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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 […]

Optimizing Opportunity Crude Usage while Minimizing Operational Risks

Posted in Downstream Hydrocarbons on Wednesday, December 4th, 2019. No comments yet
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For refiners, opportunity crude is crude oil available on the spot market that are typically much lower cost than crude oil received under long-term contracts. In a Hydrocarbon Engineering article, Finding the Sweet Spot, Emerson’s Meha Jha and Julie Valentine collaborated with Topnir Systems‘ Didier Lambert, to highlight the processing challenges for opportunity crudes and […]

Assuring Single-Phase Vapor Sample for Gas Chromatograph

Posted in Downstream Hydrocarbons, Measurement Instrumentation on Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019. No comments yet
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Gas chromatographs analyze the composition of hydrocarbon mixtures in process and natural gas applications. For online natural gas chromatography, the samples must be reliably conditioned to produce a single-phase vapor. In this 5:42 YouTube video, How to Select a Vaporizing Regulator for Your Sampling, Emerson’s Laura Schafer explains how the TESCOM 44-6800 Vaporizing Regulator helps […]

Refinery Digital Transformation Case Study

Posted in Downstream Hydrocarbons 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 […]