Posts Tagged ‘Doug White’

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 […]

Ways to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Energy Use

Posted in Emerson Exchange, Energy, Regulatory Compliance on Tuesday, October 13th, 2015. No comments yet
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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 fuel usage is also the preferred way to reduce emission as required by the steadily more stringent […]

Optimizing Blend Operations in Pursuit of Regulatory Compliance

Posted in Refining, Regulatory Compliance on Wednesday, June 17th, 2015. No comments yet
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As U.S. refiners grapple with the Environmental Protection Agency’s Tier 3 regulations, meeting their blending plans will become even more difficult. In the second webinar of the refining blending series, Emerson’s Dr. Doug White addressed the subject of using automation to meet your production plan and Tier 3 regulations. In this recorded webinar, Doug highlights […]