Environment & Safety

Editorial Comment: Celebrating the latest advancements in HPI technology

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

At the end of this month, Hydrocarbon Processing will honor the latest technological advances in the hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI) at an awards gala.

Options for meeting wastewater effluent selenium limits

Gerhardt, M., Steinwinder, T., Brown and Caldwell

Wastewater treatment units (WWTUs) in petroleum refineries are designed to meet effluent limitations incorporated into National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits for “conventional pollutants.”

Selecting flare gas recovery system for a greenfield refinery

Chaudhuri, S., Sengupta, S., Fluor Daniel India Pvt. Ltd.

Overall energy management and operational conservation have become crucial factors for profitability in today’s refining segment.

Hydrocarbon Processing Awards

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

Stability analysis of debutanizer columns with hot-vap or bypass pressure control

Nagpal, S., IHS Markit

A debutanizer column was experiencing unstable operation, with frequent pressure swings and product composition fluctuations from the column overheads system.

Six considerations for turbomachinery control upgrades

Egbuna, C., Rockwell Automation

Increasing competitive pressures in process industries, including oil and gas, are driving dramatic changes in the operational needs of process plants, utilities and pipelines.

A brief guide to fire zone analysis

Kadam N., IBI Chematur Engineering

Every process plant has a dedicated disposal system to ensure that gases from equipment, instruments and pressure safety valves are flared to follow environmental norms for the gases vented to the atmosphere from the flare stack.

No excuse for cutting corners on monitoring corrosion

Yule, P., Cosasco

Corrosion is a major challenge and risk to contain for any oil and gas operator.

Better practices for tank overfill prevention

Blundell, R., Carmagen Engineering, Inc.

The 2005 Buncefield and 2009 CAPECO terminal explosions are two of the most significant storage tank incidents in history.

What are the financial savings from a refinery cybersecurity program?

Ayral, T., Honeywell Process Solutions; Fligner, M., Liberty International Underwriters

Recently, the authors developed a first-pass financial estimate of the savings resulting from the implementation of a cybersecurity program for a 100-Mbpd refinery.