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Connected workers can be empowered by digital transformation

Shiftconnector: Eschbach, A.

Plant safety, product quality and efficient operations in oil and gas processing rely on accurate knowledge transfer between teams and across shifts.

Don’t just survive: Thrive with advanced process control

Emerson: Beebe, D.
Aspen Technology: Kalafatis, A.

There is a new adage in process manufacturing circles, and it resonates particularly deeply in the hydrocarbon industry: If you do not like market factors today, just wait a month.

Hengli Oilchem to begin voluntary liquidation

Privately controlled Chinese refining and petrochemical manufacturer Hengli Group said that Sinochem Group and itself were winding up their Singapore-based JV, Hengli Oilchem, due to business and strategic considerations.

The roles of operations teams in handling emergency incidents in oil refineries and petrochemical plants

Yaron Nimrod Engineering Consulting: Nimrod, Y.

A fire incident in an oil refinery or petrochemical plant can be a very frightening event—the vast flames, the noises, the smells, and the feeling that at any moment, everything might explode.

HFC detection using optical gas imaging increases safety/efficiency while reducing emissions

Teledyne FLIR: O’Neill, C.
Contributing Author: Chochran, R. A.

The use of optical gas imaging (OGI) cameras has benefited the oil and gas industry greatly by improving worker safety and plant efficiency while reducing emissions; however, the technology has yet to gain a similar foothold in the petrochemical industry, despite offering similar advantages.

Make accident investigations water-tight

Contributing Author: Khan, A. J.

Accident investigations are to a safety manager as a stethoscope is to a doctor.

The importance of operational readiness

JEM Advisors: Ladnier, G.  |  Straker, B.  |  Hanson, T.  |  Kenyon, R.
GMcLeodConsulting LLC: McLeod, G.
Austin Mattson Project Management: Mattson, A.

Over the last 20 yr–30 yr, manufacturing facilities and project teams have spent significant time and money developing tools to navigate the issues of designing, procuring and building projects.

Flooded condenser vents for pressure control

Contributing Author: Sharma, A.

Of the condensers in process industries such as refineries and petrochemical facilities, many are flooded-type condensers.

The process control journey: Primary process control—Part 1

OQ Specialty Chemicals: McBul, S.

When addressing process controls, the immediate interest is to invest in advanced process control (APC) technology without knowing the performance and stability of complex wide primary (PID) control.

Take the anxiety out of plant turnarounds

Emerson: Lindhjem, E.

The months leading into an impending turnaround (TAR) have never been an easy time for operations and maintenance personnel.