Whitepapers

Three Steps to Extend Refinery Uptime
15 January 2020

Today, more than ever, it is imperative that refineries and other process facilities operate efficiently and reliably. How is this achieved? The answers to just a few questions can show us the way. What should be done in order to increase reliability? What kind of instruments could provide digital reliability? What KPIs should be chosen show that investments in reliability are investments that can be paid back? This paper is dedicated to these concerns.

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ARC Strategies Report: Rethinking Asset Performance Management
13 January 2020

What are today’s industry leaders doing to improve asset performance? An ARC Advisory Group survey revealed that two-thirds of industry practitioners believe reliability-centered maintenance (RCM) isn’t improving reliability, and that operations has as much impact on plant asset performance as the maintenance organization. Download the report today for an in-depth analysis and recommendations from ARC.

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Key strategies for using Asset Performance Management (APM) to enable maintenance optimization and increased ROI
6 January 2020

How much is unplanned downtime costing you? The answer for most owners/operators is "way too much!" and "we’re not sure how to fix it." A new white paper from Lloyd's Register on maintenance optimization shows you the steps that will leverage the strategic value of your data to increase asset performance, reduce downtime, minimize risk and maximize ROI.

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Hydrocracker Economics with Improved Hydrocracking Catalysts
8 December 2019

The current low margin refining environment is driving refiners to improve returns on their existing assets by manufacturing higher-quality products at a more competitive cost. Refiners are seeking ways to run their hydrocracking units at higher capabilities and realize more benefit from their investment – or both. Heide Refinery’s Head of Technology and Energy Department, Mrs. Ulrike Vollrath, and Honeywell UOP’s Principal Hydroprocessing Technology Specialist, Mr. Rajesh Sivadasan, provide a case study examining how Heide Refinery replaced their catalyst with a combination of hydrotreating and hydrocracking catalysts and achieved their business objectives.

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Protect Profits and Prevent Margin Loss in Downstream
4 December 2019

Many refiners and petrochemical companies are not running existing assets at their greatest potential, leaving money on the table. To improve profit margins, they need to think beyond traditional revamps and adjustments. Download this white paper and learn how AI and advanced technologies help organizations increase margins and gain a competitive advantage.

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The "True Zero Leakage" Modulating Pilot
2 December 2019

The EPA has estimated that approximately 70,367 tons per year of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) and 9,357 tons per year of Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAPs) have been emitted from equipment [including valves] leaks. As our world is increasingly focused on the identification and eradication of fugitive emissions, the valve industry has a duty to engineer new products in support of this movement. This paper will explore the importance of, and how to achieve, True Zero Leakage with Modulating Pilot Operated Pressure Relief Valves at high operating pressures made possible by advanced bolt-on modulator technology.

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Decoding Artificial Intelligence: The brain, the myth, and the legend
2 December 2019

Are you sure you have the data you need? Are you using your data in the right way to meet your objectives? Yokogawa's AI empowers customers with an advanced understanding of your current situation, allow them to correctly predict future event, and adapt accordingly.

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Optimize Asset Design and Operations with Performance Engineering
2 December 2019

AspenTech's Performance Engineering Solutions can help improve engineering productivity and collaboration. Download this white paper to learn how you can leverage concurrent process engineering and lifecycle project economics to be more agile in bidding, project execution and handover of digital project data to your customer.

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