Hydrocarbon Processing Technip Energies Online Exclusive: The benefits of homomorphic encryption: A technological enabler for digital services to operations Among the cryptographic technologies under development in various industries, homomorphic encryption possesses the attractive feature of allowing computation within the encrypted domain. 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. 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. 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 Business Trends: Insights from the <i>2020 Worldwide Fuels Refinery Performance Analysis</i> The author’s company recently completed its data analysis for the 2020 Worldwide Fuels Refinery Performance Analysis (Fuels Study). 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. The EPC executive’s challenge and opportunity: Navigating the sustainability shift in capital projects According to an industry report published by McKinsey and Co., accelerating the decarbonization of the U.S. economy to achieve net-zero targets by 2050 will require approximately $275 T of cumulative capital spending over the next 30 yr.1 Utilize heavy-duty cable tray systems to improve cable tray designs This article presents a novel design concept that utilizes a heavy-duty cable tray system to optimize cable tray design, procurement and construction. Construction pitfalls in SRU-fabricated equipment In the hydrocarbon processing industry, sulfur recovery is a well-known process. However, this process uses a variety of equipment. Piping interface type selection Most oil and gas process plant projects involve multiple work packages executed by different lump sum turnkey (LSTK) contractors executing work within their own package, with a final piping interface connection at an agreed boundary limit to accomplish the interface joint between two parties and successfully close the piping interface.