Hydrocarbon Processing 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 Mechanical impact of rerating process equipment Process equipment operating in a brownfield environment is often rerated pertaining to the changes in process parameters during debottlenecking. 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. A new era of turbomachinery reverse engineering Engineering is all about solving problems with efficient solutions by designing and building various technologies and techniques. Editorial Comment: Advancing maintenance ultimately leads to increased reliability This year, Hydrocarbon Processing is celebrating its 100th anniversary. Throughout this year, the editors are publishing excerpts from past issues. Rotating equipment oil systems optimization guideline The industry is moving away from oil shaft seals and hydraulic speed control for turbines to advanced alternatives. HP Flashback: Operations expand and technologies advance during global conflict: Excerpts from the 1940s This articles details several case studies on the use of x-ray technology for inspection purposes. This includes for the inspection of casings, forgings and welded structures, among others. History of the HPI: The 1930s: Catalytic cracking, polyethylene, synthetic fibers, resins and jet engines The hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI) has a rich history of discovery, challenges, breakthroughs, trial and error, collaboration and success. Hydrocarbon Processing continues its reflection on the history of the HPI. Mitigation actions to prevent vibration during factory tests of SAGD boiler feedwater pumps The most vital information on the condition of boiler feedwater (BFW) pumps is vibration. Safety and environmental benefits of reliability engineering When you boil down the mission of reliability to its bare essence, the job is to deliver maximum operational availability for the least amount of money over the lifecycle of the asset.