http://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com Hydrocarbon Processing 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. 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. Save energy and reduce CO<sub>2</sub> emissions with closed-loop optimization of utilities networks http://admin.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2022/may-2022/digital-technology/save-energy-and-reduce-cosub2sub-emissions-with-closed-loop-optimization-of-utilities-networks Oil and gas, petrochemical and chemical companies face the difficult challenge of maximizing profitability while achieving aggressive decarbonization objectives set for 2030 and beyond. HP Flashback: Excerpts from the 1960s: Petrochemicals rise in prominence and new know-how in refining processes http://admin.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2022/may-2022/100th-anniversary/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 Overview of decarbonization pathways for the oil and gas and petrochemical industries—Part 1 http://admin.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2022/may-2022/special-focus-biofuels-alternative-fuels-and-green-petrochemicals/overview-of-decarbonization-pathways-for-the-oil-and-gas-and-petrochemical-industries-part-1 This two-part article will cover the seven pathways to decarbonizing the oil and gas and petrochemical industries. High risk, high stakes: Why digitalization is critical for hydrocarbon processing http://admin.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2022/april-2022/digital-technology/high-risk-high-stakes-why-digitalization-is-critical-for-hydrocarbon-processing Hydrocarbon processing, by nature, is a high-risk operation. Rotating equipment oil systems optimization guideline http://admin.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2022/march-2022/valves-pumps-and-turbomachinery/rotating-equipment-oil-systems-optimization-guideline The industry is moving away from oil shaft seals and hydraulic speed control for turbines to advanced alternatives. HP Flashback: Operations expand and technologies advance during global conflict: Excerpts from the 1940s http://admin.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2022/march-2022/history-of-the-hpi/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 http://admin.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2022/february-2022/100th-anniversary/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. Why robotic process automation is quickly becoming a must for downstream companies http://admin.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2022/february-2022/special-focus-digital-technologies/why-robotic-process-automation-is-quickly-becoming-a-must-for-downstream-companies For the refining operation that wants to relieve its planning team of mind-numbing manual data-management tasks, there are bots for that.