Refining

Industry Perspectives

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

As detailed in the Editorial Comment of the October issue of Hydrocarbon Processing, the nominees for the 2021 Top Projects Awards have been announced, with voting ongoing at HydrocarbonProcessing.com.

Vertically suspended molten sulfur pumping challenges and best practices

Brashler, K., Allah, W. K., Saudi Aramco

The objective of this article is to share industry experience related to the reliability challenges with vertically suspended molten sulfur pumps. Due to the operating temperatures and the unique chemical properties of sulfur, several operational and reliability challenges are inherently present across the industry.

Control valve design challenges for green diesel processes

Prusha, J., Emerson Automation Solutions

Green (or renewable) diesel is a biofuel that offers several advantages over biodiesel, so many refineries are increasingly including it in their production portfolios.

Integrate artificial intelligence with natural intelligence

Fernandes, S., Yokogawa Corp. of America Inc.

Have you noticed that many articles about artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, data analytics, the Internet of Things (IoT) or digital transformation likely include an image of a human brain?

Advanced methods for controlling boiler tube corrosion and fouling—Part 2

Kraetsch, K., Buecker, B., ChemTreat, Inc.

In Part 1 of this article, the authors covered techniques for minimizing corrosion and contaminant ingress from condensate return and feedwater to industrial steam generators.

Monitoring hydrogen plant performance—Part 2

Ramakumar, K. R., Johnson Matthey

Process monitoring is an indispensable practice to keep track of KPIs of an H2 plant.

H2O2 and its hydrocarbon nitridation/oxidation to produce caprolactam and propene oxide

Zong, B., Shi, Y., Sun, B., Sinopec

Traditional hydrocarbon nitridation and oxidation technologies, such as caprolactam (CPL) and propene oxide production technologies, present low atom utilization and serious environmental pollution problems.

Hydrocarbon Processing 2021 Awards WINNERS

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

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

Continuous corrosion monitoring improves process optimization

Fazackerley, W., Emerson

Corrosion is one of the most insidious challenges in the oil refining industry.

Installation of magnetic level gauges in modularization projects

Sardana, S., Sinha, M., Fluor Daniel India Pvt. Ltd.

In today’s competitive world, new ways of more efficiently executing a project are being developed every day: one of these is modular construction.