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Reliable Control Valve Performance in Ethylene Production

Posted in Chemical, Final Control Element on Tuesday, December 12th, 2017. No comments yet
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Olefins, also known as alkenes, are unsaturated hydrocarbons, use to make many petrochemical products such as plastics. Olefin production, including ethylene, propylene and butadiene products, requires tight control for higher throughput, more energy efficient, and more reliable operations. In an article from The Chemical Engineer, Increasing Ethylene Conversion and Plant Reliability, Emerson’s Blake Coleman describes […]

The Impact of Shale Gas on Olefins

Posted in Chemical, Energy on Friday, September 21st, 2012. No comments yet
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With vast shale gas reserves, will China move from coal-to-chemicals processes to gas-to-chemicals processes going forward? Emerson’s Douglas Morris, a member of the alternative energy industry team explores this question in today’s guest post. We’ve had a number of posts where shale gas is discussed and this week is no different. An interesting article about […]

Practical Ways to Save Energy in Your Plant

Posted in Chemical, Energy on Friday, January 15th, 2010. No comments yet
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A recent Wall Street Journal article, U.S. Expects Steady Climb in Energy Prices opens: Energy prices are undergoing a long, slow march higher as major economies shake off the effects of last year’s recession, the U.S. Energy Information Administration said Tuesday in its monthly outlook. This outlook has many process manufacturers in energy-intensive industries again […]

Olefin Plant Energy Saving Opportunities

Posted in Chemical, Energy, Process Optimization on Wednesday, July 29th, 2009. One comment so far
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I managed to get my hands on a great paper, Olefin Plant Energy Savings through Enhanced Automation, written by Emerson’s Dr. Douglas C. White, whom you may recall from earlier posts. Doug is a principal consultant who leads the Process Improvement and Optimization Consulting team. He presented this paper at the AIChE Spring National Meeting […]