Environment & Safety

A brief guide to fire zone analysis

Kadam N., IBI Chematur Engineering

Every process plant has a dedicated disposal system to ensure that gases from equipment, instruments and pressure safety valves are flared to follow environmental norms for the gases vented to the atmosphere from the flare stack.

No excuse for cutting corners on monitoring corrosion

Yule, P., Cosasco

Corrosion is a major challenge and risk to contain for any oil and gas operator.

Better practices for tank overfill prevention

Blundell, R., Carmagen Engineering, Inc.

The 2005 Buncefield and 2009 CAPECO terminal explosions are two of the most significant storage tank incidents in history.

What are the financial savings from a refinery cybersecurity program?

Ayral, T., Honeywell Process Solutions; Fligner, M., Liberty International Underwriters

Recently, the authors developed a first-pass financial estimate of the savings resulting from the implementation of a cybersecurity program for a 100-Mbpd refinery.

Digital: Looking to boost safety? Reliable operations are the key

Carugo, M., Emerson Automation Solutions

Equipment failures are the thorn in every industrial plant’s side.

Viewpoint: Toward a world of cleaner fuels

Pegler, J., Puma Energy

Fuel is a necessary requirement of global economic development.

Viewpoint: Electric vehicles vs. the perfect battery

Liebert, R., Honeywell UOP

It is no surprise that electric vehicles (EVs) are getting a lot more attention, now that carmakers have announced plans to increase production of them.

Engineering Case Histories: Case 101: Preventing crankshaft failures in large reciprocating engines

Sofronas, A., Consulting Engineer

The gas processing and pipeline industries use many integral gas engine reciprocating compressors with crankshafts more than 20 ft long.

Editorial Comment: What is the future role of the process engineer?

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

During the American Institute of Chemical Engineers’ (AIChE’s) Spring Meeting, held in Orlando, Florida in April, I was honored to sit on a panel discussion with Paul Durand from ExxonMobil and Sanjeev Kapur from Apex PetroConsultants.

Creating a ‘win-win’ between construction contractor and project owner—Part 2

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

For large projects, construction represents the biggest cost component and the greatest risk.