http://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com Hydrocarbon Processing Preferential baffle reboiler—Part 2 https://hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2022/may-2022/heat-transfer/preferential-baffle-reboiler-part-2 Distillation towers consume ~30% of the energy in a refinery or petrochemical facility. The reboiler is the stomach of the distillation tower that consumes the energy to separate the components. Overview of decarbonization pathways for the oil and gas and petrochemical industries—Part 1 https://hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2022/may-2022/special-focus-biofuels-alternative-fuels-and-green-petrochemicals/overview-of-decarbonization-pathways-for-the-oil-and-gas-and-petrochemical-industries-part-1 This two-part article will cover the seven pathways to decarbonizing the oil and gas and petrochemical industries. Preferential baffle reboiler—Part 1 https://hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2022/april-2022/heat-transfer/preferential-baffle-reboiler-part-1 Distillation towers consume ~30% of the energy in a refinery or petrochemical facility. Uncommon lessons: Shell-and-tube heat exchangers—Part 1 https://hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2022/april-2022/heat-transfer/uncommon-lessons-shell-and-tube-heat-exchangers-part-1 Shell-and-tube heat exchangers (STHEs) are the most common heat transfer process equipment in all types of industrial plants. 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. Modularization of air-cooled heat exchangers: A “plug and play” solution https://hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2022/march-2022/heat-transfer/modularization-of-air-cooled-heat-exchangers-a-plug-and-play-solution An air-cooled heat exchanger—also called an air fin cooler—is used to reject the heat from a fluid (liquid or gas, or a mixture of liquid and gas) directly to the ambient air. 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. Enhanced reboiler for C3 splitter heat pump improves energy efficiency and reduces CO2 footprint https://hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2022/march-2022/special-focus-petrochemical-technology/enhanced-reboiler-for-c3-splitter-heat-pump-improves-energy-efficiency-and-reduces-co2-footprint Energy efficiency, carbon dioxide (CO2) footprint reduction and the minimization of material requirements are becoming key drivers of our daily decisions in all industry sectors. 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. Case study: Challenges in the selection of a helical baffled exchanger https://hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2022/february-2022/heat-transfer/case-study-challenges-in-the-selection-of-a-helical-baffled-exchanger In a greenfield project, a proprietary heat exchangera has been found to be preferable to conventional shell-and-tube (SandT) exchangers to optimize the total lifecycle cost (i.e., capital, operating, installation and maintenance costs).