Information Systems

Business Trends: The big data tools and related professional competencies required in the chemical industry

Khan, A., Manzoor, M., Saudi Aramco

Big data is making tremendous changes in various sectors of the economy, and chemical industries can now leverage these new advancements.

Reliability: Use available database to assist in compressor design audits and selection

Bloch, Heinz P., Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Over the last 40 yr, centrifugal compressor manufacturers have compiled a vast array of impellers and associated stationary components, allowing for higher efficiency staging.

Digitally uncover profitable pathways to net-zero

Dubey, S., AVEVA

Many view COP26—the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, Scotland—as a missed opportunity.

Safe work permit auditing: Is your system providing the expected results?

Blundell, B., Contributing Editor

When the challenging position of manager is assumed in a refinery, one of the first orders of business is to “survive” an upcoming process safety management (PSM) compliance audit.

Web-based software for predicting crude compatibility and optimization for increasing heavy oil processing

Kumar, R., Rakshit, P. K., John, M., Voolapalli, R. K., Bharat Petroleum Corp. Ltd.

Refineries in oil-importing nations typically process a blend of crude oils, rather than a single crude oil, to ensure that an optimum product mix can be obtained at the minimum costs.

Business Trends: Protecting OT environments against targeted cyber attacks

Ajayi, V., Ernst & Young; Carroll, M., Georgia Pacific; Chevis, M., Guffman Ventures; Gil-Ortega, A. V., Fortinet; Habibi, E., PAS Global; Klotz, T., Covanta; Laas, J., Wilcox, S., PNM Resources

Digitalization and Industry 4.0 initiatives require tight integration between complex, heterogeneous and highly complex industrial control systems (ICS) and enterprise information technology (IT).

Editorial Comment: Adoption of digital technologies is a mainstay in the HPI

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

A few years ago, Hydrocarbon Processing started to include digital technologies in its monthly article focus.

Optimize refining operations using plant digital twin based on molecular modeling

Hou, Z., Wang, S., Campbell, D., Chan, W., Aspen Technology

A new era of the energy revolution has arrived with the rapid growth of innovative technologies that utilize alternative energy resources, such as electricity, solar, wind and hydrogen, and an increasing demand for sustainable use of natural resources.

Innovations

Rhodes, Mike, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Endress+Hauser has released its new Cerabar and Deltabar pressure and differential pressure instruments (FIG. 1),

Maximize value and successfully revamp a fired heater

Platvoet, E., XRG Technologies

Fired heaters are facing scrutiny because they contribute to the global emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) and nitrogen oxides (NOx).