Information Systems

Digital: Digital twin for refinery production optimization

Garcia, C. A., Repsol

Digitalization is fundamental to Repsol’s strategy for the future.

Process Controls, Instrumentation and Automation: Why it is time to move on from the thermowell

Thermowells are widely used in industrial applications for measuring temperature; however, with new, high-accuracy, non-invasive alternatives available, it is time to move on from thermowells and embrace more innovative measurement techniques.

Integrate artificial intelligence with natural intelligence

Fernandes, S., Yokogawa Corp. of America Inc.

Have you noticed that many articles about artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, data analytics, the Internet of Things (IoT) or digital transformation likely include an image of a human brain?

Assessment of independent protection layers in an LOPA study—Part 1

Patel, H. J., Fluor

Industrial facilities, especially those operating in the chemical, oil and gas and petroleum industries, contain inherent risks in operations due to the processing of materials that are hazardous in nature.

Hydrocarbon Processing 2021 Awards WINNERS

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Hydrocarbon Processing, the downstream processing sector’s leading technical publication for nearly 100 yr, has announced the winners for its fifth annual HP Awards, which celebrate innovative technologies and people that have been instrumental in improving facility operations over the past year.

Continuous corrosion monitoring improves process optimization

Fazackerley, W., Emerson

Corrosion is one of the most insidious challenges in the oil refining industry.

The path forward for process automation: Multivariable control as core competency

Kern, A., APC Performance LLC

In process automation, multivariable control has always been considered an area of specialization and a luxury for those companies with sufficient scale and resources to justify its high costs of ownership.

Impact of inaccurate water-in-oil measurement

Yang, M., TÜV SÜD National Engineering Laboratory

Water-in-oil content is an important parameter for both the upstream and downstream sectors of the oil and gas industry.

Manage integrated operating limits

Baliga, M. A., Reliance Industries Ltd.

For safe and smooth operations of petrochemical and refining facilities, it is vital that they are continuously run within defined operating limits, ensuring high reliability of the plant and equipment and delivering per rated capacities throughout their lifecycle.

Hydrocarbon Processing 2021 Awards FINALISTS

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Hydrocarbon Processing, the downstream processing sector’s leading technical publication for nearly 100 yr, has announced the finalists for its fifth annual HP Awards, which celebrate innovative technologies and people that have been instrumental in improving facility operations over the past year.