Refining

Industry Metrics

Rhodes, Mike, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

A combination of planned and unplanned refinery outages affected US gasoline production, resulting in considerable declines in inventory levels.

Business Trends: HPI construction: Capital expenditures remain above $1.8 T

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

As the hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI) nears the middle of 2019, Hydrocarbon Processing is providing an assessment of the global midstream/downstream processing industries’ capital investments.

Industry Perspectives: The evolution of the downstream

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

In Hydrocarbon Processing’s April issue, the editorial comment focused on advancing ideas in the downstream processing industries.

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.

Digital: Digitalize process plants for operational excellence

Sukumaran Nair, M. P., Center for Green Technology and Management

A large volume of data is generated during the operation of refining, petrochemical and fertilizer plants.

Executive Viewpoint: A vision for the refinery of 2030

Beck, R., Aspen Technology Inc.

The refining business needs to change dramatically over the next decade.

Africa: Financing Africa’s petrochemical projects

Oirere, S., Contributing Editor

The financing of Africa’s petrochemicals industry expansion remains a key issue for a continent on which governments and the private sector are grappling with an infrastructure financing deficit of $130 B–$170 B, despite some investors having found options to fund their petrochemical projects.

Editorial Comment: Sustainability: The latest creation in advancing ideas

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Over the past few months, Hydrocarbon Processing’s editorial staff has traveled thousands of miles to attend numerous conferences, events, users’ groups, groundbreakings, etc.

Applying industry standards to address cybersecurity risk

Cosman, E. C., ARC Advisory Group

Cybersecurity standards and related practices contain valuable information for both asset owners and solution suppliers.

Coke drum and blowdown system overpressure protection design—Part 2

Geronimo, G. DI, ExxonMobil Rotterdam refinery; Ceary, P. J., Markham, N., ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Co.; Groenendijk, S., Moreno, Y., Fluor

The blowdown (BD) system in delayed coking units (DCUs) receives waste streams generated during the coke drum (CD) decoking process to recover valuable hydrocarbons and water.