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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 […]

Scalable Approaches to Refinery Digitalization

Posted in Digital Transformation, Downstream Hydrocarbons 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 […]

Fostering Profitability through Digital Transformation

Posted in Digital Transformation, Downstream Hydrocarbons on Wednesday, October 16th, 2019. No comments yet
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Emerson’s Doug White shares his expertise on how refiners and petrochemical producers can digitally transform their organizations to enhance profitability in a dynamic market at the 2019 AFPM Operations & Process Technology Summit. Doug opened showing the Gartner Group’s hype cycle and asking where Digital Transformation fits. Lot’s of hype and some disillusionment from some […]

AFPM Summit Crude/Vacuum Distillation and Coking Q&A

Posted in Downstream Hydrocarbons on Wednesday, October 16th, 2019. No comments yet
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One of the key parts of the AFPM Operations & Process Technology Summit is the Q&A Panel sessions. I attended the Crude/Vacuum Distillation & Coking Q&A session with a panel of experienced refiner professionals. The first question was about meeting H2S specification in the vapor space in the shipping or receiving points in shipping intermediate […]

Improving Loss Control through Refinery Mass Balance

Posted in Downstream Hydrocarbons, Measurement Instrumentation on Tuesday, October 15th, 2019. No comments yet
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On behalf of a South American refining professional, Emerson’s Julie Valentine presented a case study, Impact of Refinery Mass Balance and Loss Control on Operational Excellence, at the 2019 AFPM Operations & Process Technology Summit. Here’s the abstract from this presentation: Improving a refinery’s mass balance and loss control program for accounting, planning and scheduling, […]