Refining

Digital: Digitalization is the next step in chemicals excellence

Morse, P. M., Aspen Technology Inc.

Digital transformation is a common theme at many industry gatherings and events, as operating companies are more readily sharing their digital success stories and audiences are becoming more comfortable with the digital themes.

AI: How AI and machine learning benefit refineries and petrochemical plants

Welsh, T., AX Control

Embedding machines with artificial intelligence (AI) allows them to learn from their past experiences.

Turbomachinery: Increase rotating equipment uptime with laser shaft alignment

Silveira, J. D., Nexxis

The cost of failing to properly align shafts or belts on rotating machinery adds up to more than the need to physically fix damaged machinery.

Editorial Comment: IRPC EurAsia—A roadmap to advancing ideas

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

According to the editors of Hydrocarbon Processing, the downstream processing industry will witness substantial growth in new refining, petrochemical and gas processing/LNG capacities over the next several years.

Innovations

Rhodes, Mike, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Claroty has made several significant enhancements to its Continuous Threat Detection product.

Industry Metrics

Rhodes, Mike, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

US markets weakened despite positive performance at the middle of the barrel due to considerable gasoil and jet/kero inventory drawdowns.

Industry Perspectives: What challenges will 2019 bring to the global HPI?

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

In the December 2018 issue of Hydrocarbon Processing, we detailed our editorial opinion on the most likely route that shippers will take to adhere to new International Maritime Organization (IMO) sulfur regulations.

Extended vapor cloud analysis methodology—Part 2

Myers, P. E., Trotter, B., PEMY Consulting

The Buncefield explosion in the UK was the worst post-World War 2 fire/explosion incident.

USB threat vector trends and implications for industrial operators

Knapp, E., Honeywell

These are interesting times for universal serial bus (USB) security.

Lessons learned from a refinery revamp project

Khan, M. S., WorleyParsons

Revamp projects are inherently challenging due to the numerous constraints imposed by existing equipment design and space limitations.