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Minimizing Plant Turnaround Chaos

Posted in Asset Optimization, Plant Equipment, Process Optimization on Friday, October 24th, 2008. No comments yet
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The controlled chaos that surrounds a plant turnaround, or planned shutdown, has given more than a few engineers some gray hair. I highlighted a plant turnaround planning presentation at last year’s Emerson Exchange and I asked Emerson’s Chris Forland if I could get this year’s presentation. Chris, Scott Grunwald, and Miranda Pilrose presented, Parts, People […]

Preparing for Turnarounds from an Instrument, Valve, Electrical Reliability and Process Optimization Standpoint

Posted in Asset Optimization, Chemical, Emerson Exchange, Plant Equipment, Refining, Variability Management on Thursday, September 20th, 2007. No comments yet
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I’ve highlighted the topic of plant turnarounds (planned downtime for maintenance) a few times in the past. Back from the Emerson Exchange, here’s my take on the Smart Turnaround workshop. For continuous processes that run for years, this turnaround provides opportunity to update, fix, repair, and replace a host of plant assets including instruments, valves, […]

Calculating the Economic Value of Improved Fired Heater Efficiency

Posted in Energy, Process Optimization, Refining on Monday, December 4th, 2006. 2 comments so far
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In an earlier post about fired heater efficiency and reliability, I had spoken with Emerson operations consultant, Chris Forland, on the opportunities for refiners to optimize this energy intensive unit. Working with engineers in the Rosemount Analytical Gas division, Chris has developed a spreadsheet with fired heater efficiency economic calculations which allows refiners to get […]