Environment & Safety

Chemistry modeling system—A key to increased steam system reliability

Robinson, J., Robinson, G., SUEZ Water Technologies & Solutions

Oil refineries and petrochemical plants rely on steam systems to maintain utility and process unit operations.

Advantages of using TDL analyzers for safety monitoring in combustion within HPI applications

Jenkins, R., Servomex

From refining to chemical production processes, heaters play an essential role in hydrocarbon processing applications.

Refinery revamp opportunities with welded plate heat exchangers

Kauders, P., CDE Projects Ltd.; Broad, R., GESMEX Exchangers GmbH

The plate-and-shell (P&S) heat exchanger has three significant advantages over the shell-and-tube (S&T) type traditionally used in refinery processes.

Benefits of close-coupled flush rings

Ambacher, A., AS-Schneider

The chemical industry uses flush rings for diaphragm seals.

Business Trends: US RPET and sustainability goals—a reality check

Bermish, M., Wood Mackenzie

Three primary drivers exist for recycling polyethylene terephalate (PET) bottles.

Environment: Everything you want to know about IMO 2020 but are afraid to ask

Barsamian, A., Refinery Automation Institute, LLC

IMO 2020 is posing big questions about significant issues, and clear answers are proving difficult to find.

Editorial Comment: Embracing uncertainty for a better tomorrow

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

The downstream processing industry is changing.

Clearing the way for China’s petrochemical growth: Efficient catalytic VOC emissions control

Cullen, G., Cotter, T., Clariant

The growth of China’s chemical industry over the past 30 yr has been truly astonishing.

Support robust process safety management platforms with less reliance on incident investigations

Caudill, J., Contributing Writer

Accepting that incidents are inevitable can be considered a form of institutionalized normalization of deviance.

An evolving approach to digitalization

Wyatt, T., Fleissman, R., Emerson Automation Solutions

Much has been written in recent years about the need for refineries to embrace the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).