Piping

HP Flashback: Excerpts from the 1960s: Petrochemicals rise in prominence and new know-how in refining processes

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Petrochemicals rise in prominence and new know-how in refining processes

Investigation and diagnosis of startup foaming issues at a new tail gas treater

In May 2021, Phillips 66 started up a new methyl diethanolamine (MDEA)-based tail gas unit at its Belle Chasse, Louisiana, refinery.

HP Flashback: Operations expand and technologies advance during global conflict: Excerpts from the 1940s

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

This articles details several case studies on the use of x-ray technology for inspection purposes. This includes for the inspection of casings, forgings and welded structures, among others.

Piping interface type selection

Alsuayyid, A., Jadav, N., Saudi Aramco

Most oil and gas process plant projects involve multiple work packages executed by different lump sum turnkey (LSTK) contractors executing work within their own package, with a final piping interface connection at an agreed boundary limit to accomplish the interface joint between two parties and successfully close the piping interface.

HP Flashback: Operations, processes and safety evolve and advance: Excerpts from the 1930s

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

The following is a mixture of technical articles, columns and headlines published in the 1930s by The Refiner and Natural Gasoline Manufacturer, the forerunner to Hydrocarbon Processing.

Upkeep down the pipe: Plant shutdowns and water treatment

Allen, B., Pace Solutions

The maintenance checklist for a plant shutdown can sometimes look intimidating and, in the face of a short timeline, unnerving.

Are hot pipes and equipment surfaces ignition sources in the HPI?

Biradar, B., Agarwal, A., Bechtel India Pvt Ltd.

Most international and national standards used in the hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI) for conducting hazardous area classification do not provide any guidance or recommendation for non-electrical equipment, such as hot pipe and equipment surfaces, that can act as ignition sources.

Advancing processing technologies and refining operations: Excerpts from the 1920s

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

The following is a mixture of technical articles, columns and headlines published in the 1920s by The Refiner and Natural Gasoline Manufacturer, the forerunner to Hydrocarbon Processing.

Materials management: Data-centric execution to enhance organizational productivity—Part 1

Wyss, S., Bechtel Corp.

As a veteran of many capital projects once observed, “All projects execute materials management—those that do so without a plan and the appropriate resources just do it very poorly.”

Corrosion under insulation on stainless steel

Rupesh, S., Independent Consultant

Corrosion under insulation (CUI) is a severe form of localized external corrosion that occurs on stainless steel (SS) that has been insulated.