http://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com Hydrocarbon Processing Sensitivity analysis of a plug flow reactor https://hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2022/may-2022/process-optimization/sensitivity-analysis-of-a-plug-flow-reactor A sensitivity analysis study evaluates uncertainties in a model’s output based on the changes in the input parameters of the model. Save energy and reduce CO<sub>2</sub> emissions with closed-loop optimization of utilities networks https://hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2022/may-2022/digital-technology/save-energy-and-reduce-cosub2sub-emissions-with-closed-loop-optimization-of-utilities-networks Oil and gas, petrochemical and chemical companies face the difficult challenge of maximizing profitability while achieving aggressive decarbonization objectives set for 2030 and beyond. High risk, high stakes: Why digitalization is critical for hydrocarbon processing https://hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2022/april-2022/digital-technology/high-risk-high-stakes-why-digitalization-is-critical-for-hydrocarbon-processing Hydrocarbon processing, by nature, is a high-risk operation. Use straightforward troubleshooting and failure analysis to benefit the HPI https://hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2022/april-2022/special-focus-maintenance-and-reliability/use-straightforward-troubleshooting-and-failure-analysis-to-benefit-the-hpi To operate reliably and profitably, oil refineries, petrochemical plants and gas processing facilities must avoid equipment failures. Blockchain and the downstream segment: Increasing efficiency through technology https://hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2022/april-2022/digital-technology/blockchain-and-the-downstream-segment-increasing-efficiency-through-technology Oil and gas companies are finding creative ways to look for solutions to new problems in the face of climate change and growing environmental awareness. 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. Accelerating and expanding process control benefits https://hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2022/april-2022/process-controls-instrumentation-and-automation/accelerating-and-expanding-process-control-benefits Advanced industrial data analytics has a prominent role to play in process control and automation. Raising the alarm: Understanding the operator’s perspective on refinery process alarms https://hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2022/april-2022/environment-and-safety/raising-the-alarm-understanding-the-operator-s-perspective-on-refinery-process-alarms As refineries and petrochemical complexes worldwide are moving toward more automated operations, plant operators are increasingly becoming dependent on process alarms for safe, smooth and continuous operation. Business Trends: The big data tools and related professional competencies required in the chemical industry https://hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2022/march-2022/trends-and-resources/business-trends-the-big-data-tools-and-related-professional-competencies-required-in-the-chemical-industry Big data is making tremendous changes in various sectors of the economy, and chemical industries can now leverage these new advancements. Reliability: Use available database to assist in compressor design audits and selection https://hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2022/march-2022/columns/reliability-use-available-database-to-assist-in-compressor-design-audits-and-selection Over the last 40 yr, centrifugal compressor manufacturers have compiled a vast array of impellers and associated stationary components, allowing for higher efficiency staging.