Posts Tagged ‘Doug White’

Distillation Column Automation Control and Optimization

Posted in Downstream Hydrocarbons on Friday, March 13th, 2020. No comments yet
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The cold section of an ethylene plant is responsible for cooling and purifying the product-grade ethylene, propylene and other bi-products from the cracking furnaces. Cracked gas is cooled in transfer-line exchangers which produce steam from the effluent gas energy. Gas is further cooled with water in the quench column, scrubbed and dried before being compressed in the cracked gas compressor and fed to the cold box.

Driving Safer and More Secure Refining and Chemical Operations

Posted in Chemical, Downstream Hydrocarbons, Event on Tuesday, January 28th, 2020. No comments yet
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According to the United States Energy Information Administration, the Texas and Louisiana Gulf Coast refiners and petrochemical producers accounted for 50.5% of the U.S. total finished petroleum products as of October 2019. So with over half of America’s refining and petrochemical production, running these facilities as safely, efficiently and reliably as possible is critical. For […]

Rapid Technology Advancements Fueling Digital Transformations

Posted in Digital Transformation, Industrial IoT on Friday, October 18th, 2019. No comments yet
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Why all this talk about digital transformation? It really boils down to the pressure manufacturers and producers are under to remain profitable, yet do so ever more safely, efficiently, and reliably. This pressure coupled with amazing technology advancements in just the last few years are driving this rethinking and actions companies are taking. In an […]

Fostering Profitability through Digital Transformation

Posted in Digital Transformation, Downstream Hydrocarbons on Wednesday, October 16th, 2019. No comments yet
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Emerson’s Doug White shares his expertise on how refiners and petrochemical producers can digitally transform their organizations to enhance profitability in a dynamic market at the 2019 AFPM Operations & Process Technology Summit. Doug opened showing the Gartner Group’s hype cycle and asking where Digital Transformation fits. Lot’s of hype and some disillusionment from some […]

Gaining Experience in the Refining and Petrochemical Industries

Posted in Downstream Hydrocarbons, Services, Consulting & Training on Friday, September 8th, 2017. No comments yet
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The work is ongoing along the Texas & Louisiana gulf coast to come back from the massive flooding from Hurricane Harvey. A MarketWatch article notes that more that 20% of the total U.S. refining capacity was shut down and only slowly now coming back online. And an RBN Energy post highlights the impact on the […]