Refining

Industry Perspectives: What are the opportunities for the global HPI?

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

In the February issue of Hydrocarbon Processing, our editors provided the results of Hydrocarbon Processing’s survey on the challenges that the downstream processing industry may face this year.

Digital: Digitalization—Why now?

Micklem, D., KBC, a Yokogawa Company

The process industries are under threat.

Executive Viewpoint: Introducing the refinery of the future

Gugel, J., Honeywell UOP

Businesses that develop and commercialize process technology are in a unique position to identify and evaluate global trends in our industry.

Project Management: Intelligent 3D model for digital project execution

Digital transformation offers the chance to reorganize and develop new models of collaboration that fully leverage the opportunities offered by digital technologies and their benefits across the oil and gas business—particularly for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractors.

The critical maintenance team: Do you have one?

Thorman, G., Consultant

Larger plants typically have planners and maintenance supervisors onsite, as well as operations personnel.

Fabrication of clad equipment and piping—Part 2

Shargay, C., Carmona, R. K., Daru, K., Desai, J., Irfan, M., Fluor; Panchal, A., Reliance Industries Ltd.

For pressure vessels, heat exchangers and piping in corrosive services, the materials in contact with the process are often required to be high alloys to provide a reliable service life.

The top three causes of contractor and engineering misalignment

Eichelberger, N., Accruent

When contractors, engineers and operations teams at downstream processing plants do not work together at optimal efficiency, it can present serious problems.

Set correct design specifications for optimized piping and pipe support system

Maiti, S., Wood Group

During the planning and engineering execution of petrochemical, oil and gas, and power projects, it is essential that the owner and engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor mutually develop a comprehensive and detailed piping design specification.

Understand net gas compressor control logic from a process engineering standpoint

Hong, R., Chang, G. S., GS Engineering and Construction

In a refinery or petrochemical plant, certain equipment can create “gray areas” between process engineers and instrument engineers.

Cut costs and save time servicing valves during refinery turnarounds

Dalal, N., Emerson Automation Solutions

Most refineries perform turnaround activities every 3 yr–5 yr to maintain and upgrade plant assets and equipment.