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Transitioning to an electrified future

Siemens Energy: Diezinger, S.

As countries responsible for 75% of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions set net-zero targets, oil and gas, chemicals and other energy-intensive process industries are under increasing pressure to decarbonize.

Atlas Copco: Cut the carbon

This article details Atlas Copco's Cut the Carbon solutions initiative and how they it is supporting decarbonization efforts around the world.

Maintenance keeps refineries and petrochemical plants healthy

Engineering Consultant: Khanna, V.

The maintenance of industrial chemical plants is essential to protect and restore equipment, circuits and systems to enhance their function and provide efficient operations.

Practical examples and considerations in designing emergency depressurizing systems

Saudi Aramco: Tijani, A.
Siemens: Rodrigues, H.  |  Safar, A.

Process operating facilities typically process large inventories of gas and volatile hydrocarbon liquids at high pressures, which have the potential of posing major hazards during emergency incidents—such as fire, loss of containment or operating excursion.

Take the anxiety out of plant turnarounds

Emerson: Lindhjem, E.

The months leading into an impending turnaround (TAR) have never been an easy time for operations and maintenance personnel.

Honeywell's path to decarbonization: Leak detection, energy efficiency and asset optimization

Reducing emissions is a significant challenge several industries face, with multiple pathways being taken to increase sustainability. At Honeywell Users Group 2023, Ravi Srinivasan delivered a presentation titled “Overcoming emission challenges: The path to net zero.” Srinivasan highlighted several avenues for reducing emissions, such as proactive leak detection and remediation, energy efficiency solutions, hydrogen (H2), carbon capture, renewable fuels and offsets.

Challenges faced during liner installation of a reciprocating makeup compressor

A hydrocracker makeup compressor in a refinery in Saudi Arabia failed during operation. Upon internal inspection of the compressor, it was found that the cylinder liner was cracked and needed a replacement.

How companies can take advantage of APM solutions to reduce planned maintenance

AspenTech: Brooks, M.

According to Löfsten, “the costs of maintenance are estimated to be between 15% and 40% of production costs.” Consequently, efforts to reduce such costs without compromising risk to equipment, personnel safety and environmental integrity are welcomed.

Steam-surface condensers: Lessons from the field

Graham Corp.: Lines, J. R.

Steam-surface condensers are used throughout the refining, petrochemical and chemical industries.

Liquid applications for ASME Section I service

Curtiss-Wright: Merriam, R.  |  Fels, G. W.

Extensive guidance is available for relief protection of American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Boiler & Pressure Vessel Code (B&PVC) Section VIII process equipment for scores of applications, such as run-away reactions, distillation and heat exchangers. Sources include ASME, American Petroleum Institute (API) and the Design Institute for Emergency Relief Systems (DIERS), among others.