Whitepapers

Canada Comes Late to LNG, Projects and Prospects Mixed
14 February 2019

Increased gas supply from shale and tight gas has decreased US demand for imports, resulting in Canadian plans for two dozen LNG export terminal projects to replace gas sales to USA. Unfortunately, the region has seen very little capacity built to date.

Download this whitepaper to learn more about the present state of the LNG sector in Canada; which projects are under development/in process/planned; the likelihood of completion of any of these projects; and what is the outlook for the future?

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Making Capital Project Management Decisions: Minimize Risk, Maximize Profitability
11 February 2019

When it comes to plant design and reliability, making the best decisions shouldn't be left to subjective perceptions or over-simplified analysis. Decision-makers need quantifiable, trustworthy answers to increase profits and minimize risk. Designing a facility the correct way the first time can save millions in design corrections, debottlenecking or overspending on capital. In this paper, learn how to use robust RAM analysis to handle the real-world challenges of today's process industries--and help you make the best decisions.

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Best Practices for Going Beyond
8 February 2019

Refineries face challenging economic conditions and shifting market demands which requires operations to run differently to remain profitable and competitive. Units are being pushed to their operating boundaries – and sometimes beyond – which may lead to increased risks and hazards, unplanned shutdowns and economic losses.

This paper examines three case studies that showcase the benefits of expert help in troubleshooting a reactor effluent air cooler (REAC) leak, increased filter replacement, and a stripper column overhead corrosion issue. From reducing unplanned shutdowns to improving operations, expert advice and focused attention helped these refiners with increased profitability.

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Get Fast D4294 Sulfur Results Without Centrifuging
1 February 2019

For XRF, a common matrix effect interference involves particulates settling to the bottom of the sample cup. This matrix effect will ultimately influence the total sulfur measurement and lead to a bias result. Download our whitepaper to learn how you can ensure accurate 4294 sulfur results without centrifuging.

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Improving Profitability Through APC Benchmarking
11 January 2019

Are you wondering how your site stacks up against those of your peers? Do you know what your APC Score is? Gain key insights into your APC program and find out how best to measure it against others in the newest AspenTech white paper, “Improving Profitability Through APC Benchmarking.” Determining where you stand compared to your competitors is a key step toward closing your APC GAPs and improving your site’s profitability. Download this white paper and learn how you can also participate in a benchmarking survey and be a part of an exciting study!

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Optimizing 3 Challenging Flow and Level Applications in Refineries
3 January 2019

In this paper, we look at how refineries use advanced differential pressure (DP) measurement technologies to help ensure accuracy even in their extremely challenging operating conditions. With reliable measurement information in the following applications, refineries can successfully comply with environmental regulations, meet safety standards and control their process:
• Fractionator flow
• Fractionator overfill protection
• Steam-assisted flare system flow

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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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