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Adding Asset Performance Management for Refinery Reliability

Posted in Asset Optimization, Reliability on Thursday, June 13th, 2013. One comment so far
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Emerson’s Richard Barnes provides perspectives on an asset reliability project on which he’s working with a European refinery’s project team. A week ago, I had the pleasure of sitting by the beach, on the coast of the Black Sea, having an early breakfast before heading off to a refinery to assist a client in implementing […]

Fired Heater Safety Standards and Burner Management

Posted in Safety on Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013. One comment so far
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In an earlier post, Safety System Considerations for Process Fired Heaters, I highlighted an American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) paper by Emerson’s Nikki Bishop and Dave Sheppard. In this post, I’ll share the safety system design, selection and estimated savings in startup time reductions from the paper. The authors note that safety instrumented systems […]

Applying Automation Advances in Refineries

Posted in Abnormal Situation Prevention, Refining on Friday, February 19th, 2010. No comments yet
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Update and bump: Tim just let me know that he’s been elected to the position of 2nd Vice Chair for the AIChE Fuels & Petrochemicals Division (FPD). As described below, he’ll serve a four-year term including one year as division president. Congratulations, Tim! Emerson’s Tim Olsen, a refining industry performance consultant, recently presented to Argentinean […]