Utilities

Getting onboard with modernization

Robling, D., Schneider Electric

While electrical equipment typically has a lengthy lifespan, it is not meant to last, or be relevant, forever.

Business Trends: A strategic energy solution

Giglio, R., Foster Wheeler

Refining is the process of separating crude oil into different hydrocarbon groups through distillation.

Hydrocarbon Processing Awards

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

Digital: Looking to boost safety? Reliable operations are the key

Carugo, M., Emerson Automation Solutions

Equipment failures are the thorn in every industrial plant’s side.

Digital: Maximize return on capital investment with predictive maintenance

Newton, M., Aveva

Oil and gas professionals are well aware of the pressures companies face in the market.

Configuration study and design of sour water stripper units for a refinery revamp

Das, S., Singh, N. K., Fluor Daniel India Pvt. Ltd.

As demand for oil products increases, refiners are expanding the capacity of their crude processing facilities to accommodate higher throughput.

Prevent buckling of tanks with external rafters

Tharakan, J., Suncor Energy Inc.

Most cone roof tanks are designed with roof-supporting structures inside the tank.

Keep a floating roof on an even keel

Skogberg, P., Emerson Automation Solutions

Users of large liquid hydrocarbon storage tanks at refineries and terminals must solve a variety of problems and make trade-offs related to vapor emissions and general structural integrity for these massive containers.

Upgrading the bottom of the barrel

Elshout, R., Energy Systems Engineering; Bailey, J., Brown, L., Nick, P., Consultant

In the past few decades, new technologies, including both carbon rejection methods and catalytic conversion methods, have emerged.

Use your data to its full potential to prevent outages

Creef, B., HIMA Americas, Inc.

In a process plant, the safety system is responsible for the protection of personnel, resources and the environment, by taking the plant to a safe state in the event of a fault. However, is the system capable of contributing more to the plant’s uptime and profitability?