project-management/managing-complexity-in-engineering-and-construction-projects It is widely accepted that new management methods are needed to curb the frequent delays and cost overruns observed in engineering and construction projects. Assessment protocol for nozzle loads on pressure vessels http://admin.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2022/may-2022/process-optimization/assessment-protocol-for-nozzle-loads-on-pressure-vessels From a historical perspective, the traditional approach to deal with “unknown magnitude of nozzle loads” can be summarized here.