Information Systems

Construction

Karp, R., Bentley Systems

Toyo Engineering (Toyo) was awarded a contract to deliver a large-scale steam cracker complex in Malaysia.

Cybersecurity

Goble, W., exida LLC

Unfortunately, nation states appear to be launching cybersecurity attacks on other nation states.

Digital

Murray, P., Petrotechnics North America

Today’s digital innovation is reshaping industries, disrupting business models and operating practices, and transforming business ecosystems.

Viewpoint

Beck, R., AspenTech

The impact of digital transformation on the LNG value chain is an area of active discussion and urgency.

Editorial Comment

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

In early June, Hydrocarbon Processing and Eni—an Italian multinational oil and gas company—hosted the annual International Refining and Petrochemical Conference (IRPC) in Milan, Italy.

Business Trends

Aglave, R., Siemens PLM Software; Defilippo, A., Mcguffie, S., Porter McGuffie Inc.

It is never a good sign when a piece of equipment exhibits unsafe behaviors—such as large, unexpected vibrations, or cracks forming around instrument ports—particularly in the thermal reactor of a sulfur plant, where high-temperature gaseous streams chemically react as part of the process that produces elemental sulfur.

How APM in LNG operations can lower TCO and boost ROI

As the world’s hydrocarbon appetite continues its rapid turn toward lighter fare (e.g., natural gas for power generation, transportation and industry), massive, near-term investments in global, capital-intensive, fully digitalized LNG infrastructure are needed.

Develop competence in the process industry with a digitalized operator learning path

Industrial digitalization is changing the standards for operator training in the global process industry.

What are the financial savings from a refinery cybersecurity program?

Ayral, T., Honeywell Process Solutions; Fligner, M., Liberty International Underwriters

Recently, the authors developed a first-pass financial estimate of the savings resulting from the implementation of a cybersecurity program for a 100-Mbpd refinery.

Digitalization for the refinery and plant of the future

Agnihotri, R., IBM Corp.

Hydrocarbon Processing Industry (HPI) companies are using digitalization in concert with improved processes and skills to squeeze more productivity from existing assets.