Maintenance & Reliability

The downstream rundown: In case you missed it 6/17

In case you missed any downstream news, this piece will give you a summary of some of the top stories from last week.

Pinnacle releases Economics of Reliability Report for the refining Industry

The report, which is the seventh installment of Pinnacle’s Economics of Reliability report series, analyzes the impact that reliability has on the refining industry.

Honeywell enhances immersive field simulator to meet broader spectrum of training and development requirements

Honeywell announced a new version of its Immersive Field Simulator (IFS) offering, a virtual reality (VR) and mixed-reality-based training tool that incorporates a digital twin of physical plant operations to provide targeted, on-demand, skill-based training for workers.

Prevent corrosion failures at each stage of design, construction and normal operation

Park, G. W., Kuwait Oil Co.

Each year, significant economic losses due to corrosion failures occur in the refining and petrochemical industries; unfortunately, many of these losses could have been prevented.

Advanced cleaner technology: Leveraging tailored solutions for reliability goals

Hannon, J., ExxonMobil Fuels and Lubricants

Operators at refineries, petrochemical plants and power generation companies are under constant pressure to reduce maintenance and operational costs, boost productivity, minimize risk of unplanned outages and maximize time between overhaul periods.

Bringing treatments to a boil

The function of a boiler is simple. It boils water to produce steam, which, in turn, provides energy.

Considerations for not providing a dedicated spare pressure-relief device

Namilakonda, P. K., Samsung Engineering

Pressure-relief devices play a critical role in the hydrocarbon processing industry.

Sensitivity analysis of a plug flow reactor

Laturkar, K., Facility for Rare Isotope Beams; Laturkar, K., Validation Associates LLC

A sensitivity analysis study evaluates uncertainties in a model’s output based on the changes in the input parameters of the model.

HP Flashback: Excerpts from the 1960s: Petrochemicals rise in prominence and new know-how in refining processes

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

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

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

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.