Process Optimization

Quanta Services acquires services company Stronghold

HOUSTON — Quanta Services, Inc. announced that it has completed the acquisition of Stronghold, Ltd. and Stronghold Specialty, Ltd., a specialized services company that provides high pressure and critical path solutions to the downstream and midstream energy markets.

HIMA announces partnership with Servelec Controls

HIMA announced Servelec Controls, an independent integrator of mission critical control and safety systems, is an approved systems integration partner in the UK. Servelec Controls’ experienced and functional safety-accredited engineers have been installing HIMA solutions for many years.

Develop reactor internals for optimizing reactor design: High-performance vapor-liquid distributor

Ahn, E. S., Park, S. I., Song, I. C., Kim, G. B., Chang, G. S., GS Engineering and Construction

Vapor-liquid distributors are a crucial element of reactor internals for maximizing catalyst utilization of fixed-bed reactors.

Enhanced flash zone design for coker fractionators

Since the flash zone is the first process undergone by the coke drum effluent vapor upon entering the column, the operation of the flash zone is critical to the operation of the entire coker fractionator column.

Upgrade process compressors to enhance production

Centrifugal compressors are production-critical equipment in refineries, petrochemical plants, and offshore oil and gas production facilities.

Analyze the startup vibration of hot pumps to prevent trips

Thomas, J., Abu Dhabi Oil Refining Co. (TAKREER)

Online monitoring and diagnostic systems are used by petrochemical plants and refineries worldwide for their critical machinery monitoring capabilities.

Monetize coal seam gas via LNG with optimized treating and liquefaction processes

Mokhatab, S., Consultant; Towler, B. F., University of Queensland

Coal seam gas (CSG) has been established as a viable source of natural gas. The monetization of CSG resources through LNG projects experienced rapid expansion in recent years as a result of increasing LNG prices.

Collaborating on downstream digital solutions

Smith, Ashley, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

In the last few weeks, news of new digital solutions has risen as research and development (R&D) focuses more on the digitization of the industry. Also increasing are the number of HPI companies collaborating with technologically savvy companies to develop specific digital solutions for the HPI industry.

Wood Group extends Librestream collaboration on O&G digital solutions

Wood Group has signed an extension to its collaborative agreement with Canadian technology company Librestream Technologies to continue its exclusive industry partnership, providing advanced digitally-enabled solutions for oil and gas customers.

Emerson, Aramco sign agreement to collaborate on digital transformation

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – Emerson signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Saudi Aramco during the recently held Saudi-US CEO Forum in Riyadh. The agreement signed by David N. Farr, Emerson’s chairman and chief executive officer and Amin H. Nasser, Saudi Aramco President and CEO, will help bring advanced digitization and automation technologies to one of the leading energy and chemicals companies.