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Optimizing Opportunity Crude Usage while Minimizing Operational Risks

Posted in Refining on Wednesday, December 4th, 2019. No comments yet
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For refiners, opportunity crude is crude oil available on the spot market that are typically much lower cost than crude oil received under long-term contracts. In a Hydrocarbon Engineering article, Finding the Sweet Spot, Emerson’s Meha Jha and Julie Valentine collaborated with Topnir Systems‘ Didier Lambert, to highlight the processing challenges for opportunity crudes and […]

Assuring Single-Phase Vapor Sample for Gas Chromatograph

Posted in Analyzers, Refining on Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019. No comments yet
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Gas chromatographs analyze the composition of hydrocarbon mixtures in process and natural gas applications. For online natural gas chromatography, the samples must be reliably conditioned to produce a single-phase vapor. In this 5:42 YouTube video, How to Select a Vaporizing Regulator for Your Sampling, Emerson’s Laura Schafer explains how the TESCOM 44-6800 Vaporizing Regulator helps […]

Refinery Digital Transformation Case Study

Posted in Refining on Thursday, November 14th, 2019. No comments yet
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Advancing technology has enabled productivity gains in both capital projects and ongoing operations for manufacturers and producers. Ergon Refining‘s Steve Elwart and Emerson’s Marcelo Carugo collaborated on a case study presentation on digital transformation at the Ergon Vicksburg, Mississippi refinery for the ERTC conference in Warsaw, Poland. For a 500-metric-ton refinery, projects required between 5,000 […]

AFPM Summit Crude/Vacuum Distillation and Coking Q&A

Posted in Refining on Wednesday, October 16th, 2019. No comments yet
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One of the key parts of the AFPM Operations & Process Technology Summit is the Q&A Panel sessions. I attended the Crude/Vacuum Distillation & Coking Q&A session with a panel of experienced refiner professionals. The first question was about meeting H2S specification in the vapor space in the shipping or receiving points in shipping intermediate […]

State-based Control Case Study at AFPM Summit

Posted in Process Optimization on Tuesday, October 15th, 2019. No comments yet
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At the 2019 AFPM Operations & Technology Summit, Emerson’s Dustin Beebe teamed with a professional with a global chemical producer. Their presentation was case study was on applying state-based control on one of their production processes. Procedural automation addresses the various states in which a continuous process resides. Some examples include startup, upset recovery, planned […]