Posts Tagged ‘SmartProcess’

Optimizing the Process of Purifying Natural Gas Liquids

Posted in Oil & Gas on Tuesday, July 26th, 2016. No comments yet
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Author: Chuck Miller It is no secret that the oil and gas producers attraction to the shale fields has been the high BTU wet gas that contains a significant volume of heavier hydrocarbons known as Natural Gas Liquids or NGLs. The purpose of the Natural Gas / NGL Recovery plant is to recover the methane […]

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 […]

Human Centered Design Meets SmartProcess Cook

Posted in Pulp & Paper on Wednesday, October 8th, 2014. No comments yet
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Emerson’s Danny Streets and Dennis Barrow shared their experience in optimizing pulp & paper batch digest operations. Their abstract: Emerson has enhanced its SmartProcess Cook solution for batch digesters in the Pulp & Paper Industry taking advantage of the DeltaV system’s Human Centered Design (HCD) graphics and class based equipment modules to enhance the ease […]

Optimizing Ethylene Furnace Operations on Low-Cost Ethane Feedstock

Posted in Chemical, Process Optimization on Thursday, March 27th, 2014. 2 comments so far
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For manufacturers with energy intensive processes, such as the petrochemical industry, the shale oil and gas boom in North America has led to lower feedstock costs. In this short, 1:34 video, Emerson’s James Beall describes some of the challenges faced by plants to more efficiently operate their ethylene furnaces. For those unfamiliar with the ethylene […]

With Smart Process Distillation, James Beall Finds Hidden Savings for Gulf Coast Plastics Plant

Posted in Chemical, Energy on Thursday, September 19th, 2013. One comment so far
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Hi there — it’s Chris Womack with another guest post, this time a tale about unexpected distillation savings. Last week, Emerson Consultant James Beall was working with a major U.S. plastics facility on the Texas Gulf Coast, helping the firm figure out how it might save some of the money it spends on distillation energy […]