http://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com Hydrocarbon Processing HP Flashback: Excerpts from the 1960s: Petrochemicals rise in prominence and new know-how in refining processes https://hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2022/may-2022/100th-anniversary/hp-flashback-excerpts-from-the-1960s-petrochemicals-rise-in-prominence-and-new-know-how-in-refining-processes Petrochemicals rise in prominence and new know-how in refining processes Investigation and diagnosis of startup foaming issues at a new tail gas treater https://hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2022/april-2022/special-focus-maintenance-and-reliability/investigation-and-diagnosis-of-startup-foaming-issues-at-a-new-tail-gas-treater In May 2021, Phillips 66 started up a new methyl diethanolamine (MDEA)-based tail gas unit at its Belle Chasse, Louisiana, refinery. 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. Piping interface type selection https://hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2022/february-2022/plant-design-engineering-construction-and-commissioning/piping-interface-type-selection Most oil and gas process plant projects involve multiple work packages executed by different lump sum turnkey (LSTK) contractors executing work within their own package, with a final piping interface connection at an agreed boundary limit to accomplish the interface joint between two parties and successfully close the piping interface. 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. Upkeep down the pipe: Plant shutdowns and water treatment https://hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2022/february-2022/environment-and-safety/upkeep-down-the-pipe-plant-shutdowns-and-water-treatment The maintenance checklist for a plant shutdown can sometimes look intimidating and, in the face of a short timeline, unnerving. Are hot pipes and equipment surfaces ignition sources in the HPI? https://hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2022/february-2022/environment-and-safety/are-hot-pipes-and-equipment-surfaces-ignition-sources-in-the-hpi Most international and national standards used in the hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI) for conducting hazardous area classification do not provide any guidance or recommendation for non-electrical equipment, such as hot pipe and equipment surfaces, that can act as ignition sources. Advancing processing technologies and refining operations: Excerpts from the 1920s https://hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2022/january-2022/100th-anniversary/advancing-processing-technologies-and-refining-operations-excerpts-from-the-1920s The following is a mixture of technical articles, columns and headlines published in the 1920s by The Refiner and Natural Gasoline Manufacturer, the forerunner to Hydrocarbon Processing. Materials management: Data-centric execution to enhance organizational productivity—Part 1 https://hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2021/october-2021/engineering-and-construction/materials-management-data-centric-execution-to-enhance-organizational-productivity-part-1 As a veteran of many capital projects once observed, “All projects execute materials management—those that do so without a plan and the appropriate resources just do it very poorly.” Corrosion under insulation on stainless steel https://hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2021/september-2021/maintenance-and-reliability/corrosion-under-insulation-on-stainless-steel Corrosion under insulation (CUI) is a severe form of localized external corrosion that occurs on stainless steel (SS) that has been insulated.