Piping

Piping interface type selection

Alsuayyid, A., Jadav, N., Saudi Aramco

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.

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.

Upkeep down the pipe: Plant shutdowns and water treatment

Allen, B., Pace Solutions

The maintenance checklist for a plant shutdown can sometimes look intimidating and, in the face of a short timeline, unnerving.

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.

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.

Materials management: Data-centric execution to enhance organizational productivity—Part 1

Wyss, S., Bechtel Corp.

As a veteran of many capital projects once observed, “All projects execute materials management—those that do so without a plan and the appropriate resources just do it very poorly.”

Corrosion under insulation on stainless steel

Rupesh, S., Independent Consultant

Corrosion under insulation (CUI) is a severe form of localized external corrosion that occurs on stainless steel (SS) that has been insulated.

External pressure design of large-diameter piping: Optimal analysis approach

Maiti, S., Wood Group

Large-diameter piping used in the petrochemical, oil and gas, steel plant and power industries often carry toxic fluids and can pose significant safety hazards.

Analyze pressure loss during FCC standpipe catalyst transfer

Wei, P., Hongwei, Q., PetroChina Karamay Petrochemical Co.; Yansheng, L., China University of Petroleum

The fluid catalytic cracking unit (FCCU) is the primary conversion equipment for modern refineries to obtain clean transportation fuels, along with high-grade petrochemical feedstock.

Is coating required on stainless-steel components?

Kadikar, R., ITT Corp.

Stainless steel is a generic term used for a large group of corrosion-resistant alloys containing at least 10.5% chromium (Cr), and possibly containing other alloying elements like nickel (Ni), molybdenum (Mo), manganese (Mn) and nitrogen (N).