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Answers for Heat Exchanger Fouling Questions

Posted in Asset Management, 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 […]

Optimal Heat Exchanger Energy and Cleaning Management

Posted in Downstream Hydrocarbons, Event on Wednesday, August 20th, 2014. 2 comments so far
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Update: A recorded version of this one-hour webinar is now available. Original post: According to IHS, a global information and analytics provider for energy, economics, geopolitical risk, sustainability and supply chain management: Estimates have been made of fouling costs due primarily to wasted energy through excess fuel burn that are as high as 0.25 per […]

Light Tight Oil and Heat Exchanger Fouling

Posted in Downstream Hydrocarbons on Wednesday, June 11th, 2014. One comment so far
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I received an email of a new whitepaper, Heat Exchanger Challenges with Light Tight Crude! written by Emerson’s Tim Olsen. Tim is a consultant on our refining industry team and has shared his expertise in numerous refining-related posts here on the blog. The rapid growth of shale oil (tight oil) production in North America brings […]

Challenges in Processing Opportunity Crudes

Posted in Asset Management, Downstream Hydrocarbons, Event 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 […]

Refining and Blending Challenges with Shale Oil

Posted in Downstream Hydrocarbons on Tuesday, November 5th, 2013. 2 comments so far
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At the recent American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) 2013 Q&A and Technology Forum, Emerson’s Tim Olsen had an article in the conference daily publication. You may recall Tim from earlier posts and as the past Chair for the AIChE Fuels and Petrochemicals Division. The article, New challenges with shale oil refining and crude blending, […]