Archive for the ‘Refining’ Category

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 […]

Advancing the Practice of Chemical Engineering

Posted in Refining on Wednesday, January 31st, 2018. No comments yet
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One of the ways you can share your expertise and skills developed in your work in your industry or profession is to join a relevant professional organization serving in these areas. As you participate at different levels in these organizations, you can rise up into leadership positions. I mention this to share one example—Emerson’s Tim […]

Optimizing Refinery Fluid Catalytic Cracking Units and Vapor Recovery Units

Posted in Analyzers, Refining on Monday, January 29th, 2018. No comments yet
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The petroleum refining process is a marvel in how it converts crude oil into so many usable and valuable products and feedstocks for other products. If you’re unfamiliar with the refining process or beginning your experience journey in the industry, I highly recommend the Hydrocarbon Engineering article, Waste Not, Want Not, by Emerson’s Bonnie Crossland. […]