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Optimizing methanol plant operations through minimal capital investments
Environment & Safety / Petrochemicals / Process Optimization / Project Management / Construction / Engineering & Design / Environment / Equipment / Hydrogen / Management / People / Polymers / Products / Americas
In the constant search for improvement, Methanex has developed a state-of-the-art project to improve plant operation at its methanol production facility in Punta Arenas, Chile (FIG. 1).
Optimize the selection of sulfur unit blocks and process technology combinations
Environment & Safety / Process Optimization / Refining / Boilers / Carbon Management / Economics / Engineering & Design / Environment / Equipment / Furnaces / Safety / Sulfur / Treating / Utilities
Since the 1940s, the present form of the Claus sulfur recovery unit (SRU) has been successfully applied in the refining and gas processing industries.
Reframe to boost innovation: Increase operational flexibility in the coker gas treatment unit
Often, when challenges are presented within tight time constraints, the industry can jump to a solution without proper analysis: “Don’t bring me problems, bring me solutions."
Debottleneck H2 production for gasifier PSA-based plant
The Canadian oil sands reserves in the area surrounding Fort McMurray, Alberta in Canada contain in excess of 165 Bbbl of recoverable bitumen.
Using ASME Section VIII Division 2 Class 1 to your advantage
Environment & Safety / Maintenance & Reliability / Petrochemicals / Project Management / Refining / Construction / Engineering & Design / Equipment / Loss Prevention / Products
It is globally recognized that ASME codes are widely used international codes for the construction of mechanical equipment operating in power, refining, petrochemical and nuclear facilities.
Manage project spares efficiently with these best practices
Managing project spares is a very challenging task—one that is very different from managing a large warehouse.
Hydrocarbon Processing Top Project Awards 2020
Hydrocarbon Processing Top Project Awards 2020
Environment & Safety / Gas Processing/LNG / Petrochemicals / Refining / Aromatics / Construction / Crude oil / Desulfurization / Diesel / Economics / Engineering & Design / Environment / Gas to liquids (GTL) / Gasoline / Hydrocracking / Hydrogen / Natural Gas / Polymers / Products / Reactors / Americas / Asia/Pacific / Europe / Middle East
The global hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI) continues to expand and modernize to efficiently meet growing demand for energy, transportation fuels and petrochemicals.
Driving higher return with fuel-grade butanol at the refinery
Environment & Safety / Process Optimization / Refining / Alcohols / Biofuels / Carbon Management / Catalysts / Economics / Engineering & Design / Environment / Management / Octane / People / Products / Americas
Since the advent of the combustion engine, gasoline and automobile manufacturers have utilized additives as a means of improving overall fuel characteristics.
Dividing wall columns for fatty acids fractionation
The use of dividing wall columns (DWCs) has been a hot topic over the past decades, as DWCs can potentially bring huge savings in operational costs and capital investment.
Environment and Safety
Applying tools to strengthen safety and risk management
Environment & Safety / Petrochemicals / Process Control / Process Optimization / Refining / Analyzers / Engineering & Design / Environment / Equipment / Furnaces / Information Systems / Loss Prevention / Management / Natural Gas / People / Americas
The same characteristics that make hydrocarbons useful as fuels can also make refineries, and any other areas where processing or storage takes place, potentially dangerous.
Maintenance and Reliability
Stress qualifications for standard and nonstandard valves in piping systems
Various types of valves are used in refineries, petrochemical plants, fertilizer plants and utilities.
High-frequency acoustic excitation—Part 1
Failure of a piping section at the outlet of pressure safety valves (PSVs) and control valves—where significant differential pressure exists (particularly in gas processing industries)—is a common problem in industries.
Editorial Comment: HPI spending forecast to reach $491 B in 2021
Gas Processing/LNG / Maintenance & Reliability / Petrochemicals / Refining / Construction / Crude oil / Economics / Loss Prevention / Management / Natural Gas / Polymers / Products / Safety / Americas / Asia/Pacific / Middle East
Who could have known that the hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI) would have been hit with such market volatility entering the new decade?
Reliability: The elements of a reliability framework
Reliability frameworks have been documented by organizations such the Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals (SMRP).
Workforce: Five lessons to get the most out of remote training and tools
Maintenance & Reliability / Petrochemicals / Project Management / Refining / Environment / Information Systems / Management / People
The past year has been a time of great challenges, and of great opportunities, for people to adapt and overcome the current restrictions on in-person meetings.
Executive Viewpoint: How digital transformation improves safety and reduces emissions
Environment & Safety / Maintenance & Reliability / Petrochemicals / Process Control / Refining / Construction / Corrosion / Economics / Engineering & Design / Environment / Equipment / Information Systems / Loss Prevention / Management / Safety / Valves
Digital transformation is a strategy for improving performance by applying technologies for measurement, connectivity, data storage, analytics and visualization
Executive Viewpoint: The talent pipeline: The construction industry’s quest to find a skilled workforce
The oil and gas industry experienced unprecedented disruption in 2020.
Trends and Resources
Industry Perspectives: New project announcements suffer in 2020 due to pandemic
Gas Processing/LNG / Petrochemicals / Refining / Construction / Africa / Americas / Asia/Pacific / Europe / Middle East
According to <i>Hydrocarbon Processing’s</i> Construction Boxscore Database, more than 290 new projects have been announced in 2020.
Business Trends: Why we value engineering data
Environment & Safety / Maintenance & Reliability / Petrochemicals / Project Management / Refining / Construction / Economics / Engineering & Design / Equipment / Information Systems / Loss Prevention / People / Safety
In the 21st century, one cannot escape the concept of data.
Honeywell has released Measurement IQ (MIQ) Optimize, an enterprise-wide solution for monitoring meters, gas chromatographs and other measurement assets. The
Excelerate Energy adds new executive leadership with the promotion of Alisa Newman Hood and the addition of Amy Thompson
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