Optimize cracked-gas compressors with smart-automation technology

Cox, P., Emerson Process Management

Machine health monitors can provide critical information to avoid unit and plant-wide shutdowns

Accurate feedstock selection and planning are critical to profitability

Adams, D. J., Honeywell Hi-Spec Solutions; Funahashi, K., Kobayashi, H., Maruzen Petrochemical; Saiki, K., Suzuki, M., Yamatake

Linear programming plays a vital role for ethylene producer

HP Reliability: Tutors can provide answers

Bloch, Heinz P., Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

As you read this column, much additional data on the nuclear disaster on the east coast of Japan’s main island will have become available. But, the terms safety and reliability will still be on o..

HP Reliability: Oil mist and electric motor windings

Bloch, Heinz P., Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

We often get questions relating to oil mist and how it affects electric motor windings. For a quick answer, contact us at Gulf Publishing via e-mail. We’ll steer you in the right direction by exp..

HP Reliability: Alignment choices have consequences

Bloch, Heinz P., Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Optimists tell us about steady industry trends toward reliability-imparting procedures and work processes, while realists continually make us aware of pressures to reduce expenditures. As outside obse..

Going ‘green’ with FCC expander technology

Carbonetto, B., Pecchi, P., GE Oil & Gas

New options recover waste gas energy as steam and electricity for plant use

Consider real-gas modeling for turboexpanders

Kaupert, K., OC Turboexpanders

New visualization methods expose problems with traditional designs

HP Reliability: Consider bearing protection for small steam turbines

Bloch, Heinz P., Thinnes, Billy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

In most small machines there is a need to limit both contaminant ingress and oil leakage. Inexpensive lip seals are sometimes used for sealing at the bearing housing, but lip seals typically last only..