Hydrocarbon Processing announces finalists for its 2018 awards gala
May 14, 2018, HOUSTON—Hydrocarbon Processing, the downstream sector's leading technical publication, has announced the finalists for its second annual awards. The Hydrocarbon Processing Awards celebrate innovative technologies and people that have been instrumental in improving facility operations over the past year.
The awards cover 12 key categories in the hydrocarbon processing industry. This year, more than 80 nominations were submitted from 18 countries and voted on by the Hydrocarbon Processing Awards' esteemed advisory board. A complete list of the finalists for each category appears below:
Best Digitalization Technology
AR/VR Enhanced Operations—Aveva
Aquavista—Veolia Water Technologies
Connected Plant Skills Insight Immersive Competency—Honeywell Process Solutions
Best Analyzer Technology
Rosemount CT5800 Quantum Cascade Laser Gas Analyzer—Emerson
Veras Digital Crude Signature—JP3 Measurement
Ultimax X5000—MSA Safety
Analect RefinIR FTIR—Schneider Electric–Applied Instrument Technologies
Best Asset Integrity Technology
Asset Performance Management—AspenTech
Setpoint—Bruel and Kjaer Vibro
Compacs System—Dynamics SPC USA Inc.
OTE GT 15—Eni
Best Automation Technology
Distributed Control System—ABB
CCB and HMI Upgrade—Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. (ADNOC)
DeltaV PK Controller—Emerson
EcoStruxure Profit Advisor—Schneider Electric
Simatic PCS 7 v9.0—Siemens
OSA Remote—Bedrock Automation
Best Catalyst Technology
Best Gas Processing Technology
Integrated Gas Processing Facility—Schlumberger
Best HSE Implementation
Crude tank repair—Byco Petroleum Pakistan Ltd.
Best Instrument Technology
DDAU3—Bruel and Kjaer Vibro
Rosemount 5408 Non-contacting Radar Level Transmitter—Emerson
Foxboro S-series Pressure Transmitter—Schneider Electric
WiHART Gas Detector—United Electric Controls
Best Modeling Technology
SimCentral Simulation Platform—Aveva
gPROMS Refinery Fouling Manager—Process System Enterprise
THF plant design—Saudi International Petrochemical Co. (SIPCHEM)
Best Refining Technology
Anode Grade Coker Technology—Indian Oil Corp. Ltd.
ConvexSM HF Alkylation Conversion Technology—DuPont Clean Technologies
Madhukar Garg—Reliance Industries Ltd.
Norman Lieberman—Process Chemicals Inc.
Lee Solomon—Solomon Associates
Most Promising Engineer
Ahmed Al Own—Kuwait National Petroleum Co. (KNPC)
Balivada Ravi Kumar—Indian Oil Corp. Ltd.
Paul Duhon—Dow Chemical
The winner of each category will be announced during a black-tie gala at the Houstonian in Houston, Texas, on August 30.
Additional information on the Hydrocarbon Processing Awards program can be found at www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/events/awards/home
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