January 2019

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Retrospective: Then and now— Looking toward the future

In 1982, I wrote an article called “Using process computers as robots for refining operations,” which was published in the May issue of Hydrocarbon Processing.

In 1982, I wrote an article called “Using process computers as robots for refining operations,” which was published in the May issue of Hydrocarbon Processing. Aside from a strange title, this article was trying to describe how software would affect refining operations, a process technology that had been around for nearly 100 yr. It essentially looked at the structure of what was being done with computers for process units that included gasoline blenders, catalytic reformers, hydrocrackers, fluid catalytic crackers and crude units. The work also included alkylation plants, vacuum units, cokers, sulfur plants and hydrogen plants, with a simple statement that these units would be similar. At

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