http://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com Hydrocarbon Processing People https://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2019/october-2019/trends-resources/people ABB has appointed Maryrose Sylvester as Country Managing Director and Head of electrification for the US. Innovations https://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2019/october-2019/trends-resources/innovations In the oil and gas industry, failing to perform ongoing maintenance on equipment can have severe consequences, including reduced equipment service life, unplanned shutdowns and degraded performance. Business Trends: One downstream—Strategic imperatives for the evolving refining and chemical sectors https://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2019/october-2019/trends-resources/business-trends-one-downstream-strategic-imperatives-for-the-evolving-refining-and-chemical-sectors Downstream executives will remember the present decade as a golden age for the industry, driven by low feedstock prices and healthy end-use demand. Industry Perspectives: <i>Hydrocarbon Processing</i> honored with industry award nominations https://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2019/october-2019/trends-resources/industry-perspectives-ihydrocarbon-processingi-honored-with-industry-award-nominations In early September, Hydrocarbon Processing staff learned that the publication was nominated for several publishing awards by Folio magazine. Cybersecurity: Crucial defenses for critical infrastructures https://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2019/october-2019/columns/cybersecurity-crucial-defenses-for-critical-infrastructures A colleague of mine once suggested to a chemical plant operator that it was a good idea to apply patches to Windows-based supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) servers as soon as they become available every month—after all, a lot of them fix security vulnerabilities. Associations: Integrated vs. non-integrated safety systems: Does it really matter? https://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2019/october-2019/columns/associations-integrated-vs-non-integrated-safety-systems-does-it-really-matter ARC Advisory Group’s 23rd annual Industry Forum included a panel discussion that explored the relative merits of integrated vs. non-integrated safety systems in an increasingly connected world. Engineering Case Histories: Case 108—Failure analysis computations differ from design https://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2019/october-2019/columns/engineering-case-histories-case-108-failure-analysis-computations-differ-from-design When equipment fails, it indicates weak points and usually exposes the cause(s) of the failure. Editorial Comment: <i>Hydrocarbon Processing</i>’s 2019 Top Project award nominees revealed https://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2019/october-2019/columns/editorial-comment-ihydrocarbon-processingi-s-2019-top-project-award-nominees-revealed It’s that time again! Hydrocarbon Processing has announced the nominees for its annual Top Project awards. Pinch analysis: A retrofit approach https://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2019/october-2019/heat-transfer/pinch-analysis-a-retrofit-approach Pinch analysis provides techniques for heat integration to design the heat exchanger network (HEN), not only for grassroots design but also to retrofit an existing system and optimize the process. Securing industrial systems in a digital world https://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2019/october-2019/cybersecurity/securing-industrial-systems-in-a-digital-world The development of industrial control systems (ICS) over the past two decades has changed the face of many industries.