http://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com Hydrocarbon Processing 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. Pumps handicapped by not using best available technology https://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2019/august-2019/special-focus-valves-pumps-and-turbomachinery/pumps-handicapped-by-not-using-best-available-technology Pump lubrication deficiencies are often denied, and the outstanding reliability performance of oil mist is vastly underreported. Innovations https://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2019/july-2019/trends-resources/innovations To test developments of pumps and systems under even more realistic conditions, LEWA has inaugurated a specially developed container test bench that will be used for experiments with hot or explosive fluids. 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. Next-generation catalyst improves reliability of LPG mercaptan extraction https://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2019/july-2019/catalysts/next-generation-catalyst-improves-reliability-of-lpg-mercaptan-extraction For decades, sulfur reduction processes have been an integral part of refinery operations. Set refinery profitability goals https://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2019/june-2019/special-focus-process-optimization/set-refinery-profitability-goals While the ultimate purpose of operating a refinery is to produce gasoline, diesel or asphalt, key objectives include improving return on investment (ROI), net profitability and cash flow. Reliability: Know the pitfalls of excessively high oil viscosity https://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2019/june-2019/columns/reliability-know-the-pitfalls-of-excessively-high-oil-viscosity Since its inception in June 1990, more than half of the 347 “HP Reliability” columns published in Hydrocarbon Processing have incorporated consulting experiences and communications that span the globe. Innovations https://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2019/june-2019/trends-resources/innovations Librestream and ecom, a Pepperl+Fuchs brand, have collaborated on an innovation for asset analysis and safety inspections in hazardous locations: the Onsight Cube-Ex wearable camera. Can nuclear power plant methodologies help improve hydrocarbon processing reliability?—Part 2 https://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2019/june-2019/environment-and-safety/can-nuclear-power-plant-methodologies-help-improve-hydrocarbon-processing-reliability-part-2 Safety requirements within nuclear power plants (NPPs) have encouraged the development of several rigorous methodologies that, in turn, have stimulated excellence in operability, reliability, availability and maintenance (RAM) to the extent that numerous guides and standards now regulate that industry.