Doug White

Dr. Douglas White is a 40+ industry veteran helping refining, petrochemicals and chemical producers solve their toughest challenges through the application of advanced controls.

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Refinery Optimization Strategies

Refinery Optimization Strategies

Ensuring that a refinery is flexible enough to accommodate a variety of discounted crudes and adjust production to meet critical customer commitments sometimes feels like walking a tightrope with just the right balance between the financial benefit these crudes offer...

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Distillation Column Automation Control and Optimization

Distillation Column Automation Control and Optimization

The cold section of an ethylene plant is responsible for cooling and purifying the product-grade ethylene, propylene and other bi-products from the cracking furnaces. Cracked gas is cooled in transfer-line exchangers which produce steam from the effluent gas energy. Gas is further cooled with water in the quench column, scrubbed and dried before being compressed in the cracked gas compressor and fed to the cold box.

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