http://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com Hydrocarbon Processing HP Flashback: Excerpts from the 1960s: Petrochemicals rise in prominence and new know-how in refining processes https://hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2022/may-2022/100th-anniversary/hp-flashback-excerpts-from-the-1960s-petrochemicals-rise-in-prominence-and-new-know-how-in-refining-processes Petrochemicals rise in prominence and new know-how in refining processes History of the HPI: The 1960s: Synthetic oils, zeolite catalysts, LLDPE, OPEC and and creation of the PLC https://hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2022/may-2022/100th-anniversary/history-of-the-hpi-the-1960s-synthetic-oils-zeolite-catalysts-lldpe-opec-and-and-creation-of-the-plc During the 1960s, the global refining and petrochemical industries witnessed new processes and products that enhanced the daily lives of millions of people around the world. Business Trends: Insights from the <i>2020 Worldwide Fuels Refinery Performance Analysis</i> https://hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2022/may-2022/trends-and-resources/business-trends-insights-from-the-i2020-worldwide-fuels-refinery-performance-analysisi The author’s company recently completed its data analysis for the 2020 Worldwide Fuels Refinery Performance Analysis (Fuels Study). Combating naphtha reflux section corrosion mechanism and production losses in a CDU https://hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2022/april-2022/process-optimization/combating-naphtha-reflux-section-corrosion-mechanism-and-production-losses-in-a-cdu Corrosion is one of the most important challenges that refineries face (FIG. 1).1 Industry Pioneers: Cracking technology, catalysts, polymers and zeolites https://hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2022/april-2022/100th-anniversary/industry-pioneers-cracking-technology-catalysts-polymers-and-zeolites Donald Campbell, Eger Murphree, Homer Martin and Charles Tyson—often called the ‘Four Horsemen’—are credited with the landmark invention of fluid catalytic cracking (FCC). HP Flashback: Excerpts from the 1950s: Capacity expands after WW2 and technologies and maintenance mature https://hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2022/april-2022/100th-anniversary/hp-flashback-excerpts-from-the-1950s-capacity-expands-after-ww2-and-technologies-and-maintenance-mature The following is a mixture of technical articles, columns and headlines published in the 1950s by Petroleum Refiner, the forerunner to Hydrocarbon Processing. History of the HPI: The 1940s: Global conflict, FCC, 100 octane, synthetic rubber—Wartime necessitates advancing technologies https://hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2022/march-2022/history-of-the-hpi/history-of-the-hpi-the-1940s-global-conflict-fcc-100-octane-synthetic-rubber-wartime-necessitates-advancing-technologies Hydrocarbon Processing continues its look at the history of the hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI). HP Flashback: Operations expand and technologies advance during global conflict: Excerpts from the 1940s https://hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2022/march-2022/history-of-the-hpi/hp-flashback-operations-expand-and-technologies-advance-during-global-conflict-excerpts-from-the-1940s This articles details several case studies on the use of x-ray technology for inspection purposes. This includes for the inspection of casings, forgings and welded structures, among others. Industry Pioneers: Polymer science, catalytic cracking, petrochemicals and EPC https://hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2022/march-2022/history-of-the-hpi/industry-pioneers-polymer-science-catalytic-cracking-petrochemicals-and-epc Waldo Semon was an American chemist whose detour with assigned laboratory research at B. F. Goodrich led to the development of vinyl—the second best-selling plastic in the world. HP Flashback: Operations, processes and safety evolve and advance: Excerpts from the 1930s https://hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2022/february-2022/100th-anniversary/hp-flashback-operations-processes-and-safety-evolve-and-advance-excerpts-from-the-1930s The following is a mixture of technical articles, columns and headlines published in the 1930s by The Refiner and Natural Gasoline Manufacturer, the forerunner to Hydrocarbon Processing.