Petrochemicals

Smart manufacturing standardization: Driving global interoperability for enabling factories of the future

Singh, S., ABB

Smart manufacturing is a topic that has generated considerable discussions within industry and standards organizations.

Unlock margin by interconnecting refinery optimization silos with closed-loop AI

Cohen, G., Imubit

Refineries and chemical processing plants are complicated to model, control and optimize.

Improve reliability and reduce maintenance with advanced analytics

A common misconception in largescale process manufacturing is that minimizing downtime by increasing reliability is the key to increasing profitability.

Data historian-based machine condition monitoring

Hastings, M., Brüel & Kjær Vibro A/S

Machine condition monitoring has been playing an increasingly important role in industrial asset healthcare for many years.

Reduce OPEX and improve sustainability through digital energy optimization strategies

Lau, C., Schneider Electric

Oil and gas companies are looking for quick ways to reduce OPEX amid the pandemic and oil and gas market crises.

Avoid costly stockouts through inventory sharing

Iyer, K. R., M/s Indorama India Private Ltd. (1)

Inventory sharing, per se, is not a new concept; rather, it is a popular practice in the wholesale and distribution business.

A compliant solution for repairing corroded acid lines with composite materials

Composite materials have been utilized for the repair of corroded or damaged piping in refineries, chemical plants and other highly aggressive operating and production plants around the world for decades.

Executive Viewpoint : The importance of digital twins and cloud-based services

McCloskey, A., AVEVA

Hydrocarbon Processing spoke with Andrew McCloskey, Chief Technology Officer and Head of R&D at AVEVA, about how digital twins and cloud-based services are used, their benefits and challenges, security issues, etc., as related to the downstream oil and gas, refining and petrochemicals industries.

Industry Metrics

Rhodes, Mike, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Global refining margins showed mixed results.

Global Project Data

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Hydrocarbon Processing’s Construction Boxscore Database is tracking nearly 1,400 projects around the world.