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Improved Refinery Performance via Direct to Ship Blending

Posted in Refining on Monday, December 12th, 2016. No comments yet
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For refineries, blending operations can be challenging due to unscheduled downtime, off-spec production requiring reblending operations and quality giveaways by exceeding specifications. I caught up with Emerson’s Marcelo Carugo who noted that poor recipe management and control throughout the blending process increases variability in product quality, which not only leads to off-spec product that requires […]

Analyzing and Recommending Improved Refinery Blending Operations

Posted in Refining on Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015. No comments yet
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For refiners challenged with increasing regulations, blending operations are a major area where automation investments can help meet these regulations and improve operational performance. Emerson’s Marcelo Carugo, who leads the refining and petrochemical industry team, shared the details of a feasibility study they conducted for a North American refiner to identify opportunities to improve the […]

Online Analyzers in Refinery In-line Blending Operations

Posted in Refining, Regulatory Compliance on Thursday, July 16th, 2015. No comments yet
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For refineries, inline blending of gasoline, distillates, jet fuel and kerosene can improve overall performance by: …reducing the blend time, the need for excessive storage capacities and mix tanks, maintenance manpower and costly quality giveaway. In the final webinar in the Refining Blending Webinar Series, Using online analyzers to blend right the first time, Emerson’s […]

Improving Measurement and Final Control in Refinery Blending

Posted in Flow, Refining on Tuesday, June 30th, 2015. No comments yet
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As global refiners strive to meet ever-tightening regulations, the performance of measurement and final control devices can have a big impact in meeting this challenge. The third Refinery Blending Series webinar recording, Improving measurement and control in blending operations Improving measurement and control in blending operations is now available. Emerson’s Julie Valentine and John Ward […]

Optimizing Refinery Blending Operations

Posted in Refining on Monday, April 6th, 2015. 2 comments so far
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Optimized process control begins with accurate and reliable measurements. A Process Engineering article, For good measure (pp 39-40) highlights new measurement technologies which can be used in critical plant processes. The applications described range from clean-in-place operations in pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical processes to refinery blending operations. Emerson’s Marcelo Carugo describes how most manual processes in […]