Maintenance & Reliability - Corrosion©2014 Hydrocarbon Processing60Maintenance & Reliability - CorrosionExperience meets innovation: World-class coke drum replacement projectSix large coke drums at Chevron’s El Segundo refinery, which supplies 20% of Southern California’s vehicle fuel, were showing signs of aging after 46 years in service., 01 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMTHP Innovations, 01 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMTTrends from Texas A&M’s 43rd Turbomachinery and 30th Pump Symposia, 01 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMTIs your plant vulnerable to a brittle fracture?, 01 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMTCase history: Hurdles in dismantling a vintage ammonia plant, 01 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMTWhat is the impact of US shale oil on global markets and refinery configurations?, 01 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMTCase 80: Sudden temperature change in a centrifugal compressor, 01 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMTCase history: Troubleshooting a leaking valve in a hydrogen unit, 01 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMTImprove compressor reliability with advanced chemical treatmentsAlthough many olefin plants are making big investments in hardware and metallurgy to improve compressor performance and to extend run lengths, the reliability, efficiency and throughput capacity of the CGC are still key influences on plant profitability., 01 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMTA chemist’s perspective on organic fouling in ethylene operationsSince organic fouling cannot be completely eliminated, ethylene producers must use operational, chemical and mechanical methods to minimize heat transfer losses and equipment downtime., 01 Jun 2014 00:00:00 GMTCase 79: Integral compressor failures, 01 Jun 2014 00:00:00 GMTImprove performance of exchangers in quench-water services, 01 Jun 2014 00:00:00 GMTMake equipment decisions with up-to-date technical information, 01 May 2014 00:00:00 GMTMicro-alloyed steel: New standard for reformer tubes, 01 May 2014 00:00:00 GMTUse innovative solutions to return storage tanks back to service faster, 01 May 2014 00:00:00 GMTConsider new steam system corrosion protection for refineriesNew technology in volatile filming corrosion inhibitors and lower-salting neutralizing amines can provide cost-effective solutions for the steam-condensate system and minimize the risk of amine chloride salt formation., 01 Mar 2014 00:00:00 GMTContinuous corrosion monitoring enhances operational decisionsOperators with permanently-installed continuous corrosion monitoring systems have better understanding of the corrosion and erosion rates occurring within their facility., 01 Mar 2014 00:00:00 GMTKeep liquid analysis invisible in refineries, 01 Mar 2014 00:00:00 GMTReduce moisture intrusion in pipes, tanks and other equipmentOnce water enters the system, even at high temperatures, the insulation system can retain large quantities of water. That can then lead to accelerated heat gain or loss., 01 Mar 2014 00:00:00 GMTThe silent assassin: Corrosion, 01 Mar 2014 00:00:00 GMTBest practices for RO operations, 01 Jan 2014 00:00:00 GMTControl moisture in ‘wetted’ rotating equipment, 01 Jan 2014 00:00:00 GMTImprove quality of lubricating fluids via filtration, 01 Jan 2014 00:00:00 GMTUpdate on lubrication systems, 01 Jan 2014 00:00:00 GMTCase 76: Simple troubleshooting analysis tips are useful, 01 Dec 2013 00:00:00 GMTMitigate fouling in crude unit overhead—Part 3, 01 Dec 2013 00:00:00 GMTMitigate heat exchanger corrosion with better construction materialsBetter materials can provide optimal equipment service life, reduce maintenance, mitigate contamination by corrosion products and minimize heat loss due to fouling., 01 Dec 2013 00:00:00 GMTMitigate fouling in crude unit overhead—Part 2, 01 Nov 2013 00:00:00 GMTCase 75: Analyzing wear when troubleshooting, 01 Oct 2013 00:00:00 GMTCould remanufactured control components place HPI plants at risk?, 01 Oct 2013 00:00:00 GMT