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Controlling Surge in Centrifugal Compressors

Posted in Process Optimization on Wednesday, May 15th, 2019. No comments yet
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Centrifugal and axial compressors can experience a potentially destructive condition known as surge. Emerson’s Mikhail Ilchenko describes it for me. Surge is a condition that occurs in compressors when the amount of gas they are trying to compress is insufficient for the size of the compressor and the blades lose their ability to transfer energy […]

Podcast: Driving Operational Improvements in the Energy Industries

Posted in Operational Certainty Consulting Podcasts, Process Optimization on Wednesday, May 1st, 2019. No comments yet
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Emerson’s Sudhir Jain joins us in this FIRSTHAND Operational Certainty in a Pod podcast as a follow up to our earlier 5 Questions for an Emerson Expert podcast with Sudhir. As an Operational Certainty consultant, he shares some of the oil & gas applications for operational improvements and describes how he works with clients to […]

Increase Resource Efficiency with Universal, Integrated Metric

Posted in Process Optimization on Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019. No comments yet
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If you’re in the energy business—upstream, midstream, downstream, and electrical power generation & distribution, IHS Markit has a great CERAWeek On-Demand Video site of presentations and interviews from the conference. One example is the presentation, Decarbonization vs. Profit: Eliminating the Rivalry Through Exergy, given by Emerson’s Ana Gonzalez Hernandez. Ana received her PhD from Cambridge […]

Applying Embedded Model Predictive Control

Posted in Process Optimization on Thursday, April 18th, 2019. No comments yet
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The history of model predictive control (MPC) dates back to the early 1970s invented at Shell Oil and was known as Dynamic Matrix Control. MPC was designed at that time to solve largescale control challenges. As technology advanced, this technology could be more widely applied on smaller-scale challenges. At this past 2019 AIChE Spring Meeting, […]

Operating Discipline and Dynamic Alarm Management

Posted in Alarm Management, Process Optimization on Monday, April 15th, 2019. No comments yet
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Defining operational states and codifying these into control strategies has many advantages in improving safety and overall operational performance. In an AIChE Spring Meeting presentation, A New Look at Industrial Incidents—Driving Operating Discipline in the Control Environment, Emerson’s Tom Nolan shared advantages of this approach. The thrust of his message to the attendees was that […]