Miller, Paul

ARC Advisory Group, Dedham, Massachusetts

Automation Strategies: The “big picture” on ExxonMobil’s open system initiative

Miller, Paul, ARC Advisory Group

Several noteworthy presentations were given at ARC's 20th Annual ARC Industry Forum in Orlando, Florida in February.

HP Automation Strategies: Developing the best practices for operator effectiveness in the age of collaboration

Miller, Paul, ARC Advisory Group

Multiple converging trends make operator effectiveness even more important today than ever before. These include: loss of expertise in industrial plants and the transition to a new workforce, business..

HP Integration Strategies: Consider procedural automation at a commercial-scale pilot plant

Miller, Paul, ARC Advisory Group

“All processes are batch processes to some degree. Even in ‘continuous’ process plants, processing units will need to be shut down at some point and then restarted to resume production...

HP Integration Strategies: US biodiesel industry regains momentum

Miller, Paul, ARC Advisory Group

According to the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) trade organization, the US biodiesel industry produced more than one billion gallons (B gal) of biodiesel fuel in 2011, surpassing the 800 million gallo..

HP Integration Strategies: The energy water nexus

Miller, Paul, ARC Advisory Group

Whether or not you subscribe to the global warming and “peak oil” arguments, it is clear to almost everyone in the industrial world that “business as usual” is not sustainable inde..

Process control in the HPI: A not-so-sentimental journey

Hill, D., Woll, D., Miller, Paul, ARC Advisory Group

As long as there have been hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI) facilities to process crude oil and intermediates, there have been instruments in place to assist plant operators in measuring, recordi..

HP Integration Strategies: Standard-based interoperability is key for terminal automation systems

Miller, Paul, ARC Advisory Group

The highly complex, dynamic and multi-faceted operational nature of tank farms and petroleum product terminals, combined with the environmental and price sensitivity of the products being handled, req..

HP Integration Strategies: Future of hydraulic fracturing depends on effective water treatment

Miller, Paul, ARC Advisory Group

The benefits of using hydraulic fracturing (HF) to stimulate gas and oil flow from both new and existing wells are obvious. However, the downside is that this technique consumes huge quantities (along..

HP Integration Strategies: HPI needs to develop standards for asset information management

Miller, Paul, ARC Advisory Group

ARC Advisory Group’s 15th Annual World Industry Forum in Orlando, Florida, Feb. 7-10, 2011, attracted more than 650 participants, representing 250 different organizations from 20 different countr..