http://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com Hydrocarbon Processing Bringing treatments to a boil https://hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2022/may-2022/water-management/bringing-treatments-to-a-boil The function of a boiler is simple. It boils water to produce steam, which, in turn, provides energy. Considerations for not providing a dedicated spare pressure-relief device https://hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2022/may-2022/valves-pumps-and-turbomachinery/considerations-for-not-providing-a-dedicated-spare-pressure-relief-device Pressure-relief devices play a critical role in the hydrocarbon processing industry. HP Flashback: Excerpts from the 1960s: Petrochemicals rise in prominence and new know-how in refining processes https://hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2022/may-2022/100th-anniversary/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 Editorial Comment: Advancing maintenance ultimately leads to increased reliability https://hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2022/april-2022/columns/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 https://hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2022/march-2022/valves-pumps-and-turbomachinery/rotating-equipment-oil-systems-optimization-guideline The industry is moving away from oil shaft seals and hydraulic speed control for turbines to advanced alternatives. Sustainability: Staying ahead of environmental, social and governance goals https://hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2022/march-2022/columns/sustainability-staying-ahead-of-environmental-social-and-governance-goals Investing in firms that champion environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues (TABLE 1) has been discussed for decades but is now moving to the forefront of corporate initiatives. HP Flashback: Operations expand and technologies advance during global conflict: Excerpts from the 1940s https://hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2022/march-2022/history-of-the-hpi/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. Piping interface type selection https://hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2022/february-2022/plant-design-engineering-construction-and-commissioning/piping-interface-type-selection Most oil and gas process plant projects involve multiple work packages executed by different lump sum turnkey (LSTK) contractors executing work within their own package, with a final piping interface connection at an agreed boundary limit to accomplish the interface joint between two parties and successfully close the piping interface. HP Flashback: Operations, processes and safety evolve and advance: Excerpts from the 1930s https://hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2022/february-2022/100th-anniversary/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. Upkeep down the pipe: Plant shutdowns and water treatment https://hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2022/february-2022/environment-and-safety/upkeep-down-the-pipe-plant-shutdowns-and-water-treatment The maintenance checklist for a plant shutdown can sometimes look intimidating and, in the face of a short timeline, unnerving.