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Distillation Column Automation Control and Optimization

Posted in Downstream Hydrocarbons on Friday, March 13th, 2020. No comments yet
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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.

Real-Time Adaptive Scheduling in Life Science Manufacturing

Posted in Life Sciences & Medical, Operations & Business Management on Tuesday, March 10th, 2020. No comments yet
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At the Biomanufacturing World Summit, Emerson’s Ron Rossbach presented on using digitalization and data integration to help drive operational efficiency. A key enabling technology for these performance gains is in real-time adaptive scheduling. This technology combines finite scheduling with dynamic updates from existing shop-floor execution systems to optimize operations. In 2018 Emerson acquired BioG, the leading provider of adaptive scheduling software, which is now being adopted across the industry.

Accurately Measuring Slurry Flow Rates

Posted in Flow, Measurement Instrumentation on Thursday, March 5th, 2020. No comments yet
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In this 3-minute YouTube video, Emerson’s Magnetic Flow Meter for Slurry Applications Provides Improved Signal Quality & Diagnostics, Laura explains how this Rosemount Slurry Magnetic Flow Meter works and why this mag meter is an ideal solution in pulp and paper, mining and oil & gas fracking applications.

Process Diagnostics for Oil and Gas Separators

Posted in Oil & Gas on Wednesday, March 4th, 2020. No comments yet
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With advances in operational analytics, smart instruments and the applications they feed can now help identify problems in the process early in order to maintain optimum performance levels. I caught up with Emerson’s Drew Baker in the Permian Basin Service Center to share some onshore oil & gas production examples with me.

Digital Tools for Digital Transformation Initiatives

Posted in Digital Transformation on Monday, March 2nd, 2020. No comments yet
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In a Hydrocarbon Processing article, Digital: How digital tools improve access to device information, Emerson’s Adam Thompson highlights some ways that companies are advancing their digital transformation initiatives.

With the growing shortage of skilled workers as more retirements occur, Adam notes…