Safety©2014 Hydrocarbon Processing60Safety2014 global construction year in review: 72% growth in new projects, 01 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT3D laser scanning impacts asset lifecycle management, 01 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMTCase 82: Be cautious when purchasing ‘first of kind’ equipment, 01 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMTExperience meets innovation: World-class coke drum replacement projectSix large coke drums at Chevron’s El Segundo refinery, which supplies 20% of Southern California’s vehicle fuel, were showing signs of aging after 46 years in service., 01 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMTHow to select compressors for various process services, 01 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMTHP News, 01 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMTImprove execution of capital projects with advanced technologiesThe E&C industry is now poised for a major leap forward in utilizing advancements in information technologies and, thus, enabling itself to greatly boost project performance., 01 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMTManage hydrogen sulfide hazards with chemical scavengers, 01 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMTMexico’s major grassroots effort: Ethylene XXI projectThe federal government, through Pemex Gas and Petroquímica Básica, using the law that regulates Mexican oil, decided to promote private investment to build a new major petrochemical complex called Ethylene XXI., 01 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMTMonitor safety with improved risk performance indicatorsUsing Layer of Protection Analysis (LOPA) and real-time operational data, statistical estimates of the frequencies of future hazardous events can be generated. Combined with a qualitative estimate of the severity of hazardous events and the tolerable frequency determined in the LOPA, an objective leading metric of hazardous events can be created., 01 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMTReplan: Modernizing Brazil’s largest crude oil refineryThe project included installing two hydrodesulfurization (HDS) units for the cracked naphtha produced by two catalytic cracking units, a coker naphtha hydrotreating (HDT) unit, and a catalytic reforming unit., 01 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMTTrends from Texas A&M’s 43rd Turbomachinery and 30th Pump Symposia, 01 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMTUS shale revolution set to spill over into downstream, 01 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMTAn examination of three recent accidents in the downstream industryWith these accidents, has refining internationally fallen sub-standard in terms of safety? Such a question is likely best addressed by examining the existing HPI standard., 01 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMTConsider true zero-emission packing for reciprocating compressorsEspecially when handling hydrogen, reciprocating compressors must provide ruggedness, operating flexibility and energy efficiency at pressures up to 3,000 psi (200 bar)., 01 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMTCyber bullies continue to be a menace, 01 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMTDesign a safe hazardous materials warehouseThe safe warehousing of hazardous chemicals is a design challenge in chemical and petrochemical projects. A methodology is provided for designing a safe warehouse, and a case study shows the high level of analysis and integration required., 01 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMTEnvironmental regulations: How much do they really cost?Processors should instead grasp some understanding of the costs and benefits by asking themselves: “How much will these changes really cost, and what’s in it for me?”, 01 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMTHeater training improves safety and operations, 01 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMTHP Innovations, 01 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMTHP News, 01 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMTIs your plant vulnerable to a brittle fracture?, 01 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMTIt is easier to sit on the couch than go exercise, 01 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMTWanted: Future leaders, 01 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT