Hydrocarbon Processing Valmet announces upgrade to D3 distributed control system Using Valmet’s D3 distributed control system (DCS) automation platform, industrial processors can now integrate numerous reliability and performance enhancements in the first significant update following its acquisition from NovaTech Automation last year. Digital transformation shapes the oil and gas industry: Achieving unparalleled growth and operational efficiency The oil and gas industry is facing numerous challenges that are impacting its profitability and future growth. Innovations Emerson has introduced the Fisher™ easy-Drive™ 200R Electric Actuator for use on Fisher butterfly and ball valves. KECO unveils new gas analyzer for real-time, continuous oxygen analysis KECO introduces the OXYHOUND, a highly-efficient process gas analyzer that conducts real-time and continuous oxygen analysis of natural gas, biogas and other gas streams. Improve energy efficiency of assets Industrial AI for guided diagnosis of KPI deviations in production operations Innovations: Digital Valve Controller Offers Embedded Edge Computing to Streamline Workflows, Optimize Performance In late 2023, Emerson released its Fisher™ FIELDVUE™ DVC7K Digital Valve Controller, a new design improving upon 30 yr of field-proven innovation. Digital Feature: The Need to Go Beyond the Digital Twin Is building a Digital Twin enough to meet the challenges and manage all the data available in today's project lifecycle? To move beyond the “Digital Twin” and to the next level of global industrial assets data management, Hexagon introduces the digital and data-driven Smart Digital Reality™, enabling customers to globally leverage data throughout their asset’s lifecycle. Digital Feature: Driving chemical processing efficiencies using data-driven asset performance management Stacey Jones, Global APM Portfolio Leader, Energy Industries at ABB, reveals how next-generation asset performance management (APM) can be successfully applied to hydrocarbon processing, maximizing the uptime of critical assets, and ensuring safe, sustainable operations. Digital Feature: Enhancing ethylene cracker radiant tube integrity through innovative robotic inspection Radiant tube failure ranks as a primary cause of unplanned shutdowns in ethylene cracking furnaces. This article examines tube failures via carburization, along with a proprietary technology that provides comprehensive multi-aspect inspection data to mitigate ethylene radiant tube failures.