Refining©2015 Hydrocarbon Processing60RefiningEffectively track personnel in hazardous environmentsThis article describes the strengths and weaknesses of various tracking technologies and their efficacy in a metallic equipment environment. A “track-and-trace” solution is proposed, along with a suitable implementation approach., 01 Nov 2015 00:00:00 GMTHP Industry Metrics, 01 Nov 2015 00:00:00 GMTHP Innovations, 01 Nov 2015 00:00:00 GMTImprove plant operations with enterprise technology, 01 Nov 2015 00:00:00 GMTMaintain plant production with temporary heat exchangers, 01 Nov 2015 00:00:00 GMTAPC technology adapts quickly to economic changes, 01 Oct 2015 00:00:00 GMTDesign pressure reduction in high-pressure heat exchangers with dynamic simulationA commercial simulation tool is used to carry out the analysis of the transient phenomena caused by the tube rupture event during the design phase of an HP heat exchanger. Guidance is provided on how to carry out this type of dynamic study., 01 Oct 2015 00:00:00 GMTHire or train a reliability professional?, 01 Oct 2015 00:00:00 GMTHP Industry Metrics, 01 Oct 2015 00:00:00 GMTHP Innovations, 01 Oct 2015 00:00:00 GMTHP People, 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., 01 Oct 2015 00:00:00 GMTNOx, NOx, who’s there—steam cracker or SMR?This article addresses the generation of thermal NOx in the furnace of each process, NOx abatement by SCR, and premature degradation of SCR catalyst by chromium species in the flue gas., 01 Oct 2015 00:00:00 GMTRethink specifications for fired heaters, 01 Oct 2015 00:00:00 GMTUse root cause analysis to examine failure of a cooling water pumpWithout a holistic approach and a structured root cause analysis, it is hard to unearth complex and multiple issues, particularly design deficiencies. Maintenance efforts go to waste when root causes are not identified and addressed., 01 Oct 2015 00:00:00 GMTVaried solutions to the challenges of sulfur management, 01 Oct 2015 00:00:00 GMT