Posts Tagged ‘Scott Pettigrew’

Driving Safer and More Secure Refining and Chemical Operations

Posted in Chemical, Downstream Hydrocarbons, Event on Tuesday, January 28th, 2020. No comments yet
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According to the United States Energy Information Administration, the Texas and Louisiana Gulf Coast refiners and petrochemical producers accounted for 50.5% of the U.S. total finished petroleum products as of October 2019. So with over half of America’s refining and petrochemical production, running these facilities as safely, efficiently and reliably as possible is critical. For […]

Optimized Combustion Control without Fuel-Air Curves

Posted in Industrial Energy & Onsite Utilities, Services, Consulting & Training on Thursday, October 4th, 2018. No comments yet
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At the 2018 Emerson Exchange conference, Emerson’s Bob Sabin and Scott Pettigrew presented, Combustion Control Optimized with Patented Control Configuration. Bob opened describing the Emerson Industrial Energy Consulting group and how they work with manufacturers and producers in many industries about combustion control and optimization. Fuel air curves have been used for decades to control […]

Optimizing Energy Usage in Multi-Fuel Boilers

Posted in Industrial Energy & Onsite Utilities on Wednesday, November 16th, 2016. No comments yet
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Steam is a critical part of many process manufacturing processes and the energy to produce it can be a significant source of operational costs. I recently caught up with process automation hall-of-fame member Greg McMillan and Emerson’s Scott Pettigrew at the Emerson Exchange conference here in Austin. Greg and Stan Weiner had recently interviewed Scott […]

Optimizing Sugar Mill Boiler Performance

Posted in Industrial Energy & Onsite Utilities on Friday, August 12th, 2016. 2 comments so far
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Steam boilers are used in sugar mills to generate electricity and for heat in various stages of production, such as crystallization process. This process converts the sugar syrup into sugar crystals. Optimizing the performance of the boilers improves energy efficiency and reliability for this required heat and electricity. I caught up with Emerson’s Scott Pettigrew […]

Improving Boiler Operations with Better Measurements

Posted in Event, Industrial Energy & Onsite Utilities on Tuesday, October 13th, 2015. No comments yet
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Emerson’s Bob Sabin, Tim Badger and Scott Pettigrew teamed up on the presentation, Fix Tough Measurement Problems to Improve Boiler Operation. Their abstract: While boilers are crucial to plant/mill business results, many times their performance is lacking. Poor combustion causes higher fuel costs and increased emissions. Lack of reliability and response hurts site production throughput […]