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Riding the wave of transition to a sustainable chemical industry

Aspen Technology: Khanlari, A.  |  Beck, R.

The chemical industry has shown resilience in addressing economic turbulence and supply chain disruptions after the COVID 19 pandemic.

Optimizing combustion processes for safety and efficiency

AMETEK Process Instruments: Tallon, T.

Combustion processes are critical for producing heat and power in nearly every industry.

Nine steps for effective preparation of planned shutdowns—Part 1

Contributing Editor: Benomar, B.

Planned shutdowns (SDs) are critical events that can significantly impact production and expenditures. Poor planning and preparation can directly affect the success of any SD, making attention to detail imperative.

Hydrocarbon process industrial water reuse: Qualifying the ins and outs for optimum results

Veolia Water Technologies & Solutions: Eggert, T. W.  |  Harbs, D

Water reuse within a particular industrial facility is not a new idea. Power industry facilities operating in arid areas have been designed to be “zero liquid discharge” (ZLD) for more than 20 yr.

Digital Feature: Building Industrial Confidence

In this article, we introduce the concept of Whole Person Competence Development (WPCD) and its significance in building a competent and fully enabled workforce. By adopting a holistic approach to employee development, organizations can foster deeper levels of engagement, satisfaction, and personalization across their workforce. The WPCD emphasizes the importance of engaging and leveraging a person's entire being so that they can bring the best of who they are to everything they do. 

Digital Feature: Enhancing ethylene cracker radiant tube integrity through innovative robotic inspection

Radiant tube failure ranks as a primary cause of unplanned shutdowns in ethylene cracking furnaces. This article examines tube failures via carburization, along with a proprietary technology that provides comprehensive multi-aspect inspection data to mitigate ethylene radiant tube failures.

Are resources and capacity the same?

Project Production Institute: Arbulu, R. J.

If you are involved in the delivery of capital projects, there is a good chance that you may have heard, or even used, expressions such as, “We have a resource-loaded schedule,” “We are behind schedule, so let’s add more resources,” or “We need to increase our capacity.”

Implementing digital lifecycle solutions to improve performance and plant operations

Control Station: Rice, R.

Most of us have used licensed software—whether a personal computer operating system, a word processor or something less mainstream—consistently.

Automation technology supports growing demand for green diesel

Emerson: Prusha, J.

The search to find alternatives to petroleum-based transportation fuels is nothing new.

Digital Feature: Guiding a chopper valve application