Archive for the ‘Refining’ Category

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 […]

Digital Transformation for Refiners and Petrochemical Producers

Posted in Refining, Wireless on Monday, April 16th, 2018. No comments yet
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At the recent 116th American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) Annual Meeting, they discussed the many changes brought about by U.S. tax and regulatory policy changes, as well as the application of the advancing technology landscape. In the conference daily publication, published by Hydrocarbon Processing magazine, Emerson’s Marcio Donnangelo highlighted one area of technology advancement […]

Refinery Desalter Efficient and Reliable Operation

Posted in Level, Refining on Monday, March 26th, 2018. No comments yet
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While oil and gas production processing equipment can separate the gas, oil, basic sediment and water from the production stream, this equipment typically can’t separate the salt that can be found in solution in the oil. At high enough concentrations, this salt can lead to corrosion and fouling of downstream refining equipment and operations. In […]

Improving Downstream Hydrocarbon Production Performance

Posted in Refining on Tuesday, February 27th, 2018. No comments yet
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The world’s energy leaders and policy makers gather in Houston next week for the annual CERAWeek conference. These energy leaders in the oil & gas production, distribution, refining, petrochemicals, coal, electrical power and alternative energy industries gather to discuss trends, challenges and opportunities for performance improvement. Emerson’s Marcelo Carugo has written a post, Refiners and […]