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Modernizing and Optimizing Experiences to Share

by | May 22, 2015 | Event, Production

Jim Cahill

Jim Cahill

Chief Blogger, Social Marketing Leader

Emerson ExchangeLet’s highlight a few more of the accepted presentations from Emerson experts presenting at the October 12-16 Emerson Exchange conference in Denver. You can download a spreadsheet with the entire list of accepted abstracts here. These presentations share experiences, lessons learned, and tips to help you improve your plant or production facility’s performance.

Emerson's Sudhir Jain

Emerson’s Sudhir Jain will present, Operational Improvement – By Modernizing World’s Largest Crude Oil Stabilization Facility. His abstract:

Saudi Aramco-Abqaiq Plants decided to upgrade and modernize their control system for columns, NGL [natural gas liquids] and Utilities, with an objective to have major operational improvement. This is accomplished by:

  1. Migrating PROVOX to DeltaV
  2. Migrating Triplex Regent ESD System to DeltaV SIS
  3. Planned cutover to have no impact on production
  4. DeltaV Zones to enhance flexibility to operate
  5. Engaged Control Performance Consultants to identify bad actors and used tools for improved performance of regulatory loops
  6. Deployed Cyber Security and automated patch management
  7. Added centralized backup and recovery

Emerson's Mark Coughran

Emerson’s Mark Coughran will present, Solving Pressure Control Loop Problems in Hydrocarbons Processing Plants. His abstract:

Pressure controls are important to the operation and safety of many plants. They protect vessels & machines and ensure the efficiency of operations such as reaction, absorption, separation, distillation, and extrusion. Many plants encounter pressure loops cycling or unable to respond properly to disturbances. This presentation shows how to rapidly isolate, diagnose, and fix problems due to various causes. It will be of interest to instrument engineers, process control engineers, and commissioning teams. The examples are from oil & gas, LNG, refining, and petrochemical plants.

Emerson's Bill Thackston

Emerson’s Bill Thackston will present, Taking Energy Management to the Next Level. His abstract:

Despite recent declines in cost, energy remains a significant portion of any industrial facility’s operating expenses. An effective energy management strategy requires several features. First, the system must have the flexibility to account for multiple energy streams in addition to electrical power, such as steam and fuel. Next, the system must have sufficient measurements to characterize the facility. Finally, it is not enough to know where and how much energy is being used – it must be readily apparent where energy use is exceeding expected, or target, values.

There are many reasons to attend this conference beyond taking experiences and best practices back to your facility. The Emerson Exchange Board of Directors has put together many great reasons to attend. Registration will open June 1 and you’ll want to get a head start on securing your hotel.

Also, if you’re in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, or anywhere else for that matter, the Call for Presentations is now open for the April 12-14 Emerson Exchange conference in Brussels.

We look forward to see you at one or both!

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