Environment & Safety

Redundant control pilot valve system adds reliability in downstream operation

Boltniew, G., Emerson

In downstream processing facilities, such as refineries and chemical plants, downtime is a significant source of lost revenue.

Monitoring hydrogen plant performance—Part 1

Ramakumar, K. R., Johnson Matthey Process Technologies

Process monitoring is an indispensable practice to keep track of key performance indicators (KPIs) of the hydrogen (H2) plant.

Rigorous modeling of CO2 absorbers using potassium carbonate solutions

Ha, H. Z., Fluor Canada Ltd.; Mathias, P. M., Fluor Corp.

As part of the global campaign to reduce CO2 emissions, carbon capture and reduction are receiving increased attention from a variety of process industries, especially power generation and oil and gas exploration and production.

Enhance aromatics production with concurrent reduction of environmental footprint—Part 1

Catalytic reforming processes produce olefin contaminants in aromatics streams via paraffin dehydrogenation side reactions.

Industry Perspectives

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

On October 28, Hydrocarbon Processing will announce the winners of the 2021 HP Awards during a virtual streaming event.

Improve kerosene mercaptan sweetening with fluoropolymer-cartridge liquid-liquid coalescers

Wines, T. H., Gorin, A., Pall Corp.; Rios, J., Trucko, J., Honeywell UOP

Many refineries are experiencing new problems related to the formation of stable emulsions and poor separation due to the increased use of lower-cost opportunity crude oils that have a high total acid number (TAN), higher gravities and more sulfur content.

Industry Perspectives

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

In mid-August, Hydrocarbon Processing announced the finalists of the 2021 HP Awards, celebrating innovative technologies and people that have been instrumental in improving facility operations over the past year and are making the HPI safer, more efficient and more profitable.

Enhanced unit monitoring enabled by digital twin

Chellani, J., KBC, a Yokogawa Company; Winter, G., Alshaikh, A., Saudi Aramco

Process engineers must continuously monitor the health and performance of process units.

Show Preview: IRPC Operations: Optimizing operations and maintenance in the HPI

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

The hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI) is constantly investing in new technologies to optimize operations.

Editorial Comment: Refining’s evolution: Technology driving innovation

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Since its inception in 1922, Hydrocarbon Processing—originally called Petroleum Refiner when first published—has focused on delivering the latest refining technologies to readers around the world.