http://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com Hydrocarbon Processing Industry Metrics https://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2019/august-2019/trends-resources/industry-metrics The US gasoline market received a boost from a gasoline supply outage on the East Coast, despite overall supply-side pressure resulting from higher regional refinery intakes. Global Project Data https://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2019/august-2019/trends-resources/global-project-data Hydrocarbon Processing’s Construction Boxscore Database is tracking more than 1,300 projects around the world. 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. 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. Editorial Comment: A shift in capital? Petrochemical projects take lead in active project market share https://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2019/august-2019/columns/editorial-comment-a-shift-in-capital-petrochemical-projects-take-lead-in-active-project-market-share In mid-June, I joined Thad Pittman, Senior Research Analyst, Hydrocarbon Processing’s Construction Boxscore Database, to provide Hydrocarbon Processing subscribers with a global analysis on the downstream processing industry’s capital projects landscape. Minimize energy consumption in water treatment with forward osmosis technology—Part 2 https://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2019/august-2019/water-management/minimize-energy-consumption-in-water-treatment-with-forward-osmosis-technology-part-2 Heavy industries like refining, petrochemicals and mining face concerns about the availability of freshwater, as these are affected by local water scarcities and stringent water discharge regulations. 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. Advantages of using TDL analyzers for safety monitoring in combustion within HPI applications https://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2019/august-2019/environment-and-safety/advantages-of-using-tdl-analyzers-for-safety-monitoring-in-combustion-within-hpi-applications From refining to chemical production processes, heaters play an essential role in hydrocarbon processing applications. 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.