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AFPM Summit Crude/Vacuum Distillation and Coking Q&A

Posted in Refining on Wednesday, October 16th, 2019. No comments yet
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One of the key parts of the AFPM Operations & Process Technology Summit is the Q&A Panel sessions. I attended the Crude/Vacuum Distillation & Coking Q&A session with a panel of experienced refiner professionals. The first question was about meeting H2S specification in the vapor space in the shipping or receiving points in shipping intermediate […]

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 […]