Corrosion

Digital: Maximize return on capital investment with predictive maintenance

Oil and gas professionals are well aware of the pressures companies face in the market.

Show Preview: IRPC Europe returns to Italy this June

Andrew, Bob, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Gulf Energy Information and Hydrocarbon Processing are pleased to provide a preview of IRPC Europe 2018, which will be held June 5–7 in Milan.

Innovations

Andrew, Bob, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Ross Systems and Controls (SysCon) recently completed the qualification to self-certify its touchscreen purged panels as meeting the rigorous standards of Underwriters Laboratories’ UL-698A Code and the National Fire Protection Association’s NFPA-496 Code.

Optimize your insulation to reduce costs

Corrosion under insulation (CUI) is a common problem that is shared by the oil and gas (onshore and offshore), refining, petrochemical, power and manufacturing industries.

Aqueous chemistry principles applied to refinery processes

Cardoso, R., Phillips 66

In the petroleum refining industry, pH measurement and adjustment are extremely important.

Innovations

Andrew, Bob, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Hawk Measurement Systems has announced a new OptioLaser S300 that can be used for the detection of all types of liquids, regardless of their dielectric properties.

Cost-effective revamp of CO2 removal systems

Arora, V. K., Kinetics Process Improvements, Inc.

The cost-effective revamp experiences of carbon dioxide (CO2) removal systems in three different ammonia plants, and the resulting attractive payback of just a few months are detailed here.

Metallurgy solution to prevent polythionic acid stress corrosion cracking in hydroprocessing

Hoehn, R. K., Bradley, S. A., M. W. Mucek, Honeywell UOP; Anada, H., Osuki, T., Nippon Steel and Sumitomo Metal Corp.

Hydrotreating is a staple process found in nearly every refinery. The process removes undesirable feed contaminants, such as sulfur, nitrogen and metals, and saturates olefins and/or aromatics to produce high-quality products.

Editorial Comment: It’s all in the makeup of things

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

This issue of Hydrocarbon Processing features a topic that has been addressed in sections of the magazine for several decades, but has never been a focal point of the publication. That topic is materials manufacturing.

Determine trace amounts of organic acids causing refinery corrosion

Tang, Z., Yuan, B., Zheng, S., Chung, K. H., North Huajin Chemicals Industries Group Corp.; Shi, Q., China University of Petroleum

Petroleum is a complex hydrocarbon mixture that contains small amounts of organic acids, such as naphthenic acids and phenols.