Process Control & Instrumentation - Information System©2015 Hydrocarbon Processing60Process Control & Instrumentation - Information SystemHP Innovations, 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?, 01 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMTFree LiteraturePaper, publication, video and mobile library app support the spread of HPI information and technology., 01 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMTNew DevelopmentsNew product developments in the hydrocarbon processing industry., 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., 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., 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., 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., 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., 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., 01 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMTNew Developments, 01 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMTDeveloping the best practices for operator effectiveness in the age of collaboration, 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., 01 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMTCase 83: What are useful questions to ask before starting a vibration analysis?, 01 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMTImprove the operation of fired heaters, 01 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMTOptimize online monitoring of base oil, 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., 01 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMTThe data revolution, 01 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMTControl on the wire(less), 01 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMTDCS migration: Lessons learned, 01 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMTGerman refinery successfully modernizes safety system, 01 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMTHP News, 01 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMTEmbedded virtualization in process automation systems, 01 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMTUpdate on control and safety systems for turbomachinery, 01 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMTCyber bullies continue to be a menace, 01 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMTIt is easier to sit on the couch than go exercise, 01 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMTVirtualization in process automation systems, 01 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMTAccess before acceptance: Chip redundancy for SIS, 01 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMTChallenges for process data and control systems, 01 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMTCyber security: Whose responsibility is it?, 01 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT