Safety

Industry Perspectives: HP Awards—Honoring the industry’s best

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

In late June, Hydrocarbon Processing announced the finalists for its third annual awards.

Advantages of using TDL analyzers for safety monitoring in combustion within HPI applications

Jenkins, R., Servomex

From refining to chemical production processes, heaters play an essential role in hydrocarbon processing applications.

Refinery revamp opportunities with welded plate heat exchangers

Kauders, P., CDE Projects Ltd.; Broad, R., GESMEX Exchangers GmbH

The plate-and-shell (P&S) heat exchanger has three significant advantages over the shell-and-tube (S&T) type traditionally used in refinery processes.

Editorial Comment: Embracing uncertainty for a better tomorrow

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

The downstream processing industry is changing.

Clearing the way for China’s petrochemical growth: Efficient catalytic VOC emissions control

Cullen, G., Cotter, T., Clariant

The growth of China’s chemical industry over the past 30 yr has been truly astonishing.

Support robust process safety management platforms with less reliance on incident investigations

Caudill, J., Contributing Writer

Accepting that incidents are inevitable can be considered a form of institutionalized normalization of deviance.

An evolving approach to digitalization

Wyatt, T., Fleissman, R., Emerson Automation Solutions

Much has been written in recent years about the need for refineries to embrace the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).

Adapting and prospering in the energy transition

Hasegawa, K., Shire, T., Yokogawa Corp. of America

The energy transition is gathering momentum as pressure from society leads policy makers and investors to demand faster and deeper cuts to carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from all industrial sectors.

The greening of the downstream industry: A carbon investment case for clean refining

Fonda, M., Meridian Energy Group

Hydrocarbon Processing was pleased to speak recently with Mark Fonda, Executive Vice President, Engineering and Chief Technical Officer for Meridian Energy Group, which is building two grassroots refineries in the US.

Executive Viewpoint: Trends in the global process furnace market

Whether it is heating process fluids to achieve enough temperature in crude atmospheric and vacuum distillation units, or reaction temperatures inside furnace tubes to produce ethylene, vinyl chloride monomer, synthetic gas and continuous catalytic reformer reactors, or simple process heating (thermal fluid), process furnaces play a critical role in refineries and petrochemical complexes.