Refining

Hydrocarbon Processing 2021 Awards FINALISTS

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Hydrocarbon Processing, the downstream processing sector’s leading technical publication for nearly 100 yr, has announced the finalists for its fifth annual HP Awards, which celebrate innovative technologies and people that have been instrumental in improving facility operations over the past year.

Engineering Case Histories: Case 114: A local flooding event at a plant site

Sofronas, A., Consulting Engineer

During a heavy rainstorm, flooding occurred at a plant location that had never before flooded.

Cybersecurity: How HPI companies can protect against ransomware and other cyber threats

Parsons, M., Corso, R., Sungard Availability Services

Ransomware has become an epidemic, and critical infrastructure is in the crosshairs.

Digital: Hybrid modeling: Unlocking the value of data for oil industry assets

Eide, E., Kongsberg Digital

We live in a world increasingly driven by data scenarios for advanced analytics, predictive modeling and machine learning (ML), but how reliable is this for large oil and gas assets where safety and reliability are of paramount importance?

Valves: Protect safety valves using rupture discs

Lloyd, C., REMBE GmbH Safety + Control

For many years, emissions were an unavoidable consequence of industrial development.

Reliability: Update your pump and mechanical seal specifications

Bloch, Heinz P., Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

A professionally presented course in pump fundamentals caught our eye recently.

Editorial Comment: HP announces 2021 Top Projects award nominees

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

For the past several years, Hydrocarbon Processing has recognized the top refining and petrochemical projects of the year.

Business Trends: How to achieve industrial autonomy in the refining and petrochemical industries

Millette, P., Honeywell Process Solutions

The process industries are moving from automated to autonomous operations.

Redundant control pilot valve system adds reliability in downstream operation

Boltniew, G., Emerson

In downstream processing facilities, such as refineries and chemical plants, downtime is a significant source of lost revenue.

Air-to-air pneumatic booster fail-safe system for valves

Aguirre, M., Cowan Dynamics

In pneumatic valve automation systems, it is common to hear the following terms for valve positions: “fail open (FO),” “fail close (FC)” and “fail last (FL)”.