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Process Control

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Hydrocarbon Processing Staff: Nichols, Lee

For 99 yr, <i>Hydrocarbon Processing</i> has provided hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI) professionals around the world with the latest technologies, best practices, know-how and case studies.

Control software drives sustainable performance and production

Emerson: Sims, S.

In the face of changing dynamics around the world, hydrocarbon manufacturers are finding the need to not only change strategies, but also to continually adapt those strategies to meet new social and consumer expectations.

Keeping fugitive emissions costs down with low-E valves

Swagelok: Hunsicker, S.

Fugitive emissions have become an increasingly critical area of interest for chemical processing and refining facilities.

If you want AI to overcome limitations, give it more scalability

AspenTech: Brooks, M.

Artificial intelligence (AI) has caused a significant buzz not only within the hydrocarbon processing industry but also in everyday activities.

Execution features of modularization projects

CTCI Corp.: Chuang, R.  |  Fan, A.

Due to growing global environmental awareness in recent decades, the petrochemical industries have been seeking more cost-effective construction solutions.

Key instrumentation technologies to tackle the toughest measurement challenges

Emerson Automation Solutions: Oberle, C.  |  Bonkat, T.

Just as some people seek out extreme sports, process manufacturing has its extreme applications, and engineers who design for these environments must find ways to safely contain and monitor all manner of dangerous reactions and products.

Digital: Safety, simplicity and productivity provide the value needed in plant operations

Endress+Hauser: David, A.

In today’s manufacturing environment, process automation professionals must choose from a multitude of widgets and innovations to help their plants run more smoothly.

Taking on petrochemical plant hurdles with networking smarts

Rajant Corp.: Rivero, A.

The petrochemical industry is facing one of the most significant challenges in its history.

Risk mitigation procedure following criticality assessment and FMEA

T. A. Cook: Zou, T.

In asset performance management (APM), criticality assessment and failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA) are powerful tools that enable the identification of opportunities to minimize asset lifecycle costs during the development of equipment strategies.

Process control reimagined

Yokogawa: Yamaguchi, A.  |  Ikegaya, Y.

Imagine visiting the control room of a typical process unit at a refinery.