Process Safety & EHS

Petrochemical industry faces challenge of becoming more ‘green’

Feb 12, 2020

Amid a wave of plastic bans and rising concern over climate change the industry makes an effort to become more environmentally friendly.

Top problems and solutions process engineers face in the petchem construction boom

May 29, 2019

Process engineers must orchestrate the perfect mix of chemical efficiency, design efficiency and operations efficiency to succeed in this heavy construction and investment period for the U.S. energy industry, an engineer and author told Petrochemical Update.

How to address optimization constraints without shutting down

Apr 17, 2019

The industry’s brightest engineers are adopting process optimization strategies to solve refinery and chemical plants’ costliest challenges.

Process engineering teams must embrace data and technology to survive the shale renaissance

Apr 16, 2019

Understanding and managing the trade-off between processing opportunity crudes and the effects it has on asset integrity while maximizing profits is perhaps one of the biggest challenges process engineer teams face in today's market.

Arkema's Harvey charges grow, ExxonMobil to expand in Baton Rouge, Shale output to hit record

Apr 16, 2019

Our pick of the latest petrochemical news you need to know

Texas tank fire may spur tougher safety regs on chemical and oil storage

Mar 27, 2019

The fuel terminal fire that shut down the nation’s largest shipping channel and spewed air pollutants into nearby neighborhoods may push the fight for tougher regulations for many proposed fuel and oil storage terminals along the U.S. Gulf Coast, officials...

AI insights could help reduce craft injuries

Feb 22, 2018

Artificial intelligence (AI) research is revealing ways to reduce physical injuries and boost the productivity of skilled craft workers.

US petrochemical cyber security must be increased amid growing threats: analyst

Oct 20, 2017

U.S. petrochemical and energy companies need to include cyber security in their risk management strategy amid growing IT/OT threats, an industry analyst told Petrochemical Update.

EPC groups invest in data analytics to accelerate complex projects

Mar 31, 2017

In-house data scientists will raise productivity on U.S. petrochemicals projects in the coming years by maximizing insights from growing project datasets and multi-dimensional modelling, leading EPC executives said.

US refiners urged to set turnaround KPIs early to meet start-up targets

Feb 17, 2017

Refinery operators must integrate priority Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) into the tendering and planning of turnarounds and collaborate early with contractors in order to control costs, industry experts said.

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