Process Control

Business Trends: The acceleration of industrial autonomy and its impact on sustainable manufacturing

Finnan, K., Yokogawa

In 2020, the author’s company published the results of a survey that highlighted a significant shift to industrial autonomy, with as many as 89% of companies planning to increase the level of autonomy in their operations.

Process Control, Instrumentation and Automation: Distillation column DCS control configuration

Friedman, Y. Z., Petrocontrol

Is there a consensus about a distillation column distributed control system (DCS) control strategy? Much has been written about this topic, covering configuration possibilities, constraints and interacting control considerations.

Wärtsilä opens world-leading sustainable technology hub to accelerate marine and energy decarbonization

The new center will contribute to efforts to advance the global decarbonization of marine and energy by fostering innovation, collaboration, and the development of green technologies using sustainable fuels and digital technologies.

ABB unveils future of process automation

ABB released its white paper which outlines how process automation systems will evolve to support industries as they undergo digital transformation and shift to sustainable energy sources.

History of the HPI: The 1970s: Crises, clean air, plastic bottles and the DCS

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

The 1970s were marked by several historical events that affected not only the hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI) but nations around the world.

Worley to work with Heartwell on a greenfield renewable diesel plant

Worley has been awarded a contract by Heartwell Renewables LLC, a joint venture between The Love’s Family of Companies and Cargill, for a greenfield renewable fuels plant in Hastings, Nebraska.

Bringing treatments to a boil

The function of a boiler is simple. It boils water to produce steam, which, in turn, provides energy.

Sensitivity analysis of a plug flow reactor

Laturkar, K., Facility for Rare Isotope Beams; Laturkar, K., Validation Associates LLC

A sensitivity analysis study evaluates uncertainties in a model’s output based on the changes in the input parameters of the model.

Save energy and reduce CO2 emissions with closed-loop optimization of utilities networks

Lodolo, S., Aspen Technology

Oil and gas, petrochemical and chemical companies face the difficult challenge of maximizing profitability while achieving aggressive decarbonization objectives set for 2030 and beyond.

HP Flashback: Excerpts from the 1960s: Petrochemicals rise in prominence and new know-how in refining processes

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Petrochemicals rise in prominence and new know-how in refining processes