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Safety

Digital Exclusive-Flare system design: Liquid pockets in flare headers

In this technical article, written by Saudi Aramco and Siemens Energy, the authors focus on areas where major benefits can be achieved early in the front-end engineering design (FEED) stage of flare header piping designs.

Turning turnarounds into a competitive advantage through a digital ecosystem

This article, written by ExxonMobil, details how the company uses a digital reality ecosystem to optimize maintenance and turnarounds.

Innovations

Emerson has introduced the Fisher™ easy-Drive™ 200R Electric Actuator for use on Fisher butterfly and ball valves.

TPC Group fined $30 MM over 2019 Texas (U.S.) blasts that caused evacuations

TPC Group was fined more than $30 MM over blasts at its Port Neches petrochemical plant in Texas (U.S.) that prompted thousands of people to be evacuated in 2019.

MOL inaugurated its €1.3-B, 200,000-tpy polyol complex in Tiszaújváros, Hungary

MOL inaugurated its €1.3-B, 200,000-tpy polyol complex in Tiszaújváros, Hungary.

Ineos shuts down Canadian unit for maintenance after chemical leak

INEOS confirmed in a statement that it had shut down the Sarnia plant for maintenance and to address an unspecified mechanical issue and did not address the extent or cause of the chemical release.

Hot or not: The future of thermal management

PPG Protective & Marine Coatings: Rakers, N.

Effective and efficient insulation solutions remain paramount for the chemical process, oil and gas, and petrochemical sectors.

Create business value with human-centric digital transformation

Seeq: Bowling, M.

In today’s turbulent global geopolitical and economic landscape, key decision makers at industrial manufacturing organizations are exercising caution when considering new spending. However, despite this moderation, company shareholders expect ever-increasing returns.

Editorial Comment: Maintenance and inspection pathways/technologies to optimize unit reliability

Hydrocarbon Processing Staff: Nichols, Lee

Unit uptime is one of the most important aspects in refining and petrochemical plant operations. Work stoppages due to any number of causes can be detrimental to profitability; therefore, it is imperative to utilize best practices, technologies, techniques and know-how to ensure processing units operate efficiently and safely.

Haiti fuel terminal operations halted as gangs seize trucks

Operations at Haiti's main fuel import terminal were suspended as armed men seized trucks and demanded the port be shut down, according to a source with information on the matter, likely exacerbating existing fuel shortages.