Posts Tagged ‘top quartile’

What to Look for in Control Valve Technology to Positively Impact Your Bottom Line

Posted in Final Control Element on Wednesday, November 28th, 2018. No comments yet
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Author: Vincenzo Sipala How Plant Downtime Effects Your Bottom Line Keeping an intricate process plant at maximum productivity for multiple decades is no easy feat. Operations downtime caused by unscheduled maintenance issues continues to be a major cause of concern for companies, as it can have expensive consequences. According to Solomon Associates, companies reach the […]

Top Quartile Performance in LNG and Gas Plant Production

Posted in Oil & Gas, Wireless on Friday, October 19th, 2018. No comments yet
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At the recent 2018 Gastech Conference in Barcelona, Spain, Emerson’s Patrick Deruytter presented on ways for gas plants and liquefied natural gas (LNG) production facilities to drive operations to top quartile performance. The focus of the presentation was to look at the operational opportunities in the current gas & LNG plants to improve the reliability […]

A Novel Thermodynamic-Based Metric: The Magic Bullet for Resource-Efficiency?

Posted in Chemical, Energy on Friday, August 10th, 2018. No comments yet
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Author: Ana Gonzalez Hernandez In my previous post, I introduced the concept of resource efficiency: the integrated efficiency with which energy and materials are transformed in industrial processes. I mentioned that improvements in resource efficiency are considered indispensable to achieving globally agreed CO2 emission and energy reduction targets. This is because trends in production volumes […]

Reaching Operational Excellence while Remaining Policy-Compliant: Leveraging Opportunities to Improve Resource Efficiency

Posted in Energy on Friday, July 27th, 2018. No comments yet
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Author: Ana Gonzalez Hernandez, PhD The production of engineered materials, such as metals, cement, or plastics, requires a lot of energy. Before the industrial revolution, natural resources were of relatively high value compared to labour, and this ensured that products “were maintained, repaired and upgraded” (Allwood et al. 2011). Today, the relative value of labour […]

Driving Operational Improvements in Oil and Gas Production

Posted in Oil & Gas on Tuesday, May 1st, 2018. No comments yet
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Emerson’s Jose Jimenez presented at the 2018 Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) about how leverage field intelligence to advance an Operational Certainty strategy. He explored the role of automated procedures in improving operational performance. Jose opened sharing a statistic that global oil & gas producers lost over $300B in profitability from operational problems—safety, reliability and efficiency. […]