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Special Focus—Plant Safety and Environment
The roles of operations teams in handling emergency incidents in oil refineries and petrochemical plants
A fire incident in an oil refinery or petrochemical plant can be a very frightening event—the vast flames, the noises, the smells, and the feeling that at any moment, everything might explode.
HFC detection using optical gas imaging increases safety/efficiency while reducing emissions
Environment & Safety / Maintenance & Reliability / Petrochemicals / Process Optimization / Refining / Carbon Management / Engineering & Design / Environment / Equipment / Greenhouse Gases / Loss Prevention / Safety / Americas
The use of optical gas imaging (OGI) cameras has benefited the oil and gas industry greatly by improving worker safety and plant efficiency while reducing emissions; however, the technology has yet to gain a similar foothold in the petrochemical industry, despite offering similar advantages.
Plant Design, Engineering, Construction and Commissioning
The importance of operational readiness
Maintenance & Reliability / Petrochemicals / Process Optimization / Project Management / Refining / Aromatics / Construction / Economics / Engineering & Design / Equipment / Loss Prevention / Management / People
Over the last 20 yr–30 yr, manufacturing facilities and project teams have spent significant time and money developing tools to navigate the issues of designing, procuring and building projects.
Carbon Capture/CO2 Mitigation
How digital is essential for carbon capture at scale
Environment & Safety / Petrochemicals / Process Optimization / Refining / Carbon Management / Engineering & Design / Environment / Equipment / Greenhouse Gases / Heat Transfer / Information Systems
Energy and chemical companies around the globe obtain value from digitalization across all stages of the asset lifecycle, from design to operations.
The challenges in carbon capture, utilization and storage deployment
Global demand for crude oil, natural gas, coal and other fossil fuels is continuously increasing in various industries and petrochemical plants.
Maintenance and Reliability
Challenges faced during liner installation of a reciprocating makeup compressor
A hydrocracker makeup compressor in a refinery in Saudi Arabia failed during operation. Upon internal inspection of the compressor, it was found that the cylinder liner was cracked and needed a replacement (FIG. 1).
Valve, Pumps and Turbomachinery
Control reciprocating compressor pressure pulsations to ensure long-term operational reliability
Reciprocating compressors receive and deliver gas in discrete slugs (or pulses) as the pistons move back and forth.
Process Controls, Instrumentation and Automation
The process control journey: Primary process control—Part 1
When addressing process controls, the immediate interest is to invest in advanced process control (APC) technology without knowing the performance and stability of complex wide primary (PID) control.
Understanding and applying radiometric level and density profiling
Environment & Safety / Petrochemicals / Process Control / Process Optimization / Refining / Analyzers / Engineering & Design / Environment / Equipment / Information Systems / Utilities
There are several reasons to quantify and qualify the material properties of liquids in vessels and pipes.
Case study: Gas turbine generator fleet optimization
Cost reduction has always been an important focus for industrial plants to improve their bottom lines.
Plant Turnaround and Project Management
Take the anxiety out of plant turnarounds
Maintenance & Reliability / Petrochemicals / Process Control / Project Management / Refining / Construction / Engineering & Design / Environment / Equipment / Information Systems / Loss Prevention / People / Rotating Equipment / Valves
The months leading into an impending turnaround (TAR) have never been an easy time for operations and maintenance personnel.
Editorial Comment: Ensuring everyone goes home safely: Advancing safety systems in the HPI is imperative
One operational aspect that should never be overlooked in the hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI) is safety.
Digital Technologies: A sustainable approach for digitalizing the petrochemical industry
Environment & Safety / Maintenance & Reliability / Petrochemicals / Process Optimization / Refining / Engineering & Design / Environment / Equipment / Information Systems / Loss Prevention / People / Piping / Polymers / Products
In the petrochemical industry, business leaders are continuing to push for new approaches to optimize technology applications without disrupting their operational targets and key performance indicators.
Trends and Resources
Global Project Data
Gas Processing/LNG / Petrochemicals / Refining / Construction / Natural Gas / Products / Africa / Americas / Asia/Pacific / Europe / Middle East
Gulf Energy Information’s Global Energy Infrastructure database is tracking nearly 1,050 active projects in the HPI.
Environment & Safety / Gas Processing/LNG / Petrochemicals / Process Control / Refining / Information Systems / Safety
Flowserve Corp., a leading provider of flow control products and services for the global infrastructure markets, has released the Flowserve FlowSync™ Bluetooth Actuator App.
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