Safety

Development of novel epoxy closed-cell foam for personnel and corrosion protection—Part 2

Oharriz, O., Belzona Inc.

Most industrial assets operating at elevated temperatures require thermal insulation for energy conservation, thermal protection or process stabilization.

Why sulfur plants fail: An in-depth study of sulfur recovery unit failures—Part 2

Bohme, G. E., Sulphur Experts Inc.

Equipment malfunction or an unplanned shutdown of a sulfur recovery unit (SRU) can have a significant effect on a production company’s profitability, along with an equally serious impact on personnel safety and the environment.

Integrated remote operations drive collaboration and autonomy

Fiske, T., Anderson, G., Yokogawa

Sensors, equipment and devices are becoming more intelligent, opening the door for autonomous operations, which is the ability for machines and processes to run while self-diagnosing and handling problems.

2022 HP Awards Finalists

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Hydrocarbon Processing, the downstream processing sector’s leading technical publication for 100 yr, has announced the finalists for its sixth annual HP Awards, which celebrate innovative technologies and people that have been instrumental in improving facility operations over the past year.

Safeguarding the world’s energy

Hackney, D., ABS Group

For the foreseeable future, our global economy will continue to rely on fossil fuels as our primary energy source. Because this affects every aspect of the supply chain, the oil and gas sector will continue to be a target for cyber attacks from state and non-state actors that are looking to cripple infrastructure, hold systems for ransom or infiltrate to gain access to new technologies.

Data, algorithms and collaboration combine for machine-learning success

Venkat, A., Zakeri, S., Disantis, J., Seeq; Johnstone, A., Ithaca Energy; Martin, J., allnex

Process manufacturers are investing significant resources in machine-learning (ML) to increase reliability, profitability and sustainability in their operations—saving millions of dollars in short periods of time through increased efficiency.

Innovations

Rhodes, Mike, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

AW-Lake now offers a new Portable Transit Time Ultrasonic Flow Meter in addition to the full-sized clamp-on version that provides non-contacting flow measurement for the most challenging industrial environments with minimal installation complexity and costs.

A system approach to mitigating corrosion under insulation

Cusick, A., Owens Corning

This article will consider how a system approach can help mitigate the risk of CUI and contribute to the performance and longevity of piping and equipment.

Why sulfur plants fail: An in-depth study of sulfur recovery unit failures—Part 1

Bohme, G. E., Sulphur Experts Inc.

Equipment malfunction or an unplanned shutdown of a SRU can have a significant effect on a production company’s profitability, along with an equally serious impact on personnel safety and the environment.

An economic evaluation for SOx emissions reduction from FCC regenerator flue gas using an additive

Jiang, Q., Sha, H., Song, H., SINOPEC Research Institute of Petroleum Processing; Cui, S., Zhou, J., Cao, D., SINOPEC Refining Department; Chen, H., SINOPEC Science & Technology Department; Wang, S., Zhang, Y., Yang, L., SINOPEC Qingdao Refining & Chemical Co. Ltd.; Wang, T., Kong, F., Wang, S., SINOPEC Catalyst Co. Ltd.

Sulfur oxides removal has been a global trend in the refining and petrochemical industry.