Europe

Global Project Data

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

According to Hydrocarbon Processing’s Construction Boxscore Database, more than 320 new downstream capital projects have been announced over the past year.

Viewpoint: European refining 2050: Turning the vision into reality

George, S., KBC Advanced Technologies, Inc.

Europe’s refiners, through their industry organization Fuels Europe, have set out their long-term ambitions in a new program called Vision 2050.

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.

Improving resource efficiency of industrial processes with the TOP-REF methodology—Part 2

Radatz, H., Schembecker, G., TU Dortmund University; Raffray, G., Sellis, D., The CoSMo Company SAS; Boto, F., Echeverria, Z., Fundación Tecnalia Research and Innovation; Carrion, A., Herce, C., Oto, F., Fundación CIRCE—Centro de Investigación de Recursos y Consumos Energéticos; Gil, A., University of Zaragoza; Arias, A., Borrego, R., DOW Chemical Co.; Romero, J., Fertinagro Nutrientes S.L.; Jacinto, J. T., Petróleos de Portugal

The European TOP-REF research consortium has developed and applied a methodology to improve the resource efficiency of industrial production processes.

Global Project Data

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Hydrocarbon Processing’s Construction Boxscore Database is tracking more than 1,300 active projects in the hydrocarbon processing industries worldwide.

AI: How AI and machine learning benefit refineries and petrochemical plants

Welsh, T., AX Control

Embedding machines with artificial intelligence (AI) allows them to learn from their past experiences.

Editorial Comment: IRPC EurAsia—A roadmap to advancing ideas

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

According to the editors of Hydrocarbon Processing, the downstream processing industry will witness substantial growth in new refining, petrochemical and gas processing/LNG capacities over the next several years.

Business Trends: The case for teaching competence—Part 2

Brister, D., Shea Capability & Compliance Solutions; Bloch, Heinz P., Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Readers who have had the misfortune of being drawn into debates over the precise definitions of words or terms might agree that much time can be lost in unproductive squabbling.

Extended vapor cloud analysis methodology—Part 2

Myers, P. E., Trotter, B., PEMY Consulting

The Buncefield explosion in the UK was the worst post-World War 2 fire/explosion incident.

USB threat vector trends and implications for industrial operators

Knapp, E., Honeywell

These are interesting times for universal serial bus (USB) security.