Petrochemicals

Editorial Comment: The true essence of optimization

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

What is the first thing that comes to mind when we hear the word optimization?

Innovations

Rhodes, Mike, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Librestream and ecom, a Pepperl+Fuchs brand, have collaborated on an innovation for asset analysis and safety inspections in hazardous locations: the Onsight Cube-Ex wearable camera.

Construction

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Sinochem Hongrun Petrochemical Co. Ltd. will use Honeywell UOP’s ionic liquids alkylation technology to produce high-octane, cleaner-burning transportation fuels.

Industry Metrics

Rhodes, Mike, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

In the US, continued gasoline–related tightening exerted upside pressure on prices, despite improvement in refinery throughputs as refineries returned online.

Industry Perspectives: What topics do you want to hear about?

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Throughout Hydrocarbon Processing’s 97 yr of publishing technical material for the refining and petrochemical industries, the journal has focused on numerous topics to optimize downstream processing facility operations.

The new normal in petrochemical revamp projects

Prajapati, J., Sheth, C., Nilesh Mangukia, Linde Engineering

You have made the decision to increase plant capacity—with a change in feed—in the existing facility.

Selection of cooling water system for gas, petroleum and petrochemical plants located on coastline—Part 2

Safamirzaei, M., Namvaran P&T

The main options for the cooling water systems of gas, petroleum and petrochemical plants located on coastlines are studied here, and alternatives are compared with the consideration of several technical and economic parameters.

Optimize transient plant operations with castable-free fired heater

Fired heaters are designed with castable refractory in various sections of the heater.

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.

People

Rhodes, Mike, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Stress Engineering Services Inc. (SES) has promoted Kenneth Bhalla to Chief Technology Officer (CTO).