Refining

People

Rhodes, Mike, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Stress Engineering Services Inc. (SES) has promoted Kenneth Bhalla to Chief Technology Officer (CTO).

Four key benefits of an integrity operating window (IOW) implementation

Addington, F., Folse, J., PinnacleART

In today’s operating facilities, it is critical to have robust mechanical integrity (MI) programs that provide the capability to understand the various parameters that affect asset integrity so that inspections can be planned accordingly.

Onsite

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Opening Gulf Energy Information’s 2019 Eastern Mediterranean Gas Conference (EMGC) in Cyprus was the Minister of Energy, Commerce and Industry for the Republic of Cyprus, H. E. Yiorgos Lakkotrypis.

Equipment reliability: Critical to protecting margins in a volatile environment

Donlon, A., ExxonMobil

For any hydrocarbon processor, margin is king.

Innovations

Rhodes, Mike, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Alfa Laval has introduced wide-opening design plates in its Packinox heat exchangers.

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.