Maintenance & Reliability

Atlas Copco announces CO2 Learn & Lunch

Registration is open for the CO2 Lunch & Learn event being held by Atlas Copco Gas and Process at the Westin Galleria hotel in Houston, Texas. On February 17th 2023, visitors will gain insights into turbocompressor and centrifugal pump solutions for CO2 applications.

Japan's Taiyo Oil to shut 2 CDUs at Shikoku refinery in summer for maintenance

Japanese oil refiner Taiyo Oil Co plans to shut two crude distillation units (CDUs) at its 138,000 bpd Shikoku refinery in western Japan in the summer for scheduled maintenance.

Nghi Son refinery to shut for 55 days from August 25 for maintenance

Vietnam's largest refinery, Nghi Son, will be shut down for 55 days starting August 25 for major maintenance.

Sponsored Content: Helping to prevent CUI In Hydrocarbon Processing – An Engineer’s Perspective

Insulation systems in hydrocarbon processing facilities are integral to the effective thermal performance of process pipes and vessels. While insulation plays an important role in process control, energy efficiency, noise reduction and passive fire production, it is important to consider how an insulating system stands up to a persistent threat in hydrocarbon processing facilities – corrosion under insulation.

Cut emissions and fuel while increasing capacity in fired heaters

Poth, J., IGS

According to a recent digital refining article,1 fired heaters are responsible for an estimated 400 MMtpy–500 MMtpy of CO2, with at least 73% of average refinery CO2 emissions coming from combustion.

Solving maldistribution: Catalyst loading and why it matters

Maas, E., Sigaud, J., Shell Catalysts & Technologies; Poussin, G., Caldas, T., CREALYST-Oil

Are your reactor yields lower than forecast? Does your fixed-bed catalytic reactor suffer from hotspots?

Online Feature: Raman spectroscopy: The new standard in oil, gas and petrochemical laboratories

Accurate measurement is more essential than ever in the oil and gas industry. Understanding the chemical composition of raw materials and the consistency of processed products is key to manage processes, reduce risks, and maximize outcomes.

Obsolescence management in a manufacturing unit

Bhattacharya, R., Contributing Writer

Obsolescence is one of the most detrimental and worrisome issues in manufacturing units. This is predominantly because of rapid advancements in technology.

Development of novel epoxy closed-cell foam for personnel and corrosion protection—Part 2

Oharriz, O., Belzona Inc.

Most industrial assets operating at elevated temperatures require thermal insulation for energy conservation, thermal protection or process stabilization.

Why sulfur plants fail: An in-depth study of sulfur recovery unit failures—Part 2

Bohme, G. E., Sulphur Experts Inc.

Equipment malfunction or an unplanned shutdown of a sulfur recovery unit (SRU) can have a significant effect on a production company’s profitability, along with an equally serious impact on personnel safety and the environment.