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Digitalization in refineries: A strategic roadmap for operational excellence—Part 1

KBC, a Yokogawa Company: Gardner, J.  |  McMullan, A.

The refinery industry is one of the biggest industries worldwide. According to Statista, the global oil refinery capacity tipped 100 MMbpd in 2022. This capacity reflects nearly a twofold increase since 1970.

Improve specialty chemical production through digital transformation

Emerson: McEleney, T.

From large petrochemical plants to smaller-scale specialty chemical operations, digital transformation is a significant technology and operational improvement trend throughout the global chemical industry.

The process control journey: Advanced process control—Part 2

OQ Specialty Chemicals: McBul, S.

Part 1 of this article, “The process control journey: Primary process control—Part 1” appeared in the August issue of Hydrocarbon Processing and discussed the performance and stability of complex-wide primary (PID) control.

Optimize process performance and reduce emissions by using process analyzers

AMETEK Process Instruments: Burton, H.  |  Gaura, M.  |  Geiger, J.

Whether a refinery process involves the creation of fuels from crude oil or the production of biogas, process analysis can help to address the many challenges involved in operations.

Six reasons oil and gas organizations must implement an industrial cybersecurity program

ABS Group: Bramson, I.

Oil and gas companies must focus on building robust industrial cybersecurity programs to prevent and respond to the next attack.

Practical examples and considerations in designing emergency depressurizing systems

Saudi Aramco: Rodrigues, H.  |  Safar, A.  |  Tijani, A.

Process operating facilities typically process large inventories of gas and volatile hydrocarbon liquids at high pressures, which have the potential of posing major hazards during emergency incidents—such as fire, loss of containment or operating excursion.

Alarm management: Small investments equal big improvements

aeSolutions: Manelick, S.

Imagine experiencing a major industrial catastrophe where multitudes of alarms are triggered, creating chaos and confusion about which alarm responses should take priority and what those responses should be, while simultaneously ensuring employee safety and protecting valuable business assets.

Advanced analytics solutions propel decarbonization and sustainability initiatives

Seeq Corporation: Bowling, M.

Industrial process manufacturers and refiners are facing a storm of disruptive challenges. First and foremost, calls to mitigate climate change have taken a central position and must be prioritized, driving the decarbonization efforts of industrial and manufacturing processes.

Editorial Comment: Digital transformation: The many pathways to operational and project excellence

Hydrocarbon Processing Staff: Nichols, Lee

Throughout the history of the modern refining and petrochemicals industries, asset owners, project developers, and equipment and service companies have devoted countless expenditures in the research and development of new technologies.

LLumin and eschbach partner for integrated team communications in enterprise asset management and plant maintenance

LLumin and eschbach announce their partnership to deliver the first rules-based, action-triggering, bi-directional communicating CMMS solution that seamlessly integrates with Shiftconnector, a comprehensive plant process management solutions for process manufacturers.