Posts Tagged ‘heat exchanger’

Maximize Opportunity Crude Blend Percentages

Posted in Refining on Thursday, January 5th, 2017. One comment so far
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A recent Hydrocarbon Processing article highlighted the changing financial picture for refiners over the past 24 months: Those margins collapsed this year in a global fuel supply glut, providing an incentive for refiners to undertake the shutdowns necessary for maintenance. Adding pressure to falling margins are increased costs for craft labor such as pipe fitters […]

Challenges in Refining Tight Oil

Posted in Refining on Monday, April 13th, 2015. No comments yet
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If you’re like me you may have you wondered why with all the U.S. shale oil production, there are calls to change federal law to allow exports even though the U.S is a large oil importer. The answer comes to me in an excellent Chemical Engineering Progress (CEP) article, Working with Tight Oil, by Emerson’s […]

Monitoring Corrosion in Refineries

Posted in Refining, Technologies on Monday, December 1st, 2014. 3 comments so far
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In a recent post we highlighted diagnostics to identify wiring corrosion. But what about corrosion in the process piping? I recently received a whitepaper, Solutions for Corrosion Monitoring in Refineries, written by Emerson’s Kjell Wold and Hallgeir Jenssen. They manage the Roxar line of products and services for production optimization and improved decision making for […]

Reducing Equipment Failure through Asset Monitoring

Posted in Asset Optimization, Reliability on Thursday, October 23rd, 2014. No comments yet
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Equipment failure is the leading cause of unplanned loss of production for most process manufacturers and producers. Critical equipment is typically continuously monitored but often other equipment has been too difficult or cost prohibitive to monitor. Here is short 1:42 video, Emerson Essential Asset Monitoring, Reliability Solutions, which highlights how this second-tier equipment, also known […]

Answers for Heat Exchanger Fouling Questions

Posted in Asset Optimization, Event, Reliability on Friday, September 5th, 2014. One comment so far
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One only has to do a Twitter search on the hashtag #Reliability to see how often the topic is discussed from a process manufacturing and production standpoint. The reliability of plant assets affects overall production levels, quality, safety, environmental compliance, and overall costs. Emerson’s Alcino Beirão will be presenting and addressing questions on the reliability […]