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Production Accounting and Mass Balance Performance Management

Posted in Event, Flow, Measurement Instrumentation on Thursday, February 13th, 2020. No comments yet
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Reliable, accurate flow measurements are at the heart of excellence in production accounting and mass balances for chemical and hydrocarbon processing facilities. Key performance indicators (KPIs) are only as good as the data that feeds them. Next Tuesday, February 18 at 2pm CST (UTC -6), Emerson’s Julie Valentine will join Pimsoft’s Sigmafine meter performance management […]

Optimizing Opportunity Crude Usage while Minimizing Operational Risks

Posted in Downstream Hydrocarbons on Wednesday, December 4th, 2019. No comments yet
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For refiners, opportunity crude is crude oil available on the spot market that are typically much lower cost than crude oil received under long-term contracts. In a Hydrocarbon Engineering article, Finding the Sweet Spot, Emerson’s Meha Jha and Julie Valentine collaborated with Topnir Systems‘ Didier Lambert, to highlight the processing challenges for opportunity crudes and […]

Improving Loss Control through Refinery Mass Balance

Posted in Downstream Hydrocarbons, Measurement Instrumentation on Tuesday, October 15th, 2019. No comments yet
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On behalf of a South American refining professional, Emerson’s Julie Valentine presented a case study, Impact of Refinery Mass Balance and Loss Control on Operational Excellence, at the 2019 AFPM Operations & Process Technology Summit. Here’s the abstract from this presentation: Improving a refinery’s mass balance and loss control program for accounting, planning and scheduling, […]

Digital Transformation in Health-Safety-Environmental Applications

Posted in Downstream Hydrocarbons on Tuesday, March 5th, 2019. No comments yet
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Health, Safety & Environmental (HSE) experts in the manufacturing and production industries gathered recently here in Austin for the 4C Health/Safety/Environmental Conference. At this year’s conference, Emerson’s Marcelo Carugo, Julie Valentine and Marcio Donnangelo presented in three of the sessions. Julie and Marcio teamed up to present, How Digital Transformation Can Impact Compliance for Environmental […]

Improving Opportunity Crude Blending Operations

Posted in Downstream Hydrocarbons, Measurement Instrumentation on Wednesday, January 9th, 2019. No comments yet
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Opportunity crudes provide refiners with lower feedstock costs, but they must be carefully characterized and blended with other crudes to avoid problems during the refining process. These opportunity crudes are typically discounted from typical crudes because of the refining challenges they introduce. In the 4-minute YouTube video, How to Maximize Profit by Characterizing and Blending […]