Refining

Uncommon lessons: Shell-and-tube heat exchangers—Part 2

Daru, K., Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.; Panchal, A., Independent Consultant; Gala, P., Reliance Industries Ltd.

Shell-and-tube heat exchangers (STHEs) are the most common heat transfer process equipment in all types of industrial plants.

History of the HPI: The 1970s: Crises, clean air, plastic bottles and the DCS

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

The 1970s were marked by several historical events that affected not only the hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI) but nations around the world.

Overcome inflation and supply chain issues in construction

Rentschler, C., Al Bassami Industries; Parmar, A., MilliporeSigma, a Merck KGaA Company; Shahani, G., Independent Consultant

Inflation and supply chain disruptions are not new to the construction industry, but the severe combination of these factors and the rapid pace of change driven by the COVID-19 pandemic are unprecedented.

Advancing circular solutions with chemistry

Covestro will provide an overview of innovative technology approaches with which plastics from the product portfolio can be mechanically and chemically recycled.

Hydroprocessing catalyst selection—Part 2: Considerations and best practices for catalyst testing

Pongboot, N., Global R&D; Upienpong, T., Karunkeyoon, W., PTT Global Chemical

Hydroprocessing catalysts are an essential part of the refinery involved in the treatment/conversion of most petroleum fractions, ranging from naphtha to residue.

Advanced cleaner technology: Leveraging tailored solutions for reliability goals

Hannon, J., ExxonMobil Fuels and Lubricants

Operators at refineries, petrochemical plants and power generation companies are under constant pressure to reduce maintenance and operational costs, boost productivity, minimize risk of unplanned outages and maximize time between overhaul periods.

The downstream rundown: In case you missed it

In case you missed any downstream news, this piece will give you a summary of some of the top stories from last week.

Considerations for not providing a dedicated spare pressure-relief device

Namilakonda, P. K., Samsung Engineering

Pressure-relief devices play a critical role in the hydrocarbon processing industry.

Managing complexity in engineering and construction projects

Corrales, J., Veiga, J. P., Tecnicas Reunidas

It is widely accepted that new management methods are needed to curb the frequent delays and cost overruns observed in engineering and construction projects.

Sustainable refinery of the future: Versatile, efficient and smart

Kigel, A., Briskman, G., Modcon Systems

Greenhouse gas emissions occur alongside an inflection point for global refined product consumption. Since the 1850s—when the first oil refineries were constructed—the world has changed dramatically as refined product demand has continued inexorably upward.