Process Control & Instrumentation©2015 Hydrocarbon Processing60Process Control & InstrumentationAccurate 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., 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., 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., 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., 01 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMTNew Developments, 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?, 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., 01 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMTDeveloping the best practices for operator effectiveness in the age of collaboration, 01 May 2015 00:00:00 GMTHP Innovations, 01 May 2015 00:00:00 GMT