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Ethylene Furnace Automation, Control & Optimization

Posted in Chemical, Process Optimization on Thursday, January 23rd, 2020 (7 hours ago). No comments yet
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Author: Pete Sharpe Cracking furnaces are one of the most crucial parts of an ethylene complex. They set the production and yield for the entire plant. For furnace-limited plants, when a furnace is down, whether for maintenance or decoking, production is lost. Poor control and sub-optimal furnace operations lead to lower yields, more frequent decoke […]

Podcast: Driving Reliability Digital Transformations

Posted in Digital Transformation, Operational Certainty Consulting Podcasts on Thursday, December 5th, 2019. No comments yet

Emerson’s Kendall Beushausen follows up his 5 Questions for Operational Certainty Consultant Kendall Beushausen podcast with this in-depth FIRSTHAND: Operational Certainty in Pod podcast. Kendall describes how the Internet of Things is all around us in our personal lives and how it is being applied in the manufacturing industries to improve business performance in many […]

5 Questions for Operational Certainty Consultant Kendall Beushausen

Posted in Operational Certainty Consulting Podcasts on Monday, November 11th, 2019. No comments yet
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Emerson’s Kendall Beushausen joins our continuing podcast series, 5 Questions for an Emerson Expert. As an Operational Certainty consultant, Kendall works with clients to help improve reliability through the application of the latest technologies and improved work processes in process management, maintenance and reliability through the application of artificial intelligence, machine learning and predictive analytics. […]

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 […]

State-based Control Case Study at AFPM Summit

Posted in Process Optimization on Tuesday, October 15th, 2019. No comments yet
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At the 2019 AFPM Operations & Technology Summit, Emerson’s Dustin Beebe teamed with a professional with a global chemical producer. Their presentation was case study was on applying state-based control on one of their production processes. Procedural automation addresses the various states in which a continuous process resides. Some examples include startup, upset recovery, planned […]