Information Systems

Dividing wall columns for fatty acids fractionation

The use of dividing wall columns (DWCs) has been a hot topic over the past decades, as DWCs can potentially bring huge savings in operational costs and capital investment.

Manage project spares efficiently with these best practices

Iyer, K. R., M/s Indorama India Private Ltd.

Managing project spares is a very challenging task—one that is very different from managing a large warehouse.

Maximize the value of tank laser scan data

Trotter, B., PEMY Consulting

API 653 Annex B is the standard for evaluating tank bottom settlement.

From siloed to connected: Why the oil and gas industry is going digital

Van Cann, B., Thermo Fisher Scientific

Oil, gas and petrochemical organizations generate vast amounts of data throughout their operations, from exploration and extraction to refining, testing and real-time monitoring.

Digital: Harnessing the power of digital platforms to improve plant performance and increase customer success

Ratcliff, K., ExxonMobil

Digital online platforms offer significant potential benefits across the oil and gas value chain by employing advanced analytical tools and near-real-time access to technical expertise to improve day-to-day plant performance.

Advanced process control for unsteady-state operation: A lesser-known technique

A goal of all process industries is to run the plant in a steady-state zone of operation, improving optimization and control, and producing more benefits.

Seven imperatives for modern inventory management solutions

Ramesh Murugan, N., Honeywell Process Solutions

Today’s terminal operators are facing several challenges related to the profitability of their bulk terminal, petrochemical and oil field storage sites.

Virtual analyzers: Shaping the future of product quality

Product quality directly drives price and where hydrocarbons can be delivered.

Achieve refinery cost savings with real-time hydrogen monitoring

Herman, G., H2scan

As stay-at-home orders and state mandates to shelter in place made waves around the globe in early 2020, nearly every industry was severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Editorial Comment: Optimizing operations by advancing process controls, instrumentation and automation technologies

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

When driving by or visiting a refinery or petrochemical plant, one cannot help but gaze at the expansive sea of metal towers.