http://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com Hydrocarbon Processing Innovations https://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2019/october-2019/trends-resources/innovations In the oil and gas industry, failing to perform ongoing maintenance on equipment can have severe consequences, including reduced equipment service life, unplanned shutdowns and degraded performance. Business Trends: One downstream—Strategic imperatives for the evolving refining and chemical sectors https://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2019/october-2019/trends-resources/business-trends-one-downstream-strategic-imperatives-for-the-evolving-refining-and-chemical-sectors Downstream executives will remember the present decade as a golden age for the industry, driven by low feedstock prices and healthy end-use demand. Industry Perspectives: <i>Hydrocarbon Processing</i> honored with industry award nominations https://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2019/october-2019/trends-resources/industry-perspectives-ihydrocarbon-processingi-honored-with-industry-award-nominations In early September, Hydrocarbon Processing staff learned that the publication was nominated for several publishing awards by Folio magazine. Cybersecurity: Crucial defenses for critical infrastructures https://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2019/october-2019/columns/cybersecurity-crucial-defenses-for-critical-infrastructures A colleague of mine once suggested to a chemical plant operator that it was a good idea to apply patches to Windows-based supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) servers as soon as they become available every month—after all, a lot of them fix security vulnerabilities. Editorial Comment: <i>Hydrocarbon Processing</i>’s 2019 Top Project award nominees revealed https://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2019/october-2019/columns/editorial-comment-ihydrocarbon-processingi-s-2019-top-project-award-nominees-revealed It’s that time again! Hydrocarbon Processing has announced the nominees for its annual Top Project awards. Securing industrial systems in a digital world https://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2019/october-2019/cybersecurity/securing-industrial-systems-in-a-digital-world The development of industrial control systems (ICS) over the past two decades has changed the face of many industries. Energy savings opportunities in unifining, CCR and benzene removal units https://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2019/october-2019/sustainability/energy-savings-opportunities-in-unifining-ccr-and-benzene-removal-units Opportunities are always available to decrease energy consumption in process units. Diversifying the future: Incentives for worldwide adoption of renewable fuels and chemicals—Part 1 https://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2019/october-2019/sustainability/diversifying-the-future-incentives-for-worldwide-adoption-of-renewable-fuels-and-chemicals-part-1 Bio-based, renewable fuels and chemicals can reduce the environmental footprint of maintaining global transportation and product demands, while also supplementing traditional fossil fuels in a global environment with increasing energy demand. Use new oxidation technologies to achieve “near-zero” emissions of NOx and VOCs https://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2019/october-2019/special-focus-plant-safety-and-environment/use-new-oxidation-technologies-to-achieve-near-zero-emissions-of-nox-and-vocs HPInnovative solutions assist hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI) facilities in meeting present and ever-changing air emissions regulations and strict operating permits. Looking back at the Phillips 66 explosion in Pasadena, Texas: 30 years later https://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2019/october-2019/special-focus-plant-safety-and-environment/looking-back-at-the-phillips-66-explosion-in-pasadena-texas-30-years-later October 23, 2019 marks the 30-yr anniversary of a devastating fire and explosion that claimed the lives of 23 workers at a major chemical plant in Pasadena, Texas.