Whitepapers

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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Experimental Validation of Steam Turbine Control Oil Actuation Systems Transient Behavior
14 June 2017

Andrea Tradii; Stefano Rossin; and Riccardo De Paolis of GE Oil and Gas were the respective winners of the 2015 Don Miller Award for Excellence in System Level Thermo-Fluid Design. Their work discusses the value of simulating the multi-physics of the fluid-mechanical interactions of a steam turbine trip valve in Flowmaster.

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Liquid Analyzers in Refineries
6 June 2017

This white paper highlights Galvanic’s approach to providing refinery operators with liquid analyzers that can help them realize improved product quality, better compliance with environmental regulations, and reduced operating costs.

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4-Step Roadmap Toward Top Quartile Petrochemical Performance
18 April 2017

Find out how to improve operational performance from an average to a top quartile performer by gaining new insights into your production and operating more successfully than ever before. Innovations in Plantweb process monitoring and analytics are delivering actionable information to help transform plant performance and meet your OPEX goals.

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Delivering Closed Loop Business Operations for the Refinery Enterprise
27 March 2017

The falling cost of connectivity and data storage, processes across the entire Oil & Gas value chain are now able to gather more data from more devices, assets, operations and processes than ever before. Refiners in particular, stand to gain value quickly because the existing IT infrastructure is more mature compared to upstream & midstream. The foundation of this operational perspective starts with the basic principle of the closed loop process – Connect, Collect, Analyze and Act.

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Maximize Equipment Uptime with Prescriptive Analytics
24 March 2017

What are you doing to reduce unplanned downtime at your plant? Equipment breakdowns and process interruptions are a $20 billion USD problem. Millions are being spend on new maintenance solutions, but is that even addressing the problem? Effective, earlier detection of issues would eliminate these failures. Download this white paper to learn how leading manufacturers are using big data to solve reliability problems that only a few years ago were unsolvable. 

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Tuning Interacting PID loops with AptiTune; The End of an Era for the Trial and Error Approach
24 March 2017

The success of PID schemes lies in the simplicity and the ability to understand in an intuitive way, the roles of the various parameters in the loop. However, there is one key disadvantage of the PID concept, namely that it is very difficult to optimize PID loops that interact with each other. INCA AptiTune it the software designed to handle these situations. It is able to optimally tune multiple interacting loops without guesswork. This white paper explains in detail the INCA AptiTune work flow, highlighting all the key functions and showing with real-life examples how IPCOS' customers and engineers have benefited.

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Vacuum Distillation Unit Revamps that can Unlock Your Downstream Assets
20 March 2017

The performance of a VDU can affect the capacity, reliability and cycle length of hydrocrackers, FCC units and other downstream conversion units. This paper profiles four recent projects, each driven by distinct key objectives, in which refiners cost-effectively improved their VDU’s performance with a revamp using Shell’s deep-flash, high-vacuum technology.

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