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2017 AIChE Board of Directors Election

Posted in Refining on Thursday, August 17th, 2017. No comments yet
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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 & Automation Association (MCAA) to name but two. There are also numerous engineering societies around the globe focusing on many of […]

Improving Turnaround Planning and Execution

Posted in Project Services on Monday, February 20th, 2017. One comment so far
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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 performed during the outage is critical. In a Hydrocarbon Processing article, Get more […]

Maximize Opportunity Crude Blend Percentages

Posted in Refining on Thursday, January 5th, 2017. One comment so far
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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 maintenance. Adding pressure to falling margins are increased costs for craft labor such as pipe fitters […]

Answering the Challenges Refiners and Petrochemical Producers Face

Posted in Event, Refining on Thursday, September 22nd, 2016. No comments yet
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The autumn season is officially here in the Northern hemisphere and this season is filled with events and conferences. I’m always amazed when I hear about some of my friends in the industry and automation trade press and their daunting travel schedules through the rest of the year. One conference that Emerson’s Tim Olsen shared […]

Automation Addresses Opportunity Crudes Refining Challenges

Posted in Refining on Wednesday, July 6th, 2016. One comment so far
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The abundance of discounted crude oil, or opportunity crudes, as they are known in refinery parlance, has shifted refinery operators’ mindsets over the past few years. In a Hydrocarbon Engineering article, Equip for Opportunity Crudes, Emerson’s Marcelo Carugo and Tim Olsen describe ways that technology can help refiners avoid the challenges of processing crude oils […]