Safety

Editorial Comment: Where some see roadblocks, we see opportunities

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

In the January issue of Hydrocarbon Processing, the editorial comment focused on the roadmap to advancing ideas.

A cost-effective approach to monitoring dangerous hydrogen sulfide gas

Hernandez, J., Emerson Automation Solutions

Hydrogen sulfide gas (H2S) is one of the most common hazards in the oil and gas industry.

Coke drum and blowdown system overpressure protection design - Part 1

The blowdown (BD) system in delayed coking units (DCUs) receives waste streams generated during the coke drum (CD) decoking process to recover valuable hydrocarbons and water. In recent DCU designs, the CD pressure relief valves (PRVs) also discharge to this system and then to the flare system via the BD PRVs.

Digital: Digitalization—Why now?

Micklem, D., KBC, a Yokogawa Company

The process industries are under threat.

Reliability: Where asset reliability must begin in refineries and petrochemical plants

Bloch, Heinz P., Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Numerous articles on asset reliability have been published in the decades since 1970.

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.

Design considerations for rigging and transportation of large process columns

Sharma, B. K., Bahadur, A., Fluor Daniel India

Design guidelines for rigging and transporting large process columns are outlined in this article, along with the various aspects that should be considered during the initial design phase of equipment.

How did asset utilization modeling save Sadara $1 B in capital cost?

Hayek, F., Moran, M., Sadara Chemical Co.

Sadara is a JV between Saudi Aramco and Dow Chemical.

Business Trends: The state of process safety and operational risk management—Feeling the squeeze

Jones, S., Petrotechnics

The 2018 edition of Petrotechnics’ process safety management (PSM) and operational risk management report builds on insights gained from the 2017 survey.