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Safety survey suggests increased exposure to risk

Petrotechnics’s 2017 Operational Risk and Process Safety Management survey results suggests that only 6% believe their companies are up-to-date with scheduled safety critical maintenance.


Update: TPS rescheduled

Turbomachinery & Pump Symposia, TPS, has been rescheduled to 12 – 14 December 2017.


Achieve high, aim low

W. R. Grace & Co. explains how refiners can meet the need for higher octane gasoline while ensuring sulfur content remains within regulations.


Defend against silicon poisoning

Honeywell UOP and Crystaphase provide a case study in how refineries can proactively protect against unexpected silicon poisoning.


Compressor of choice

Costain discusses how owner operators can maximise value through compressor selection.


Meeting expectations

Honeywell UOP provides an overview of the solutions that can help meet carbon disulfide specifications for petrochemical grade naphtha products.


Heat Technology Q&A

As part of the Heat Technology Q&A, Hydrocarbon Engineering questioned a number of downstream heat technology experts about R&D, testing and design, efficiency improvements and the overall market outlook


The shale treasure hunt

Tina Edvardsson, Linde Engineering North America, USA, outlines the challenges that must be overcome to unlock the potential value in shale rock.


Reliability is king

Philip McCusker, Air Products and Chemicals, Inc, UK, explains how advanced data analytics has helped gas processing plants improve reliability and maximise operating efficiency.


A clear view

Ankur Pariyani, Nancy Zarrow, Ulku Oktem and Deborah Grubbe, Near-Miss Management LLC, USA, discuss methods to reduce cognitive bias in industrial operations.


Make the switch

Jim DeLee, Fluid Components International, USA, discusses how natural gas fractionation process facilities rely on flow switches for relief valve leak monitoring.


Cellular glass on LNG systems

The following details important design factors to consider when insulating LNG piping and equipment.