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Project Management

Engineering Case Histories: Case 113: The benefits of an engineering education and advanced degrees

Consulting Engineer: Sofronas, A.

It has been a long time since I graduated with my engineering degrees, but I feel qualified to discuss them after many years in industry.

Why EPC firms are accelerating digitalization

AspenTech: Donnelly, P.

Even before the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic emerged, engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) firms were already under considerable stress.

Reverse refining: A novel approach to the refining process

Heatoil Solutions LLC: Echenagucia, J. E.

The crude oil refining processing sequence is based on the separation of distillate products from heavier ones and concentrating the heavy molecules of the barrel for processing at the end of the refining run.

Executive Viewpoint: Leading in times of uncertainty

Seeq Corporation: Graham, L. J.

I recently gave a presentation at the American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) Women in Industry event, where I spoke to more than 100 attendees on leading during uncertain times.

Converting a petroleum diesel refinery for renewable diesel

Burns & McDonnell: Chan, E.

As refiners consider renewable, low-carbon alternatives, renewable diesel—refined from agricultural products using petroleum refinery processes—is gaining traction.

Down with downtime: Repair complex petrochemical components with selective electroplating

SIFCO ASC: Arana, T.

The volatile impact of the coronavirus pandemic hit at the same time the petrochemical industry was entering a downcycle.

Fuels and chemicals: Finding the right refinery configuration for a less predictable world

Bechtel India: Chaudhuri, S.  |  Singh, R.

The refining industry links the upstream production of crude oil with the end markets for fuel products, as well as for the petrochemical/chemical industry.

Smart manufacturing standardization: Driving global interoperability for enabling factories of the future

ABB: Singh, S.

Smart manufacturing is a topic that has generated considerable discussions within industry and standards organizations.

Improve reliability and reduce maintenance with advanced analytics

Seeq Corporation: Buenemann, A.

A common misconception in largescale process manufacturing is that minimizing downtime by increasing reliability is the key to increasing profitability.

Benefits of using a master station for actuator supervision and control in metering skids

AUMA: Loth, S.

Valve automation in metering skids for the oil and gas industry is a challenging task.