Whitepapers

Corrosion and Erosion. Do you know how Your Operation is Handling it?
15 June 2018

Real-time data delivery can tell you how your plant or asset is dealing with corrosion or erosion demands. Find out how to wirelessly monitor for metal loss from corrosion or erosion in piping, vessels and pipelines and take control long before hydrocarbon containment loss occurs.

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Transmix Reduction with Rapid Sulfur Monitoring
15 June 2018

Many different types and grades of petroleum products travel through pipelines in batches. Some mixing occurs at the interface between batches which results in transmix generation and product downgrading. By integrating a real-time online analyzer, you can optimize product cut-points even when specific gravity is the same.

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The Low-Cost Revamp that Extended the Run Length of PTTGC's VDU
18 May 2018

When frequent fouling of the vacuum column was constraining the run length of PTT Global Chemical's (PTTGC) vacuum distillation unit (VDU) to significantly less than the downstream hydrocracker's three-year cycle, the refiner was quick to take decisive action. Discover how with a low-cost revamp of the unit to a Shell HVU using Shell's deep-flash, high-vacuum technology, the unit is now equipped to achieve run lengths in excess of three years.

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Mexico's unfolding natural gas transformation
10 May 2018

The global energy industry has seen how the shale boom turned the US into a leading gas producer and exporter. Much of the recent development in the Americas' natural gas/LNG sector has been concentrated in the US Gulf Coast region, which is a key energy hub for much of the world. But what about Mexico?

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Creating a Reliable Digital Twin
9 May 2018

Gartner recently identified the Digital Twin as a top trend in industrial equipment and process manufacturing industries. But what does a Digital Twin of a complex industrial installation look like? What can it achieve? How can intelligent engineering and design information contribute to a reliable Digital Twin?

AVEVA's Rick Standish reflects on Gartner's findings to define the benefits of intelligent information management for companies today.

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Prolong the Runtime of Heat Exchangers via an Anti-foulant Chemical Treatment
8 May 2018

Process equipment fouling in oil refineries and petrochemical industries is an on-going, severe and costly problem. Fouling of equipment results in costly operational problems, and can result in lost revenue due to lower daily throughput or worse; an unexpected plant outage. Control of fouling is dependent on understanding the type of fouling and the mechanism that initiates the process. To learn more, download our white paper.

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Minimizing the Maintenance of Inerting Systems
3 May 2018

In inerting and blanketing operations, maintaining a low oxygen level is vital in preventing explosive conditions from developing.

 Tunable diode laser (TDL) oxygen sensors operate directly in the pipe, vessel or tank, with no need for maintenance-hungry sampling and conditioning equipment. 

 Topics include:

  • Challenges with extractive systems
  • Benefits of in situ measurement
  • Low maintenance needs of TDL analyzers
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HDXRF vs ICP for Ni and V in Crude Oil
3 May 2018

Nickel and vanadium in crude oil can be tested using Inductively Coupled Plasma Optical Emission Spectroscopy (ICP-OES) with ASTM test method D5708B, but this method requires vigorous sample preparation and is very time consuming. Download our whitepaper to learn about a faster, easier, and less expensive alternative to ICP.

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