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Ways for Refineries to Comply with EPA Tier 3 Regulations

Posted in Event, Refining, Regulatory Compliance on Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015. No comments yet
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Process manufacturers and producers are faced with a myriad of regulations at the federal, state and local levels. Here in the U.S., refiners are challenged with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s “Tier 3” regulations, which rule that: …federal gasoline will be required to meet an annual average standard of 10 parts per million (ppm) of […]

Optimizing Refinery Blending Operations

Posted in Refining on Monday, April 6th, 2015. 2 comments so far
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Optimized process control begins with accurate and reliable measurements. A Process Engineering article, For good measure (pp 39-40) highlights new measurement technologies which can be used in critical plant processes. The applications described range from clean-in-place operations in pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical processes to refinery blending operations. Emerson’s Marcelo Carugo describes how most manual processes in […]

Meeting Lower Sulfur Tier 3 Regulations for U.S. Refiners

Posted in Refining on Friday, March 13th, 2015. No comments yet
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Earlier this year the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized their Tier 3 vehicle emission and fuel standards rules with the stated purpose to reduce air pollution from passenger cars and trucks. For refiners, part of these rules include the content of sulfur in fuels. According to the EPA: Starting in 2017, Tier 3 sets […]

Solving Refinery Coating Challenges in Flow Meters

Posted in Flow, Refining on Thursday, February 26th, 2015. 2 comments so far
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Collaborative problem solving occurs in all kinds of ways—face-to-face, over the phone, via email, and online in blogs, on-line communities, wikis, and social networks. I mention this because I saw some great guidance on flow meter coating challenges in refining applications from Emerson’s Tom O’Banion. It was posted on an internal Emerson knowledge sharing site, […]

A Primer on Refinery Operations

Posted in Refining on Monday, June 30th, 2014. 3 comments so far
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If you’re not in the oil refining business the names of the process units, such as cat crackers, can sound quite exotic. Emerson’s Tim Olsen, a consultant on the refining industry team, wrote a great AIChE Chemical Engineering Progress article, An Oil Refinery Walk-Through. It is written for engineering students and engineers in other industries […]