Process Control

Viewpoint: The pathway towards autonomy: How process automation is building the future plant

Urso, J., Honeywell Process Solutions

Hydrocarbon Processing sat down with Jason Urso (JU), Chief Technology Officer, Honeywell Process Solutions, to discuss the current state of the process automation industry, how new technologies are enhancing efficiency and safety, and what the future holds for automation.

Creating opportunities for future fluid machinery experts

Bloch, H. P., Reliability/Equipment Editor

The state of understanding science and facts on one side and distinguishing these from anecdotes and often far-fetched opinions on the other side should be concerning to us. Institutions of higher learning can be disinclined to teach needed, applicable or actionable knowledge.

Why compact actuation solutions are ideal for constrained space installations

Rakita, M., Emerson Automation Solutions

Many oil and gas industry applications face space constraints. This limitation requires more compact solutions providing the same performance as traditional alternatives, and this is particularly true in many valve installations, where actuators often require an inordinate amount of space.

LNG: Adapting to a more strategic role calls for effective quality analysis

Garza, A., Miller, S., Sutherland, S., Endress+Hauser

Disruptions of global hydrocarbon supply chains have increased the importance of liquefied natural gas (LNG), causing larger numbers of buyers and sellers to consider it for satisfying energy demand. For some, this is unfamiliar territory, requiring greater knowledge of the technologies and practices involved, as billions of dollars will be changing hands.

History of the HPI: The 1990s: Clean fuels and emissions mitigation, M&A, GTL and the fieldbus wars

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Much like several initiatives passed in the 1970s and 1980s, the 1990s were a decade heavily focused on environmental issues, with many new regulations being enacted to not only mitigate industrial and vehicle emissions but also to advance the production of clean fuels globally.

Technip Energies and National Petroleum Construction Company create joint venture to accelerate energy transition

The new joint venture NT ENERGIES LLC aims to support energy transition in the UAE, the broader Middle East region and North Africa by providing added value services in blue and green hydrogen and related decarbonization projects

Online Exclusive Technical Q&A: AI’s use in chemical plant operations

Hydrocarbon Processing (HP) sat down with Dr. Hiroaki Kanokogi (HK), General Manager, Yokogawa to discuss how artificial intelligence (AI) can and is being used in the hydrocarbon processing industry.

History of the HPI: The 1980s: Oil spike/collapse, liquid crystals, conducting polymers and the rise of AR/VR

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Several major impactful events took place in the global oil and gas and petrochemical industries in the 1980s.

Valves, Pumps and Turbomachinery: Achieving the right installation torque with a virtual calculation

Wegener, C., Rembe

Determining the required installation torque for a tight flange system is a daily challenge for industrial valve manufacturers and plant operators.

Reliability: When to consider liquid-ring compressors

Bloch, H. P., Process Machinery Consulting

Liquid-ring compressors (FIG. 1) use the centrifugal whirling of a sealing liquid to create a series of piston-like water columns to trap gas or vapor between the impeller cells of a rotor installed eccentric to its casing.