Emerson industrial energy experts Bob Sabin and Scott Pettigrew teamed up to present a novel combustion control methodology to improve boilers, heaters, and furnaces at the 2022 Emerson Exchange conference.
Flare Control Strategies for Regulatory Compliance
Emerson’s Dustin Beebe presented EPA Compliance for Flare Control at the 2021 4C Health, Safety & Environmental conference in Austin, Texas.
Compressor Anti-Surge Control Value Improvement Practice
An ethylene plant has a number of very large, very critical compressors which will cause the entire plant to shutdown if they ever trip. The cracked gas compressor increases the entire cold-side feed from around 3 psig to ~475 psig, typically through 5 stages. The two refrigeration compressors are the next biggest compressors that can also shut down the entire plant if they trip.
Optimized Combustion Control without Fuel-Air Curves
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...
Optimizing the Process of Purifying Natural Gas Liquids
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...
Optimizing Refinery Blending Operations
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...
Human Centered Design Meets SmartProcess Cook
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...
Optimizing Ethylene Furnace Operations on Low-Cost Ethane Feedstock
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...
With Smart Process Distillation, James Beall Finds Hidden Savings for Gulf Coast Plastics Plant
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 by using Emerson's Smart Process Distillation Column...
Turbine Generator and Steam Header Control
While at Emerson Exchange Düsseldorf a few weeks ago, I "live blogged" many of the presentations, including Power and Utility Saves Fuel and Reduces Energy. I asked Emerson's Scott Pettigrew, a Sr. Energy Consultant on the Industrial Energy industry team if he had any...
Statistically Uncovering Problems to Lower Heat Rate
I saw news of a combustion optimization and simulation project award for a 385 megawatt power station in the U.S. It reminded me of Emerson's Jeff Williams presentation on the topic of emissions reduction equipment optimization at the last Emerson Exchange. He also...
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