Management

Digital: Cloud-based dynamic simulation models amplify operator training and safety programs

International oil and gas (O&G) and hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI) companies are under great pressure to be profitable.

Reliability: Safe fluid machines are our responsibility

Bloch, Heinz P., Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Early in our training as engineers, we developed the ability to collect and evaluate data.

People

Rhodes, Mike, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Geoffrey Somary has been named CEO of Ipsen Group worldwide, succeeding Thorsten Krüger, who will move to the company’s advisory board. Since 2005, Mr. Somary has held several senior positions within Ipsen.

Business Trends: How plastics waste recycling could transform the chemical industry

If plastics demand follows its current trajectory, global plastics-waste volumes would grow from 260 MMtpy in 2016 to 460 MMtpy by 2030, taking what is already a serious environmental problem to a new level.

Comparative analyses of common project execution alternatives

Rentschler, C., Engineering Consultant; Shahani, G., ShureLine Construction

With major projects (FIG. 1), alternatives are generally considered in overall project execution and in construction.

Improve CCR reforming profitability using a novel high-density catalyst

Takahashi, H., Fuji Oil Co.; Nakamura, Y., Nikki-Universal Co.; Chang, J., Honeywell UOP

Catalytic reforming has been a staple in petroleum refining since 1949.

Digital: Digitalization—Why now?

Micklem, D., KBC, a Yokogawa Company

The process industries are under threat.

Executive Viewpoint: Introducing the refinery of the future

Gugel, J., Honeywell UOP

Businesses that develop and commercialize process technology are in a unique position to identify and evaluate global trends in our industry.

Petrochemicals: Which network can fulfil the petrochemical sector’s desire to exploit Industry 4.0?

Smith, G., Rajant Corp.

The global petrochemical industry has not been short of success.

Reliability: Where asset reliability must begin in refineries and petrochemical plants

Bloch, Heinz P., Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Numerous articles on asset reliability have been published in the decades since 1970.