Environment

Business Trends: Understanding the viewpoints that shape the ever-evolving base oil landscape

Walko, T., ExxonMobil

In April, ExxonMobil launched its 2018 Basestocks Industry Pulse Report.

Industry Perspectives: Refining’s real growth is through secondary unit capacity

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

According to multiple industry reports, the global refining sector will add between 7 MMbpd and 8 MMbpd of new crude distillation unit (CDU) capacity by the early 2020s.

Editorial Comment: The reemergence of a collaborative platform

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Readers have witnessed that throughout the life of the publication, Hydrocarbon Processing has always published information on new technologies to increase efficiency, safety and profitability in downstream processing operations, while introducing techniques to decrease environmental footprint and emissions and produce high-quality, clean fuels and petroleum products for consumers around the world.

Impact of opportunity crudes on refinery desalter and wastewater treatment performance—Part 2

Basu, S., Headworks Intl.

Refiners are becoming increasingly dependent on opportunity crudes to stay competitive and support margins in the industry’s present uncertain state.

Tackle safety and environmental challenges for storage tank operators

Gudelek, V., ERGIL

Recent storage tank and industrial plant explosions around the world bring into focus the importance of engineering and building standards.

Process safety as a profit center?

Scott, M., Schuler, T., aeSolutions

In today’s economic environment, new capital spending is harder to find than loose change buried under the couch cushions.

Hydrocarbon Processing Awards

Hydrocarbon Processing, the downstream processing sector’s leading technical publication, has announced the winners for its second annual awards.

Coupling maintenance strategies for critical equipment

Del Campo, J., Regal Beloit

Unplanned outages due to mechanical failures can cost millions of dollars of lost production time for oil and gas companies.

Corrosion impact of the mixture of butanol-blended gasoline

The role of octane boosters on the corrosivity of petroleum products for gasoline/diesel engines has attracted more attention in the auto fuel market due to the depletion of fossil fuels in the world’s feedstock.

Getting onboard with modernization

Robling, D., Schneider Electric

While electrical equipment typically has a lengthy lifespan, it is not meant to last, or be relevant, forever.