September 2009

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HP Integration Strategies: Emissions rules demand flexible fuel terminal blending

There's no avoiding the inevitable; it's time for terminal owner-operators to get ahead of the fuel blending automation curve. The migration of blending to marketing load terminals, and eventually to ..

Chin, W., ARC Advisory Group

There's no avoiding the inevitable; it's time for terminal owner-operators to get ahead of the fuel blending automation curve. The migration of blending to marketing load terminals, and eventually to retail stations, is becoming a reality due to increasing regulations and consumers' increasing appetite for greener fuels. Marketing terminal blending requirements pale in comparison to refinery blending systems that must contend with widely varying constituents, many with nonlinear characteristics. However, today's increasingly more complex blending of conventional, reformulated and biofuels can benefit from the proven measurement and control solutions deployed in process automation. Diverse

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