Engineering & Design

Business Trends: A strategic energy solution

Giglio, R., Foster Wheeler

Refining is the process of separating crude oil into different hydrocarbon groups through distillation.

Industry Perspectives: The latest advancements in refining/petrochemical technologies on display

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

From September 25–26, Hydrocarbon Processing will bring its International Refining and Petrochemical Conference (IRPC) back to the US.

Digital: Improve chemical production with the IoT

If chemical companies want to remain competitive and move forward in a changing world, they must rapidly adopt innovative technologies.

Editorial Comment: Celebrating the latest advancements in HPI technology

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

At the end of this month, Hydrocarbon Processing will honor the latest technological advances in the hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI) at an awards gala.

Selecting flare gas recovery system for a greenfield refinery

Chaudhuri, S., Sengupta, S., Fluor Daniel India Pvt. Ltd.

Overall energy management and operational conservation have become crucial factors for profitability in today’s refining segment.

Adapting instrumentation to the needs of refineries

Carlson, D., Cychosz, D., Emerson Automation Solutions

Oil refineries provide a smorgasbord of challenging applications for instrumentation engineers and technicians.

Hydrocarbon Processing Awards

Hydrocarbon Processing, the downstream processing sector’s leading technical publication, has announced the finalists for its second annual awards.

Stability analysis of debutanizer columns with hot-vap or bypass pressure control

Nagpal, S., IHS Markit

A debutanizer column was experiencing unstable operation, with frequent pressure swings and product composition fluctuations from the column overheads system.

High-pressure water pump mechanical seal failure investigation

To mitigate leakage, mechanical seals are one of the most critical components for centrifugal pumps.

Improving certainty in uncertain times by building an IIoT-ready plant

Shamsi, M., Emerson Automation Solutions

Historical statistics indicate that 25% of projects have budget overruns and a further 50% have schedule slippage.