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Mitigation actions to prevent vibration during factory tests of SAGD boiler feedwater pumps

TurboTech Consulting Corp.: Zardynezhad, S.

The most vital information on the condition of boiler feedwater (BFW) pumps is vibration.

Editorial Comment: In pursuit of operational excellence: A thank you from Hydrocarbon Processing

Hydrocarbon Processing Staff: Nichols, Lee

In late September, <i>Hydrocarbon Processing</i> hosted the International Refining and Petrochemical Conference (IRPC).

Hydrocarbon Processing 2021 Awards WINNERS

Hydrocarbon Processing Staff: Nichols, Lee

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

Purchase order, contract or purchase agreement: Which is best for your procurement strategy?

ShureLine Construction: Berg, J.
COIM USA: Parmar, A.
Consultant: Rentschler, C.  |  Shahani, G.

Procuring equipment, materials and services are very important to a project’s financial success.

Materials management: Data-centric execution to enhance organizational productivity—Part 2

Bechtel Corp.: Wyss, S.

In Part 1, the broad concept of materials management was discussed, along with materials management as an investment and attitude.

The path forward for process automation: Multivariable control as core competency

APC Performance LLC: Kern, A.

In process automation, multivariable control has always been considered an area of specialization and a luxury for those companies with sufficient scale and resources to justify its high costs of ownership.

Materials management: Data-centric execution to enhance organizational productivity—Part 1

Bechtel Corp.: Wyss, S.

As a veteran of many capital projects once observed, “All projects execute materials management—those that do so without a plan and the appropriate resources just do it very poorly.”

Show Preview: IRPC Operations: Optimizing operations and maintenance in the HPI

Hydrocarbon Processing Staff: Nichols, Lee

The hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI) is constantly investing in new technologies to optimize operations.

Oil refinery/petrochemical integration in a CO2-constrained world—Part 2

Fluor: Baars, F.  |  Oruganti, S.  |  Kalia, P.

Petrochemical demand will increase with gross domestic product, while the demand for motor fuels will only show modest growth and may even decline in certain regions, given environmental/legislative pressures and the introduction of battery-powered electric vehicles.

MAA refinery—Bunker fuel oil challenge: Stable and compatible VLSFO production

Kuwait National Petroleum Co.: Matar, M. B.  |  Al-Mane, A.  |  Rajendran, M.

Studies have been conducted on strategies for bunker fuel oil (BFO) production with reduced sulfur and catalytic fines concentration limits.