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Crude Oil Property Variability Requires Real-time Analysis

Posted in Refining on Monday, July 27th, 2015. No comments yet
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Recently, we highlighted a recorded webinar on the use of online analyzers in refinery blending operations. The presenters, Emerson’s Patrick Truesdale and Topnir Systems‘ Didier Lambert, also recently wrote a Processing Shale Feedstocks article, Three steps to successful processing of shale and other opportunity feedstocks. In the article, they highlight the challenge many refiners face […]

With Smart Process Distillation, James Beall Finds Hidden Savings for Gulf Coast Plastics Plant

Posted in Chemical, Energy on Thursday, September 19th, 2013. One comment so far
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Hi there — it’s Chris Womack with another guest post, this time a tale about unexpected distillation savings. Last week, Emerson Consultant James Beall was working with a major U.S. plastics facility on the Texas Gulf Coast, helping the firm figure out how it might save some of the money it spends on distillation energy […]

Applying Advanced Process Control to Distillation Processes

Posted in Control Strategies, Process Optimization on Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009. No comments yet
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For those attending the Emerson Exchange with distillation processes, you don’t want to miss Emerson’s Lou Heavner‘s presentation, Advanced Distillation – 102. Lou is an advanced control consultant, whom you may recall from earlier posts. He’ll be presenting Wed, 9/30 at 4:15pm in the Sun 4 room and again Thurs, 10/1 at 9:00am in the […]

For These Economic Times, Squeeze More Out Of Your Process

Posted in Control Strategies, Process Optimization on Tuesday, January 20th, 2009. No comments yet
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One only has to come across reports like the Institute for Supply Management‘s Manufacturing ISM Report On Business to see the slowing global economic conditions. The report notes: Manufacturing activity continued to decline at a rapid rate during the month of December. The decline covers the full breadth of manufacturing industries, as none of the […]

Saving Energy with Advanced Automation

Posted in Energy, Process Optimization on Tuesday, May 13th, 2008. No comments yet
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Emerson’s Doug White sent me his presentations from the recent AIChE spring meeting. Doug is a principal consultant and vice president for advanced process control (APC) services, and has many years of experience justifying, designing, installing and commissioning APC applications for process manufacturers. Given rapid rising energy costs, his presentation, How to Save Energy through […]