http://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com Hydrocarbon Processing Bringing treatments to a boil https://hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2022/may-2022/water-management/bringing-treatments-to-a-boil The function of a boiler is simple. It boils water to produce steam, which, in turn, provides energy. 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. 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 History of the HPI: The 1960s: Synthetic oils, zeolite catalysts, LLDPE, OPEC and and creation of the PLC https://hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2022/may-2022/100th-anniversary/history-of-the-hpi-the-1960s-synthetic-oils-zeolite-catalysts-lldpe-opec-and-and-creation-of-the-plc During the 1960s, the global refining and petrochemical industries witnessed new processes and products that enhanced the daily lives of millions of people around the world. 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.