Process Control

Digital: Improve chemical production with the IoT

If chemical companies want to remain competitive and move forward in a changing world, they must rapidly adopt innovative technologies.

Editorial Comment: Celebrating the latest advancements in HPI technology

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

At the end of this month, Hydrocarbon Processing will honor the latest technological advances in the hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI) at an awards gala.

Attaining TCO nirvana with outcome-based services

Linton, S., Honeywell Process Solutions

The industrial manufacturing sector is grappling with an unprecedented number of challenges.

Adapting instrumentation to the needs of refineries

Carlson, D., Cychosz, D., Emerson Automation Solutions

Oil refineries provide a smorgasbord of challenging applications for instrumentation engineers and technicians.

Online monitoring of H2O using tunable diode laser absorption spectroscopy

Engelhart, W. G., SpectraSensors; Spencer, B., Enterprise Products Co.; Beitel, D., Davis & Davis Co.

Raw wellhead natural gas is a complex mixture of methane (CH4), hydrocarbon condensates, natural gas liquids (NGL), water, contaminants, hydrogen sulfide (H2S), carbon dioxide (CO2), nitrogen, mercury and other compounds.

Hydrocarbon Processing Awards

Hydrocarbon Processing, the downstream processing sector’s leading technical publication, has announced the finalists for its second annual awards.

Six considerations for turbomachinery control upgrades

Egbuna, C., Rockwell Automation

Increasing competitive pressures in process industries, including oil and gas, are driving dramatic changes in the operational needs of process plants, utilities and pipelines.

Improving certainty in uncertain times by building an IIoT-ready plant

Shamsi, M., Emerson Automation Solutions

Historical statistics indicate that 25% of projects have budget overruns and a further 50% have schedule slippage.

Industrial IoT technologies are revolutionizing oil and gas supply chains

Harrison S., dominionRED

Over the past few decades, the world has seen a surge in demand for oil and gas, and global markets have responded to meet these growing energy needs.

Editorial Comment

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

In early June, Hydrocarbon Processing and Eni—an Italian multinational oil and gas company—hosted the annual International Refining and Petrochemical Conference (IRPC) in Milan, Italy.