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Adding Missing Measurements in Refineries

Posted in Refining, Wireless on Thursday, August 15th, 2013. 2 comments so far
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We’re now about six weeks away from the September 30-Oct 4 Emerson Exchange conference in the Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas area. In fact, today, August 15, 2013 is the deadline for Early Bird registration—so if you were considering joining us, you’ll want to act today for the lowest conference fee rate. I mention that because I […]

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 […]

American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers Q and A and Technology Forum

Posted in Asset Optimization, Refining on Thursday, September 20th, 2012. One comment so far
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The American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers (formerly NPRA) are holding a Q&A and Technology Forum October 1-3, in Salt Lake City, Utah. Emerson’s Tim Olsen, whom you may recall from earlier refinery-related posts, shared with me that several Emerson folks will be presenting at this forum. These include: The Economics Of Process Measurements by Doug […]

Start with the Pipe Racks and Branches for Your Wireless Communications Infrastructure

Posted in Refining, Wireless on Tuesday, July 10th, 2012. No comments yet
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In refineries and petrochemical plants, pipe racks are the “backbones” of the process units. It is also the place Emerson’s Gary Hawkins, a senior refining consultant, recommends should be completely covered with an IEC 62591 wireless device communications infrastructure. This complete coverage would include the branches to the process unit areas. You may recall Gary […]

Sharing Devices between Control and Safety Instrumented Systems

Posted in Abnormal Situation Prevention, Safety on Tuesday, May 1st, 2012. One comment so far
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Emerson’s Mike Boudreaux alerted me to a discussion in the Oil and Gas Instrumentation Club LinkedIn group. The thread referenced an earlier post on this blog, Field Device Sharing Between Control and Safety Systems that Mike had written. Mike quoted Emerson certified functional safety expert, Len Laskowski, whom you may recall from earlier posts, on […]