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Special Focus: Process Control and Instrumentation
Optimizing ethylene production with laser technology
Analyzers / Environment & Safety / Equipment / Natural Gas / Petrochemicals / Process Control / Products
Ethylene is one of the most valuable organic compound building blocks in the world.
The next generation of advanced process control
In this article, Hydrocarbon Processing provides published references on model-based control, and contributing author Allan Kern presents his views on model-less control.
Conceptual troubleshooting training for refinery operators
Throughout the refining industry, the average number of years of experience for console operators is decreasing, as large numbers of very experienced console operators are retiring.
Optimize a refinery H2 network using spreadsheet tools
Process Optimization / Refining / Natural Gas / Naphtha / Hydrotreating / Hydrogen / Hydrocracking / Engineering & Design / Economics / Compressors
One of the major goals in every refining complex is to minimize the utilization of its hydrogen (H<sub>2</sub>) generation units by maximizing the H<sub>2</sub> recovery from residual streams.
HF alkylation conversion is finally within reach—Part 2
In Part 1 of this two-part series, recent technology developments to convert hydrofluoric acid (HF) alkylation to sulfuric acid alkylation were discussed.
Diversification: The catalyst for the Middle East’s downstream transformation
Petrochemicals / Refining / Construction / Crude oil / Desulfurization / Distillation / Engineering & Design / Products / Sulfur / Middle East
Over the past several years, the Middle East has made substantial investments to increase its downstream processing capacity.
Maintenance and Reliability
Troubleshooting the repetitive failure and shaft seizure of a hot oil circulation pump
Maintenance & Reliability / Compressors / Engineering & Design / Equipment / Pumps / Rotating Equipment / Middle East
The Shaybah NGL recovery plant has a single-stage, double-suction between bearings, radial-split design for hot oil circulation.
Ensure uniformity of air preheater flow to obtain maximum heat transfer efficiency
Uniform flow distribution inside process equipment is desirable for maximizing performance.
New burner structure targets significant NOx reduction
Delek US comprises both refining and logistic segments.
Environment and Safety
Design atmospheric aboveground storage tanks for accident prevention
The design and construction of oil, gas and petrochemical facilities is continuously improving, as increasing compliance with ever-changing codes and standards, such as the American Petroleum Institute (API) and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), is resulting in fewer atmospheric above-ground storage tank (AAST) accidents.
Turn to open-path laser detectors for HF gas safety
Process engineers at a refinery in one of the Rocky Mountain states were concerned about detecting the potential accidental release of hydrogen fluoride (HF) gas at their plant as part of a recent series of upgrades to the facility.
Editorial Comment: HP Top Project Awards 2017
It’s that time again! <i>Hydrocarbon Processing</i> has announced the nominees for its annual Top Project awards.
Reliability: Technology transfer training is most effective for small groups
Training can take many different forms.
Automation Strategies: Expanding scope of automation events and alerts
Environment & Safety / Gas Processing/LNG / Maintenance & Reliability / Petrochemicals / Refining / Economics / Loss Prevention / Management
Detecting, reporting and responding to abnormal situations or events are important functional elements of a complete process automation strategy.
Engineering Case Histories: Case 98—Why performing calculations is important to an engineer’s career
Maintenance & Reliability / Refining / Economics / Engineering & Design / Loss Prevention / Management
Engineering calculations can help an engineer’s career by controlling the risks taken. The author has followed this path.
Petrochemicals: A global look at the chlorinated paraffins market
With the rise in the polyvinyl chloride (PVC) industry, the chlorinated paraffins market has also been growing since it acts as secondary plasticizers in PVC.
Supply Chain: Integration—The next frontier in supply chain and production management
Hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI) companies have long used different applications to address their supply chain production management (SCPM) challenges.
Roundtable: The reality of process safety risk
Construction / Environment / Equipment / Environment & Safety / Management / People / Petrochemicals / Process Control / Project Management / Refining / Safety / Valves
Unavoidably, process safety risks are often managed in different parts of an organization.
Viewpoint: Finding value in the age of smart control
The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is vastly transforming how manufacturing and process plants conduct their daily operations.
Trends and Resources
Industry Perspectives: What is the future of the global HPI?
Gas Processing/LNG / Petrochemicals / Refining / Construction / Crude oil / Desulfurization / Economics / Natural Gas / Sulfur / Africa / Americas / Asia/Pacific / Europe / Middle East
Over the past year, the world has witnessed significant downstream capacity growth in all sectors of the hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI).
Business Trends: Smart refineries—Leveraging data for operational intelligence
In the highly competitive, capital- and asset-intensive oil and gas industry, demand is growing for the implementation of information technology (IT) practices covering the following functional requirements.
US product crack spreads surged amid refinery outages as Hurricane Harvey affected US Gulf Coast (USGC) refinery operations.
Global Project Data
Gas Processing/LNG / Petrochemicals / Refining / Construction / Distillation / Africa / Americas / Asia/Pacific / Europe / Middle East
<i>Hydrocarbon Processing</i>’s Construction Boxscore Database is tracking more than 1,700 active downstream construction projects around the world.
Show Preview: ADIPEC
Carbon Management / Construction / Crude oil / Environment & Safety / Economics / Engineering & Design / Environment / Equipment / Gas Processing/LNG / Maintenance & Reliability / Loss Prevention / Natural Gas / Middle East / Process Control / Petrochemicals / Process Optimization / Project Management / Refining / Products / Utilities
The 20th edition of Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition & Conference (ADIPEC) will take place 13–16 November at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre.
At the beginning of 2017, Lewa GmbH commissioned its newly designed process pump testing room.
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Construction Boxscore: Project Spotlight
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