Posts Tagged ‘NPRA’

Addressing the Renewable Fuel Standard and Blend Wall

Posted in Downstream Hydrocarbons, Energy & Emissions on Thursday, January 17th, 2013. 2 comments so far
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Federal, state, and local regulations keep changing and impact process manufacturers’ operations. Emerson’s Patrick Truesdale provided an update on the US Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) at a past American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers conference (formerly National Petrochemical & Refiners Association, NPRA). Here is the history of the RFS from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency website: […]

American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers Q and A and Technology Forum

Posted in Asset Management, Downstream Hydrocarbons 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 […]

Monitoring Heat Exchangers for Fouling and Energy Inefficiencies

Posted in Downstream Hydrocarbons on Tuesday, July 26th, 2011. No comments yet
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A abstract highlights the importance of heat exchangers in refinery energy-efficiency efforts: Crude oil fouling in pre-heat train heat exchangers has been a major problem in oil refining for decades. The operating problems, increased energy requirements and greenhouse gases emissions, which arise from the inefficiencies caused by fouling, are discussed. Emerson’s Tim Olsen and […]

Questions and Clarifications on Greenhouse Gas Reporting Rules

Posted in Energy & Emissions, Measurement Instrumentation on Thursday, April 22nd, 2010. No comments yet
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I caught up with Emerson’s Tom O’Banion to get the latest on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Mandatory Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions Reporting Rule. Tom is the Director of the chemical industries in the Micro Motion Coriolis Flow & Density Measurement business. Tom shared some issue raised and discussed from the Mandatory GHG Reporting […]