Environment & Safety

Keystone oil pipeline leaks in S.Dakota, as Nebraska weighs XL

CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) — TransCanada Corp shut part of its Keystone oil pipeline system after a 5,000-barrel leak in South Dakota, the company said on Thursday, four days before neighboring Nebraska was set to decide on the company's long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline.

Emergency triggers halt in Petrobras refinery operation

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) — A refinery belonging Brazilian state-run oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA was shut down for an emergency on Wednesday for the third time in less than 30 days, a labor union said in a press release.

One worker dies in fire at Russia's Yaroslavl oil refinery

MOSCOW (Reuters) — One worker has died and another was injured when a crude oil distillation unit at an oil refinery in the Russian city of Yaroslavl caught fire on Wednesday, the refinery said.

Innovations

Andrew, Bob, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

ABB has introduced a new MID/OIML R117 certified high-accuracy CoriolisMaster Coriolis mass flowmeter for custody transfer applications in the oil and gas industry (FIG. 1).

Safety: Process safety and risk management— An industry view

Jones, S., Petrotechnics

In 2017, Petrotechnics released its process safety and risk management (PSM) survey.

Business Trends: Preparing for a sea change in global refining

Follette, C., Ruiz-Cabrero, J., Boston Consulting Group

The global oil refining industry has been buffeted by many events in recent years.

Editorial Comment: Ingenuity out of necessity

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

One of the main focal points in this issue of Hydrocarbon Processing is the environment.

Connecting rod failure in a new reciprocating gas compressor

Zardynezhad, S., Contributing Writer

Compressor failure in an oil refinery can have severe consequences on health, safety and the environment.

Case histories of amine plant equipment corrosion problems–Part 1

Daughtry, J., Teletzke, E., INEOS Oxide GAS/ SPEC Technology Group

Lost production from corrosion costs the oil and gas industry more than $1 B/yr.1

Comparing DNBP replacement options in styrene production

The manufacturing of styrene commonly uses 2,4-dinitro-6-sec butylphenol (DNBP) as a retarder to protect against styrene polymer formation.