July 2014

Columns

HP Automation Strategies: HPI demands higher availability of rotating equipment

The performance and uptime of heavy rotating equipment play an important role in business profitability in a wide range of industries, including upstream and midstream gas processing and downstream re..

Spada, S., ARC Advisory Group

The performance and uptime of heavy rotating equipment play an important role in business profitability in a wide range of industries, including upstream and midstream gas processing and downstream refining and petrochemical processing. In the North American chemical industry, the shale gas boom has been a windfall opportunity as large manufacturers shift from producing ethylene from oil to ethylene from lower-cost methane and natural gas. The cracked gas compressor, at the heart of these operations, must often deal with multiple feedstocks and is subject to fouling from contaminants. If the compressor should go down, lost production in these types of operations is estimated to cost about

Log in to view this article.

Not Yet A Subscriber? Here are Your Options.

1) Start a FREE TRIAL SUBSCRIPTION and gain access to all articles in the current issue of Hydrocarbon Processing magazine.

2) SUBSCRIBE to Hydrocarbon Processing magazine in print or digital format and gain IMMEDIATE ACCESS to the current issue as well as to 3 articles from the HP archives per month. $239 for an annual subscription.

3) Start a FULL ACCESS PLAN SUBSCRIPTION and regain IMMEDIATE ACCESS to this article, the current issue, all past issues in the HP Archive, the HP Process Handbooks, HP Market Data, and more. $1,695 for an annual subscription.  For information about group rates or multi-year terms, contact J'Nette Nichols-Davis at  jnette.davis-nichols@gulfpub.com or +1 713.520.4426.

Related Articles

From the Archive

Comments