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Refinery Digital Transformation Case Study

Posted in Refining on Thursday, November 14th, 2019. No comments yet
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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 Ergon Vicksburg, Mississippi refinery for the ERTC conference in Warsaw, Poland. For a 500-metric-ton refinery, projects required between 5,000 […]

Optimizing Well Performance in Unconventional Shale Using Cloud-Enabled Multiphase Flow Meters

Posted in Digital Transformation, Oil & Gas on Wednesday, November 13th, 2019. No comments yet
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Upstream oil & gas producers face unique challenges in measuring their production compared with other industries. What comes from a well is a changing mix of oil, gas, produced water, and sediment. Traditionally, test separators have been used to periodically check an individual well’s performance. These well tests are performed on a periodic basis. I […]

Optimizing Energy Consumption and Overall Reliability

Posted in Chemical, Process Optimization on Wednesday, October 30th, 2019. No comments yet
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I heard a great story from Emerson’s Sam Thiara of a polymer producer in the Middle East region that was looking to improve energy efficiency across the facility’s steam system. They wanted to reduce energy costs and their carbon footprint, while also improving the stability and reliability of the process. The plant staff worked with […]

Scalable Approaches to Refinery Digitalization

Posted in Digital Transformation, Refining on Tuesday, October 29th, 2019. No comments yet
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Refineries are not the first to jump on new technology trends given their need for stable and predictable operations for such a complex process. But as technology continues to advance, scalable ways to try, prove and grow solutions that create value are possible. In a Hydrocarbon Processing article, An evolving approach to digitalization, Emerson’s Tonya […]

Innovating to Meet Bioprocessing Single-Use Requirements

Posted in Analyzers, Life Sciences on Friday, October 25th, 2019. No comments yet
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Manufacturing in the biotech industry has been undergoing many changes. An ADC Review article, Emerging Trends in Single-Use Technology in the Manufacturing of Antibody-Drug Conjugates, highlighted one of these trends: First introduced in the late 1970s in the form of disposable capsules and a range of filters, single-use technologies were revolutionized in the late 2000s […]