Process Control

Digital: Digitalization—Why now?

Micklem, D., KBC, a Yokogawa Company

The process industries are under threat.

Understand net gas compressor control logic from a process engineering standpoint

Hong, R., Chang, G.-S., GS Engineering and Construction

In a refinery or petrochemical plant, certain equipment can create “gray areas” between process engineers and instrument engineers.

How did asset utilization modeling save Sadara $1 B in capital cost?

Hayek, F., Moran, M., Sadara Chemical Co.

Sadara is a JV between Saudi Aramco and Dow Chemical.

Digital: Three steps to implement a 21st-century disaster recovery plan

Cox, E., Allegro Development Corp.

In the wake of Hurricane Florence, businesses across the US had another reminder of how unpredictable and unavoidable disasters are when they strike.

Viewpoint: Shifting safety from cost to value for oil and gas companies

Elliott, S., Schneider Electric

In today’s business and regulatory environment, controlling a refinery or other high-hazard processing plant is increasingly demanding.

Retrospective: Then and now— Looking toward the future

Kennedy, J. P., OSIsoft

In 1982, I wrote an article called “Using process computers as robots for refining operations,” which was published in the May issue of Hydrocarbon Processing.

AI: How AI and machine learning benefit refineries and petrochemical plants

Welsh, T., AX Control

Embedding machines with artificial intelligence (AI) allows them to learn from their past experiences.

USB threat vector trends and implications for industrial operators

Knapp, E., Honeywell

These are interesting times for universal serial bus (USB) security.

Supply Chain: Preparing for digital downstream supply chain capabilities

Landrum, K., Opportune LLP

Several major downstream companies have recently embarked upon large-scale digital transformations with anticipated capital spending tallying in the tens to hundreds of millions of dollars.

Industry 4.0 in the oil and gas business

Lahti, T., Saurus, L., Hellgren, N., Neste Engineering Solutions

The operational cost structure of oil and gas companies is very capital- and labor-intensive.