Management

Viewpoint: The politicalization of the SEC—A dangerous precedent

Thompson, C., AFPM

The benefits of fossil fuels are undeniable.

Project Management: Want your plant to work right? Insist on strong project definition

Barshop, P., IPA Capital Solutions

Project definition is the planning of a project before execution, which begins when engineering is completed, equipment and materials are purchased, and construction of the new or modified plant is performed.

Reliability: Consider amended warranties for rotating equipment

Bloch, H. P., Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

If you have ever encountered a situation where an equipment manufacturer declined to offer warranties, allow us to share three case histories.

Case study: Plan and execute a coke drum replacement project

Johnson, B., Phillips 66; Farris, M., Wood Group Mustang

The delayed coking unit is a critical part of a refinery’s crude oil process flow and profitability.

People

Rhodes, Michael, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Honeywell UOP president and CEO Rebecca Liebert has been named by Profiles in Diversity Journal as a winner of its 15th annual Women Worth Watching Awards.

Viewpoint: An engineer’s guide to networking

Shahani, G., Shure-Line Construction; Rentschler, C., Engineering Consultant

Innumerable articles and training programs have been written on the subject of networking.

People

Rhodes, Michael, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Courtney McShane has joined Willbros Group Inc. as director of business development for the Marcellus Shale region and Eastern Seaboard.

Implement a competency management system for process safety

Baybutt, P., Primatech, Inc.

Managing the competency of company personnel is a critical aspect of process safety.

Teaching an old plant new tricks: The rise of the methanol plant revamp

Stanbridge, S., Jacobs Consultancy

The last time we saw such marked activity in the methanol industry was back in the 1990s and early 2000s, when methanol production in North America plummeted by almost two-thirds.

People

Rhodes, Michael, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Dr. Alexander Horch has been named as the new head of development at HIMA Paul Hildebrandt GmbH.