Loss Prevention

Digital: Improve chemical production with the IoT

If chemical companies want to remain competitive and move forward in a changing world, they must rapidly adopt innovative technologies.

Engineering Case Histories: Case 102—Use caution when specifying a safe hydrotesting distance

Sofronas, A., Consulting Engineer

Hydrotesting is performed on piping and vessels to verify their integrity.

Attaining TCO nirvana with outcome-based services

Linton, S., Honeywell Process Solutions

The industrial manufacturing sector is grappling with an unprecedented number of challenges.

Hydrocarbon Processing Awards

Hydrocarbon Processing, the downstream processing sector’s leading technical publication, has announced the finalists for its second annual awards.

Improving certainty in uncertain times by building an IIoT-ready plant

Shamsi, M., Emerson Automation Solutions

Historical statistics indicate that 25% of projects have budget overruns and a further 50% have schedule slippage.

Cybersecurity

Goble, W., exida LLC

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

A brief guide to fire zone analysis

Kadam N., IBI Chematur Engineering

Every process plant has a dedicated disposal system to ensure that gases from equipment, instruments and pressure safety valves are flared to follow environmental norms for the gases vented to the atmosphere from the flare stack.

No excuse for cutting corners on monitoring corrosion

Yule, P., Cosasco

Corrosion is a major challenge and risk to contain for any oil and gas operator.

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.

Better practices for tank overfill prevention

Blundell, R., Carmagen Engineering, Inc.

The 2005 Buncefield and 2009 CAPECO terminal explosions are two of the most significant storage tank incidents in history.