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Digital: Digital twin for refinery production optimization

Garcia, C. A., Repsol

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

Reliability: Houston: We have another problem

Bloch, Heinz P., Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

The state of understanding science and facts on one side and distinguishing these from anecdotes and far-fetched opinions on the other side, should be concerning to us.

Editorial Comment: In pursuit of operational excellence: A thank you from Hydrocarbon Processing

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

In late September, Hydrocarbon Processing hosted the International Refining and Petrochemical Conference (IRPC).

Business Trends: Battle of the biofuels: Renewable diesel vs. biodiesel

O'Brien, P., Opportune LLP

As new low-carbon diesel fuels and blends become more readily available, it is important to understand the differences between them and how each impacts engine performance.

Control valve design challenges for green diesel processes

Prusha, J., Emerson Automation Solutions

Green (or renewable) diesel is a biofuel that offers several advantages over biodiesel, so many refineries are increasingly including it in their production portfolios.

Advanced methods for controlling boiler tube corrosion and fouling—Part 2

Kraetsch, K., Buecker, B., ChemTreat, Inc.

In Part 1 of this article, the authors covered techniques for minimizing corrosion and contaminant ingress from condensate return and feedwater to industrial steam generators.

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.

Purchase order, contract or purchase agreement: Which is best for your procurement strategy?

Berg, J., ShureLine Construction; Parmar, A., COIM USA; Rentschler, C., Shahani, G., Consultant

Procuring equipment, materials and services are very important to a project’s financial success.

Materials management: Data-centric execution to enhance organizational productivity—Part 2

Wyss, S., Bechtel Corp.

In Part 1, the broad concept of materials management was discussed, along with materials management as an investment and attitude.