Refining

Redundant control pilot valve system adds reliability in downstream operation

Boltniew, G., Emerson

In downstream processing facilities, such as refineries and chemical plants, downtime is a significant source of lost revenue.

Air-to-air pneumatic booster fail-safe system for valves

Aguirre, M., Cowan Dynamics

In pneumatic valve automation systems, it is common to hear the following terms for valve positions: “fail open (FO),” “fail close (FC)” and “fail last (FL)”.

Advanced methods for controlling boiler tube corrosion and fouling—Part 1

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

Many heavy industrial plants, such as refineries and petrochemical facilities, require steam for numerous processes, including powering turbines, providing energy for a variety of unit operations and even heating buildings in some locations.

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

Wyss, S., Bechtel Corp.

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.”

Monitoring hydrogen plant performance—Part 1

Ramakumar, K. R., Johnson Matthey Process Technologies

Process monitoring is an indispensable practice to keep track of key performance indicators (KPIs) of the hydrogen (H2) plant.

Rigorous modeling of CO2 absorbers using potassium carbonate solutions

Ha, H. Z., Fluor Canada Ltd.; Mathias, P. M., Fluor Corp.

As part of the global campaign to reduce CO2 emissions, carbon capture and reduction are receiving increased attention from a variety of process industries, especially power generation and oil and gas exploration and production.

Diagnostics tools and techniques for large-scale operating fluidized beds

Jordan, S., Jazayeri, B., Contributing Editor

Intrusive and non-intrusive diagnostic tools and techniques for fluidized bed reactors are discussed here, with a focus on chemical synthesis catalytic reactions.

Are furnace emissions proving to be your Achilles heel?

Singh, S., Mukherjee, R., Engineers India Ltd.

Furnaces, or fired heaters, provide the source of heat required for major industrial processes.

CO2 emissions reduction via a pinch study in a vacuum distillation unit

The project detailed here was carried out on a vacuum distillation unit (VDU) in the TÜPRAŞ İzmir refinery.

Industry Perspectives

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

On October 28, Hydrocarbon Processing will announce the winners of the 2021 HP Awards during a virtual streaming event.