Posts Tagged ‘AIChE’

Planning Turnarounds for more than Maintenance

Posted in Project Services on Thursday, August 23rd, 2018. 2 comments so far
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A Solomon Associates presenter on reliability benchmarking at the 2015 AFPM Reliability and Maintenance Conference noted that a turnaround is the planned shutdown opportunity to implement a capital improvement project. In an American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)’s CEP article, Turnarounds: Strategic Opportunities to Improve (article excerpt – AIChE membership required for full access), Emerson’s […]

Effective Corrosion Mitigation for Refineries

Posted in Refining, Wireless on Wednesday, June 13th, 2018. No comments yet
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Crude oil from shale producing regions, also known as tight oils, are opportunity crudes for refineries. These differ from the traditional sources of crude oil from large reservoirs in their widely varying properties. These properties include specific gravity, sulfur content, total acid number (TAN), and more. In an AIChE’s CEP magazine article, Implement an Effective […]

Advancing the Practice of Chemical Engineering

Posted in Refining on Wednesday, January 31st, 2018. No comments yet
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One of the ways you can share your expertise and skills developed in your work in your industry or profession is to join a relevant professional organization serving in these areas. As you participate at different levels in these organizations, you can rise up into leadership positions. I mention this to share one example—Emerson’s Tim […]

2017 AIChE Board of Directors Election

Posted in Refining on Thursday, August 17th, 2017. No comments yet
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Professional societies are very important in advancing knowledge, standards, peer networks and more. Within our world of manufacturing and automation there are several including the International Society of Automation (ISA) and the Measurement, Control & Automation Association (MCAA) to name but two. There are also numerous engineering societies around the globe focusing on many of […]

Better Handling Opportunity Crudes in Refineries

Posted in Refining on Monday, June 20th, 2016. One comment so far
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We’ve discussed in earlier posts how opportunity crudes, while reducing feedstock costs, increase the complexity of operating a refinery. At a monthly meeting of the South Texas section of the AIChE, Emerson’s Tim Olsen presented The New World of Opportunity Crudes. In the presentation, he discussed the changes in the industry and shale-based production that […]