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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 […]

Ways for Refineries to Comply with EPA Tier 3 Regulations

Posted in Event, Refining, Regulatory Compliance on Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015. No comments yet
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Process manufacturers and producers are faced with a myriad of regulations at the federal, state and local levels. Here in the U.S., refiners are challenged with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s “Tier 3” regulations, which rule that: …federal gasoline will be required to meet an annual average standard of 10 parts per million (ppm) of […]

Additional Measurements and their Financial Impact

Posted in Project Services on Tuesday, February 5th, 2013. 2 comments so far
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I continue to mine all the great presentations from the Emerson Exchange event in Anaheim last fall. Here is a recap of another one, How Much Is Another Measurement Worth?, by Emerson’s Doug White. You may recall Doug from many earlier posts on project justification and optimization. Before beginning, I wanted to remind you that […]

American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers Q and A and Technology Forum

Posted in Asset Optimization, Refining on Thursday, September 20th, 2012. One comment so far
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The American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers (formerly NPRA) are holding a Q&A and Technology Forum October 1-3, in Salt Lake City, Utah. Emerson’s Tim Olsen, whom you may recall from earlier refinery-related posts, shared with me that several Emerson folks will be presenting at this forum. These include: The Economics Of Process Measurements by Doug […]

Business Case for Essential Asset Monitoring

Posted in Asset Optimization, Plant Equipment on Wednesday, June 27th, 2012. 3 comments so far
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“According to Solomon Associates, a world-class performer is a company whose maintenance costs are below 1.4 percent plant replacement value, with mechanical availability greater than 96.7 percent.” Are your maintenance costs below this 1.4% threshold and 96.7% mechanical availability metrics? If not, you may want to read the InTech article, Improve reliability with essential asset […]