Safety

Are hot pipes and equipment surfaces ignition sources in the HPI?

Biradar, B., Agarwal, A., Bechtel India Pvt Ltd.

Most international and national standards used in the hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI) for conducting hazardous area classification do not provide any guidance or recommendation for non-electrical equipment, such as hot pipe and equipment surfaces, that can act as ignition sources.

HP Flashback: Advancing processing technologies and refining operations: Excerpts from the 1920s

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

The following is a mixture of technical articles, columns and headlines published in the 1920s by The Refiner and Natural Gasoline Manufacturer, the forerunner to Hydrocarbon Processing.

Editorial Comment: Past, present and future: Hydrocarbon Processing celebrates 100 yr of publishing

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

It is my esteemed honor to announce that Hydrocarbon Processing is entering its centennial year of publishing.

Reliability: Disregarding storage preservation has consequences

Bloch, Heinz P., Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

As a rule, equipment to be installed at a plant site initially arrives at an outdoor storage yard.

Business Trends: Executives’ focus on lean management leaves companies exposed to risk during crises

Bahr, N., DuPont Sustainable Solutions

In the wake of an extraordinary year marred by the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the author’s company released the results of its 2021 Operational Risk Management Survey1 of executives, a barometer of the topics that dominate boardroom discussions around the world.

Assessment of independent protection layers in an LOPA study—Part 2

Patel, H. J., Fluor

Industrial facilities, especially those operating in the chemical, oil and gas and petroleum industries, contain inherent risks in operations due to the processing of materials that are hazardous in nature.

Safety and environmental benefits of reliability engineering

Troyer, D., O'Malley, C., T. A. Cook

When you boil down the mission of reliability to its bare essence, the job is to deliver maximum operational availability for the least amount of money over the lifecycle of the asset.

Consequence modeling and risk analysis for safeguarding against jet fires

Due to their high momentum and erosive nature, sustained jet fires are one of the most hazardous types of fires that can threaten the integrity of process facilities.

Assessment of independent protection layers in an LOPA study—Part 1

Patel, H. J., Fluor

Industrial facilities, especially those operating in the chemical, oil and gas and petroleum industries, contain inherent risks in operations due to the processing of materials that are hazardous in nature.

Hydrocarbon Processing 2021 Awards WINNERS

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

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