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Editorial Comment: Honoring the industry's best and View/Alt-View

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This issue of Hydrocarbon Processing contains two features that are new to the publication. The first feature showcases the winners and finalists of Hydrocarbon Processing’s Awards program, which was held in Vienna in June. The other is a new segment called View/Alt-View.

HUG ’17: Honeywell connects processes, assets and people

SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS) presented in depth their “Connected Plant” strategy and offerings during the second day of the Honeywell Users Group Meeting 2017. Key to differentiating this solution suite is how their branding covers three domains: Connected Process … Connected Assets … Connected People.”

HUG '17: Honeywell Process Solutions Users Group meeting

Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS) is holding media/analyst briefings each day of their Honeywell Users Group 2017 meeting.

Role of simulation & testing in scaling-up new technologies

Design can be a challenging journey, starting with bench-scale reaction chemistry in a laboratory to a pilot plant, then building a demonstration facility, before commercially viable production facility can be confidently developed.

Innovations

Andrew, Bob, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Siemens has been working closely with the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) on a cyber security project.

Siemens 2017 Energy & Process CFD Symposium

HOUSTON — The Energy & Process CFD Symposium event in Houston May 17–18 was the first for the former CD-Adapco event to be under the Siemens umbrella. Early last year, Siemens acquired CD-Adapco and Red Cedar, and their two respective flagship software brands STAR-CCM+ and HEEDS still live on, as part of Siemens Portfolio Lifecycle Management (PLM) SimCenter portfolio suite of simulation software and test solutions.

Getting value from data analytics in process plants

Digital transformation offers promise for many facets of operations and maintenance. Smart analysis of patterns of process data can illustrate opportunity to improve quality, yield and efficiency.

OPTIMIZE ’17: Elevate, collaborate and innovate

HOUSTON -- Aspentech's user meeting kicked off Tuesday with live Irish music introducing the company’s CEO Antonio Pietri. His principal focus was a third solution portfolio—Asset Performance Management (APM)—being added to their Engineering and their Manufacturing & Supply chain solutions. Since OPTIMIZE 2015, they have spent $70 MM on acquisitions and $130 MM on internal R&D.

AIChE ’17: Ethylene Producers Congress

SAN ANTONIO -- Run in parallel with the AIChE Spring Meeting, the Ethylene Producers Congress is self-contained with its own exhibition area right outside the large ballroom that hosts the four-day meeting. The event began the Sunday evening before with their own reception, but didn’t have featured lunch speakers during the week, allowing participants to network during daily two-hour lunch breaks.

AIChE ’17: 13th Global Congress on Process Safety

SAN ANTONIO -- Run in parallel with the AIChE Spring Meeting, GCPS also draws a large attendance and a significant number of exhibitors. Now in San Antonio for 2017, the plenary session AGILE award keynote address was “Chemical Engineers Can Do Anything” by John Televantos of Arsenal Capital Partners.