Whitepapers

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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IH2 Renew. Refine. Refuel
23 April 2018

The IH2 technology* is a continuous catalytic thermochemical process that has been estimated to provide a very cost-effective route to produce fungible liquid hydrocarbon transportation fuels from renewable resources.

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Cybersecurity Guidebook for Process Control
6 April 2018

An important factor in implementing a cybersecurity program is change management. Emerson’s cybersecurity leaders have compiled this brief guide based on the Start-Stop-Continue Change Management model to help you lead organizational change and take immediate steps to make your operations more secure. Every organization is at a different point in the cybersecurity journey. While not all points will reflect where you are in your journey, take this guide as a reminder to continue that evolution to a cybersecurity-aware organization.

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