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Hydrocarbon Processing Top Project Awards 2020

Hydrocarbon Processing Staff: Nichols, Lee

The global hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI) continues to expand and modernize to efficiently meet growing demand for energy, transportation fuels and petrochemicals.

Using ASME Section VIII Division 2 Class 1 to your advantage

McDermott: Nawandar, S.

It is globally recognized that ASME codes are widely used international codes for the construction of mechanical equipment operating in power, refining, petrochemical and nuclear facilities.

Digital: Harnessing the power of digital platforms to improve plant performance and increase customer success

ExxonMobil: Ratcliff, K.

Digital online platforms offer significant potential benefits across the oil and gas value chain by employing advanced analytical tools and near-real-time access to technical expertise to improve day-to-day plant performance.

Industry Perspectives: Top Projects 2020—Voting is still open

Hydrocarbon Processing Staff: Nichols, Lee

As mentioned in the editorial comment of the October issue of <i>Hydrocarbon Processing</i>, the nominees for the 2020 Top Project Awards are out.

Virtual analyzers: Shaping the future of product quality

Validere: Robinson, P.  |  O'Hara, T.

Product quality directly drives price and where hydrocarbons can be delivered.

Editorial Comment: Optimizing operations by advancing process controls, instrumentation and automation technologies

Hydrocarbon Processing Staff: Nichols, Lee

When driving by or visiting a refinery or petrochemical plant, one cannot help but gaze at the expansive sea of metal towers.

Fired heaters in the process industries: Optimizing operations and minimizing emissions

Yokogawa Corp. of America: Finnan, K.  |  Meyer, E.

The process industries, which include chemicals, metals and mining, oil and gas, petrochemicals, pulp and paper, and refining, are very energy intensive

Business Trends: A sustainable future—Unraveled

Sulzer GTC Technology: Gentry, J.

With the prominence in the oil and gas industry around sustainability, it is worthwhile to examine what it means to be “sustainable.”

Extracting business value from digitalization in oil and gas

Petasense: Bradley, D.

Most oil and gas companies are investing in digitalization; however, they often fail to move beyond proof of value (PoV) or pilot projects.

Business Trends: Autonomous operations in process manufacturing—Part 2

IBM Corp.: Agnihotri, R.

The purpose of this article is to demonstrate an autonomous operations (AO) vision, along with its feasibility, by conceptualizing a roadmap where meaningful progress can be achieved in a horizon of 3 yr–20 yr.