Equipment

Innovations

Rhodes, Mike, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Carboline has released Carboquick® 200, a high-build, one-coat, quick-drying polyaspartic coating that can be applied directly to metal.

Business Trends: A strategic energy solution

Giglio, R., Foster Wheeler

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

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.

Attaining TCO nirvana with outcome-based services

Linton, S., Honeywell Process Solutions

The industrial manufacturing sector is grappling with an unprecedented number of challenges.

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.

Valves Outlook

William S. Sandler, Valve Manufacturers Association

Although overall industry growth is not substantial from 2017 to 2018, it translates to $66 MM more in valve shipments for the year, which is a positive sign for the industry.