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Innovations

Rhodes, Mike, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

What are the latest advancements in HPI technologies? This month’s Innovations section details the tools and technologies that are optimizing plant operations.

External pressure design of large-diameter piping: Optimal analysis approach

Maiti, S., Wood Group

Large-diameter piping used in the petrochemical, oil and gas, steel plant and power industries often carry toxic fluids and can pose significant safety hazards.

Key instrumentation technologies to tackle the toughest measurement challenges

Oberle, C., Bonkat, T., Emerson Automation Solutions

Just as some people seek out extreme sports, process manufacturing has its extreme applications, and engineers who design for these environments must find ways to safely contain and monitor all manner of dangerous reactions and products.

How maintenance and reliability in gas analysis supports hydrocarbon processing installations

Calvert, M., Servomex

Industrial plants depend on accurate, reliable gas analysis for process control, efficiency, safety and emissions monitoring.

Improved measurement of water content in natural gas

Garza, A., Miller, S., Endress+Hauser

Consumers likely imagine natural gas as a stream of pure methane. Those who are closer to the energy industry know that methane is the major component, but there can easily be dozens of other substances making up a sizeable portion of the total volume.

Design considerations when flaring ethylene oxide

Suares, D. A. G., Gas Processing Consultant

The flaring of gases released from normal process vents and safety valve discharges following an overpressure scenario is widely practiced in refineries, petrochemical and chemical plants.

Innovations

Rhodes, Mike, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

SPECTRO Analytical Instruments has introduced the newest version of its SPECTROGREEN inductively coupled plasma optical emissions spectrometry (ICP-OES) analyzer: the SPECTROGREEN TI, featuring SPECTRO’s proven twin interface (TI).

Innovations

Rhodes, Mike, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Cowan Dynamics has made advancements to its “C-PAC Module” Pneumatic Manifold and launched the C-PAC store.

Unlock margin by interconnecting refinery optimization silos with closed-loop AI

Cohen, G., Imubit

Refineries and chemical processing plants are complicated to model, control and optimize.

Innovations

Rhodes, Mike, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

H2scan has released its latest product in the HY-OPTIMA™ line of sensors.