Construction

Industry Perspectives: New project announcements suffer in 2020 due to pandemic

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

According to Hydrocarbon Processing’s Construction Boxscore Database, more than 290 new projects have been announced in 2020.

Hydrocarbon Processing Top Project Awards 2020

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

The global hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI) continues to expand and modernize to efficiently meet growing demand for energy, transportation fuels and petrochemicals.

Using ASME Section VIII Division 2 Class 1 to your advantage

Nawandar, S., McDermott

It is globally recognized that ASME codes are widely used international codes for the construction of mechanical equipment operating in power, refining, petrochemical and nuclear facilities.

Global Project Data

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Hydrocarbon Processing’s Construction Boxscore Database is tracking nearly 1,400 projects around the world.

Industry Perspectives: Top Projects 2020—Voting is still open

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

As mentioned in the editorial comment of the October issue of Hydrocarbon Processing, the nominees for the 2020 Top Project Awards are out.

Editorial Comment: Optimizing operations by advancing process controls, instrumentation and automation technologies

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

When driving by or visiting a refinery or petrochemical plant, one cannot help but gaze at the expansive sea of metal towers.

Unconventional improvement of propylene recovery yield at the PP splitter

Capra, M., Aggreko Process Services EMEA

Thermocompression-equipped propane-propylene (PP) splitters are used to upgrade large quantities of refinery-grade propylene (RGP) to polymer-grade propylene (PGP).

Extracting business value from digitalization in oil and gas

Bradley, D., Petasense

Most oil and gas companies are investing in digitalization; however, they often fail to move beyond proof of value (PoV) or pilot projects.

Reboiler pinch: An approach to optimize flare system design during FEED

Amin, H., Saudi Aramco; Dhote, P., Kanade, S., Siemens

A process plant’s pressure relief and flare systems are critical safety elements.

Business Trends: Autonomous operations in process manufacturing—Part 2

Agnihotri, R., IBM Corp.

The purpose of this article is to demonstrate an autonomous operations (AO) vision, along with its feasibility, by conceptualizing a roadmap where meaningful progress can be achieved in a horizon of 3 yr–20 yr.