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Diagnostic Opportunities in FCC Units

Posted in Abnormal Situation Prevention, Refining, Safety Monitoring on Thursday, June 24th, 2010. No comments yet
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A reader who came upon one of the posts in the abnormal situation prevention category asked about ways early fault detection could reduce unplanned downtime in a refinery fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) unit. I turned to Emerson’s Gary Hawkins, a consultant on the global refining team. You may recall Gary from an earlier post on […]

Similarities and Differences in Fired Heater Safety Standards

Posted in Safety, Safety Monitoring on Friday, February 5th, 2010. No comments yet
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We discussed the energy efficiency and other opportunities with fired heaters in past posts. I caught wind of a presentation that Emerson’s safety specialist, Chuck Miller will be giving at the upcoming March 21-25 AIChE Spring National Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety in San Antonio, Texas. You may recall Chuck from numerous process […]

Start with API RP 556 for Flame Detection Guidance

Posted in Safety, Safety Monitoring on Monday, September 21st, 2009. No comments yet
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Some questions on flame detector reliability came my way the other day from a blog reader in the refining industry. I ran the questions by Emerson’s Gary Hawkins, a refining industry consultant. Gary’s first response was to point to the authoritative source for fired heater protection in the refining and petrochemical industries, API Recommended Practice […]