Process Optimization

Cleaning mud oil incineration offgases

Herssens, Y., Safariyeganeh, S., Elessent Clean Technologies

The sustainable management of petroleum exploration and refining requires appropriate treatment and disposal of the oily waste generated.

HP Flashback: Operations expand and technologies advance during global conflict: Excerpts from the 1940s

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

This articles details several case studies on the use of x-ray technology for inspection purposes. This includes for the inspection of casings, forgings and welded structures, among others.

Industry Pioneers: Polymer science, catalytic cracking, petrochemicals and EPC

Sharma, Sumedha, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Waldo Semon was an American chemist whose detour with assigned laboratory research at B. F. Goodrich led to the development of vinyl—the second best-selling plastic in the world.

Enhanced reboiler for C3 splitter heat pump improves energy efficiency and reduces CO2 footprint

Rönkä, M., Borealis; Ramdin, Z., Provost, J., Technip Energies; Lang, T., Knöpfler, A, Wieland Thermal Solutions

Energy efficiency, carbon dioxide (CO2) footprint reduction and the minimization of material requirements are becoming key drivers of our daily decisions in all industry sectors.

Environment and Safety: Building resilience: Why now is the time to invest in natural hazard risk management

Leboeuf, C., ABS Group

With extreme weather events growing in frequency worldwide, organizations can do many things to protect their assets and mitigate some of the risks posed by natural hazards.

Construction pitfalls in SRU-fabricated equipment

Dixit, P., Consultant

In the hydrocarbon processing industry, sulfur recovery is a well-known process. However, this process uses a variety of equipment.

Impact of biofeed retrofits, co-processing on refinery amine units, SWSs and SRUs—Part 2

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

Producing diesel with a portion of biologically sourced carbon is being done at an increasing number of conventional crude oil refineries.

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.