Hydrocarbon Processing Bringing treatments to a boil The function of a boiler is simple. It boils water to produce steam, which, in turn, provides energy. 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. History of the HPI: The 1950s: Capacity expansion, HDPE/PP, polycarbonate, computers and rocket science The 1950s marked an evolution in the use of oil by nations around the world. Investigation and diagnosis of startup foaming issues at a new tail gas treater In May 2021, Phillips 66 started up a new methyl diethanolamine (MDEA)-based tail gas unit at its Belle Chasse, Louisiana, refinery. Cleaning mud oil incineration offgases The sustainable management of petroleum exploration and refining requires appropriate treatment and disposal of the oily waste generated. Impact of biofeed retrofits, co-processing on refinery amine units, SWSs and SRUs—Part 2 Producing diesel with a portion of biologically sourced carbon is being done at an increasing number of conventional crude oil refineries. HP Flashback: Operations, processes and safety evolve and advance: Excerpts from the 1930s The following is a mixture of technical articles, columns and headlines published in the 1930s by The Refiner and Natural Gasoline Manufacturer, the forerunner to Hydrocarbon Processing. Web-based software for predicting crude compatibility and optimization for increasing heavy oil processing Refineries in oil-importing nations typically process a blend of crude oils, rather than a single crude oil, to ensure that an optimum product mix can be obtained at the minimum costs. Corrosion: Maintaining profitability with opportunity crudes while mitigating naphthenic acid corrosion Refiners are asked to produce products within ever tighter margins in a changing industry. <i>Hydrocarbon Processing's</i> Top Project Awards Details on high-impact refining and petrochemical projects, as chosen by HP editors and readers