Whitepapers

New Ways to Achieve Top Quartile Refinery Performance
18 September 2017

Gain new insights into your production and operate more successfully with Pervasive Sensing™ strategies. Get white papers from Emerson featuring the latest innovations in sensing and analytics that deliver actionable information and help transform plant performance. Learn more about wireless applications and technologies for refining, chemical processing and more.

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Pressure Relief Device and Valve Monitoring: How to Detect Device Releases, Leaking and Fugitive Emissions
15 September 2017

More and more environmental regulations are requiring electronic monitoring of pressure relief devices (PRDs) and valves. Find out how Emerson’s wireless PRD monitoring solutions give you continuous electronic monitoring for identifying pressure releases, recording the time and duration, and notifying operators immediately that a pressure release has occurred.

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15 Companies and Strategies They Used for Capital Project Success
13 September 2017

The difference between whether projects are on-time and on-budget or late and over-budget often comes down to strategies. Transforming capital project execution requires new strategies and taking best practices from successful projects. This interactive ebook showcases actual successful capital projects and how companies across countries and industries are combining best-in-class project strategies and automation technologies to transform capital project execution.

 

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The Time is Right for Optimum Reliability: Capital-Intensive Industries and Asset Performance Management
12 September 2017

Imagine a plant that is no longer at risk of a random shutdown. Imagine not worrying about losing a year’s worth of hard-fought optimization value in just two to three days due to a maintenance emergency. Through the science of maintenance, historical and real-time operational data combine to predict when a breakdown will occur with months — not just days — of advance notice. Learn more in this executive brief from AspenTech President and CEO Antonio Pietri.

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Top Dividing Wall Column Technology – a Novel Approach
1 August 2017

The two most important criteria driving the selection of dividing wall columns (DWCs) over a conventional two-column system are energy savings and lower capital cost, while delivering the same product quality as the two-column system. Other benefits include smaller plot area and shorter payback periods. The energy saving benefits are even more pronounced in regions where utility costs are significantly high, like India and Southeast Asia, or in plants where existing utility systems like steam and cooling water are already running close to peak capacity, resulting in little margin for new users.

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Meeting Ultra-low Sulphur Dioxide (SO2) Emissions Limits the Regenerable Way
3 July 2017

This paper will explain how, by selecting the CANSOLV SO2 Scrubbing System for substantially cutting the SO2 emissions from its FCC unit off-gas rather than using a more conventional caustic scrubbing system, a Chinese refiner has unlocked a series of benefits. Its evaluation found the capital cost of the two solutions to be comparable, but it has avoided the costs associated with treating large amounts of liquid effluent, which are inevitable with caustic scrubbing, and improved its margins through the recovery of marketable sulphur.

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Folded-Path Gas Analyzers: TDLs for Process Measurements
3 July 2017

In petrochemical plants and refineries, tunable diode laser (TDL) gas analyzers are becoming an increasingly common sight. Their high reliability and low maintenance has made them the gas analyzer technology of choice for many companies. Installing a cross-stack TDL directly in a process pipe or vessel creates some installation and operational challenges and limitations which need to be considered carefully before considering their deployment. This white paper examines influences on the light beam and alignment of typical cross-pipe TDLs and contrasts that with the versatility of folded-path TDLs.

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How 15 Companies Achieved Capital Project Success
14 June 2017

Transforming capital project execution requires new strategies and taking best practices from successful projects. This interactive ebook showcases actual successful capital projects and how companies across countries and industries are combining best-in-class project strategies and automation technologies to transform capital project execution.

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