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Editorial Comment: Celebrating the latest advancements in HPI technology

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

At the end of this month, Hydrocarbon Processing will honor the latest technological advances in the hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI) at an awards gala.

Hydrocarbon Processing Awards

Hydrocarbon Processing, the downstream processing sector’s leading technical publication, has announced the finalists for its second annual awards.

Develop competence in the process industry with a digitalized operator learning path

Industrial digitalization is changing the standards for operator training in the global process industry.

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.

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.

Digital: Operational excellence index—Part 2: The digital transformation

Lehmann, S., Petrotechnics

Without a doubt, digitalization is the engine fueling the growing adoption of operational excellence (OE) in hazardous industries.

Combating normalization of deviance within your organization

Caudill, J., Contributing Writer

NASA’s 1986 Space Shuttle Challenger disaster investigation brought the term “normalization of deviance” into the spotlight.

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Rhodes, Mike, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Amy Hebert has joined Haldor Topsoe A/S as Deputy CEO and Executive VP (EVP), Chemicals.

Viewpoint: Standards professionals are crucial to business and industry success

Morgan, K., ASTM International

Businesses throughout the oil and gas industry use technical standards—specifications, test methods and guides, among others—as part of the foundation for developing the best processes and products. For example, standards are deeply integrated into how petroleum is refined, tested, stored and transported.

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Rhodes, Mike, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

SIMMONS EDECO has appointed Niels Versfeld as Chief Executive Officer.