Marcelo Carugo

Marcelo Carugo

Marcelo partners with refiners and chemical manufacturers to improve operational benchmarks by developing and deploying long-term automation strategies. The process begins with gaining an understanding of their strategic direction, creating a vision for process changes that transforms cultural barriers into cooperative commitments, and combining value improvement programs with enabling digital technologies to achieve top quartile performance.

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Digital Transformation Actionable Roadmap

Digital Transformation Actionable Roadmap

In an article from the Refiner’s Guide to Digital Transformation and Top Quartile Performance, Emerson’s Marcelo Carugo shares avenues for starting the digital transformation process.

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Driving Safer and More Secure Refining and Chemical Operations

Driving Safer and More Secure Refining and Chemical Operations

According to the United States Energy Information Administration, the Texas and Louisiana Gulf Coast refiners and petrochemical producers accounted for 50.5% of the U.S. total finished petroleum products as of October 2019. So with over half of America's refining and...

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Refinery Digital Transformation Case Study

Refinery Digital Transformation Case Study

Advancing technology has enabled productivity gains in both capital projects and ongoing operations for manufacturers and producers. Ergon Refining's Steve Elwart and Emerson's Marcelo Carugo collaborated on a case study presentation on digital transformation at the...

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Improving Refining Agility, Reliability and Collaboration

Improving Refining Agility, Reliability and Collaboration

Production agility is an increasing objective among refiners and petrochemical producers. Changing characteristics of feedstocks and demand for produced products is forcing these companies to look for solutions to increase operational flexibility. In a Petroleum...

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Improving Downstream Hydrocarbon Production Performance

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...

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Digital Transformation in the Chemical Processing Industries

How are companies in the chemical processing industries looking at Industrial Internet of Things technologies to improve their operations? This question was the focus of a Chemical Engineering article, The Digital Transformation in the CPI. The article opens...

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Improved Refinery Performance via Direct to Ship Blending

For refineries, blending operations can be challenging due to unscheduled downtime, off-spec production requiring reblending operations and quality giveaways by exceeding specifications. I caught up with Emerson’s Marcelo Carugo who noted that poor recipe management...

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