Loss Prevention

Extended vapor cloud analysis methodology—Part 2

Myers, P. E., Trotter, B., PEMY Consulting

The Buncefield explosion in the UK was the worst post-World War 2 fire/explosion incident.

USB threat vector trends and implications for industrial operators

Knapp, E., Honeywell

These are interesting times for universal serial bus (USB) security.

Improving resource efficiency of industrial processes with TOP-REF methodology—Part 1

Radatz, H., Schembecker, G., TU Dortmund University; Raffray, G., Sellis, D., The CoSMo Company SAS; Boto, F., Echeverria, Z., Fundación Tecnalia Research and Innovation; Carrion, A., Herce, C., Oto, F., Fundación CIRCE—Centro de Investigación de Recursos y Consumos Energéticos; Gil, A., University of Zaragoza; Arias, A., Borrego, R., DOW Chemical Co.; Romero, J., Fertinagro Nutrientes S.L.; Jacinto, J. T., Petróleos de Portugal

The processing industry consumes significant amounts of resources, such as materials and energy, to produce valuable goods for society.

Innovations

Rhodes, Mike, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Designed for hazardous, wet or corrosive locations, such as oil refineries and chemical plants, the Appleton PlexPower motor starter provides electrical apparatus protection combined with the convenience and savings of off-the-shelf components.

Africa: Troubled Nigerian refineries hamper petrochemicals growth

Oirere, S., Contributing Editor

Nigeria’s petroleum industry has had its fair share of upheavals, ranging from insecurity that hampers upstream operations to low global oil prices that constrain midstream and downstream investments.

Reliability: Use procedures to do your job well

Bloch, Heinz P., Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Disregard for following detailed procedures at a petrochemical plant in Illinois proved costly.

Extended vapor cloud analysis methodology—Part 1

Myers, P. E., Trotter, B., PEMY Consulting

The Buncefield explosion was the worst post World War 2 fire/explosion incident.

It’s not double trouble—it’s digital twingenuity

Henn, J., MAVERICK Technologies

Much ink has been spilled over the concept known as the “digital twin.”

Determine root causes of undesirable petcoke properties from the DCU

Gupta, A., Daggupati, S., Bisht, H., Mandal, S., Das, A. K., Reliance Industries Ltd.

The delayed coking unit (DCU) is the technology of choice for the upgrade of heavy hydrocarbon residues—i.e., bottom-of-the-barrel upgrading.

Maintenance and turnaround planning critical to successful ejector vacuum system operation

Johnson, E., Graham Corp.

Steam ejector vacuum systems are generally considered to be reliable and require little maintenance.