http://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com Hydrocarbon Processing Estimation of relief load and realistic relieving temperature for heavy-end fractionating columns https://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2019/august-2019/process-control-and-instrumentation/estimation-of-relief-load-and-realistic-relieving-temperature-for-heavy-end-fractionating-columns Relief calculation is one of the most discussed aspects of chemical engineering design. Construction https://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2019/june-2019/trends-resources/construction Sinochem Hongrun Petrochemical Co. Ltd. will use Honeywell UOP’s ionic liquids alkylation technology to produce high-octane, cleaner-burning transportation fuels. Business Trends: Sustainability: Clean fuels—The advancement to zero sulfur https://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2019/june-2019/trends-resources/business-trends-sustainability-clean-fuels-the-advancement-to-zero-sulfur In April, Hydrocarbon Processing launched the first iteration of its HP Sustainability webcast series. Cloud-based condition monitoring solutions optimize reliability of rotating equipment https://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2019/may-2019/special-focus-maintenance-and-reliability/cloud-based-condition-monitoring-solutions-optimize-reliability-of-rotating-equipment Hydrocarbon processing (HP) companies are seeking opportunities to improve productivity, optimize equipment availability and increase process uptime. Ultra-deep desulfurization of FCC gasoline: Reactive adsorption strategy https://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2019/april-2019/special-focus-clean-fuels/ultra-deep-desulfurization-of-fcc-gasoline-reactive-adsorption-strategy With an increase in concern for the environment, countries around the world are implementing stringent environmental regulations and are continuously pressuring refiners to reduce the amount of sulfur in transportation fuels—primarily gasoline and diesel—to combat airborne pollution caused by vehicles. Retrospective: Then and now— Looking toward the future https://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2019/january-2019/columns/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. Details on high-impact refining and petrochemical projects presently under construction, as chosen by <i>HP</i> editors and readers https://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2018/december-2018/ihpi-top-project-awards/details-on-high-impact-refining-and-petrochemical-projects-presently-under-construction-as-chosen-by-ihpi-editors-and-readers The global hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI) continues to expand and modernize to efficiently meet growing demand for energy, transportation fuels and petrochemicals. Viewpoint: Reducing the sulfur shadow— Who pays the price? https://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2018/october-2018/columns/viewpoint-reducing-the-sulfur-shadow-who-pays-the-price The International Maritime Organization’s (IMO’s) 2020 regulation has been described as the most disruptive change to impact the oil industry in the past 30 yr. Industry Perspectives: Refining’s real growth is through secondary unit capacity https://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2018/september-2018/trends-resources/industry-perspectives-refining-s-real-growth-is-through-secondary-unit-capacity According to multiple industry reports, the global refining sector will add between 7 MMbpd and 8 MMbpd of new crude distillation unit (CDU) capacity by the early 2020s. Technical considerations for the Heydar Aliyev refinery revamp https://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2018/september-2018/special-focus-refining-technology/technical-considerations-for-the-heydar-aliyev-refinery-revamp The following case study describes the early development phases of SOCAR’s ongoing major revamp project at the Heydar Aliyev Refinery (HAR) in Baku, Azerbaijan, and its interface with the associated Azerikimya (AZK) steam cracking complex near Sumgait. References are made to the related SOCAR polymer project in Sumgayit, as well.