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Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Jenny Hebert and George Yaluris of Albemarle accept the HP Award for Best Catalyst Technology.

Viewpoint: New thinking to old problems

Mestari, Y., Honeywell

The oil and gas industry is aging, and it is time to get wiser when it comes to training and productivity.

The road to successful plant modernization

Kang, H., Yokogawa Corp. of America

Any personnel working in a refinery or heavy petrochemical plant with “vintage” automation equipment are painfully aware of the effects a distributed control system (DCS) from the 1990s, 1980s or even earlier can have on operations.

Methodology for model-based, real-time prediction of corrosion in heat exchangers

Holzer, G., Jeitler, E., Prozess Optimal CAP GmbH

In the chemical and process industries, gases or vapor mixtures must be cooled to temperatures near the water dewpoint in a variety of thermal unit operations.

Viewpoint: Oil and gas downstream looks to digitalization for sustained excellence

Routt, M., KBC Advanced Technologies, Inc.

The combination of US tax reforms and changes to global bunker fuel specifications in 2020 as part of the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO’s) new regulations are set to turn the US oil and gas downstream into a cash cow.

Software: Operations intelligence software for real-time visibility

Pawlewitz, J., Siemens

The tiny company town of Sinclair sits in south-central Wyoming.

Digital: Riding the digital transformation wave

Beck, R., AspenTech

For refiners, the future is full of uncertainty. Due to market forces—e.g., the macroeconomics of oil and gas supply and demand, the increasing demand for petrochemicals and new marine low-sulfur fuel requirements—organizations are faced with many business challenges that require increasingly flexible operations.

Process safety as a profit center?

Scott, M., Schuler, T., aeSolutions

In today’s economic environment, new capital spending is harder to find than loose change buried under the couch cushions.

Hydrocarbon Processing Awards

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

Getting onboard with modernization

Robling, D., Schneider Electric

While electrical equipment typically has a lengthy lifespan, it is not meant to last, or be relevant, forever.