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Control reciprocating compressor pressure pulsations to ensure long-term operational reliability

Contributing Author: Eshaghi, M.
Consultant: Perez, R. X.

Reciprocating compressors receive and deliver gas in discrete slugs (or pulses) as the pistons move back and forth.

The process control journey: Primary process control—Part 1

OQ Specialty Chemicals: McBul, S.

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

Endress+Hauser: Thomas, M.  |  Droughton, K.

There are several reasons to quantify and qualify the material properties of liquids in vessels and pipes.

Take the anxiety out of plant turnarounds

Emerson: Lindhjem, E.

The months leading into an impending turnaround (TAR) have never been an easy time for operations and maintenance personnel.

Digital Technologies: A sustainable approach for digitalizing the petrochemical industry

Pharos University: Ezzat, A. A.

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.

Full output resumes at Norway's Mongstad oil refinery

Full output has resumed at the Mongstad oil refinery in Norway, operator Equinor said, following a partial outage on July 12 due to a lightning strike near the plant.

A Case for Criteria that Simplify Process Vessel Lining Selection

Process vessels, also known as pressure vessels, deliver a critical function within oil and gas upstream operations. Subjected to elevated temperatures and pressures, these vessels are used to process hydrocarbon mixtures to remove corrosive materials from oil before transport. Linings are frequently used to mitigate corrosion inside process vessels and extend their service lives and maintenance cycles.

Shell suspends loadings of Nigeria's Forcados crude oil

Shell has suspended loadings of Nigeria's Forcados crude oil due to a potential leak at the export terminal, a spokesperson for its local subsidiary, SPDC, said.

Equinor's Mongstad refinery reduces output after lightning strike

Equinor has evacuated some staff and reduced output at its Mongstad oil refinery on Norway's west coast after a lightning strike near the plant disrupted power supplies, it said.

Marine fuel contamination hits U.S. Gulf Coast shippers

Contaminated marine fuels from several suppliers led to fouled engines on about a dozen vessels operating from the U.S. Gulf Coast this spring, according to Lloyd's Register and marine fuel testing service VPS.