Environment

HP Flashback: Operations, processes and safety evolve and advance: Excerpts from the 1930s

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

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.

Debottlenecking of an extractive distillation column for aromatics recovery: Effect of feed pre-vaporization

Rewatkar, M., Patidar, P., Patil, R., Gupta, A., Garg, M., Reliance Industries Ltd.

Extractive distillation is one of the most efficient techniques to separate aromatic and non-aromatic hydrocarbons by increasing the relative volatility of the mixture in the presence of a solvent.

History of the HPI: The 1930s: Catalytic cracking, polyethylene, synthetic fibers, resins and jet engines

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

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.

Process Controls, Instrumentation and Automation: Reduce maintenance costs by optimizing pressure transmitter calibration intervals

Burton, B., Emerson Automation Solutions

Pressure instrumentation is crucial for the functionality and safety of hydrocarbon processing facilities worldwide.

Executive Viewpoint: What is the future for the HPI?

Sardina, H., Lummus Technology

Hydrocarbon Processing sat down with Helion Sardina (HS), Chief Commercial Officer, Lummus Technology.

Web-based software for predicting crude compatibility and optimization for increasing heavy oil processing

Kumar, R., Rakshit, P. K., John, M., Voolapalli, R. K., Bharat Petroleum Corp. Ltd.

Refineries in oil-importing nations typically process a blend of crude oils, rather than a single crude oil, to ensure that an optimum product mix can be obtained at the minimum costs.

Business Trends: Protecting OT environments against targeted cyber attacks

Ajayi, V., Ernst & Young; Carroll, M., Georgia Pacific; Chevis, M., Guffman Ventures; Gil-Ortega, A. V., Fortinet; Habibi, E., PAS Global; Klotz, T., Covanta; Laas, J., Wilcox, S., PNM Resources

Digitalization and Industry 4.0 initiatives require tight integration between complex, heterogeneous and highly complex industrial control systems (ICS) and enterprise information technology (IT).

Editorial Comment: Adoption of digital technologies is a mainstay in the HPI

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

A few years ago, Hydrocarbon Processing started to include digital technologies in its monthly article focus.

Are hot pipes and equipment surfaces ignition sources in the HPI?

Biradar, B., Agarwal, A., Bechtel India Pvt Ltd.

Most international and national standards used in the hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI) for conducting hazardous area classification do not provide any guidance or recommendation for non-electrical equipment, such as hot pipe and equipment surfaces, that can act as ignition sources.

Executive Viewpoint: Decarbonizing ethylene production

Knez, S., Technip Energies

Hydrocarbon Processing (HP) sat down with Stan Knez (SK), Chief Technology Officer, Technip Energies, to get his insights on decarbonization, digital and process technologies and sustainability within the processing industries.