Information Systems

Innovations

Rhodes, Mike, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

In the oil and gas industry, failing to perform ongoing maintenance on equipment can have severe consequences, including reduced equipment service life, unplanned shutdowns and degraded performance.

Cybersecurity: Crucial defenses for critical infrastructures

Small, D., NCC Group

A colleague of mine once suggested to a chemical plant operator that it was a good idea to apply patches to Windows-based supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) servers as soon as they become available every month—after all, a lot of them fix security vulnerabilities.

Associations: Integrated vs. non-integrated safety systems: Does it really matter?

Gupta, M. S., ARC Advisory Group

ARC Advisory Group’s 23rd annual Industry Forum included a panel discussion that explored the relative merits of integrated vs. non-integrated safety systems in an increasingly connected world.

Securing industrial systems in a digital world

The development of industrial control systems (ICS) over the past two decades has changed the face of many industries.

Accurate prediction of phase equilibrium properties—Part 1

Katyal, A., Independent Researcher/Inventor

Phase equilibrium properties, such as bubble-point, hydrocarbon dewpoint, water dewpoint, phase envelope, two-phase compositions, compressibility factor, hydrate equilibrium properties, etc., for hydrocarbon mixtures have been calculated accurately using the Peng-Robinson cubic equation of state by implementing constant and temperature-dependent binary interaction parameters in the Van der Waals mixing rule.

A dynamic 1D model for accelerated reactor cooling

Capra, M., Aggreko

Refinery hydrofining units must undergo planned and emergency shutdowns for catalyst changeover.

Industry Perspectives—Two events: One to honor, one to learn

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

In this issue, the finalists for Hydrocarbon Processing’s third annual HP Awards are detailed.

Digital Refinery: Change project execution with virtual and augmented reality

It is an exciting time to be a contractor in the energy industry.

Executive Viewpoint: Using low-code digitalization to optimize workflow in the oil and gas industry

Villarreal, R., McDermott

For more than a century, customers have relied on companies such as ours to deliver superior end-to-end solutions to transport and transform oil and gas into the products our global economy needs.

Editorial Comment: Exchanging ideas through collaborative environments

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

What is the best way to exchange ideas?