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Reliable Control Valve Performance in Ethylene Production

Posted in Chemical, Final Control Element on Tuesday, December 12th, 2017. No comments yet
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Olefins, also known as alkenes, are unsaturated hydrocarbons, use to make many petrochemical products such as plastics. Olefin production, including ethylene, propylene and butadiene products, requires tight control for higher throughput, more energy efficient, and more reliable operations. In an article from The Chemical Engineer, Increasing Ethylene Conversion and Plant Reliability, Emerson’s Blake Coleman describes […]

Reliable Switching Valves for Ethylene Production Molecular Sieve Applications

Posted in Chemical, Final Control Element on Friday, November 10th, 2017. No comments yet
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For a valve, zero leakage is defined as no visible leakage when tested at high pressure with water and low pressure with air according to existing international standards. Some of these seat leakage standards for control and isolation valves include ANSI/FCI 70-2/IEC 60534-4, API 598, MSS SP-61 and ISO 5208. ANSI/FCI 70-2 and IEC 60534-4. […]

Optimizing Ethylene Furnace Operations on Low-Cost Ethane Feedstock

Posted in Chemical, Process Optimization on Thursday, March 27th, 2014. 2 comments so far
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For manufacturers with energy intensive processes, such as the petrochemical industry, the shale oil and gas boom in North America has led to lower feedstock costs. In this short, 1:34 video, Emerson’s James Beall describes some of the challenges faced by plants to more efficiently operate their ethylene furnaces. For those unfamiliar with the ethylene […]

The Impact of Shale Gas on Olefins

Posted in Chemical, Energy on Friday, September 21st, 2012. No comments yet
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With vast shale gas reserves, will China move from coal-to-chemicals processes to gas-to-chemicals processes going forward? Emerson’s Douglas Morris, a member of the alternative energy industry team explores this question in today’s guest post. We’ve had a number of posts where shale gas is discussed and this week is no different. An interesting article about […]

AIChE Fuels and Petrochemicals Division Update

Posted in Chemical, Oil & Gas on Wednesday, April 11th, 2012. No comments yet
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I caught up with Emerson’s Tim Olsen, Chair of the AIChE Fuels and Petrochemicals Division (F&PD), to get an update of the work of this division. For those unfamiliar with this group, the AIChE’s F&PD: …was established to further the application of chemical engineering principles in the fields of fuels and petrochemicals. The division provides […]