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Fired Heater Safety Standards and Burner Management

Posted in Safety on Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013. One comment so far
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In an earlier post, Safety System Considerations for Process Fired Heaters, I highlighted an American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) paper by Emerson’s Nikki Bishop and Dave Sheppard. In this post, I’ll share the safety system design, selection and estimated savings in startup time reductions from the paper. The authors note that safety instrumented systems […]

Safety System Considerations for Process Fired Heaters

Posted in Refining, Safety on Monday, March 11th, 2013. 4 comments so far
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The American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) will hold their 2013 annual meeting next week, just down the road from here in San Antonio Texas. This March 17-19 conference assembles key executives, decision-makers, and technical experts from refining businesses, technology providers, contracting and consulting firms, and equipment manufacturers around the world. Emerson’s Nikki Bishop will […]

Energy Demand-Based Boiler and Fired Heater Control

Posted in Energy on Wednesday, October 31st, 2012. 2 comments so far
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Energy, often the largest controllable cost for process manufacturers, needs to be carefully managed for efficient operations. In a Control Engineering magazine article, Optimize multi-fuel boiler operation with modern control, Emerson’s Bob Sabin highlighted the growing use of waste fuel streams and optimized combustion control. The goal is to not only reduce energy costs and […]

Fired Up About Fired Heater-Go Beyond Bridging the RP 556 Gap

Posted in Refining on Tuesday, October 9th, 2012. One comment so far
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Emerson’s Pete Sharpe presented on the subject of fired heaters. His abstract [hyperlink added]: The newly revised API’s RP 556, is a collection of best practices for fired heater instrumentation, control and protective systems. Emerson can go beyond performing a gap analysis between existing instrumentation and control and the new recommendations. Advanced process control methods […]

Greenhouse Gas Monitoring In, Energy Efficiency Out

Posted in Energy, Regulatory Compliance on Friday, May 20th, 2011. One comment so far
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Over at’s Sound Off! Editors’ Blog is a post, Greenhouse Gases– There’s a Pony in There Somewhere! #carbondioxide #control #pauto #globalwarming #ruminants. The post by Control magazine Editor in Chief Walt Boyes highlights Emerson’s Patrick Truesdale‘s recent ISA Will-DuPage Section presentation on greenhouse gas reporting programs as mandated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency […]