Information Systems

External pressure design of large-diameter piping: Optimal analysis approach

Maiti, S., Wood Group

Large-diameter piping used in the petrochemical, oil and gas, steel plant and power industries often carry toxic fluids and can pose significant safety hazards.

Editorial Comment: Advancing ideas and best practices by learning from others

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

For 99 yr, Hydrocarbon Processing has provided hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI) professionals around the world with the latest technologies, best practices, know-how and case studies.

Innovations

Mike Rhodes, 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.

Control software drives sustainable performance and production

Sims, S., Emerson

In the face of changing dynamics around the world, hydrocarbon manufacturers are finding the need to not only change strategies, but also to continually adapt those strategies to meet new social and consumer expectations.

Innovations

Mike Rhodes, 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.

If you want AI to overcome limitations, give it more scalability

Brooks, M., AspenTech

Artificial intelligence (AI) has caused a significant buzz not only within the hydrocarbon processing industry but also in everyday activities.

Integral vs. proportional gap for averaging level control

Gous, G., De Vaal, P., The University of Pretoria

In process plants, many instances of level control are required to keep the material balance of the plant from integrating to undesired operating conditions.

Optimize product blending using Excel spreadsheets and Lingo software—Part 2

Coker, A. K., A.K.C. Technology; Alsuhaibani, A., Texas A&M University

Linear programming (LP) for blending. LP is an optimization model that can be used to good advantage despite the highly nonlinear characteristics of the fluid flow-cash flow model.

Achieve zero execution errors through procedure clarity

Montemurro, F., Voovio Technologies

It is well-documented that many unplanned manufacturing events could have been prevented if procedures were executed properly.

Key instrumentation technologies to tackle the toughest measurement challenges

Oberle, C., Bonkat, T., Emerson Automation Solutions

Just as some people seek out extreme sports, process manufacturing has its extreme applications, and engineers who design for these environments must find ways to safely contain and monitor all manner of dangerous reactions and products.