Process Optimization

Onsite

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Dr. Kheng Lau, BP, presented the keynote address on using high-fidelity simulators for training on day two of Hydrocarbon Processing’s International Refining and Petrochemical Conference (IRPC) Americas.

Business Trends

Newton, M., Aveva

The oil and gas industry is at a turning point.

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.

Bringing Industry 4.0 to the terminal

Kessler, R., Oceaneering International Inc.

The oil and gas industry is no stranger to the power of Industry 4.0 solutions that aggregate sensor and planning/forecasting data into a single shared view, as well as deliver valuable analytics and real-time alerting capabilities.

Process design consideration for a deep-cut vacuum distillation unit—Part 1

In the recent past, many US refineries have been reconfigured to process heavy opportunistic sour crudes.

Revamp results for CCR catalytic reforming unit with atmospheric regenerator

Kniuksta, A., Honeywell UOP; Piriyawiwatwong, W., Pipithvittaya, N., Star Petroleum Refining Public Co. Ltd.

The reformate market is changing.

New cable sealing system offers cost and maintenance savings for processing plants

Røe, M., Industrial Journalist

Miles of cables of various diameters are routed into new process plants, industrial plants, petrochemical plants, refineries and other industrial applications.

Dynamic simulation for FGRS design and controllability analysis

Chou, Y., Oriental Petrochemical Co. Ltd.; Hong, T., CTCI Advanced Systems Inc.

In this study, a dynamic model of a flare gas recovery system (FGRS) with a high-pressure eductor compression system was developed in a dynamic simulation for process design verification, control scheme evaluation and an availability study.

Onsite

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

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

Business Trends

Free, A., Renegar, CJ, Argo Consulting

Across the hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI), executives are buzzing about operational excellence.