http://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com Hydrocarbon Processing Pertamina expects Balikpapan's CDU IV to resume later this month http://hydrocarbonprocessing.com/news/2024/07/pertamina-expects-balikpapans-cdu-iv-to-resume-later-this-month/ Indonesian state energy company Pertamina expects its Balikpapan refinery's CDU IV to resume operations later this month, an official at its refinery subholding PT Kilang Pertamina Internasional (KPI) said. AXION Energy revolutionizes operator training with virtual reality technology http://hydrocarbonprocessing.com/news/2024/07/axion-energy-revolutionizes-operator-training-with-virtual-reality-technology/ AXION Energy has introduced the use of virtual reality headsets for training their operators at the Campana refinery. This initiative will create immersive spaces to resolve issues in real-time, including the selection and use of tools and enhancing the learning experience. Sponsored: Ultipleat High-Fow filter systems: High-performance filtration for large-flow applications in a compact design http://hydrocarbonprocessing.com/news/2024/07/sponsored-ultipleat-high-fow-filter-systems-high-performance-filtration-for-large-flow-applications-in-a-compact-design/ With an innovative crescent-shaped pleat design, each Ultipleat High Flow filter is a single cartridge that fully utilizes all media for solids collection across multiple applications. Ultipleat High Flow filters provide exceptional filter service life when dealing with low fluxes and higher levels of incoming contaminants, reducing the number of filter changeouts and lowering the cost of replacement cartridges and disposal of spent filters. Induce unbalance to reduce vibrations http://hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2024/june-2024/maintenance-and-reliability/induce-unbalance-to-reduce-vibrations/ Rotating machinery generate different types of problems, including misalignment, structural issues, bearing faults, internal faults and process-related issues, among others. Novoshakhtinsk oil refinery in Russia's Rostov region suspended after drone attack http://hydrocarbonprocessing.com/news/2024/06/novoshakhtinsk-oil-refinery-in-russias-rostov-region-suspended-after-drone-attack/ The operations of the Novoshakhtinsk oil refinery in Russia's southern Rostov region were suspended on June 6 after a drone attack. Digital Exclusive-Flare system design: Liquid pockets in flare headers http://hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2024/june-2024/digital-exclusive/digital-exclusive-flare-system-design-liquid-pockets-in-flare-headers/ In this technical article, written by Saudi Aramco and Siemens Energy, the authors focus on areas where major benefits can be achieved early in the front-end engineering design (FEED) stage of flare header piping designs. Egyptian fertilizer plants shut down temporarily due to gas supply pressures http://hydrocarbonprocessing.com/news/2024/06/egyptian-fertilizer-plants-shut-down-temporarily-due-to-gas-supply-pressures/ Gas supplies will gradually resume flowing as of Thursday to fertilizer factories in Egypt after several chemical and fertilizer companies shut down plants on a temporary basis. Neste completes major turnaround at Porvoo refinery http://hydrocarbonprocessing.com/news/2024/06/neste-completes-major-turnaround-at-porvoo-refinery/ The nearly 400-MM euro turnaround of Neste’s Porvoo refinery in Finland has been successfully completed, and crude oil processing and renewable and circular raw materials processing has begun operations. Azerbaijan's SOCAR to suspend refinery for month-long maintenance from Nov. 2024 http://hydrocarbonprocessing.com/news/2024/06/azerbaijans-socar-to-suspend-refinery-for-month-long-maintenance-from-nov-2024/ Azerbaijan's state-owned oil company SOCAR plans to suspend operations at its only oil refinery for a scheduled one-month maintenance period from November 2024. Turning turnarounds into a competitive advantage through a digital ecosystem http://hydrocarbonprocessing.com/news/2024/06/turning-turnarounds-into-a-competitive-advantage-through-a-digital-ecosystem/ This article, written by ExxonMobil, details how the company uses a digital reality ecosystem to optimize maintenance and turnarounds.