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HPI major events and trends, 1920s to present

1920s: THE FORMATION OF THE MODERN HPIDuring this period, a new industry was evolving focused on the refining of crude oil into fuels and other products. New demand for crude oil-based products, such ..

HP Innovations: HPInnovations

Vessel monitoring system uses thermal cameras   Fig. 1.  This vessel monitoring software shows the exact   locations of imaging cameras. The Critical Vessel Monitoring System ..

Investigation: Failure of a steam generator

SABIC R&T: Babakr, A.  |  Bairamov, A.

In case history, engineers search for root cause of water-side tube failures for a 23-year-old boiler

HP Water Management: Don’t let water be the reason for a turnaround

MarTech Systems, Inc.: Huchler, L. A.

Several years ago, while arriving onsite during another unit turnaround, I joked to a process engineer at the refinery “I get it. . . every time I ‘turn around,’ you have a turnaround.&..

Find benefits in automating boiler systems

WorleyParsons: Bourji, A.  |  Ballow, D.  |  Choroszy, M.

Dynamic models unravel potential problems in high-pressure steam production and consumption

Improve evaluations for your industrial gas needs

Linde Engineering North America, Inc.: Shahani, G.
Linde Engineering: Koehler, R.

Petrochemical and refining complexes are significant consumers of industrial gases; here are some tips in planning process-gas needs

HP Integration Strategies: Terminal automation: More challenging than it looks

Due to increasing market, competitive, regulatory and social pressures, terminal automation is more important today than ever before. Nevertheless, many smaller petroleum-product terminals continue to..

HP Water Management: Passivation in cooling water circuits

MarTech Systems, Inc.: Huchler, L. A.

Passivation—the formation of a corrosion-resistant oxide on a clean metal surface—is the key to optimizing system reliability on the waterside of heat exchangers. Most plant personnel are aw..

Consider new coatings for maintenance turnaround

SemCrude: Karner, C.
Sherwin-Williams: Toews, B.

Epoxy system provides speed of application as well as environmental benefits for large storage tanks

HP Water Management: Utility water boot camp for process engineers—Part 3

MarTech Systems, Inc.: Huchler, L. A.

In Part 3, we will discuss the typical responsibilities of a utility process engineer to manage their systems and to interface with process engineers at all of the production units within the complex...