Posts Tagged ‘crude oil’

Automation Addresses Opportunity Crudes Refining Challenges

Posted in Refining on Wednesday, July 6th, 2016. One comment so far
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The abundance of discounted crude oil, or opportunity crudes, as they are known in refinery parlance, has shifted refinery operators’ mindsets over the past few years. In a Hydrocarbon Engineering article, Equip for Opportunity Crudes, Emerson’s Marcelo Carugo and Tim Olsen describe ways that technology can help refiners avoid the challenges of processing crude oils […]

How SIOT Upgraded Its Tank-Level Measurement Inexpensively Without Sacrificing Function

Posted in Level, Tank Gauging, Wireless on Friday, June 28th, 2013. 2 comments so far
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Here’s another guest post by me, Chris Womack. Custody transfer is today’s topic—specifically, improving level and temperature measurement of crude oil for custody transfer, while minimizing cost and disturbances to current operations. Even more specifically, when Italy’s SIOT (Società Italiana per l’Oleodotto Transalpino S.p.A.) sought to update the aging radar-based level gauges that monitored its 32 […]

Crude Oil vs. Ethanol – in Brazil?

Posted in Energy on Friday, November 30th, 2012. One comment so far
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Global market forces continue to cause change in the energy mix. Emerson’s Alan Novak, leader of the alternative energy industry team, looks at the market forces on Brazilian ethanol producers. Brazil has long been a supporter of ethanol as a motor fuel, ranking second to the US in both global production and consumption.Brazil’s ethanol market […]