Process Control

Roundtable: Digital transformation in oil and gas: Is the hype justified and is the industry going far enough?

Lehmann, S., Petrotechnics; Malladi, M., Reliance Industries Ltd.; Marx, J., Airswift; Ward, R., McKinsey Energy Insights

Digital transformation in oil and gas: Is the hype justified and is the industry going far enough?

Viewpoint—Industry 4.0: Demystifying the next big thing in oil and gas

Habibi, E., PAS Global

Until a few years ago, the term Industrial Revolution referred to the significant technological changes that began in the late 1700s with the advent of the steam engine, leading to the mechanization of work and the unprecedented economic growth and prosperity that followed.

Reliability: Pre-select a multidisciplinary failure analysis provider

Bloch, Heinz P., Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Suppose you are among the average mid-size plants that simply cannot afford to hire, train or otherwise employ subject matter experts (SMEs) in every one of the different disciplines within your company.

Advanced process control metrics: Closing the loop on APC performance

Kern, A., APC Performance LLC

For more than 30 yr, advanced process control (APC) has established itself as an important and relatively routine and valued part of the industrial process control and operation landscape.

Improve refinery production and efficiency with asset monitoring

Donnangelo, M., Emerson Automation Solutions

The sheer volume of equipment in a refinery—from vessels, columns, huge structures and mazes of pipes to pumps, valves, controllers and instruments—is staggering.

Onsite

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Jenny Hebert and George Yaluris of Albemarle accept the HP Award for Best Catalyst Technology.

Viewpoint: New thinking to old problems

The oil and gas industry is aging, and it is time to get wiser when it comes to training and productivity.

The road to successful plant modernization

Kang, H., Yokogawa Corp. of America

Any personnel working in a refinery or heavy petrochemical plant with “vintage” automation equipment are painfully aware of the effects a distributed control system (DCS) from the 1990s, 1980s or even earlier can have on operations.

Methodology for model-based, real-time prediction of corrosion in heat exchangers

Holzer, G., Jeitler, E., Prozess Optimal CAP GmbH

In the chemical and process industries, gases or vapor mixtures must be cooled to temperatures near the water dewpoint in a variety of thermal unit operations.

Innovations

Rhodes, Mike, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff