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Maintenance & Reliability

Key considerations for the optimum design of a hot oil system

Bechtel India Pvt Ltd.: Singh, R. B.  |  Maheshwari, G.  |  Goel, A.

In the hydrocarbon processing industry, where direct heating is not possible, a heat transfer medium is used. Steam has traditionally been the preferred heating medium.

A scalable mechanical integrity program to accelerate the energy transition—Mobile, visual and dynamic

GE Digital: Nair, V.  |  Vijayaraghavan, R.

As asset integrity and reliability managers, risk-based inspection (RBI) and corrosion analysts, and inspectors and contract inspection firms across asset-intensive industries look to optimize their mechanical integrity programs, there is a paradigm shift to implement a comprehensive, scalable and sustainable fixed-equipment reliability program to meet increasing reliability demands.

Editorial Comment: Adopting digital technologies is not new to the HPI

Hydrocarbon Processing Staff: Nichols, Lee

Incorporating digital technologies into refining and petrochemical operations is not new to the hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI).

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

IGS: Poth, J.

According to a recent digital refining article,1 fired heaters are responsible for an estimated 400 MMtpy–500 MMtpy of CO<sub>2</sub>, with at least 73% of average refinery CO<sub>2</sub> emissions coming from combustion.

Solving maldistribution: Catalyst loading and why it matters

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

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

Contributing Writer: Bhattacharya, R.

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