Information Systems

Editorial Comment: Embracing uncertainty for a better tomorrow

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

The downstream processing industry is changing.

Measure and predict torsional vibration in rotating equipment

Pettinato, B., Wang, Q., Elliott Group

Excessive torsional vibration in rotating equipment trains can result in damage to, or failure of, equipment, leading to emergency shutdowns and costly downtime.

Drive IIoT success with advanced analytics

Zinsli, J., Seeq

Refineries, petrochemical and other process plants face similar challenges in daily operations, as each facility must mitigate risk, anticipate maintenance, optimize operations and minimize operational expenses.

An evolving approach to digitalization

Wyatt, T., Fleissman, R., Emerson Automation Solutions

Much has been written in recent years about the need for refineries to embrace the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).

Adapting and prospering in the energy transition

Hasegawa, K., Shire, T., Yokogawa Corp. of America

The energy transition is gathering momentum as pressure from society leads policy makers and investors to demand faster and deeper cuts to carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from all industrial sectors.

To reduce security vulnerabilities in downstream facilities, try unikernels

Eyberg, I., NanoVMs

Unfortunately, but unsurprisingly, oil and gas facilities have joined financial, government, hospitality and other companies as tempting targets for cybercriminals.

Migration of control systems

Majumder, D., Schneider Electric

Since the mid-1980s, distributed control systems (DCSs) have replaced pneumatic and electronic single- or multiple-loop controllers in various plant processes.

Advanced crude management by NIR spectroscopy combined with topology modeling

Lambert, D., Saint-Martin, C., Benkhelil, K., Ribero, B., Topnir Systems Co.; Valleur, M., Val Innovation

Crude characterization is critical for refinery optimization.

Editorial Comment: The true essence of optimization

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

What is the first thing that comes to mind when we hear the word optimization?

Innovations

Rhodes, Mike, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Librestream and ecom, a Pepperl+Fuchs brand, have collaborated on an innovation for asset analysis and safety inspections in hazardous locations: the Onsight Cube-Ex wearable camera.