Leverage Industry 4.0 Technologies and New AI Capabilities to Drive Operational Excellence
10 June 2019

As the energy industry searches for ways to thrive amid volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (VUCA) market conditions, many are turning to Industry 4.0 technologies and AI capabilities to gain a competitive edge. While we have long heard about the promises of autonomous operations and self-optimizing systems, they have only been partially realized in the past with closed-loop control and optimization. Now, the enabling technologies are real and accessible. Download this paper to learn how tomorrow’s leaders will create the smart enterprise of the future — and achieve operational excellence that is sustainable regardless of market conditions.

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The Case for Condition Monitoring with the Bently Nevada ADAPT Instrument Family
4 June 2019

Not only does broken machinery pose a risk to employees’ safety, it leads to costly downtime and repairs that can set you back. Implementing an advanced condition monitoring program helps save money and improve productivity to make your facility safer and more profitable.

In our latest whitepaper, The Case for Condition Monitoring with the Bently Nevada ADAPT Instrument Family, we examine the benefits of the ADAPT system for the longevity of your assets and condition monitoring approaches such as:

  • Manual
  • On-line continuous
  • And on-line scanning

Read more to learn how you can improve your condition monitoring with the Bently Nevada ADAPT system.

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Real-Time Total Chlorine Monitoring to Ensure Optimal Performance
3 June 2019

Learn how Clora Online not only provides an effective tool for salt content monitoring, but also serves as an important process control tool for chlorine content in desalted crude and other process streams further downstream in the refinery process.

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Using Restricted Lift to Mitigate Inlet Pressure Loss
17 May 2019

Hydrocarbon processing facilities may experience excessive pressure drop at the inlet of their pressure relief valves (PRVs). This is problematic because it can lead to valve instability or chatter and also potentially result in OSHA fines. This whitepaper discusses several inlet pressure loss mitigation options to improve the overall stability and reliability of a PRV installation and examines why a restricted lift PRV is the best option.

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Maximizing existing xylene loop profitability
7 May 2019

Within the xylene loop, the main challenge is to efficiently remove ethylbenzene while minimizing xylene loss. By implementing a xylene isomerization process, users achieve energy savings through both reduced traffic in the xylene loop and lower temperature requirement of the high activity isomerization catalyst. The technical paper also showcases an example of a commercial retrofit with associated benefits through Idemitsu Kosan in Japan.

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Process Sampling 101: Five Things to Know When Sampling in a Hydrocarbon Processing Plant
7 May 2019

Process sampling is integral to hydrocarbon processing, providing visibility into product quality, identifying corrosion and helping ensure process integrity. Whether you’re responsible for specifying sampling panels, maintaining panels or managing your company’s sampling program, it's imperative to follow best practices for increasing sampling accuracy, operator safety and panel reliability. Sentry Equipment's eBook, "Process Sampling 101: Five Things to Know When Sampling in a Hydrocarbon Processing Plant" provides valuable sampling insights.

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The Next-Generation of Elemental Analysis
7 May 2019

Petra MAX delivers D4294 sulfur analysis in addition to 12 elements like nickel, vanadium and iron. Petra MAX is available with autosampler, delivering continuous sample load and tracking capabilities. Download our whitepaper to learn about the features that make Petra MAX unique compared to its counterparts in the market.

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Improved CCR Reforming Profitability
16 April 2019

Catalytic reforming, a staple of petroleum refining since 1949, and Continuous Catalyst Regeneration (CCR) Platforming™ units, are the preferred choice for upgrading naphtha since commercialization in 1971. Today, refiners look for catalyst innovations that improve CCR Platforming unit performance. This paper outlines differentials of UOP high-density catalysts, examines pilot plant tests, and features how Fuji Oil received greater flexibility for a future capacity debottlenecking solution with UOP's R-364 platforming catalyst.

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