Process Control

Improving certainty in uncertain times by building an IIoT-ready plant

Shamsi, M., Emerson Automation Solutions

Historical statistics indicate that 25% of projects have budget overruns and a further 50% have schedule slippage.

Industrial IoT technologies are revolutionizing oil and gas supply chains

Harrison S., dominionRED

Over the past few decades, the world has seen a surge in demand for oil and gas, and global markets have responded to meet these growing energy needs.

Editorial Comment

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

In early June, Hydrocarbon Processing and Eni—an Italian multinational oil and gas company—hosted the annual International Refining and Petrochemical Conference (IRPC) in Milan, Italy.

How APM in LNG operations can lower TCO and boost ROI

As the world’s hydrocarbon appetite continues its rapid turn toward lighter fare (e.g., natural gas for power generation, transportation and industry), massive, near-term investments in global, capital-intensive, fully digitalized LNG infrastructure are needed.

Liquefaction technology selection for baseload LNG plants

Mokhatab, S., Consultant; Messersmith, D., Bechtel Corp.

As global liquefied natural gas (LNG) trade continues to rapidly expand, the challenge of liquefaction process selection—a key element of an LNG project—becomes increasingly important.

What are the financial savings from a refinery cybersecurity program?

Ayral, T., Honeywell Process Solutions; Fligner, M., Liberty International Underwriters

Recently, the authors developed a first-pass financial estimate of the savings resulting from the implementation of a cybersecurity program for a 100-Mbpd refinery.

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.

Advanced process control of debutanizers makes use of inferential predictions

Ferrari, L., Harrison, P., Total; Friedman, Y. Z., Petrocontrol

Following good experience with a generalized cut-point calculation (GCC) inferential package, which models main fractionators with side streams, French energy major Total decided to experiment with a generalized distillation shortcut (GDS) inferential package, which models simpler, two-product distillation columns.

Managing process contaminants in amine treating units—Part 1: Lean amine filtration

Engel, D., Nexo Solutions; Northrop, P. S., ExxonMobil Upstream Research Co.

Installation and operation of suitable contaminant removal systems, such as filtration, coalescing and adsorption equipment, have become key components in amine units.

Show Preview: IRPC Europe returns to Italy this June

Andrew, Bob, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Gulf Energy Information and Hydrocarbon Processing are pleased to provide a preview of IRPC Europe 2018, which will be held June 5–7 in Milan.