Process Optimization

Technip Energies and Agilyx announced the launch of the TruStyrenyx brand, an all-in-one solution for the chemical recycling of polystyrene

TruStyrenyx combines Agilyx’s pyrolysis process and Technip Energies purification technology, yielding a recycled styrene monomer with exceptional high purity.

Clean Fuel refinery expansion will reduce Thailand energy dependence

Thailoil's ongoing expansion and upgrading works at its Laemchabang plant will enable the state-owned oil company to increase its crude oil processing capacity from 275,000 bpd to an estimated 400,000 bpd upon completion in 2023.

OPC Foundation and FieldComm Group to develop an instrumentation device profile for OPC UA Field eXchange

The aim is to provide an interoperable interface between PLC / DCS and instrumentation devices, such as transmitters, instruments, and actuators. The solution shall support different industries such as oil & gas, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, energy, water & wastewater, and pulp & paper.

Terra Drone Corporation & NDT CCS performs visual inspection of Adnoc Refining's RFCC facilities

The pilot project this time was carried out to prove that drones can be used for internal visual inspections at RFCC facilities, especially in reactors, cyclones, and boilers.

L&T wins contract from Indian Oil Corporation

IOCL is implementing the Panipat Refinery Expansion (P-25) Project to enhance refining capacity from 15 MMtpy to 25 MMtpy to meet the growth in demand of petroleum products and to increase their profitability and competitiveness in the long run.

Online Exclusive: How chemical manufacturers can navigate inflation

2021 was a bounce back year for chemicals M&A after the challenges of COVID-19. Both deal value and volume returned to historical highs, surpassing pre-pandemic levels.

JG Summit Olefins selects Aspen Technology to advance operations

Aspen Technology announced that JG Summit Olefins Corporation, is advancing its journey toward operational excellence by unlocking untapped value in production optimization.

Baker Hughes acquires Quest Integrity to deliver expanded asset inspection solutions for the energy and industrial sectors

Baker Hughes has announced an agreement to acquire Quest Integrity for technology-enabled asset inspection and reliability management solutions across the pipeline, refining, petrochemical and power generation sectors.

Viewpoint: The pathway towards autonomy: How process automation is building the future plant

Urso, J., Honeywell Process Solutions

Hydrocarbon Processing sat down with Jason Urso (JU), Chief Technology Officer, Honeywell Process Solutions, to discuss the current state of the process automation industry, how new technologies are enhancing efficiency and safety, and what the future holds for automation.

Why compact actuation solutions are ideal for constrained space installations

Rakita, M., Emerson Automation Solutions

Many oil and gas industry applications face space constraints. This limitation requires more compact solutions providing the same performance as traditional alternatives, and this is particularly true in many valve installations, where actuators often require an inordinate amount of space.