Refining - Features©2015 Hydrocarbon Processing60Refining - FeaturesConsider a modular approach to constructing condensate splittersAlthough the 1975 ban on crude oil exports remains in place, US oil producers have found more opportunities in shipping condensate both domestically and internationally. This practice is possible due to condensate splitters, which provide a workaround solution by separating crude oil into lighter byproducts. Because these lightly refined byproducts can be exported, investment in new condensate splitter capacity has grown., 01 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMTManufacturing execution systems can help ‘onboard’ the next generation of workersPopulation dynamics, including the impending retirement of the “baby-boomer” generation of workers and the associated need to quickly “onboard” the next generation of workers in the downstream industries are driving new demand for collaborative production systems/manufacturing execution systems solutions., 01 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMTOvercoming the challenges of the ‘great crew change’The hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI) is facing a daunting challenge in the near future: In the next five to seven years, approximately 50% of the workforce will retire in what many are calling the ‘great crew change.’ The next generation of engineers, operators, technicians and skilled workers must step up to continue the pursuit of technological innovations and industry growth., 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 GMTChange is redefining the petrochemical industry, 01 May 2015 00:00:00 GMTHP Industry Metrics, 01 May 2015 00:00:00 GMTHP News, 01 May 2015 00:00:00 GMTHP People, 01 May 2015 00:00:00 GMTImprove measurement of heavy oil viscosity, 01 May 2015 00:00:00 GMTIRPC 2015: Advancing the global HPI by sharing knowledge and best practices, 01 May 2015 00:00:00 GMTMethanol takes on LNG for future marine fuelsAs the lifecycle economics of using MeOH compared with other emission compliance options become more evident, we will see the tide rising on the use of MeOH as a marine engine fuel., 01 May 2015 00:00:00 GMTSafety and environmental updates for HPI storage tanks, 01 May 2015 00:00:00 GMTUganda proceeds with new refinery, 01 May 2015 00:00:00 GMT