Process Optimization

History of the HPI: The 1930s: Catalytic cracking, polyethylene, synthetic fibers, resins and jet engines

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

The hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI) has a rich history of discovery, challenges, breakthroughs, trial and error, collaboration and success. Hydrocarbon Processing continues its reflection on the history of the HPI.

Executive Viewpoint: What is the future for the HPI?

Sardina, H., Lummus Technology

Hydrocarbon Processing sat down with Helion Sardina (HS), Chief Commercial Officer, Lummus Technology.

Web-based software for predicting crude compatibility and optimization for increasing heavy oil processing

Kumar, R., Rakshit, P. K., John, M., Voolapalli, R. K., Bharat Petroleum Corp. Ltd.

Refineries in oil-importing nations typically process a blend of crude oils, rather than a single crude oil, to ensure that an optimum product mix can be obtained at the minimum costs.

Executive Viewpoint: Decarbonizing ethylene production

Knez, S., Technip Energies

Hydrocarbon Processing (HP) sat down with Stan Knez (SK), Chief Technology Officer, Technip Energies, to get his insights on decarbonization, digital and process technologies and sustainability within the processing industries.

Valves, Pumps and Turbomachinery: Be cautious with systems that are not foolproof

Mishra, R., Indorama Eleme Petrochemicals and Fertilizers,

Mechanical systems, especially rotary equipment, are designed to support easy maintenance jobs with less complexity and low chances of incorrect installation.

Impact of biofeed retrofits, coprocessing on refinery amine units, SWSs and SRUs—Part 1

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

Diesel with a portion of biologically sourced carbon is being produced at an increasing number of conventional crude oil refineries.

Tips to avoid pitfalls in CO2 capture projects

Shah, G. C., Consultant

In recent years, growing concern about increasing atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) levels has put mounting pressure on governments and on processing industries to curb carbon emissions.

Key considerations for the design and operation of a renewable diesel unit

Green, S., ExxonMobil Chemical Company

Designs for the process configuration and operation of the unit are fundamental aspects in the production of renewable diesel.

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.

Comparing green fuels for marine engines—Part 1

Bushiri, D., Refinery Automation Institute

The marine shipping industry, which accounts for 80% of global trade and 3% of annual global carbon emissions,1 must adhere to stringent International Maritime Organization (IMO) goals of reducing total annual greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by at least 50% below 2008 levels by 2050.2