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Improve specialty chemical production through digital transformation

Emerson: McEleney, T.

From large petrochemical plants to smaller-scale specialty chemical operations, digital transformation is a significant technology and operational improvement trend throughout the global chemical industry.

The process control journey: Advanced process control—Part 2

OQ Specialty Chemicals: McBul, S.

Part 1 of this article, “The process control journey: Primary process control—Part 1” appeared in the August issue of Hydrocarbon Processing and discussed the performance and stability of complex-wide primary (PID) control.

Optimize process performance and reduce emissions by using process analyzers

AMETEK Process Instruments: Burton, H.  |  Gaura, M.  |  Geiger, J.

Whether a refinery process involves the creation of fuels from crude oil or the production of biogas, process analysis can help to address the many challenges involved in operations.

Editorial Comment: Digital transformation: The many pathways to operational and project excellence

Hydrocarbon Processing Staff: Nichols, Lee

Throughout the history of the modern refining and petrochemicals industries, asset owners, project developers, and equipment and service companies have devoted countless expenditures in the research and development of new technologies.

Digital Feature: Day in the life of-Part 1

Here at Hexagon, we have engineers and product developers with lots of real-world experience. We know our customers want software and services that will directly make improvements in operational performance. But how do you evaluate the often confusing and nebulous claims made in product brochures? Today we look into the work done in a typical day by a unit production engineer and a site control systems engineer. 

Digital Feature: Driving chemical processing efficiencies using data-driven asset performance management

Stacey Jones, Global APM Portfolio Leader, Energy Industries at ABB, reveals how next-generation asset performance management (APM) can be successfully applied to hydrocarbon processing, maximizing the uptime of critical assets, and ensuring safe, sustainable operations.

Digital Exclusive: Mitigating methane emissions: Digital strategies for the energy industry

This article provides several ways that digital technologies can help mitigate industrial emissions and be integrated into any company's decarbonization/net-zero goals.

Digital Feature: Enhancing ethylene cracker radiant tube integrity through innovative robotic inspection

Radiant tube failure ranks as a primary cause of unplanned shutdowns in ethylene cracking furnaces. This article examines tube failures via carburization, along with a proprietary technology that provides comprehensive multi-aspect inspection data to mitigate ethylene radiant tube failures.

Design considerations and decarbonization options for fired heaters

S & B Engineers and Constructors Ltd.: Malhotra, K.

As greenhouse gas emissions policies and regulations become more stringent, carbon dioxide emissions have taken center stage, with many nations targeting net-zero carbon emissions.

Simplify oil and gas predictive modeling

MarqMetrix: Marquardt, B

Chemometrics, the application of statistics to the field of chemical analysis, is often used in the oil and gas industry to make product quality predictions.