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Monitoring hydrogen plant performance—Part 1

Johnson Matthey Process Technologies: Ramakumar, K. R.

Process monitoring is an indispensable practice to keep track of key performance indicators (KPIs) of the hydrogen (H<sub>2</sub>) plant.

Industry Perspectives

Hydrocarbon Processing Staff: Nichols, Lee

On October 28, <i>Hydrocarbon Processing</i> will announce the winners of the 2021 <i>HP</> Awards during a virtual streaming event.

Improve kerosene mercaptan sweetening with fluoropolymer-cartridge liquid-liquid coalescers

Pall Corp.: Wines, T. H.  |  Gorin, A.
Honeywell UOP: Rios, J.  |  Trucko, J.

Many refineries are experiencing new problems related to the formation of stable emulsions and poor separation due to the increased use of lower-cost opportunity crude oils that have a high total acid number (TAN), higher gravities and more sulfur content.

Industry Perspectives

Hydrocarbon Processing Staff: Nichols, Lee

In mid-August, <i>Hydrocarbon Processing</i> announced the finalists of the 2021 <i>HP</i> 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

KBC, a Yokogawa Company: Chellani, J.
Saudi Aramco: Winter, G.  |  Alshaikh, A.

Process engineers must continuously monitor the health and performance of process units.

Implementation of advanced level control techniques in refinery operations

Nayara Energy Ltd.: Mandal, K. K.

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

Reliability: Calculating the value of upgrading: Shortcut estimations find savings and payback

Hydrocarbon Processing Staff: Bloch, Heinz P.

Bearings are precision components; to survive, they require clean lubricants in adequate amounts.

Management of LPG pool in a complex refinery

Tüpraş: Saka, A.  |  Kutman, D.

LPG pool management is becoming more important as the regulations on the product specifications tighten.

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

Hydrocarbon Processing Staff: Nichols, Lee

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

Control software drives sustainable performance and production

Emerson: Sims, S.

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.