Whitepapers

What Do Oil and Gas Companies Do Now? Mitigating the Risks in an Uncertain Market
15 April 2016

In today’s press, there is no shortage of theories pertaining to oil price and associated impacts to the market. For those who are confident in their oil price predictions, we wish you the best in your lucrative and early retirement. For everyone else, it’s not a matter of certainty, but a focus on playing the odds. In order to safely risk your money, it's important to understand the various scenarios and look for improvement strategies.

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Six Sigma Steam System Management
15 April 2016

This white paper explains how oil, petrochemical, and chemical facilities have complex systems with many potential points of failure, even the smallest of which can increase cost and risk if left untended. In order to identify and improve weak points in a system, a methodology must be applied in a consistent manner. Six Sigma, DMAIC, is a data-driven improvement cycle that achieve measurable, reproducible results. By applying Six Sigma principles, areas of cost and risk can be identified and rectified.

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New Ways to Achieve Top Quartile Refinery Performance
15 April 2016

Gain new insights into your production and operate more successfully than ever before with Pervasive Sensing™ Strategies. Innovations in sensing and analytics are delivering actionable information to help transform plant performance and meet your OPEX goals. Find out how to: increase production by preventing issues due to fouling, heat balances and opportunity crude variability; optimize productivity and minimize maintenance through continuous real-time equipment health monitoring; reduce energy consumption; and minimize safety and compliance incidents through a strategic focus on high risk applications.

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What is the future of control valve technology?
15 March 2016

Triple eccentric butterfly valves are universally recognized and accepted by the industry. However, when used to modulate flow, they suffer from inadequacies. To address these issues, Zwick Valves, with the help of Yeary Controls, have taken their triple-offset valves to the next level. Discover how their tested and recognized “sharktooth” design is bringing the future of control valve technology into reality.

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Maximizing Pump Reliability Through Precision Lubrication
15 March 2016

In most plants, the single largest asset class are pumps. From small ANSI to large API pumps, pump reliability is critical. For this reason, most hydrocarbon processing plants pay particularly close attention to pump reliability and often track Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF). In many plants, pump MTBF varies between 5-8 years depending on the maturity of maintenance practices. But with just a little effort, significant improvements to pump reliability and longevity can be achieved through the application of precision lubrication practices.

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Invest in flexibility: Five key masterplanning considerations
15 March 2016

An unexpected and rapid revival in margins gives refiners the opportunity to ready themselves for tomorrow’s threats and opportunities. Hydrocarbon masterplanning can help you to select the right projects to turn these threats into opportunities. Learn more about five key considerations in the masterplanning and also get some further insights in how to protect the identified margins during project development.

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Perspectives of Return On Investment (ROI): Evaluations for Online Condition Monitoring Systems
15 March 2016

Before launching a Condition Monitoring (CM) program, plant operators have to identify the goals, expected benefits and economic investments before making buying decisions. This whitepaper describes the various parameters necessary to conduct a holistic and precise ROI evaluation of Condition Monitoring systems.

Antes de poner en marcha un programa de Condition Monitoring (CM), los operadores de planta deben identificar los objetivos, los beneficios esperados y las inversiones financieras antes de tomar decisiones de compra. Este Libro Blanco describe los distintos parámetros necesarios para llevar a cabo una evaluación del retorno de la inversión (ROI) integral y precisa de los sistemas de Condition Monitoring.

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6 Strategies to Improve Operations Performance
5 February 2016

This white paper series analyzes the challenges operation teams are facing and the solutions they can leverage to achieve an efficient and productive path to improved operations performance. Explore six approaches using technology and service innovations that can improve operational efficiencies and run your plant more efficiently.

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