Pete Sharpe

Principle Consultant, Refining & Petrochemical

Pete helps customers identify and implement high value improvement programs that capitalize on the latest advances in control, wireless, modeling and cloud-based analytics technologies.

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This Week at the 2020 AFPM Summit

This Week at the 2020 AFPM Summit

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.

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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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Ethylene Furnace Automation, Control & Optimization

Ethylene Furnace Automation, Control & Optimization

Cracking furnaces are one of the most crucial parts of an ethylene complex. They set the production and yield for the entire plant. For furnace-limited plants, when a furnace is down, whether for maintenance or decoking, production is lost.

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