Safety

Engineering Case Histories: Case 108—Failure analysis computations differ from design

Sofronas, A., Consulting Engineer

When equipment fails, it indicates weak points and usually exposes the cause(s) of the failure.

Reliability: Viewing issues out of context may be a waste of time

Bloch, Heinz P., Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

An alternative to the above title would be “Test your rotating equipment engineers’ IQ.”

Securing industrial systems in a digital world

The development of industrial control systems (ICS) over the past two decades has changed the face of many industries.

Looking back at the Phillips 66 explosion in Pasadena, Texas: 30 years later

Bloch, K. P., Contributing Writer; Vaughen, B.K., AIChE

October 23, 2019 marks the 30-yr anniversary of a devastating fire and explosion that claimed the lives of 23 workers at a major chemical plant in Pasadena, Texas.

Industry Perspectives—Two events: One to honor, one to learn

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

In this issue, the finalists for Hydrocarbon Processing’s third annual HP Awards are detailed.

Digital Refinery: Change project execution with virtual and augmented reality

It is an exciting time to be a contractor in the energy industry.

Editorial Comment: Exchanging ideas through collaborative environments

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

What is the best way to exchange ideas?

Are produced water emissions factors accurate?

Ross, K., Bryan Research & Engineering, Inc.

Rules of thumb are often required to estimate hydrocarbon emissions from produced water storage tanks due to a lack of sampling or inadequacies of sample analysis—the “1% rule” being the most common.

Hydrocarbon Processing Awards

Hydrocarbon Processing, the downstream processing sector’s leading technical publication, has announced the finalists for its third annual awards.

Modified shed decks tackle crude tower fouling problems

Hanson, D., Brown Burns, J., Valero Energy Corp.

Many tray designs have been complicated by the hunt for the “perfect distillation tray” design.