2017

Internet of Things in the HPI

Embrace the IIoT to eliminate worker safety issues

In the hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI), the difference between a work environment that is simply hazardous and one that is capable of being catastrophic is razor thin. Hydrocarbon processing plants are controlled infernos. Each is a densely packed, cavernous maze of heat exchangers, distillation towers, cracking units, retorts, vats, tanks, valves and miles of twisting pipe systems that continually shuttle hot fluids and gases throughout the labyrinth at high temperatures and under high pressure. Certainly, the outcome of all that processing into valuable and necessary oil and gas byproducts is critical to the nation’s economy and welfare. However, hydrocarbon processing plants are da

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