Process Optimization

Rockwell Automations analytics solutions scale from device through enterprise

Rockwell Automation is releasing expanded and scalable analytics offerings to help customers more quickly and easily gain insight from their investments in automation technology.

Honeywell’s Connected Performance Services to help PetroVietnam improve refinery efficiency

A subsidiary of PetroVietnam will use Honeywell’s new IIoT-based Connected Performance Services offering to improve the performance of its manufacturing operations in Quang Ngai City, Vietnam.

KP Engineering to provide process engineering services

KP Engineering will provide process engineering services to a mid-continent refiner as part of a FCCU study.

ExxonMobil launches Mobil Serv Lubricant Analysis in Middle East oil and gas sector

ExxonMobil has launched Mobil Serv Lubricant Analysis, a next generation used oil analysis service, which replaces ExxonMobil’s Signum Oil Analysis.

AspenTech Acquires Mtell

Aspen Technology, Inc. has acquired Mtelligence Corp., a San Diego, California-based pioneer in the field of predictive and prescriptive maintenance for asset performance optimization.

Use a mixed-solvent process to boost lube base oil yields and profitability

Rao, G. S., Kumar Dhar, P., Valavarasu, G., Pawar, G., Dhamelia, R., Sriganesh, K., Hindustan Petroleum Corp. Ltd. (HPCL); Rao, P. V. C., Choudary, N. V., Hindustan Petroleum Corp. Ltd.

Through research and development (R&D), the commercial application of a mixed-solvent (MS) approach using a mixture of different co-solvents resulted in higher lube raffinate yields without affecting the lube oil quality.

Refining: High-impact challenges in today’s global refining market

Zurlo, J. A., GE Water and Process Technologies

To stay competitive and thrive in today’s uncertain and volatile energy market that is characterized by major shifts in supply and demand dynamics, refiners must find ways to increase operational efficiencies, maximize productivity and produce refined products at lower costs.

Project Management: Performance excellence culture improves processes, giving lasting results

Weynand, J., Check-6

In the downstream industry, where production is at an all-time high and uncompromised safety is imperative, plant owners and operators are responding by implementing the latest time-saving technologies and systems to automate and improve human processes.

Schneider Electric acquires MaxEAM, strengthens asset performance management portfolio

Schneider Electric has acquired MaxEAM, a software company with complementary applications that extend Avantis.PRO Enterprise Asset Management.

GE and Baker Hughes to create fullstream digital industrial service company

GE and Baker Hughes have entered into an agreement to combine GE’s oil and gas business and Baker Hughes to create a world-leading oil and gas technology provider with a unique mix of service and equipment capabilities.