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Better Handling Opportunity Crudes in Refineries

Posted in Refining on Monday, June 20th, 2016. One comment so far
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We’ve discussed in earlier posts how opportunity crudes, while reducing feedstock costs, increase the complexity of operating a refinery. At a monthly meeting of the South Texas section of the AIChE, Emerson’s Tim Olsen presented The New World of Opportunity Crudes. In the presentation, he discussed the changes in the industry and shale-based production that […]

Increasing Refinery Flexibility to Handle Wide-Ranging Feedstocks

Posted in Refining on Monday, November 2nd, 2015. One comment so far
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The complexity in crude oil refining has grown due to many factors including mix of crude oil feedstocks, government regulations, and increasingly global customer base for refined product. In a Hydrocarbon Processing article, Improve refinery flexibility and responsiveness, Emerson’s Tim Olsen and Ed Schodowski look at these challenges and how refiners and addressing them. They […]

Position Feedback for Refinery Manually Operated Valves

Posted in Refining on Monday, October 5th, 2015. No comments yet
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Sometimes a good discussion occurs among experts in a collaboration application within the Emerson firewall. Today’s post is an example. Emerson’s Jonas Berge was asking the global community of consultants and interested parties in refining about the manually operated valves in tank farms. He was seeking information on which ones operators would like to see […]

Challenges in Refining Tight Oil

Posted in Refining on Monday, April 13th, 2015. No comments yet
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If you’re like me you may have you wondered why with all the U.S. shale oil production, there are calls to change federal law to allow exports even though the U.S is a large oil importer. The answer comes to me in an excellent Chemical Engineering Progress (CEP) article, Working with Tight Oil, by Emerson’s […]

Advancing the Cause of Process Automation

Posted in Event, Refining on Tuesday, March 17th, 2015. No comments yet
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As members of the process automation and instrumentation community, it is always great to be recognized for contributions advancing our craft. I wanted to take the opportunity of today’s post to congratulate Emerson’s Tim Olsen for recognition by the AIChE Fuels and Petrochemicals Division. At their awards dinner to be held Monday April 27 in […]