Information Systems

Digital: Looking to boost safety? Reliable operations are the key

Carugo, M., Emerson Automation Solutions

Equipment failures are the thorn in every industrial plant’s side.

Automation Strategies: Open process automation moves to the proof-of-concept stage

Miller, Paul, Forbes, H., ARC Advisory Group

Open process automation was once again a hot topic at the 2018 ARC Industry Forum in Orlando, Florida earlier this year.

Business Trends: Advent of cognitive applications and the IoT in process manufacturing

Krishnan, V., IBM Corp.

Process manufacturing, which typically includes refining, petrochemicals and commodities chemicals, has traditionally focused on stability, controllability and optimization.

Digital: Maximize return on capital investment with predictive maintenance

Newton, M., AVEVA

Oil and gas professionals are well aware of the pressures companies face in the market.

Show Preview: IRPC Europe returns to Italy this June

Andrew, Bob, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Gulf Energy Information and Hydrocarbon Processing are pleased to provide a preview of IRPC Europe 2018, which will be held June 5–7 in Milan.

How pipeline management becomes part of a plant safety strategy

Liston, C., HIMA Americas, Inc.

A typical refinery or chemical plant contains miles of pipelines.

CFD simulation in chemical reaction engineering

Aglave, R., Eppinger, T., Siemens PLM Software

Reaction engineering is a branch of chemical engineering that deals with the design and optimization of chemical reactors.

Digital: Operational excellence index—Part 2: The digital transformation

Lehmann, S., Petrotechnics

Without a doubt, digitalization is the engine fueling the growing adoption of operational excellence (OE) in hazardous industries.

Viewpoint: Digitalization is key to increasing the process industry’s productivity

Tuomaala, P., Neste Engineering Solutions

Consumers are continuously looking for healthier, safer and more environmentally sustainable products.

Automation Strategies: Top technology trends in automation for 2018

Resnick, C., ARC Advisory Group

The last several years have seen significant advances in, and acceptance of, new automation technologies.