Valentine, J.

Emerson, Reno, Nevada

Julie Valentine is Director of Global Refining Flow Solutions for Emerson. She first joined Emerson in 1993 and worked as the refining industry marketing manager for Micro Motion products for 14 yr, until 2007. In 2015, she became responsible for all of Emerson’s flow technologies for the refining industry. Ms. Valentine has authored numerous technical papers on various applications of flow technology in the refining industry and is a co-inventor on two U.S. patents. She is a member of several working committees for the instrumentation and control group of API’s Refining and Equipment Standards program. She holds a BS degree in chemical and petroleum refining engineering from the Colorado School of Mines.

Leveraging modern flow technologies to improve safety in refineries

The refining industry is facing increased pressures, such as crude oil supply changes, changing product distributions and increasing regulations. These pressure points create a highly competitive market where refiners are looking for options that include digitally transforming operations and adapting new technologies to enhance safety and improve uptime, flexibility and efficiency, while securing their competitive position in a dynamic market. Improving personnel and process safety remains a top focus area for refiners.