Posts Tagged ‘SmartProcess’

Optimized Combustion Control without Fuel-Air Curves

Posted in Energy, Process Optimization 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 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 […]