Information Systems

Business Trends: How to achieve industrial autonomy in the refining and petrochemical industries

Millette, P., Honeywell Process Solutions

The process industries are moving from automated to autonomous operations.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Enterprise-wide energy efficiency fleet monitoring tool

Trivedi, K., ExxonMobil Global Projects; Nehete, S., ExxonMobil Chemical Operations Pvt. Ltd.; Gunter, J., ExxonMobil Fuels & Lubricants Co.

In response to challenges related to global warming, climate change and greenhouse gas emissions, numerous countries are adopting regulatory measures requiring industry to further improve energy efficiency.

Monitor ppb monomer impurities and catalyst poisons with process GC-MS

Wasson, J., Russell, T., Wasson-ECE Instrumentation

Competition in the ethylene market is fierce and demands for the quality of the ethylene are increasing. High-purity monomers are used to make polyethylene and polypropylene, the polymeric building blocks for two important plastics.

Implementation of advanced level control techniques in refinery operations

Mandal, K. K., Nayara Energy Ltd.

Plant performance depends on stable operations, with steady feed, product flow, temperature and pressure control as per process requirements.

Innovations

Rhodes, Mike, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

What are the latest advancements in HPI technologies? This month’s Innovations section details the tools and technologies that are optimizing plant operations.