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Natural Gas Liquids Fractionation Optimization

Posted in Oil & Gas on Monday, August 22nd, 2016. No comments yet
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Maximizing the recovery of natural gas liquids from natural gas improves margins for midstream oil & gas producers. In an earlier post, Optimizing the Process of Purifying Natural Gas Liquids we highlighted the role of advanced process controls and expertise in producing the right mix of hydrocarbons based on current market conditions. Today in part […]

Optimizing the Process of Purifying Natural Gas Liquids

Posted in Oil & Gas on Tuesday, July 26th, 2016. No comments yet
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Author: Chuck Miller It is no secret that the oil and gas producers attraction to the shale fields has been the high BTU wet gas that contains a significant volume of heavier hydrocarbons known as Natural Gas Liquids or NGLs. The purpose of the Natural Gas / NGL Recovery plant is to recover the methane […]

Optimizing Delayed Coker Operations with Advanced Process Control

Posted in Refining, Support Services on Tuesday, March 24th, 2015. No comments yet
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A refinery produces many products, one of them petroleum coke. AFPM defines it: Petroleum coke (petcoke) is one of many valued consumer products produced during the oil refining process. Crude oil is processed into gasoline, diesel fuel, jet fuel, lubricating oils and waxes, leaving some residual crude that usually undergoes additional processing. The crude residue […]

Assessing the Natural Gas Processing Market

Posted in Oil & Gas on Monday, January 26th, 2015. 3 comments so far
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This week marks the 70th annual Instrumentation and Automation Symposium for the Process Industries at Texas A&M University. The goal of the symposium is to educate professionals and students in the instrumentation and automation industry. One of the keynote presentations will be given by Emerson’s Chuck Miller. He will kick off the proceedings at 8am […]

Quick Hit Path to Plant Optimization

Posted in Refining on Thursday, February 17th, 2011. No comments yet
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For U.S. refiners, the bulk of project spending is on core business drivers including safety, environmental performance, and reliability programs. Projects that optimize performance and improve energy efficiency often don’t make the cut. At the AIChE National Spring Meeting in Chicago, March 13-17, Emerson’s Pete Sharpe and Gary Hawkins, and Citgo’s Tom Novotny (Lemont refinery) […]