Archive for the ‘Downstream Hydrocarbons’ Category

Distillation Column Automation Control and Optimization

Posted in Downstream Hydrocarbons on Friday, March 13th, 2020. No comments yet
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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.

Refinery Flare Regulatory Compliance

Posted in Downstream Hydrocarbons, Measurement Instrumentation on Friday, February 21st, 2020. No comments yet
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At the 2020 4C Health, Safety & Environment conference, Emerson’s Jamie Marsden presented, New Refinery Flare Regulations 40 CFR Part 63. The rule, 40 CFR 63 Subparts CC and UUU, affects any refinery with a flare used as a control device for an emission point, and those refineries must have been in compliance by January […]

How Digital Transformation Can Impact Compliance for Environmental and Safety Regulation

Posted in Digital Transformation, Downstream Hydrocarbons on Thursday, February 20th, 2020. No comments yet
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Emerson’s Marcelo Carugo and Marcio Donnangelo teamed with 4C’s Steve Probst to share ways that companies can improve safety & environmental regulation compliance performance in their digital transformation initiatives. Their presentation focused on an overview of how Digital Transformation is eliminating layers of complexity to bring pre–interpreted field data directly to those who need to […]

Driving Improved Pump Performance

Posted in Asset Management, Downstream Hydrocarbons on Friday, February 7th, 2020. No comments yet
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Pumps do the heavy lifting of moving liquids through the production process. They consume more energy more than most types of plant assets and are subject to quite a bit of wear and tear. Online continuous monitoring enables operational performance improvements in terms of both reliability and energy consumption. A whitepaper, 3 Innovative Ways to […]

Driving Safer and More Secure Refining and Chemical Operations

Posted in Chemical, Downstream Hydrocarbons, Event on Tuesday, January 28th, 2020. No comments yet
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According to the United States Energy Information Administration, the Texas and Louisiana Gulf Coast refiners and petrochemical producers accounted for 50.5% of the U.S. total finished petroleum products as of October 2019. So with over half of America’s refining and petrochemical production, running these facilities as safely, efficiently and reliably as possible is critical. For […]