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Automation Innovations for Arctic Oil and Gas Producers

Posted in Oil & Gas on Tuesday, June 18th, 2019. No comments yet
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As we approach the summer solstice in the northern hemisphere, it is around-the-clock daylight for oil and gas producers in Alaska’s Arctic region. This situation flips to months of darkness around the winter solstice. These conditions and others pose challenges for these producers. In an Alaska Business magazine article, New Methods of Tackling Old Problems, […]

Improving Refining Agility, Reliability and Collaboration

Posted in Refining on Monday, June 17th, 2019. No comments yet
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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 Review article, Future-proofing refining (membership required for access), Emerson’s Marcelo Carugo shares his insights on how transformative digital technologies improve […]

Conductivity Measurement for Optimized Clean-in-Place Operations

Posted in Analyzers, Food & Beverage on Thursday, June 13th, 2019. No comments yet
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Common in the Life Sciences and Food & Beverage industries are clean-in-place (CIP) operations to effectively clean the interior surfaces of production process piping, vessels and other inline assets before the next batch is run. This short, 2:10 YouTube video, Effective Conductivity Measurement in Clean-in-Place Applications, highlights the importance of extremely tight measurement and control […]

Perspectives from the Permian Basin

Posted in Oil & Gas on Friday, May 31st, 2019. No comments yet
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A recent West Texas news article highlighted the fact that: …the Permian Basin became the largest producing oil field in the world in April surging past Saudi Arabia’s Ghawar. The Energy Information Administration reports oil production in the Permian Basin at 4.2 million barrels per day in April compared to 3.8 for Ghawar. A great […]

Improved Steam Temperature Control Strategies

Posted in Power on Tuesday, May 28th, 2019. No comments yet
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As electrical power producers and cogeneration facilities must handle the load swings produced on the supply and demand side. Optimizing steam temperature control is one key way to improve the reliability of on boilers and heat recovery steam generators (HRSGs) caused by load swings. I caught up with Emerson’s Jeffery Williams who shared the details […]