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Rapid Technology Advancements Fueling Digital Transformations

Posted in Digital Transformation 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, Refining 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 Education, Refining 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 […]

Taking Advantage of Smart Plant Technology

Posted in Industrial IOT, Wireless on Tuesday, October 25th, 2016. No comments yet
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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 these technologies in the process industries can significantly improve operational safety, increase plant flexibility and improve operating margins. […]

Answering the Challenges Refiners and Petrochemical Producers Face

Posted in Event, Refining on Thursday, September 22nd, 2016. No comments yet
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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 rest of the year. One conference that Emerson’s Tim Olsen shared […]