At the 4C Health, Safety & Environmental conference in Austin, Emerson’s Ed Schodowski and Doug White presented on ways to address safety issues that relate to process , loss of containment and occupational trends, regulations and other factors that affect plants.
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The 2020 American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) Summit starts today as a virtual conference with Emerson’s Meha Jha, Tim Olsen, Julie Valentine, Doug White & Pete Sharpe share ways to improve operational performance.
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...
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.
The autumn season is officially here in the Northern hemisphere and this season is filled with events and conferences. I'm always amazed when I hear about some of my friends in the industry and automation trade press and their daunting travel schedules through the...
OK, I confess to being an engineer in my core when I was explaining to my son the other day how the heart is a reciprocating pump. The systolic and diastolic pressures are the high and low-pressure peaks based on the heart's expansion/contraction cycle. Blood pressure...
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