Editorial Comment: Innovation in the downstream
In early June, Hydrocarbon Processing held its annual International Refining and Petrochemical Conference (IRPC). In its seventh year, the technical conference and exhibition returned to Italy for two full days of downstream technical presentations.
Reliability: Machinery quality assessment on twin-screw compressors
Machinery quality assessment (MQA) is similar to bid conditioning, and both relate to structured efforts.
Automation Strategies: The benefits of safety lifecycle management
Industry standards mandate safety lifecycle management (SLM). Most industrial organizations are aware of and comply with those standards.
Refining: Tackle operational challenges in refining unconventional crudes
Fuel refineries in earlier decades would preferentially process light sweet crudes, for the right price, to maximize gasoline and distillate production and to meet sulfur specifications with less cost.
Engineering Case Histories: Case 91: Helping those interested in a technical career
As engineers and managers, we are often approached by parents or friends interested in a technical career for their children or others.
Viewpoint: Envisioning a “future-proof” refinery of the future
Trying to predict how global refining markets will look in 2026 is a losing proposition. The only thing we can count on with any real certainty is uncertainty.