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Digital Transformation and Top Quartile Performance for Petrochemical Producers

Posted in Chemical on Tuesday, January 7th, 2020. No comments yet
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Authors: Pete Sharpe and Marcelo Carugo Digital Transformation is a buzz word that seems to be on everyone’s mind and lips these days. Most companies have one or more digitalization initiatives underway as demonstrated in this survey conducted at the 2019 Emerson Exchange during the Chemical Industry Forum session. Companies are already spending money on […]

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 […]

Successfully Implementing State-Based Procedure Automation

Posted in Chemical, Process Optimization on Monday, September 16th, 2019. No comments yet
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Continuous processes still must go through startups, planned and unplanned shutdowns, upset recovery and other events. These operations have traditionally been performed manually. At the October 14-16, 2019 AFPM Operations & Process Technology Summit in San Antonio, Texas, Emerson’s Courtney E. (Eddie) Lane will present with a Global Process Automation Technology Leader for a major […]

Improving Chemical Industry Manufacturing Performance

Posted in Chemical on Friday, August 24th, 2018. No comments yet
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One look at the economic news and you see that trading relationships among countries are changing from longstanding norms. For manufacturers, this uncertainty requires flexibility to adapt to changing market conditions. In a Process Engineering article, Connectivity can safeguard the chemicals sector, Emerson’s Patrick Deruytter shares ways that chemical producers and other manufacturers can better […]

A Novel Thermodynamic-Based Metric: The Magic Bullet for Resource-Efficiency?

Posted in Chemical, Energy on Friday, August 10th, 2018. No comments yet
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Author: Ana Gonzalez Hernandez In my previous post, I introduced the concept of resource efficiency: the integrated efficiency with which energy and materials are transformed in industrial processes. I mentioned that improvements in resource efficiency are considered indispensable to achieving globally agreed CO2 emission and energy reduction targets. This is because trends in production volumes […]