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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.

Why robotic process automation is quickly becoming a must for downstream companies

Andrade, A., Accenture; Lauzon, S., SAP

For the refining operation that wants to relieve its planning team of mind-numbing manual data-management tasks, there are bots for that.

Engineering Case Histories: Case 115: A method for analyzing catastrophic type failures

Sofronas, A., Consulting Engineer

A portion of my consulting career involved investigating catastrophic type failures on machines, pressure vessels and structures in the industry.

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.

Impact of biofeed retrofits, coprocessing on refinery amine units, SWSs and SRUs—Part 1

Le Grange, P., Tekebayev, K., Goettler, L., Kiebert, J., Sulphur Experts; Sheilan, M., Amine Experts

Diesel with a portion of biologically sourced carbon is being produced at an increasing number of conventional crude oil refineries.

Advancing processing technologies and refining operations: Excerpts from the 1920s

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

The following is a mixture of technical articles, columns and headlines published in the 1920s by The Refiner and Natural Gasoline Manufacturer, the forerunner to Hydrocarbon Processing.

Sustainability through efficiency: A plan for the refining industry

Carugo, M., Emerson Automation Solutions

The U.S. Energy Information Administration projects that carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions will decrease through 2050 in Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development countries (OECD), which includes the U.S.1

Safe and sustainable alkylation for the forward-looking refiner

Chung, W., Well Resources Inc.; Zhang, R., Zhang, X., Beijing Zhongshi Aojie Petroleum Technology Co. Ltd.; Chen, Q., Sinopec Jiujiang Co.

In a post-pandemic economy, global governments and industry participants are increasingly committing to meeting climate action targets.

Shrinking the carbon footprint: A digital transformation roadmap for green fuel producers

Harclerode, C., OSIsoft

From ethanol and renewable diesel to biofuels and gas-to-liquids, the world is moving toward low-carbon energy sources to mitigate climate change and boost energy security.