http://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com Hydrocarbon Processing Honeywell and Aramco partner for new intelligent operations software solution http://admin.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/news/2022/11/honeywell-and-aramco-partner-for-new-intelligent-operations-software-solution Honeywell and Aramco have announced the signing of a joint venture agreement to provide a set of end-to-end business process automation solutions, under the Aramco Namaat Industrial Investments Program. Digital Technologies: The benefits of homomorphic encryption: A technological enabler for digital services to operations http://admin.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2022/november-2022/columns/digital-technologies-the-benefits-of-homomorphic-encryption-a-technological-enabler-for-digital-services-to-operations Among the cryptographic technologies under development in various industries, homomorphic encryption (HE) possesses the attractive feature of allowing computation within the encrypted domain. Encrypted data cannot only be transferred and stored, but also used in the secure encrypted state. Innovations http://admin.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2022/november-2022/trends-and-resources/innovations Anyone who has encountered foam clamshells for restaurant takeout food, white or green “peanut” packing to cushion shipments, or those thick foam blocks for protecting boxed furniture is familiar with expanded polystyrene (EPS). Integrated remote operations drive collaboration and autonomy http://admin.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2022/november-2022/special-focus-process-controls-instrumentation-and-automation/integrated-remote-operations-drive-collaboration-and-autonomy Sensors, equipment and devices are becoming more intelligent, opening the door for autonomous operations, which is the ability for machines and processes to run while self-diagnosing and handling problems. Shift focus to more open control technology http://admin.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2022/november-2022/special-focus-process-controls-instrumentation-and-automation/shift-focus-to-more-open-control-technology Plant control system modernizations that are necessary to meet today’s goals and strategies often come with organizational hurdles. Optimization of ethylene in the processing of hydrocarbons http://admin.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2022/november-2022/special-focus-process-controls-instrumentation-and-automation/optimization-of-ethylene-in-the-processing-of-hydrocarbons The measurement of moisture or humidity is very important in most industries, including the petrochemicals sector. Excess moisture in instrument air can cause pipes to rust or pneumatic equipment to malfunction. AspenTech acquires inmation, accelerating growth in industrial data management http://admin.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/news/2022/10/aspentech-acquires-inmation-accelerating-growth-in-industrial-data-management Aspen Technology, a global leader in industrial software, announced that it has acquired inmation Software GmbH, a market leader in industrial real-time information management. Emerson unveils architecture vision for ‘Boundless Automation’ http://admin.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/news/2022/10/emerson-unveils-architecture-vision-for-boundless-automation Building on a deep legacy of industry-leading digital automation expertise through its Plantweb digital ecosystem, Emerson shared its vision of a new software-defined automation architecture designed to catalyze the future of modern manufacturing. 2022 <em>HP</em> Awards Finalists http://admin.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2022/october-2022/emhydrocarbon-processingem-awards-2022/2022-emhpem-awards-finalists Hydrocarbon Processing, the downstream processing sector’s leading technical publication for 100 yr, has announced the finalists for its sixth annual HP Awards, which celebrate innovative technologies and people that have been instrumental in improving facility operations over the past year. Safeguarding the world’s energy http://admin.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2022/october-2022/digital-technologies/safeguarding-the-world-s-energy For the foreseeable future, our global economy will continue to rely on fossil fuels as our primary energy source. Because this affects every aspect of the supply chain, the oil and gas sector will continue to be a target for cyber attacks from state and non-state actors that are looking to cripple infrastructure, hold systems for ransom or infiltrate to gain access to new technologies.