People

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.”

Capital projects are making a comeback, but are EPC firms ready?

Donnelly, P., AspenTech

After several years of cutting costs to align to the reality of fewer and smaller capital projects, engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) firms are now forging ahead as the industry recovers.

Eight strategies to minimize capital expenditures for a better bottom line

Adib, M., SNC-Lavalin Inc.

The following are eight strategies to help reduce engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) project costs, along with tips to maximize the value of both existing assets and new investments for refiners and producers.

Business Trends

Newton, M., Aveva

The oil and gas industry is at a turning point.

Automation Strategies: Effective change leadership critical for successful digital transformation

Reynolds, P., ARC Advisory Group

Effective change leadership critical for successful digital transformation

The benefits of unmanned aerial vehicles in plant inspection services

Smith, M., Spitfire Aerial Services

As the technology surrounding unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), or drones (FIG. 1), continues to advance, so too do the ways they are used.

Maintenance: Improving plant performance by changing a maintenance culture

Reed, D., Eastman Chemical Company; Thompson, M., Evolve Partners

Over the last 2 yr, the plant maintenance department (PMD) at Eastman Chemical Co.’s Longview, Texas site produced these significant improvements to plant performance.

People

Rhodes, Mike, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

BCCK Holding Co. (BCCK) has appointed Bob Swann as Director of project management and controls.

Editorial Comment: The reemergence of a collaborative platform

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Readers have witnessed that throughout the life of the publication, Hydrocarbon Processing has always published information on new technologies to increase efficiency, safety and profitability in downstream processing operations, while introducing techniques to decrease environmental footprint and emissions and produce high-quality, clean fuels and petroleum products for consumers around the world.

Process safety as a profit center?

Scott, M., Schuler, T., aeSolutions

In today’s economic environment, new capital spending is harder to find than loose change buried under the couch cushions.