http://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com Hydrocarbon Processing Industry Perspectives: <i>HP</i> Awards—Honoring the industry’s best https://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2019/august-2019/trends-resources/industry-perspectives-ihpi-awards-honoring-the-industry-s-best In late June, Hydrocarbon Processing announced the finalists for its third annual awards. Reliability: Find the cause of black oil in pump bearing housings https://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2019/august-2019/columns/reliability-find-the-cause-of-black-oil-in-pump-bearing-housings While on consulting assignments, observant reliability engineers often uncover (or rediscover) failure initiators that their long-departed colleagues experienced years ago. Advantages of using TDL analyzers for safety monitoring in combustion within HPI applications https://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2019/august-2019/environment-and-safety/advantages-of-using-tdl-analyzers-for-safety-monitoring-in-combustion-within-hpi-applications From refining to chemical production processes, heaters play an essential role in hydrocarbon processing applications. Projects as programs: A vision for long-term project success https://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2019/august-2019/process-control-and-instrumentation/projects-as-programs-a-vision-for-long-term-project-success Process industries across the globe grapple with producing dozens or even hundreds of different products. Refinery revamp opportunities with welded plate heat exchangers https://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2019/august-2019/heat-transfer/refinery-revamp-opportunities-with-welded-plate-heat-exchangers The plate-and-shell (PandS) heat exchanger has three significant advantages over the shell-and-tube (SandT) type traditionally used in refinery processes. Fatigue damage assessment of coke drums based on temperature monitoring https://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2019/august-2019/maintenance-and-reliability/fatigue-damage-assessment-of-coke-drums-based-on-temperature-monitoring Coke drums are expensive equipment with a long manufacturing cycle, so a realistic and accurate life prediction can save significant time and money. Asset life assessment: A strategic reliability tool for the process industries https://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2019/august-2019/maintenance-and-reliability/asset-life-assessment-a-strategic-reliability-tool-for-the-process-industries Asset life assessment (ALA) has become a strategic tool for process plants (e.g., petrochemical, chemical, and oil and gas) to determine the extent of degradation and the ability of assets to bear static and dynamic loads while sustaining the desired production processes. Best options for a reboiler revamp https://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2019/august-2019/maintenance-and-reliability/best-options-for-a-reboiler-revamp It is always a challenge to reconfigure and resize existing reboilers, especially vertical thermosiphon ones, for the revised design and operating conditions of a brownfield project, since hydraulics external to the reboiler must match the reboiler hydraulics under the revamped conditions to ensure trouble-free operation. Benefits of close-coupled flush rings https://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2019/august-2019/special-focus-valves-pumps-and-turbomachinery/benefits-of-close-coupled-flush-rings The chemical industry uses flush rings for diaphragm seals. Address measurement uncertainty in pipelines and storage https://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2019/august-2019/special-focus-valves-pumps-and-turbomachinery/address-measurement-uncertainty-in-pipelines-and-storage How would you measure the volume of a can of soup? The height should work, but what about diameter? Or, you can possibly just trust what the manufacturer has told you on the label.