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is a senior editor/analyst at ARC Advisory Group and has 30 years of experience in the industrial automation industry. He continues to follow the increasing adoption of IT in the OT area and its various ramifications for industrial organizations.
Open process automation was once again a hot topic at the 2018 ARC Industry Forum in Orlando, Florida earlier this year.
Several noteworthy presentations were given at ARC's 20th Annual ARC Industry Forum in Orlando, Florida in February.
HP Automation Strategies: Developing the best practices for operator effectiveness in the age of collaboration
Process Control / Process Optimization / Refining / Americas / Asia/Pacific / Construction / Engineering & Design / Equipment / Europe / Information Systems / Management / Middle East / Safety
Multiple converging trends make operator effectiveness even more important today than ever before. These include: loss of expertise in industrial plants and the transition to a new workforce, business..
Environment & Safety / Process Control / Process Optimization / Project Management / Americas / Asia/Pacific / Construction / Economics / Engineering & Design / Environment / Equipment / Europe / Information Systems / Loss Prevention / Management / Middle East / Safety
“All processes are batch processes to some degree. Even in ‘continuous’ process plants, processing units will need to be shut down at some point and then restarted to resume production...
Environment & Safety / Process Optimization / Refining / Americas / Asia/Pacific / Biofuels / Carbon Management / Cetane / Construction / Crude oil / Diesel / Economics / Engineering & Design / Environment / Equipment / Europe / Greenhouse Gases / Hydrogen / Hydrotreating / Loss Prevention / Middle East / Octane / Safety / Treating
According to the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) trade organization, the US biodiesel industry produced more than one billion gallons (B gal) of biodiesel fuel in 2011, surpassing the 800 million gallo..
Environment & Safety / Process Optimization / Project Management / Refining / Americas / Asia/Pacific / Boilers / Compressors / Construction / Drying / Economics / Engineering & Design / Environment / Equipment / Europe / Furnaces / Heat Transfer / Loss Prevention / Management / Middle East / Motors / Safety / Utilities / Valves
Whether or not you subscribe to the global warming and “peak oil” arguments, it is clear to almost everyone in the industrial world that “business as usual” is not sustainable inde..
Gas Processing/LNG / Petrochemicals / Process Control / Process Optimization / Refining / Americas / Analyzers / Asia/Pacific / Construction / Engineering & Design / Equipment / Europe / Information Systems / Middle East
As long as there have been hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI) facilities to process crude oil and intermediates, there have been instruments in place to assist plant operators in measuring, recordi..
The highly complex, dynamic and multi-faceted operational nature of tank farms and petroleum product terminals, combined with the environmental and price sensitivity of the products being handled, req..
Environment & Safety / Gas Processing/LNG / Americas / Asia/Pacific / Environment / Europe / Greenhouse Gases / Middle East
The benefits of using hydraulic fracturing (HF) to stimulate gas and oil flow from both new and existing wells are obvious. However, the downside is that this technique consumes huge quantities (along..
Process Optimization / Project Management / Americas / Asia/Pacific / Construction / Economics / Engineering & Design / Europe / Management / Middle East
ARC Advisory Group’s 15th Annual World Industry Forum in Orlando, Florida, Feb. 7-10, 2011, attracted more than 650 participants, representing 250 different organizations from 20 different countr..
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