Project Management

Online Exclusive: Interview with AspenTech at Optimize 2019

Hydrocarbon Processing's Editor, Associate Publisher Lee Nichols met with Aspen Technology's Ron Beck, Director of Industry Marketing, Oil and Gas, and Paul Donnelly, Director, Industry Marketing, at AspenTech's Optimize 2019 conference.

Topaz embraces IoT with BHGE’s VitalyX Lubricant Monitoring System

Topaz Energy and Marine has signed a long-term agreement and placed an order with Baker Hughes, a GE company to collaborate on deploying BHGE’s lubricant condition monitoring system, VitalyX.

Selection of cooling water system for gas, petroleum and petrochemical plants located on coastline—Part 2

Safamirzaei, M., Namvaran P&T

The main options for the cooling water systems of gas, petroleum and petrochemical plants located on coastlines are studied here, and alternatives are compared with the consideration of several technical and economic parameters.

Power: Temporary power tips for turnarounds and maintenance activities

Smith, B., Aggreko Process Services

Maintenance activities and turnarounds often prove challenging to a facility’s electrical power system.

Project Management: Check installation of the tray column before box-up

Dixit, P., Consulting Engineer

To push the project schedule, plant owners sometimes proceed the boxing up of columns without approval of the tray designer.

Digital: Cloud-based dynamic simulation models amplify operator training and safety programs

International oil and gas (O&G) and hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI) companies are under great pressure to be profitable.

Viewpoint: Downstream expansions will accelerate needed production growth

Al-Judaimi, A. M., Saudi Aramco

Two transformative drivers—global economic growth averaging more than 3%/yr and the world population expanding to more than 9 B by 2040—will have the net effect of adding another India and China to today’s global energy demand.

Reliability: Safe fluid machines are our responsibility

Bloch, Heinz P., Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Early in our training as engineers, we developed the ability to collect and evaluate data.

Editorial Comment: Where some see roadblocks, we see opportunities

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

In the January issue of Hydrocarbon Processing, the editorial comment focused on the roadmap to advancing ideas.

Business Trends: How plastics waste recycling could transform the chemical industry

If plastics demand follows its current trajectory, global plastics-waste volumes would grow from 260 MMtpy in 2016 to 460 MMtpy by 2030, taking what is already a serious environmental problem to a new level.