Marcelo Carugo

Vice President, Global Refining & Chemicals Industries

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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IIoT for Reliability and Safety-Limited Only by the Imagination

IIoT for Reliability and Safety-Limited Only by the Imagination

Many of these IIoT applications, whether powered by the Internet or internal intranets, have become more relevant as employees increasingly work from remote locations, requiring enhanced collaboration among widely dispersed personnel. An example is the remote monitoring of valves, along with collaborating for maintenance and repair, to improve reliability.

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Applying the Full Reach of Digital Transformation

Applying the Full Reach of Digital Transformation

In a Hydrocarbon Processing Executive Viewpoint column, How Digital transformation improves safety and reduces emissions, Emerson’s Marcelo Carugo looks at ways digital transformation can improve safety and emission performance.

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IIoT for Reliability and Safety Improvements

IIoT for Reliability and Safety Improvements

In an Intech article, Using IIoT technology to improve reliability and safety, Emerson’s Marcelo Carugo shares ways IIoT helps manufacturers and producers improve safety practices and overall reliability.

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Valve Monitoring: One Way to Realize Real Value from Digital Transformation

Valve Monitoring: One Way to Realize Real Value from Digital Transformation

New technologies that are truly different often depend on a “killer app” to convince users to take the leap. For the Internet early on, it was email. Suddenly being able to communicate near instantaneously in writing provided visible value people could latch on to, and the rest is history. For industrial users, digital transformation has been similar. How and why it has been adopted in many locations is the topic of Emerson’s Marcelo Carugo’s article in the October issue of Control.

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Successful Refinery Digital Transformation Journey

Successful Refinery Digital Transformation Journey

A Hydrocarbon Processing article, Ergon Refining: A digital transformation story, provides a great illustration of a step-wise, scalable digital transformation journey that continues to drive business improvements. The authors, Ergon Refining’s Steve Elwart and Emerson’s Marcelo Carugo, share this journey and the results achieved.

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Digital Innovations in Refining

Digital Innovations in Refining

Emerson’s Marcelo Carugo will present on November 18 as part of the ERTC Digitalisation Technologies technical stream–Digital Innovations in refinery safety in a Post-COVID 19 environment.

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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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