Management

Digital: Looking to boost safety? Reliable operations are the key

Carugo, M., Emerson Automation Solutions

Equipment failures are the thorn in every industrial plant’s side.

Editorial Comment: What is the future role of the process engineer?

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

During the American Institute of Chemical Engineers’ (AIChE’s) Spring Meeting, held in Orlando, Florida in April, I was honored to sit on a panel discussion with Paul Durand from ExxonMobil and Sanjeev Kapur from Apex PetroConsultants.

People

Mike Rhodes, Hydrocarbon Processing

The BASF board of executive directors has made several personnel changes.

Creating a ‘win-win’ between construction contractor and project owner—Part 2

Berg, J., Shahani, G., ShureLine Construction; Rentschler, C., Engineering Consultant

For large projects, construction represents the biggest cost component and the greatest risk.

Simplification reduces risks and cuts costs

Bozick, A., Victaulic

A facility’s ability to operate safely is the determining factor in its success or failure.

Reliability: Preserve what worked well in 1980

Bloch, Heinz P., Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

The second CCC implementation strategy involved so-called “shirt sleeve seminars.”

People

Rhodes, Mike, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Susan Dio has been appointed Chairman and President of BP America Inc., BP’s chief representative in the US.

Business Trends: Refining margin time series evaluation

Larraz, R., CEPSA

Refining margins can be calculated using several different methodologies.

Creating a ‘win-win’ between construction contractor and project owner—Part 1

Shahani, G., Berg, J., ShureLine Construction; Rentschler, C., Engineering Consultant

Numerous articles have been written about the key elements to a successful construction project.

Business Trends: Rejuvenating the contract “spine” of megaprojects—Part 1

Crossley, B., Energy Contract Solutions Pte. Ltd.; McLeod, G., Chevron

Business executives and project managers are grappling with challenging business environments and a 20-yr legacy of failing megaprojects.