Tim Olsen

Business Development Engineer

Tim is a Business Development Engineer for cybersecurity, alarm management, advanced process control and optimization, control performance, and advanced operator displays with vast experience in the downstream hydrocarbon industries.

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AIChE Fuels and Petrochemicals Division Award

AIChE Fuels and Petrochemicals Division Award

Emerson’s Tim Olsen received the great news that he had been selected as a recipient of the AIChE Fuels and Petrochemicals Division Award for 2022. Each year, this division recognizes individuals who have made substantial technological contributions to the advancement of fuels and petrochemicals industries.

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Digital Transformation Planning and Execution

Digital Transformation Planning and Execution

What often holds manufacturers and producers back on their digital transformation journeys is where to begin and how best to proceed. For those in the chemical process industries, Emerson’s Tim Olsen has written a Chemical Engineering Progress (CEP) article, Understanding the Digital Transformation.

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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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Driving Refinery Safety Performance Improvement

Driving Refinery Safety Performance Improvement

In an article from the Refiner’s Guide to Digital Transformation and Top Quartile Performance, Emerson’s Tim Olsen shares ways for refiners to embrace new strategies and technologies that reduce their personnel’s exposure to hazardous environments and materials—and integrate more accurate, reliable, and regulatory-compliant process equipment to enhance personnel and site safety.

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Planning Turnarounds for more than Maintenance

A Solomon Associates presenter on reliability benchmarking at the 2015 AFPM Reliability and Maintenance Conference noted that a turnaround is the planned shutdown opportunity to implement a capital improvement project. In an American Institute of Chemical Engineers...

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Effective Corrosion Mitigation for Refineries

Crude oil from shale producing regions, also known as tight oils, are opportunity crudes for refineries. These differ from the traditional sources of crude oil from large reservoirs in their widely varying properties. These properties include specific gravity, sulfur...

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Advancing the Practice of Chemical Engineering

One of the ways you can share your expertise and skills developed in your work in your industry or profession is to join a relevant professional organization serving in these areas. As you participate at different levels in these organizations, you can rise up into...

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2017 AIChE Board of Directors Election

Professional societies are very important in advancing knowledge, standards, peer networks and more. Within our world of manufacturing and automation there are several including the International Society of Automation (ISA) and the Measurement, Control &...

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Maximize Opportunity Crude Blend Percentages

Maximize Opportunity Crude Blend Percentages

A recent Hydrocarbon Processing article highlighted the changing financial picture for refiners over the past 24 months: Those margins collapsed this year in a global fuel supply glut, providing an incentive for refiners to undertake the shutdowns necessary for...

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