ARC Strategy Report: The Sustainability Future for Energy and Chemicals
2 November 2020

ARC Advisory Group conducted research to gain a better understanding of the current state of sustainability and "green initiatives" in the chemical and energy industries. Research showed that:

  • 90% of global energy and chemical companies have sustainability initiatives in place
  • Energy companies are focused on the transition to lower carbon future
  • Chemical companies are focused on creating more sustainable products

Learn where companies are focusing their efforts and how digitalization and other technologies can advance their sustainability initiatives.              


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Temporary Heat Exchangers Keep Plants Running Profitably
15 October 2020

Given that refineries and petrochemical plants are usually operating beyond their limits, heat exchangers are often a bottleneck to increasing capacity or maintaining product split. This paper demonstrates how temporary heat exchangers can be installed to solve these problems and streamline catalyst cooldowns. A case study shows how this solution not only helped a producer avoid steep fines, but also yielded tens of millions of dollars of profit that would otherwise have been lost.

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Predictive Maintenance Takes on Operational Risk
7 October 2020

In today's volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (VUCA) global market, everything is changing — and in production environments, change means increased risk.

Asset performance management technology provides deep insight into risk factors across the enterprise, enabling companies to:

  • Increase the safety and sustainability of their operations by avoiding unsafe conditions
  • Optimize margins by significantly reducing unplanned downtime
  • Lower insurance premiums by improving their risk profile

Learn how predictive maintenance can deliver financial advantages now.

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Optimize Workflow with the Sindie Series
5 October 2020

Sindie 2622 Gen 3 offers several features that can significantly improve lab efficiencies, particularly for samples with less than 100ppm of sulfur. Download our whitepaper to learn about a time-saving solution with the option to reduce the background measurement time to 20% of the total measurement time.

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The Outlook for the Shift to Industrial Autonomy
15 September 2020

Yokogawa commissioned global research on the advancement of industrial autonomy amongst companies in six key process industries. 504 respondents provided an in-depth view of future trends in automation and autonomy, the business objectives they are targeting, and the technologies they are implementing to meet those objectives. For more information, please download the report.

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Reduce CAPEX by 50% and Footprint by 40% in Gas Quality Measurement Applications
10 September 2020

Compliance with gas quality specifications requires the measurement of both sulfur and natural gas energy content. Supporting these measurements often involves multiple gas analyzers or expensive and large conventional air-bath oven gas chromatographs.

 This white paper outlines ways to reduce cost, footprint, and complexity by leveraging the industry’s first explosion-proof gas chromatograph capable of combining the measurement of hydrogen sulfide (H2S), energy content, hydrocarbon dew point, and total sulfur compounds in a single compact, field-mountable gas analyzer solution.

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The Use of Tube Inserts in Fired Heaters
2 September 2020

The use of tube inserts in fired heaters with multiphase process flow can reduce fouling, reduce tube metal temperature, and increase yield. Although twisted tape inserts have been in use since 1896, researchers used modern tools to optimize the goodness factor. The resulting insert increases the homogeneity of multiphase flows eliminating regions of low heat transfer. Example calculations for application of the inserts to delayed coking heaters indicate run lengths may increase by up to 35%.

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Sindie Online Enables Biorefinery to Optimize Production with Real-Time Results
1 September 2020

In August 2019, a Sindie 6020 online total sulphur analyser was installed at the Malchin biofuels refinery of ecoMotion GMBH by 360°KAS, XOS’ exclusive distributor in Northwestern Europe. Read our whitepaper to learn how this biorefinery optimized their production and reduced gas consumption by 5%.

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