Process Control

Online Feature: Digitalization will help carbon capture and sequestration industry to be more efficient, safe, and profitable

While zero-carbon alternative solutions evolve, CCUS provides a near-term pathway to rapidly reduce the impacts of existing, difficult-to-decarbonize, emissions-intensive infrastructure and processes.

Decarbonizing your fired heaters with hydrogen fuel

Hydrogen has long been considered a high-value product, but not typically as a fuel for fired equipment.

Obsolescence management in a manufacturing unit

Bhattacharya, R., Contributing Writer

Obsolescence is one of the most detrimental and worrisome issues in manufacturing units. This is predominantly because of rapid advancements in technology.

Implement advanced level control techniques to improve crude distillation unit stabilizer performance

Mandal, K. K., Nayara Energy Ltd.

The performance of refinery operations depends on the stable operation of the plant.

Reliability analysis of analyzers bridges the gap between assessing and addressing risk

Taylor, B., Anvil Corporation; Martin, S., CHS

For most refinery facility managers, the demands of running plants efficiently, meeting environmental regulations and maximizing returns on product specifications challenge even the most disciplined professionals.

Integrated remote operations drive collaboration and autonomy

Fiske, T., Anderson, G., Yokogawa

Sensors, equipment and devices are becoming more intelligent, opening the door for autonomous operations, which is the ability for machines and processes to run while self-diagnosing and handling problems.

Shift focus to more open control technology

Chow, M., Crews, A., Emerson Automation Solutions

Plant control system modernizations that are necessary to meet today’s goals and strategies often come with organizational hurdles.

Optimization of ethylene in the processing of hydrocarbons

Hecker, H., DOW Chemical Co.; Kim, J., AMETEK Process Instruments

The measurement of moisture or humidity is very important in most industries, including the petrochemicals sector. Excess moisture in instrument air can cause pipes to rust or pneumatic equipment to malfunction.

2022 HP Awards Finalists

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Hydrocarbon Processing, the downstream processing sector’s leading technical publication for 100 yr, has announced the finalists for its sixth annual HP Awards, which celebrate innovative technologies and people that have been instrumental in improving facility operations over the past year.

Safeguarding the world’s energy

Hackney, D., ABS Group

For the foreseeable future, our global economy will continue to rely on fossil fuels as our primary energy source. Because this affects every aspect of the supply chain, the oil and gas sector will continue to be a target for cyber attacks from state and non-state actors that are looking to cripple infrastructure, hold systems for ransom or infiltrate to gain access to new technologies.