Refining

Specifying internals in sour water strippers—Part 1

A sour water stripper (SWS) system is a common process in petroleum refineries and other processes where hydrogen sulfide is present.

Optimizing for viability—VDU revamp in a brownfield project

Revamping an existing column in an operating plant for higher throughput is a challenge, especially when the column is already operating at its rated capacity.

Successes and challenges installing the first proprietary closed-coke slurry system

Kaminski, M., LOTOS Asfalt; Manral, V., Heeswijk, B. V., Chevron Lummus Global; Graeter, F., Knuedel, S., TRIPLAN GmbH

The authors’ companya licensed a two-drum delayed coking technology process unit to Grupa LOTOS in Gdansk, Poland.

Innovations

Rhodes, Mike, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Cowan Dynamics has made advancements to its “C-PAC Module” Pneumatic Manifold and launched the C-PAC store.

Smart manufacturing standardization: Driving global interoperability for enabling factories of the future

Singh, S., ABB

Smart manufacturing is a topic that has generated considerable discussions within industry and standards organizations.

Unlock margin by interconnecting refinery optimization silos with closed-loop AI

Cohen, G., Imubit

Refineries and chemical processing plants are complicated to model, control and optimize.

Improve reliability and reduce maintenance with advanced analytics

A common misconception in largescale process manufacturing is that minimizing downtime by increasing reliability is the key to increasing profitability.

Data historian-based machine condition monitoring

Hastings, M., Brüel & Kjær Vibro A/S

Machine condition monitoring has been playing an increasingly important role in industrial asset healthcare for many years.

Reduce OPEX and improve sustainability through digital energy optimization strategies

Lau, C., Schneider Electric

Oil and gas companies are looking for quick ways to reduce OPEX amid the pandemic and oil and gas market crises.

Avoid costly stockouts through inventory sharing

Iyer, K. R., M/s Indorama India Private Ltd. (1)

Inventory sharing, per se, is not a new concept; rather, it is a popular practice in the wholesale and distribution business.