Loss Prevention

Optimizing the dehydration process with advanced process simulation

Dyment, J., Aspen Technology

In the operation of natural gas pipelines, a blockage or leak can cause expensive production losses, damage equipment and pose safety hazards.

Safety in design during mechanical engineering

Kunte, V. A., Swami, S. S., TATA Consulting Engineers Ltd.

After a process engineer has completed preliminary documents such as process flow diagrams, material and energy balance, piping and instrumentation diagrams, equipment data sheets, process control philosophies, identifications of the hazardous nature of raw materials, chemicals, byproducts and final products, process equipment layout drawings (plans and elevations), unit plot plans, etc., these documents are issued to other disciplines to carry out further engineering.

Process safety incidents involving simultaneous operations

Baybutt, P., Primatech, Inc.

Some process safety incidents occur as the result of simultaneous or sequential occurrences of operations or activities that interfere or clash with each other.

Demystify hazardous area classification and compliance assessments

Johnston, J. E., Eccleston, C. A., Bath Process Safety Management

As safety becomes increasingly paramount at hydrocarbon processing facilities, so too does the importance of addressing and clarifying the confusion associated with hazardous area classification (HAC) assessments and compliance auditing in Class 1 locations.

Operators increasingly reliant on connected services companies

Andrew, Bob, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

The first week of October 2017 was quite a busy time for the Hydrocarbon Processing editorial team as we covered events across the US. At the AFPM Operations & Process Technology Summit, we produced the show dailies, a 16-to-20-page print publication for three days.

Show Preview: ADIPEC

Blume, Adrienne, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

The 20th edition of Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition & Conference (ADIPEC) will take place 13–16 November at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre.

Engineering Case Histories: Case 98—Why performing calculations is important to an engineer’s career

Sofronas, A., Consulting Engineer

Engineering calculations can help an engineer’s career by controlling the risks taken. The author has followed this path.

Automation Strategies: Expanding scope of automation events and alerts

Cosman, E. C., ARC Advisory Group

Detecting, reporting and responding to abnormal situations or events are important functional elements of a complete process automation strategy.

Design atmospheric aboveground storage tanks for accident prevention

Zardynezhad, S., Contributing Writer

The design and construction of oil, gas and petrochemical facilities is continuously improving, as increasing compliance with ever-changing codes and standards, such as the American Petroleum Institute (API) and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), is resulting in fewer atmospheric above-ground storage tank (AAST) accidents.

Project Management: Bridging the gap in revamp projects—From business need to design basis

Revamp projects are notorious for scope creep, cost and schedule overruns.