Process Control & Instrumentation - Information Systemhttp://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/RSS.aspx?FeedID=1701©2016 Hydrocarbon Processing60Process Control & Instrumentation - Information SystemPave the way to safer, more productive plants with the IIoThttp://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/Article/3542442/Pave-the-way-to-safer-more-productive-plants-with-the-IIoT.htmlFri, 01 Apr 2016 00:00:00 GMTLinear position sensors gain preference in industrial process control applicationshttp://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/Article/3535955/Linear-position-sensors-gain-preference-in-industrial-process-control-applications.htmlTue, 01 Mar 2016 00:00:00 GMTEnhance PSM design with metrics-driven best practicesThis study shows the attributes and benefits of a data- and metrics-driven system focused on the process safety design integrity, reliability and control of process plant flares and pressure relief systems.http://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/Article/3526716/Enhance-PSM-design-with-metrics-driven-best-practices.htmlMon, 01 Feb 2016 00:00:00 GMTHP Innovationshttp://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/Article/3527116/HP-Innovations.htmlMon, 01 Feb 2016 00:00:00 GMTUtilize APC solutions to resolve hydrocracker conversion optimization challengeshttp://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/Article/3526707/Utilize-APC-solutions-to-resolve-hydrocracker-conversion-optimization-challenges.htmlMon, 01 Feb 2016 00:00:00 GMTControl fouling on preheat trains with a two-stage approachhttp://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/Article/3521511/Control-fouling-on-preheat-trains-with-a-two-stage-approach.htmlFri, 01 Jan 2016 00:00:00 GMTAPC technology adapts quickly to economic changeshttp://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/Article/3493773/APC-technology-adapts-quickly-to-economic-changes.htmlThu, 01 Oct 2015 00:00:00 GMTEnsure the safety and security of industrial control systemsProcess safety and cyber security are distinctly different disciplines, but there is now a growing realization within the downstream automation sector that they are related. http://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/Article/3493765/Ensure-the-safety-and-security-of-industrial-control-systems.htmlThu, 01 Oct 2015 00:00:00 GMTImprove refinery margins with new crude selection conceptA refinery with an active crude selection strategy encompassing dedicated staff, preapproval of all new crudes and an updated crude acceptance window can gain $0.5/bbl–$1/bbl vs. a more passive strategy.http://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/Article/3494041/Improve-refinery-margins-with-new-crude-selection-concept.htmlThu, 01 Oct 2015 00:00:00 GMTMaintaining gas system accuracy and reliability through calibrationhttp://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/Article/3494032/Maintaining-gas-system-accuracy-and-reliability-through-calibration.htmlThu, 01 Oct 2015 00:00:00 GMTConducting audits to confirm safety standard compliancehttp://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/Article/3483602/Conducting-audits-to-confirm-safety-standard-compliance.htmlTue, 01 Sep 2015 00:00:00 GMTImprove refinery flexibility and responsivenesshttp://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/Article/3483695/Improve-refinery-flexibility-and-responsiveness.htmlTue, 01 Sep 2015 00:00:00 GMTHP Innovationshttp://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/Article/3475513/HP-Innovations.htmlSat, 01 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMTMust devices be certified for use in safety instrumented systems?For decades, process industries have used different forms of safety control based on what was available in the market. The simple answer to the question of whether SIS devices need to be certified is, "No," but operators and the industry as a whole continue to ask for certification anyway. Why is this? http://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/Article/3475537/Must-devices-be-certified-for-use-in-safety-instrumented-systems.htmlSat, 01 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMTFree 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 GMTYASREF selects Intergraph’s SmartPlant solutions to run Saudi refineryThe implantation team not only gathered large amounts of accurate data but has also validated and audited the data prior to final handovers by EPCs, the company said.http://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/Article/3459362/YASREF-selects-Intergraphs-SmartPlant-solutions-to-run-Saudi-refinery.htmlThu, 04 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMTIntergraph, eVision to align on safety solutionsThe integration between Intergraph's asset life cycle information solutions and eVision solutions supports improved effectiveness for safety critical operations work processes.http://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/Article/3459349/Intergraph-eVision-to-align-on-safety-solutions.htmlWed, 03 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMTEmerson Process Management acquires software group Energy SolutionsESI’s integrated suite of operational management applications for pipeline modeling, leak detection and scheduling, together with their commercial applications for transactional accounting and inventory management, are recognized for improving both operational efficiency and financial profitability.http://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/Article/3458573/Emerson-Process-Management-acquires-software-group-Energy-Solutions.htmlTue, 02 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 GMTNew Developmentshttp://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/Article/3458099/New-Developments.htmlMon, 01 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMTDeveloping the best practices for operator effectiveness in the age of collaborationhttp://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/Article/3448749/Developing-the-best-practices-for-operator-effectiveness-in-the-age-of-collaboration.htmlFri, 01 May 2015 00:00:00 GMTTop seven causes for lost olefin productionLong-term trends in production losses, showing total loss production measured in seven biennial studies, are discussed in this article to determine if these losses are increasing or decreasing over time. http://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/Article/3440265/Top-seven-causes-for-lost-olefin-production.htmlWed, 01 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMTCase 83: What are useful questions to ask before starting a vibration analysis?http://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/Article/3431295/Case-83-What-are-useful-questions-to-ask-before-starting-a-vibration-analysis.htmlSun, 01 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMTImprove the operation of fired heatershttp://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/Article/3431717/Improve-the-operation-of-fired-heaters.htmlSun, 01 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMTOptimize online monitoring of base oilhttp://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/Article/3431821/Optimize-online-monitoring-of-base-oil.htmlSun, 01 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMTConsider new online analyzers to optimize FCC operationsNuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) and near infrared (NIR) process analyzers are highly effective in quantifying physical properties in hydrocarbons, especially where the feedstock, intermediate and final product streams are all interlinked.http://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/Article/3422624/Consider-new-online-analyzers-to-optimize-FCC-operations.htmlSun, 01 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMTThe data revolutionhttp://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/Article/3422183/The-data-revolution.htmlSun, 01 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMT