Archive for the ‘Refining’ Category

Avoiding Floating Roof Storage Tank Incidents

Posted in Refining, Tank Gauging on Thursday, September 20th, 2018. No comments yet
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Last year during the epic rains of Hurricane Harvey, more than 15 floating roof storage tanks in the Texas Gulf coast region failed during this record-setting storm. These failures resulted in a combined 3.1 million pounds of volatile chemicals being released into the atmosphere across the region, according to reports filed with the environmental agencies. […]

Avoid Corrosion-Induced Asset Integrity Loss

Posted in Refining, Wireless on Tuesday, September 11th, 2018. No comments yet
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A U.S. Energy Information Administration’s post, When was the last refinery built in the United States?, reveals that more than half the “newest refineries” in their list were built in the 1970s or 1980s, or 30 to 40+ years ago. And, with 137 operating U.S. oil refineries, the rest are even older. A lot has […]

DP Measurement Technologies for Challenging Refinery Applications

Posted in Flow, Refining on Monday, August 27th, 2018. No comments yet
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The energy derived from crude oil has powered the advancement of civilizations across the globe. Getting this energy into usable forms such as gasoline, diesel and jet fuel is the work refineries must do safely, reliably and efficiently every day. In a Hydrocarbon Processing article, Adapting instrumentation to the needs of refineries, Emerson’s Douglas Carlson […]

Effective Corrosion Mitigation for Refineries

Posted in Refining, Wireless on Wednesday, June 13th, 2018. No comments yet
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Crude oil from shale producing regions, also known as tight oils, are opportunity crudes for refineries. These differ from the traditional sources of crude oil from large reservoirs in their widely varying properties. These properties include specific gravity, sulfur content, total acid number (TAN), and more. In an AIChE’s CEP magazine article, Implement an Effective […]

Evaluating Right Fuel Blending Strategy for your Refinery Operation

Posted in Refining on Tuesday, May 8th, 2018. No comments yet
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Refiners are driven to produce fuels and other products profitably, while meeting ever-increasing regulatory requirements—all while operating safely, reliably, and efficiently. Fuel blending operations are a key part of the refining process to meet these challenges. I connected with Emerson’s Marcelo Carugo about how refiners develop their blending strategies. Marcelo noted that compliance is paramount […]