Posts Tagged ‘#OTC2018’

Improving Pressure Relief Valve Fugitive Emissions

Posted in Final Control Element on Friday, May 4th, 2018. No comments yet
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In an earlier post, Creating Pressure Relief Valve Fugitive Emissions Testing, we described the advancement of this effect to create standards in this area. I joined Emerson’s Dr. Amr Gado and Calvin Deng as they presented this work in an Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) technical track, Striving Toward Safety Excellence in Offshore and Subsea Environments. […]

Filling Gaps in Global Safety Standards

Posted in Final Control Element, Safety on Thursday, May 3rd, 2018. No comments yet
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A safety instrumented function (SIF)’s purpose is to reduce the risk of a specific hazard. For example, an upset condition in an oil and gas production separator may cause a series of SIFs within a safety instrumented system (SIS) to shut in the wells feeding the separator. A SIF contains a sensor, logic solver and […]

Taking on Digital Transformation in Steps

Posted in Industrial IOT, Oil & Gas on Tuesday, May 1st, 2018. No comments yet
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Emerson’s Jose Jimenez pinch hit for Jonas Berge who was unable to make it to the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) to present, Digital Transformation and IIoT for Oil and Gas Production. Jose opened highlight the need for oil & gas operating companies to address four key areas: safety & compliance, production, reliability & maintenance, and […]

Driving Operational Improvements in Oil and Gas Production

Posted in Oil & Gas on Tuesday, May 1st, 2018. No comments yet
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Emerson’s Jose Jimenez presented at the 2018 Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) about how leverage field intelligence to advance an Operational Certainty strategy. He explored the role of automated procedures in improving operational performance. Jose opened sharing a statistic that global oil & gas producers lost over $300B in profitability from operational problems—safety, reliability and efficiency. […]

Valves for Frequent Cycling, High Pressures and Temperatures

Posted in Final Control Element, Oil & Gas on Monday, April 30th, 2018. No comments yet
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David Leavitt described an application of high-cycling valves in a dehydration process at the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) in Houston, Texas. I recapped his presentation last week in a post, Triple Offset Valves and Molecular Sieve Adsorption Applications. He compared rising stem ball valves and triple offset valves (TOVs) used in these applications. David describe […]