Posts Tagged ‘Gary Hawkins’

Rotating Machinery Protection and API Standard 670

Posted in Asset Optimization, Reliability on Thursday, August 20th, 2015. 3 comments so far
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For those managing the reliability for large complexes such as refineries and petrochemical plants, protecting the rotating machinery that can number in the hundreds can be a daunting task. Recently a refinery manager asked Emerson’s Gary Hawkins about options for protecting their 400+ rotating machines and the application of the API Standard 670 [$195 USD […]

Improving Pump Reliability and Availability

Posted in Asset Optimization, Event, Reliability on Monday, May 11th, 2015. One comment so far
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Centrifugal and rotary pumps are used extensively in applications involving hydrocarbons. The American Petroleum Institute has an API Standard 682: Pumps—Shaft Sealing Systems for Centrifugal and Rotary Pumps. It: …specifies requirements and gives recommendations for sealing systems for centrifugal and rotary pumps used in the petroleum, natural gas, and chemical industries… It is the responsibility […]

Projects, Optimization and Risk Analysis at AIChE Spring Meeting

Posted in Event, Process Optimization on Friday, April 24th, 2015. No comments yet
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In an earlier post, we previewed some of the Big Data presentations which will take place at the upcoming April 26-30 2015 AIChE Spring Meeting here in Austin, Texas. There are several other presentation by Emerson folks I wanted to highlight. Laurie Ben will be presenting Control System Migration Gone Wild – Best Practices & […]

Wired Versus Wireless Risk Analysis for Process Instrumentation Measurements

Posted in Safety on Monday, October 27th, 2014. 3 comments so far
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How does wireless communications compare against wired communications for process instrumentation? That was the subject of an Emerson Exchange presentation by Kenexis’ Ed Marszal and Emerson’s Gary Hawkins. Their presentation, Risk analysis of wired versus wireless transmission of process measurements was recently narrated by Ed as an encore presentation and uploaded to YouTube. In this […]

Challenges in Processing Opportunity Crudes

Posted in Asset Optimization, Event, Refining on Friday, April 25th, 2014. One comment so far
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Additional sources of oil, such as shale oil, coming into the market can pose challenges for refiners. The challenge comes from mixing these “opportunity crudes” with other types of crude oil that may have very different physical properties. As a Digital Refining article, Evaluating opportunity crude processing explains: Crude oil incompatibility and the precipitation of […]