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Driving Improved Pump Performance

Posted in Asset Management, Downstream Hydrocarbons on Friday, February 7th, 2020. No comments yet
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Pumps do the heavy lifting of moving liquids through the production process. They consume more energy more than most types of plant assets and are subject to quite a bit of wear and tear. Online continuous monitoring enables operational performance improvements in terms of both reliability and energy consumption. A whitepaper, 3 Innovative Ways to […]

Compressor Anti-Surge Control Value Improvement Practice

Posted in Chemical, Control & Safety Systems, Valves, Actuators & Regulators on Thursday, February 6th, 2020. No comments yet
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Author: Pete Sharpe 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 […]

Ethylene Furnace Automation, Control & Optimization

Posted in Chemical, Services, Consulting & Training on Thursday, January 23rd, 2020. No comments yet
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Author: Pete Sharpe Cracking furnaces are one of the most crucial parts of an ethylene complex. They set the production and yield for the entire plant. For furnace-limited plants, when a furnace is down, whether for maintenance or decoking, production is lost. Poor control and sub-optimal furnace operations lead to lower yields, more frequent decoke […]

Digital Transformation and Top Quartile Performance for Petrochemical Producers

Posted in Chemical on Tuesday, January 7th, 2020. No comments yet
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Authors: Pete Sharpe and Marcelo Carugo Digital Transformation is a buzz word that seems to be on everyone’s mind and lips these days. Most companies have one or more digitalization initiatives underway as demonstrated in this survey conducted at the 2019 Emerson Exchange during the Chemical Industry Forum session. Companies are already spending money on […]