Refininghttp://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/RSS.aspx?FeedID=1806©2015 Hydrocarbon Processing60RefiningAn extraordinary year and new beginningshttp://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/Article/3475492/An-extraordinary-year-and-new-beginnings.htmlSat, 01 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMTAn update on Lang factorsLang factors are cited frequently and used within the HPI. With the ensuing changes, the question must be asked, “Do Lang factors still present a realistic approximation of capital cost today?”http://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/Article/3475529/An-update-on-Lang-factors.htmlSat, 01 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMTConsider Zone 0 vertical pumps for slop pitsOver the past several decades, a leading overseas HPI corporation experienced a disturbing number of explosions in its belowground hydrocarbon sump pits.http://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/Article/3475560/Consider-Zone-0-vertical-pumps-for-slop-pits.htmlSat, 01 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMTConsultant: Managers need long-term focus to find downstream sustainabilityTop industry management should consider profits over the long term to make the business case for more sustainability, with a particular focus on results in the four-to-five-year range rather than on the initial year or two.http://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/Article/3475523/Consultant-Managers-need-long-term-focus-to-find-downstream-sustainability.htmlSat, 01 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMTHP Industry Metricshttp://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/Article/3475507/HP-Industry-Metrics.htmlSat, 01 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMTHP Newshttp://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/Article/3475503/HP-News.htmlSat, 01 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMTPeru: Modernization of the Talara refineryThe mega-project expansion at the Talara refinery is the foundation of Petroperu’s new strategic plan to increase refining capacity and reduce the sulfur content in refined products. http://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/Article/3475532/Peru-Modernization-of-the-Talara-refinery.htmlSat, 01 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMTTen sure steps to substandard reliability performanceEquipment reliability can be enhanced or jeopardized by many different actions, inactions, commissions and omissions. Reliability may be a hollow term to many. Still, first and foremost, a reliable plant is a safe plant. http://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/Article/3475535/Ten-sure-steps-to-substandard-reliability-performance.htmlSat, 01 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMTWetted surface area calculations for fire-relief sizing in ASME pressure vesselsAlthough individual operating facilities take many steps to protect plants from fire, pressure vessels within a fire zone must be protected by a pressure safety valve (PSV). Proper calculation of the vessel’s wetted surface area is a crucial step in properly sizing a PSV.http://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/Article/3475561/Wetted-surface-area-calculations-for-fire-relief-sizing-in-ASME-pressure-vessels.htmlSat, 01 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMTAdvice for the downstream: Keep the faithCharles Drevna is a distinguished senior fellow of the Institue for Energy Research and the former president of AFPM. He was president of the trade association, formerly known as NPRA, from 2007 until May 2015.http://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/Article/3465717/Advice-for-the-downstream-Keep-the-faith.htmlWed, 01 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMTCourage amid challenge and changeEditorial commentaryhttp://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/Article/3465653/Courage-amid-challenge-and-change.htmlWed, 01 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMTHP InnovationsWhat's new in HPI innovationshttp://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/Article/3465704/HP-Innovations.htmlWed, 01 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMTHP NewsRecent news events in the global HPI.http://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/Article/3465707/HP-News.htmlWed, 01 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMTImprove LPG treating via advanced amine-solvent recovery technologiesCapacity and throughput improvement in a refinery LPG treating unit are made possible by implementing an amine recovery program.http://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/Article/3465730/Improve-LPG-treating-via-advanced-amine-solvent-recovery-technologies.htmlWed, 01 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMTInvestment in Egypt’s downstream on the riseEgypt is adopting a mix of investment strategies in refinery upgrades and construction of new capacity to meet the nation’s target for more high-quality light and middle distillate products and a reduction of transportation fuel imports. http://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/Article/3465684/Investment-in-Egypts-downstream-on-the-rise.htmlWed, 01 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMTTrends from the 2015 AFPM Maintenance and Reliability ConferenceOver the decades, there have been good and not-so-good trends presented at this event, and the 2015 maintenance and reliability conference was no exception.http://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/Article/3465716/Trends-from-the-2015-AFPM-Maintenance-and-Reliability-Conference.htmlWed, 01 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT