Emerson’s Tim Olsen received the great news that he had been selected as a recipient of the AIChE Fuels and Petrochemicals Division Award for 2022. Each year, this division recognizes individuals who have made substantial technological contributions to the advancement of fuels and petrochemicals industries.
Digital Transformation Planning and Execution
What often holds manufacturers and producers back on their digital transformation journeys is where to begin and how best to proceed. For those in the chemical process industries, Emerson’s Tim Olsen has written a Chemical Engineering Progress (CEP) article, Understanding the Digital Transformation.
This Week at the 2020 AFPM Summit
The 2020 American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) Summit starts today as a virtual conference with Emerson’s Meha Jha, Tim Olsen, Julie Valentine, Doug White & Pete Sharpe share ways to improve operational performance.
Driving Refinery Safety Performance Improvement
In an article from the Refiner’s Guide to Digital Transformation and Top Quartile Performance, Emerson’s Tim Olsen shares ways for refiners to embrace new strategies and technologies that reduce their personnel’s exposure to hazardous environments and materials—and integrate more accurate, reliable, and regulatory-compliant process equipment to enhance personnel and site safety.
How Digital Transformation Initiatives Affect Existing Facilities
This past fall, the AIChE organization for chemical engineering professionals held an Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) Applications and Industry 4.0 Forum as part of their 2018 Annual Meeting. Emerson’s Tim Olsen (center) moderated a video recorded session with...
Planning Turnarounds for more than Maintenance
A Solomon Associates presenter on reliability benchmarking at the 2015 AFPM Reliability and Maintenance Conference noted that a turnaround is the planned shutdown opportunity to implement a capital improvement project. In an American Institute of Chemical Engineers...
Effective Corrosion Mitigation for Refineries
Crude oil from shale producing regions, also known as tight oils, are opportunity crudes for refineries. These differ from the traditional sources of crude oil from large reservoirs in their widely varying properties. These properties include specific gravity, sulfur...
Digital Transformation for Refiners and Petrochemical Producers
At the recent 116th American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) Annual Meeting, they discussed the many changes brought about by U.S. tax and regulatory policy changes, as well as the application of the advancing technology landscape. In the conference...
Advancing the Practice of Chemical Engineering
One of the ways you can share your expertise and skills developed in your work in your industry or profession is to join a relevant professional organization serving in these areas. As you participate at different levels in these organizations, you can rise up into...
2017 AIChE Board of Directors Election
Professional societies are very important in advancing knowledge, standards, peer networks and more. Within our world of manufacturing and automation there are several including the International Society of Automation (ISA) and the Measurement, Control &...
Improving Turnaround Planning and Execution
Continuously operating process plants need to plan outages, also known as turnarounds, from time to time to perform maintenance and improvements not possible while the process is online. Every day of downtime is lost revenue, so carefully planning the actions to be...
Maximize Opportunity Crude Blend Percentages
A recent Hydrocarbon Processing article highlighted the changing financial picture for refiners over the past 24 months: Those margins collapsed this year in a global fuel supply glut, providing an incentive for refiners to undertake the shutdowns necessary for...
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