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Special Report: Engineering and Construction
Just-in-time engineering speeds design and construction
Methodology positively impacts the bottom line by minimizing front-end heat-tracing costs
Why Fieldbus Technology?
Potential benefits of fieldbus have been touted for many years, but products have only recently become available. We have always believed that once several suppliers offered fieldbus products, the t..
Fieldbus introduces new concepts in process control
Devicebuses and sensorbuses complete the architecture
Fieldbus improves petrochemical plant operation
Reduced design, installation and startup costs provided significant benefits
Fieldbus automates oil production field
ARCO estimates savings of $621,000 per drill site
Foundation fieldbus helps meet regulatory and profitability challenges
The technology simplifies field-level communications and provides new functionality
Getting started with fieldbus – a primer
Use these guidelines to set up an experimental Foundation fieldbus system
Intrinsically-safe fieldbus provides chemical plant savings
Similar conventional and fieldbus installations are compared
Lube oil blending plant revamps with fieldbus
The technology provided 3% capital savings, as well as ongoing engineering and maintenance benefits
HP Control: Consider other control system benefits
In spite of remarkable advances in control systems, multivariable control algorithms, intelligent field devices, process modeling techniques, information system integration and user experience,1 quant..
HP Reliability: Reliability growth models for process plants
Failure data are used to build simple log-log plots for predicting future failures and identifying if failure trends are improving or deteriorating. On the Crow/ AMSAA plot (Fig. 1), stable processes ..
HPInternet: Primarily Petroliana
Primarily Petroliana (http://www.oldgas.com/) is a site you won't normally stumble across. It is a site to visit that brings back memories of the oil industry's golden days. You can buy memorabilia li..
HP Insight: Killing the messenger – MTBE
Some amazing developments are unraveling in California. To a great surprise, California Gov. Gray Davis has banned MTBE usage in gasoline. After holding public hearings concerning the University of Ca..
HPIn SHE: E = M2C*
In process plants – as opposed to personal relationships – it is energy that makes the world go round. Energy makes pumps whizz, furnaces roar, and with a little help from catalysis, molecul..
Trends and Resources
HPInformer: HPInformer, North America edition
Brackett Green USA, Inc., Houston, Texas, and sister company Geiger GmbH have formed a joint venture company with Water Services of America (WSA ) to create BG-WSA, Inc. The new firm brings together t..
HPInformer: HPInformer, International edition
Balcke-Dürr Energietechnik GmbH, Ratingen, Germany, has acquired GEA Wärme- und Umwelttechnik GmbH (GWU), Herne, Germany, subject to approval by the cartel authorities. The new headquarters ..
HP Construction: HPIn Construction
EMS-INVENTA AG awarded contracts from China EMS-INVENTA AG, the Swiss engineering company – which is mainly active in the field of performance polymers, fine chemicals and engineering, has bee..
HP In Brief: HPIn Brief
After trending downward for a year and a half, U.S. retail gasoline prices turned upward during March and early April as world crude oil prices firmed, according to API and EIA statistics. Increases i..
HP Impact: HPImpact: DeWitt conference petrochemical outlook
The economic supply/ demand forecast varies for different HPI market segments. Recent presentations at the annual DeWitt & Co. Petrochemical Review conference, March 23–25, in Houston, Texas, cov..
HP Impact: HPImpact: CMAI conference petrochemical outlook
The worldwide outlook for key industry segments was addressed at CMAI's 14th annual conference. This year's meeting, March 24–25, in Houston, Texas, featured 34 papers, which are available from C..
Construction activity forges ahead
"Why don't we hear more about industry success stories?" So asked a participant from an EPC firm during an industry Q&A session that I recently attended. In this time of increasing government regulati..
Fieldbus improves petrochemical plant operation - Fig 2
Fig. 2. System management is carried out over a network with ..
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