Process Control & Instrumentationhttp://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/RSS.aspx?FeedID=1699©2015 Hydrocarbon Processing60Process Control & InstrumentationFree LiteraturePaper, publication, video and mobile library app support the spread of HPI information and technology.http://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/Article/3466845/Free-Literature.htmlWed, 01 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMTNew DevelopmentsNew product developments in the hydrocarbon processing industry.http://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/Article/3466847/New-Developments.htmlWed, 01 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMTSafety lifecycle management challenges in hydrocarbon processing plantsMany automation and SIS vendors to the downstream HPI do not provide safety lifecycle management software that extends beyond initial commissioning work. In many cases, only the bare minimum SIF proof testing has been performed for the most critical protective and mitigative functions.http://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/Article/3465636/Safety-lifecycle-management-challenges-in-hydrocarbon-processing-plants.htmlWed, 01 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMTUse advanced automation and project management to simplify refinery constructionProcess automation in oil refineries is undergoing major changes, driven by customers frustrated by what they consider to be slow and incremental advances from the main automation OEMs in the industry.http://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/Article/3465779/Use-advanced-automation-and-project-management-to-simplify-refinery-construction.htmlWed, 01 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMTAccurate rate-based modeling of acid gas and mercaptan removal using hybrid solventsPrediction of mercaptan removal from natural gas streams with liquid solvents presents significant challenges. Using an extensive experimental data collection campaign and recently improved thermodynamic models, an innovative solution has overcome these challenges and developed a rate-based model to accurately predict mercaptan removal performance. http://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/Article/3458582/Accurate-rate-based-modeling-of-acid-gas-and-mercaptan-removal-using-hybrid-solvents.htmlMon, 01 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMTCloud computing: The next revolution in process safetyOver the past 25 years, the process safety and functional safety disciplines have evolved from the implementation of safety legislation and the creation of governing authorities, to the development of best practices and the adoption of applicable standards.http://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/Article/3458619/Cloud-computing-The-next-revolution-in-process-safety.htmlMon, 01 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMTConsider using a main automation contractor for your next capital projectBased on the experience of execution, design, engineering and construction of an LNG complex in Asia, the author outlines key considerations that contribute to project success. http://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/Article/3458574/Consider-using-a-main-automation-contractor-for-your-next-capital-project.htmlMon, 01 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMTDeploying software-based emissions monitoring systems for refining processesIt is important that efficient and reliable tools for acquiring emissions data are available. Environmental constraints not only can affect production, but failure to provide emissions values for extended periods may lead to an authority-imposed plant shutdown. http://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/Article/3458173/Deploying-software-based-emissions-monitoring-systems-for-refining-processes.htmlMon, 01 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMTNew Developmentshttp://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/Article/3458099/New-Developments.htmlMon, 01 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMTReducing energy costs while improving efficiencyBetter energy management can make the difference between profit and losses. The question facing owner-operators is: how to reduce energy costs while satisfying site energy needs? http://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/Article/3458590/Reducing-energy-costs-while-improving-efficiency.htmlMon, 01 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMTUpdate: Personnel changes introduce new considerations for PSMManagement of change (MOC) for process safety is well known, widely implemented and used by many employers, even when there is no regulatory requirement to do so, particularly in companies with complex and/or highly hazardous operations involving flammable, toxic chemicals and/or combustible dust. http://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/Article/3458609/Update-Personnel-changes-introduce-new-considerations-for-PSM.htmlMon, 01 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMT