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Special Report: Plant Safety and Reliability
Improve estimations for dynamic pressure waves from an explosion
Using a polar coordinate system, engineers can estimate risks on buildings and structures during the design phase
Improve facility SIS performance and reliability
Use solenoids to partial stroke test block valves
Operator maintenance - key to reducing breakdowns
Here are the benefits and implementation procedures
Pregrouted baseplates reduce installation time and costs
Improving pump reliability is another benefit
Critical situation management – avoid the pitfalls
Guidelines are based on over 50 projects
Improving reliability of chemical processing facilities
An enterprise reliability management system offers powerful failure analysis capabilities
Include your field work force in the automation loop
New technologies reduce maintenance costs and increase productivity
Engineering Case Histories
HPInternet: How oil refining works
Now this is a wonderful Website (http://www.howstuffworks.com/oil-refining.htm) from the people at "How Stuff Works." It is an animated look at how petroleum refining operates and is great! B..
HP Automation Safety: Getting failure rate data
During a course this month, I heard from several that the lack of failure rate data for instrumentation used in safety applications has been the major impediment keeping control enginee..
HP Integration Strategies: Effective operations management
Even though the information age has been slow to reach manufacturing, the drive toward collaborative manufacturing will force changes. Furthermore, operations management (OM), the plant..
Trends and Resources
HP Innovations: HPInnovations
Distillation breakthrough reduces tower height Linas-Tekhno Inc. has developed a totally new solution for industrial distillation. The method is a modified-film distillation technique. ..
Ulysses Systems and RRS form alliance Ulysses Systems, Inc. and Risk, Reliability and Safety Engineering (RRS Engineering), have an alliance agreement to jointly market its risk, reliab..
Feedstock scheduling software PetroSched scheduling software is claimed to be a user-friendly and low-cost tool for effective feedstock scheduling and blending operations for refineries and ..
HP Construction: HPIn Construction
Linde has contract from Norway Linde AG, Wiesbaden, Germany, is building what is claimed to be Europe's largest natural gas liquefaction plant on Melkøya island near Hammerfest, Norway,..
Development through problem solving Sandvik Process Systems' new corporate brochure, "Development through problem solving," provides an introduction to the company, its products and mar..
HP In Brief: HPIn Brief
Energy industry should face the 'challenge of change'through strong partnerships, urged ChevronTexaco Chairman and CEO David J. O'Reilly. Speaking to more than 3,000 delegates at the 17..
A flawed perception in a transparent world
In Hollywood, image is everything. It is the perception of what others hold true of your actions and deeds. Presently, the image of the HPI and integrated energy companies is deplorable..
Foundation fieldbus selected for major projects
Here’s why Shell and Conoco are committed to the technology
Foundation fieldbus – open, integrated fieldbus architecture
Here’s how the technology helps support plant optimization
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