Engineering & Design

Digital: Maximize return on capital investment with predictive maintenance

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

Editorial Comment

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Each May, Hydrocarbon Processing focuses on the topic of maintenance and reliability.

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.

Configuration study and design of sour water stripper units for a refinery revamp

As demand for oil products increases, refiners are expanding the capacity of their crude processing facilities to accommodate higher throughput.

Create a network of dividing wall columns in complex process units

Kalita, R., GTC Technology US LLC

The majority of dividing wall column (DWC) applications in the refining industry consist of standalone columns, whether a retrofit or a grassroots column.

Creating a ‘win-win’ between construction contractor and project owner—Part 1

Shahani, G., Berg, J., ShureLine Construction; Rentschler, C., Engineering Consultant

Numerous articles have been written about the key elements to a successful construction project.

Mechanical design and fitness-for-service assessment of steam reformer pressure components

Aumuller, J., Carmagen Engineering, Inc.

Bulk hydrogen (H2) production in a petroleum refinery by steam methane reforming utilizes high temperatures, moderate pressures and catalyst-filled tubes that generate high tube temperatures of up to 920°C (1,690°F), imposing relatively harsh performance demands on system components.

Advanced steam system optimization program

The steam system forms an integral part of the safe, reliable and profitable operation of a process plant. Steam constitutes approximately 30% of the energy used in a typical petroleum refinery.

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.

Engineering Case Histories: Case 100—Was sloshing the cause of a failure?

Sofronas, A., Consulting Engineer

Some situations in failure analysis demand an understanding of the wave motion of a liquid wave in a tank, called “sloshing.”