Hydrocarbon Processing Chemistry modeling system—A key to increased steam system reliability Oil refineries and petrochemical plants rely on steam systems to maintain utility and process unit operations. Editorial Comment: Embracing uncertainty for a better tomorrow The downstream processing industry is changing. An evolving approach to digitalization Much has been written in recent years about the need for refineries to embrace the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). Industry Perspectives: What topics do you want to hear about? Throughout Hydrocarbon Processing’s 97 yr of publishing technical material for the refining and petrochemical industries, the journal has focused on numerous topics to optimize downstream processing facility operations. Mitigating corrosion challenges from opportunity crudes High-quality crudes are not always readily available, or at a price that is acceptable to the producer’s budget. Oil flushing benefits and optimization Oil flushing has a direct impact on the performance and lifespan of industrial equipment. Innovations Alfa Laval has introduced wide-opening design plates in its Packinox heat exchangers. Digital: Digitalization—Why now? The process industries are under threat. Fabrication of clad equipment and piping—Part 2 For pressure vessels, heat exchangers and piping in corrosive services, the materials in contact with the process are often required to be high alloys to provide a reliable service life. Refining: Extend the life of storage tanks with a novel single-coat epoxy coating In the oil and gas industry, time is money.