Loss Prevention

Siemens temperature measuring system lengthens plant life, improves product quality

Siemens’ Sitrans TO500 enables complex temperature measurements and detection of the precise position of critical overtemperatures.

Honeywell’s Assurance 360 service program protects industrial plants

Honeywell Process Solutions is helping industrial manufacturing plants around the world maximize uptime and reduce operating costs through its innovative Assurance 360 services program.

Use dynamic simulation to maximize plant operating performance

Alós, M. A., Inprocess Technology and Consulting Group

The oil and gas industry has witnessed seismic downward shifts in barrel prices and uplifts in market competitiveness.

Monitor medium-voltage switchgear in refineries

Murray, J., Emerson Process Management

When medium-voltage switchgear (MVS) in a refinery fails, it can force a process unit or even an entire refinery to shut down.


Andrew, Bob, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Where large machines are in use and the overall processes depend on a smoothly functioning plant, companies often rely on fixed maintenance schedules and diagnostic tools.

Project Management: Global trends in energy savings: Are emerging technologies the solution?

Hutton, D., Gómez-Prado, J., KBC Advanced Technologies

Despite low energy prices, energy conservation continues to be an important component of business strategy in the oil refining and chemical industries.

GE to provide power solution for Petronas’ Pengerang complex

GE will supply 17 emergency diesel generator packages, five transportable switch rooms and the electrical balance for Petronas’ Pengerang Integrated Petrochemical Complex.


Andrew, Bob, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Petron Bataan Refinery (PBR) is the largest integrated crude oil refinery and petrochemicals complex in the Philippines.

Experience with naphtha in sour water emulsions generated in a fractionator overhead accumulator

McKnight, C., Rumball, B., Syncrude Canada Ltd.

A number of conversion processes, both hydrogen-addition-based and carbon-rejection-based, crack heavy oil into lighter hydrocarbon products.

Syngas from H2S and CO2: An alternative, pioneering synthesis route?

Manenti, G., Alfa Laval Olmi SpA; Molinari, L., KT-Kinetics Technology SpA; Manenti, F., Politecnico di Milano

Hydrogen sulfide and carbon dioxide represent major concerns for the hydrocarbon industry. Both species are contaminants and, since their use as feedstock is minor, are considered troubling byproducts.