In a Hydrocarbon Engineering article, A Fine Balance, Emerson’s Jake Davies describes ways to address the corrosion and erosion that can wear away piping, tanks, vessels and valves in the refining process.
When a large-scale refinery needed to make Safety Instrumented System (SIS) improvements on their coker furnace on-line spalling operation, the Rosemount 8800 Dual Vortex Flow Meter proved to be the perfect solution. Initially, the refinery had installed 12 vortex...
This article, How refiners can empower a digitally transformed workforce, focuses on strategies and technologies available to enable refiners to better manage the skills shortage—primarily due to increasingly complex operations and a generation of seasoned experts retiring.
A North American refinery was facing challenges with their crude unit charge heater due to clogging and freezing of its impulse lines. In settings like this, it’s crucial to have dependable and redundant measurement to guard against damage to the heaters and keep...
This article highlights how leveraging automation can ensure on time project completion with digital technologies that can automate workflows; wireless instruments that can eliminate field engineering and wiring costs; new analytics that create smarter plants, and the ability to build full digital twins of both the plant and the control system.
In an Intech article, Using IIoT technology to improve reliability and safety, Emerson’s Marcelo Carugo shares ways IIoT helps manufacturers and producers improve safety practices and overall reliability.
In a Refiner’s Guide to Digital Transformation article, No more silos: OT and IT team up to tackle cybersecurity, Emerson’s Rick Gorskie shares strategies on how to enhance collaboration and protection.
At the Emerson Exchange America Virtual Series, Emerson’s Ed Schodowski, David Macedonia, Christiane Lederer and Brian Ledeboer we on a panel to discuss innovations in process safety around loss of containment for refiners, chemical and petrochemical producers.
At the Emerson Exchange Americas Virtual Series, a North American refiner’s Transformation Manager teamed up with Emerson’s Scott Baruch to present a case study on how wireless flare monitoring assisted their plant turnaround efforts and improved ongoing flare gas recovery unit (FGRU) operations.
The December editions of the Emerson Exchange Americas virtual series are taking place Tuesday and Thursday this week and next week. Ed Schodowski led the Refining Industry Forum with leaders from BP, Chevron and Ergon Refining to get an update on the technologies and solutions driving digital transformation initiatives for improved performance.
A Refiner’s Guide to Digital Transformation and Top Quartile Performance article, Better business results through flexible logistics operations, shares how these refineries can improve the flexibility as well as safety, efficiency, and reliability of their tank farm operations.
A Hydrocarbon Processing article, Ergon Refining: A digital transformation story, provides a great illustration of a step-wise, scalable digital transformation journey that continues to drive business improvements. The authors, Ergon Refining’s Steve Elwart and Emerson’s Marcelo Carugo, share this journey and the results achieved.
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