Equipment

Industry Perspectives: What opportunities will 2019 bring to the global HPI?

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

To continue communication and feedback with Hydrocarbon Processing’s global audience, the editors have posted a new poll to HydrocarbonProcessing.com.

Digital: Three steps to implement a 21st-century disaster recovery plan

Cox, E., Allegro Development Corp.

In the wake of Hurricane Florence, businesses across the US had another reminder of how unpredictable and unavoidable disasters are when they strike.

Viewpoint: Shifting safety from cost to value for oil and gas companies

Elliott, S., Schneider Electric

In today’s business and regulatory environment, controlling a refinery or other high-hazard processing plant is increasingly demanding.

Inspection: External visual inspection remains vital

Anwer, A., Contributing Editor

Innovations continue to evolve at a steady pace.

Editorial Comment: The materials that advance modern life

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Refineries and petrochemical plants contain some of the harshest environments on the planet.

EPC/construction contracting—Start with the end in mind

Ogunye, S., Praxair; Rentschler, C., Engineering Consultant

Large capital projects continue to be challenged by budget issues.

Stable thermosiphon reboiler operation: With or without a valve in the inlet piping?

Kister, H. Z., Fluor Daniel; Van Doorn, E., Fluor

A reboiler provides the necessary heat duty for the separation in a distillation tower.

Best practices in boiler maintenance and replacement

Lara, G., Rentech Boiler Systems

Refineries cannot afford a sudden boiler failure (FIG. 1). Regularly assessing the condition of boilers is vital.

Resolving vibration problems in a crude booster pump

The pumps referred to in this article are 2,600-HP vertical pumps utilized as booster pumps for the shipment of crude oil.

Feed nozzle effects on yields and operation of FCCUs

The first-generation, proprietary feed distributorsa had open-pipe bayonets that were located at the base of the wye section/riser.