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. Executive Viewpoint: Now and into the future: Challenges and solutions for the global processing industries https://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2019/august-2019/columns/executive-viewpoint-now-and-into-the-future-challenges-and-solutions-for-the-global-processing-industries Hydrocarbon Processing sat down with senior-level executives of Merichem Company, Cyndie Fredrick (CF) and Kathy Young (KY), Senior Vice Presidents and General Managers of Merichem’s two business units, to discuss the state of the downstream industry, where it is heading in the future and how their company is helping operators meet their sustainability goals. Chemistry modeling system—A key to increased steam system reliability https://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2019/august-2019/water-management/chemistry-modeling-system-a-key-to-increased-steam-system-reliability Oil refineries and petrochemical plants rely on steam systems to maintain utility and process unit operations. Estimation of relief load and realistic relieving temperature for heavy-end fractionating columns https://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2019/august-2019/process-control-and-instrumentation/estimation-of-relief-load-and-realistic-relieving-temperature-for-heavy-end-fractionating-columns Relief calculation is one of the most discussed aspects of chemical engineering design. 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. Editorial Comment: Embracing uncertainty for a better tomorrow https://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2019/july-2019/columns/editorial-comment-embracing-uncertainty-for-a-better-tomorrow The downstream processing industry is changing. An evolving approach to digitalization https://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2019/july-2019/the-industrial-internet-of-things/an-evolving-approach-to-digitalization Much has been written in recent years about the need for refineries to embrace the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). Adapting and prospering in the energy transition https://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2019/july-2019/sustainability/adapting-and-prospering-in-the-energy-transition The energy transition is gathering momentum as pressure from society leads policy makers and investors to demand faster and deeper cuts to carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from all industrial sectors. The greening of the downstream industry: A carbon investment case for clean refining https://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2019/july-2019/sustainability/the-greening-of-the-downstream-industry-a-carbon-investment-case-for-clean-refining Hydrocarbon Processing was pleased to speak recently with Mark Fonda, Executive Vice President, Engineering and Chief Technical Officer for Meridian Energy Group, which is building two grassroots refineries in the US.