Posts Tagged ‘Patrick Truesdale’

Reducing System Migration Risk for Refinery Blend and Tank Farm Operations

Posted in Refining on Wednesday, January 24th, 2018. No comments yet
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Regulatory bodies across the globe continue to impose stricter specifications for transportation fuels to reduce combustion byproducts. Emerson’s Murali Krishnan and Patrick Truesdale shared a story with me of an Asian refiner who needed to modernize its blend and tank farm operations to meet the sulfur-related regulations and other seasonal volatility specifications. For refiners, blending […]

Position Feedback for Refinery Manually Operated Valves

Posted in Refining on Monday, October 5th, 2015. No comments yet
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Sometimes a good discussion occurs among experts in a collaboration application within the Emerson firewall. Today’s post is an example. Emerson’s Jonas Berge was asking the global community of consultants and interested parties in refining about the manually operated valves in tank farms. He was seeking information on which ones operators would like to see […]

Crude Oil Property Variability Requires Real-time Analysis

Posted in Refining on Monday, July 27th, 2015. No comments yet
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Recently, we highlighted a recorded webinar on the use of online analyzers in refinery blending operations. The presenters, Emerson’s Patrick Truesdale and Topnir Systems‘ Didier Lambert, also recently wrote a Processing Shale Feedstocks article, Three steps to successful processing of shale and other opportunity feedstocks. In the article, they highlight the challenge many refiners face […]

Online Analyzers in Refinery In-line Blending Operations

Posted in Refining, Regulatory Compliance on Thursday, July 16th, 2015. No comments yet
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For refineries, inline blending of gasoline, distillates, jet fuel and kerosene can improve overall performance by: …reducing the blend time, the need for excessive storage capacities and mix tanks, maintenance manpower and costly quality giveaway. In the final webinar in the Refining Blending Webinar Series, Using online analyzers to blend right the first time, Emerson’s […]

The Advantages of an Integrated Solution for a Fully Automated Terminal

Posted in Oil & Gas, Safety on Tuesday, March 19th, 2013. No comments yet
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Emerson’s Chris Womack highlights a liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) project in Mexico in today’s guest post. In liquid petroleum gas terminals featuring partial automation, several systems control the plant’s filling racks, custody transfer areas, and safety systems. Filling each truck typically takes about an hour and a half, with a filling error of around 66 […]