Maintenance & Reliability

Pump sealing for low-temperature hydrocarbons and liquefied atmospheric gases

Savage, M., John Crane Inc.

Pumping of low-temperature and cryogenic fluids requires specific and unique engineering technologies for the shaft sealing system.

Case study for a high-performing refinery loss control program

Valentine, J., Emerson Automation Solutions; Videla, R., YPF

Most refineries have some sort of mass balance and loss control program in place for accounting, planning and scheduling, as well as for financial and operational evaluation purposes.

Oil flushing benefits and optimization

Toledano, I., Wattco

Oil flushing has a direct impact on the performance and lifespan of industrial equipment.

Cloud-based condition monitoring solutions optimize reliability of rotating equipment

Mishra, G., India Farmers Fertilizer Cooperative, Phulpur; McClatchie, D., Vedula, S., Nanoprecise Sci Corp.

Hydrocarbon processing (HP) companies are seeking opportunities to improve productivity, optimize equipment availability and increase process uptime.

Four key benefits of an integrity operating window (IOW) implementation

Addington, F., Folse, J., PinnacleART

In today’s operating facilities, it is critical to have robust mechanical integrity (MI) programs that provide the capability to understand the various parameters that affect asset integrity so that inspections can be planned accordingly.

Equipment reliability: Critical to protecting margins in a volatile environment

Donlon, A., ExxonMobil

For any hydrocarbon processor, margin is king.

Industry Perspectives: The evolution of the downstream

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

In Hydrocarbon Processing’s April issue, the editorial comment focused on advancing ideas in the downstream processing industries.

Power: Temporary power tips for turnarounds and maintenance activities

Smith, B., Aggreko Process Services

Maintenance activities and turnarounds often prove challenging to a facility’s electrical power system.

Executive Viewpoint: A vision for the refinery of 2030

Beck, R., Aspen Technology Inc.

The refining business needs to change dramatically over the next decade.

Editorial Comment: Sustainability: The latest creation in advancing ideas

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Over the past few months, Hydrocarbon Processing’s editorial staff has traveled thousands of miles to attend numerous conferences, events, users’ groups, groundbreakings, etc.