Information Systems

Honeywell and Aramco partner for new intelligent operations software solution

Honeywell and Aramco have announced the signing of a joint venture agreement to provide a set of end-to-end business process automation solutions, under the Aramco Namaat Industrial Investments Program.

Digital Technologies: The benefits of homomorphic encryption: A technological enabler for digital services to operations

Rey, F., Sanchez, M., Technip Energies; Boudguiga, A., Université Paris-Saclay, CEA-List

Among the cryptographic technologies under development in various industries, homomorphic encryption (HE) possesses the attractive feature of allowing computation within the encrypted domain. Encrypted data cannot only be transferred and stored, but also used in the secure encrypted state.

Innovations

Rhodes, Mike, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Anyone who has encountered foam clamshells for restaurant takeout food, white or green “peanut” packing to cushion shipments, or those thick foam blocks for protecting boxed furniture is familiar with expanded polystyrene (EPS).

Integrated remote operations drive collaboration and autonomy

Fiske, T., Anderson, G., Yokogawa

Sensors, equipment and devices are becoming more intelligent, opening the door for autonomous operations, which is the ability for machines and processes to run while self-diagnosing and handling problems.

Shift focus to more open control technology

Chow, M., Crews, A., Emerson Automation Solutions

Plant control system modernizations that are necessary to meet today’s goals and strategies often come with organizational hurdles.

Optimization of ethylene in the processing of hydrocarbons

Hecker, H., DOW Chemical Co.; Kim, J., AMETEK Process Instruments

The measurement of moisture or humidity is very important in most industries, including the petrochemicals sector. Excess moisture in instrument air can cause pipes to rust or pneumatic equipment to malfunction.

AspenTech acquires inmation, accelerating growth in industrial data management

Aspen Technology, a global leader in industrial software, announced that it has acquired inmation Software GmbH, a market leader in industrial real-time information management.

Emerson unveils architecture vision for ‘Boundless Automation’

Building on a deep legacy of industry-leading digital automation expertise through its Plantweb digital ecosystem, Emerson shared its vision of a new software-defined automation architecture designed to catalyze the future of modern manufacturing.

2022 HP Awards Finalists

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Hydrocarbon Processing, the downstream processing sector’s leading technical publication for 100 yr, has announced the finalists for its sixth annual HP Awards, which celebrate innovative technologies and people that have been instrumental in improving facility operations over the past year.

Safeguarding the world’s energy

Hackney, D., ABS Group

For the foreseeable future, our global economy will continue to rely on fossil fuels as our primary energy source. Because this affects every aspect of the supply chain, the oil and gas sector will continue to be a target for cyber attacks from state and non-state actors that are looking to cripple infrastructure, hold systems for ransom or infiltrate to gain access to new technologies.