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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.

AMETEK Land provides thermal imagers to large ethylene producer

AMETEK Land has provided a large U.S. ethylene producer with 28 thermal imagers to provide continuous, highly precise, temperature measurements for optimum process control in its four cracking furnaces.

Haldia Petrochemicals awards ethylene plant digitalization contract to Lummus

Lummus Technology has been awarded a contract by Haldia Petrochemicals Ltd. for digitalization services at HPL's ethylene plant in West Bengal, India.

AMETEK® Level Measurement Solutions unveils BrightTEK™: A wireless IIoT solution/platform

AMETEK Level Measurement Solutions (LMS), a business of AMETEK Inc., has launched BrightTEK, a state-of-the-art wireless Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) solution designed to redefine operational efficiency and cost-effectiveness in various industries.

Enhance ethylene cracker radiant tube integrity through innovative robotic inspection

CastNewX Technology Co. Ltd.: Zhang, M.

The ethylene cracker plays a crucial role in the petrochemical industry, producing more than 200 MMtpy of ethylene globally, which is the major building block for plastics, synthetic rubber, lubricants and various chemicals.

Artificial intelligence for engineering a better tomorrow—Part 1

TATA Consulting Engineers Ltd.: Sakthivel, S.

Artificial intelligence (AI) in engineering a better tomorrow refers to the concept of utilizing AI technologies to enhance and innovate the field of engineering. This concept includes the integration of AI into various engineering disciplines to improve efficiency, accuracy and innovation.

Create business value with human-centric digital transformation

Seeq: Bowling, M.

In today’s turbulent global geopolitical and economic landscape, key decision makers at industrial manufacturing organizations are exercising caution when considering new spending. However, despite this moderation, company shareholders expect ever-increasing returns.

Decarbonization opportunities in refinery and petrochemical complex-organic Rankine cycles

Fluor, India: Srivastava, A.  |  Bist, J.  |  Singh, N.

In an organization’s pursuit of decarbonization, significant opportunities exist in recovering waste heat from high-temperature streams instead of rejecting it to heat sinks. This article analyzes the economics of using the organic Rankine cycle (ORC) to recover waste heat and generate electricity.

Editorial Comment: Maintenance and inspection pathways/technologies to optimize unit reliability

Hydrocarbon Processing Staff: Nichols, Lee

Unit uptime is one of the most important aspects in refining and petrochemical plant operations. Work stoppages due to any number of causes can be detrimental to profitability; therefore, it is imperative to utilize best practices, technologies, techniques and know-how to ensure processing units operate efficiently and safely.