At the 4C Health, Safety & Environmental Conference, Emerson’s Doug White presented How to Evaluate Sustainability Options. Advanced software and advanced automation applications can help guide overall emission reduction investment decisions and support cost-effective implementations.
Driving Safer Operations
At the 4C Health, Safety & Environmental conference in Austin, Emerson’s Ed Schodowski and Doug White presented on ways to address safety issues that relate to process , loss of containment and occupational trends, regulations and other factors that affect plants.
This Week at the 2020 AFPM Summit
The 2020 American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) Summit starts today as a virtual conference with Emerson’s Meha Jha, Tim Olsen, Julie Valentine, Doug White & Pete Sharpe share ways to improve operational performance.
Refinery Optimization Strategies
Ensuring that a refinery is flexible enough to accommodate a variety of discounted crudes and adjust production to meet critical customer commitments sometimes feels like walking a tightrope with just the right balance between the financial benefit these crudes offer...
Distillation Column Automation Control and Optimization
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
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...
Rapid Technology Advancements Fueling Digital Transformations
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...
Fostering Profitability through Digital Transformation
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...
Gaining Experience in the Refining and Petrochemical Industries
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...
Taking Advantage of Smart Plant Technology
At the Emerson Exchange conference in Austin, Emerson's Doug White presented, Taking Advantage in "Smart Plant" Technology. His abstract: Every day we see the continuing advances in sensor, automation, and communication technologies in our personal lives. Applying...
Answering the Challenges Refiners and Petrochemical Producers Face
The autumn season is officially here in the Northern hemisphere and this season is filled with events and conferences. I'm always amazed when I hear about some of my friends in the industry and automation trade press and their daunting travel schedules through the...
Ways to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Energy Use
Emerson's Dr. Douglas White presented, Reducing Process Plant Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Energy Use Through Automation. His abstract: Even with the recent reduction in energy prices, energy remains the largest cost after feedstocks for most process plants. Reducing...
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