Hydrocarbon Processing History of the HPI: The 1970s: Crises, clean air, plastic bottles and the DCS The 1970s were marked by several historical events that affected not only the hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI) but nations around the world. 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 History of the HPI: The 1960s: Synthetic oils, zeolite catalysts, LLDPE, OPEC and and creation of the PLC During the 1960s, the global refining and petrochemical industries witnessed new processes and products that enhanced the daily lives of millions of people around the world. Industry Pioneers: Cracking technology, catalysts, polymers and zeolites Donald Campbell, Eger Murphree, Homer Martin and Charles Tyson—often called the ‘Four Horsemen’—are credited with the landmark invention of fluid catalytic cracking (FCC). 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 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 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. Advances in light ends processing units using DWCs For those who have been in the refining industry for many years, it is obvious that significant changes are occurring. Show Preview: IRPC Process Technology IRPC Process Technology: The latest advancements in process technologies Editorial Comment Over the past several decades, the hydrocarbon processing industry has invested heavily in new processing units to produce low-sulfur and ultra-low-sulfur (ULS) transportation fuels.