Whitepapers

Five Best Practices in Capital Project Estimating for Process Industries
6 December 2018

Engineering, Procurement and Construction firms (EPCs) are facing the challenge of fewer and smaller projects out for bid, and win rates are critical for their future success. This executive brief provides the winning combination of industry best practices and software that will allow you to create accurate bids, reduce risk and be more responsive to the changing needs of your customers.

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Precision Comparison Between HDXRF® and ICP for Ni, Fe, and V
5 December 2018

While professionals in the petroleum industry must adhere to D5708B, those looking to save downtime during the process may consider HDXRF as a cost-effective, in-house alternative. While some utilize an in-house ICP setup, many send samples out. Learn how HDXRF delivers comparable results to ICP in 5 minutes or less.

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3 Keys to Success when Embarking on Your Digitalization Journey
5 December 2018

In the oil & gas industry, IIoT and digitalization technologies are paving the way to increased profitability and reliability. However, capturing this opportunity does not require a full-scale digital transformation. This paper discusses how to apply these technologies where they will create the most impact, and outlines three keys to success when embarking on your digitalization journey.

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Significant Reduction in Unit Preparation and Mechanical Cleaning Time Through Detailed Planning and Execution
27 November 2018

Refiners, when faced with a turnaround or unscheduled maintenance face pressure to complete the project on time. However, research suggests few projects finish on time or ahead of schedule. Thus, a critical factor to staying on or ahead of schedule and returning to profitability is having the towers, drums, and systems decontaminated and cleaned as quickly and safely as possible allowing for personnel entry maintenance without fresh air required. Detailed planning has proven to be a determining factor in a decontamination project's success.

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DCS Migration Strategies
12 November 2018

Is it time to rethink your distributed control system (DCS) expectations and capabilities? Reliable and effective control systems are critical for safe and profitable operations across process industries. Still, many industrial facilities today continue to operate using legacy control systems from the past four decades, often nearing the end of their lifecycles. Migrating to modern control systems can be a complex venture. These projects require detailed upfront planning, a methodical implementation strategy, and astute project management.

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Chasing the Bias – Gasoline Matrix Matching to Improve ASTM D2622 Sulfur Measurement Accuracy
8 November 2018

With increased concern around data quality, calibration matrix matching has shown to improve low-level ASTM D2622 sulfur measurement accuracy to ensure regulatory compliance for gasoline. This bias correction combined with good analyzer precision can also help refiners reduce costs and decrease sulfur giveaway. Download our whitepaper to learn more.

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GT-UWC – How a Uniting Wall Column Maximizes LPG Recovery
8 November 2018

Find out how GTC Technology’s Uniting Wall Column provides several advantages and benefits over conventional cryogenic or non-cryogenic LPG recovery processes.  GT-UWC is a process uniting the functions of the deethanizer and depropranizer into one column to achieve higher C3+ recovery at lower operating temperatures and pressures. As a result, both capital investment and operating costs for grassroots and revamped applications are reduced.

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The Low-Cost Revamp that Extended the Run Length of PTTGC's VDU
8 November 2018

When frequent fouling of the vacuum column was constraining the run length of PTT Global Chemical's (PTTGC) vacuum distillation unit (VDU) to significantly less than the downstream hydrocracker's three-year cycle, the refiner was quick to take decisive action. Discover how with a low-cost revamp of the unit to a Shell HVU using Shell's deep-flash, high-vacuum technology, the unit is now equipped to achieve run lengths in excess of three years.

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