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Rotating Equipment

Improve refinery production and efficiency with asset monitoring

Emerson Automation Solutions: Donnangelo, M.

The sheer volume of equipment in a refinery—from vessels, columns, huge structures and mazes of pipes to pumps, valves, controllers and instruments—is staggering.


Hydrocarbon Processing Staff: Nichols, Lee

Jenny Hebert and George Yaluris of Albemarle accept the <i>HP</i> Award for Best Catalyst Technology.

Amine pumps upgraded for improved operations and reliability

PETRONAS: Yusoff, D.
Bouden International: Aronen, R.

A gas processing plant in Malaysia eliminated a source of expensive failures in its acid gas removal unit (AGRU).

Hydrocarbon Processing Awards

<i>Hydrocarbon Processing,</i> the downstream processing sector’s leading technical publication, has announced the winners for its second annual awards.

Reliability: Better pumps and seals for HF service

Hydrocarbon Processing Staff: Bloch, Heinz P.

In mid-2017, we received a well-written request from a young reliability engineer.

Hydrocarbon Processing Awards

<i>Hydrocarbon Processing</i>, the downstream processing sector’s leading technical publication, has announced the finalists for its second annual awards.

Ensure a truly rigorous relief valve sizing method

Bryan Research & Engineering, Inc.: Guner, U.

Pressure relief valves (PRVs) protect equipment from excessive overpressure and, in case of emergency situations, they should ensure a sufficient discharge of mass to reduce the pressure below the recommended pressure limits.

Six considerations for turbomachinery control upgrades

Rockwell Automation: Egbuna, C.

Increasing competitive pressures in process industries, including oil and gas, are driving dramatic changes in the operational needs of process plants, utilities and pipelines.


Hydrocarbon Processing Staff: Bloch, Heinz P.

With certain turbocompressor designs having changed as manufacturers and user-clients constantly push to increase output and efficiency, it pays to know if—and how—high-performance couplings (HPCs) have kept pace.

Digital: Looking to boost safety? Reliable operations are the key

Emerson Automation Solutions: Carugo, M.

Equipment failures are the thorn in every industrial plant’s side.