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Energy Security, Affordability and Sustainability: The Grand Alliance
6 February 2024

To meet the Paris Agreement goals for global warming, the world needs to reduce emissions by unprecedented volume—and at unparalleled speed. Energy companies will require new solutions, including advanced technology, to meet the dual challenge of ensuring a green future while continuing to provide reliable supplies. Download this executive brief to learn about the current state of the energy transition, where the energy industry has made progress on climate change and more!

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Design for reliability: A pathway to optimize project and asset lifecycles
8 January 2024

Although billions of pieces of data can be generated for a production unit, the real value comes with converting data into actionable information. Having the ability to capture, analyze, contextualize, visualize and combine data provides managers, engineers, planners and other frontline personnel with actionable information to optimize their respective processes. Hexagon's Smart Digital Reality provides a comprehensive look into the characteristics, status and performance of projects and assets, including viable pathways to increase efficiency, profitability, performance and safety.

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The Definitive Guide to Generative AI for Industry
4 January 2024

Gartner expects that by "2030, 75% of operational decisions will be made within an AI-enabled application or process." But getting there and scaling success is far from straightforward. Are you trying to unlock, explore, and trust structured and unstructured data for RCA, TAR planning, operational decisions, and more? Avoid pitfalls and learn what industrial leaders and “digital mavericks" must know about Gen AI in this new guide.

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Process Matters: Rethinking Power in European Petrochemicals
3 January 2024

Petrochemical process engineers are facing an ‘energy trilemma’ of rising feedstock costs, a volatile market and pressure to decarbonize operations. Aggreko’s white paper, Process Matters: Rethinking Power in European Petrochemicals, examines these challenges and how hire can help optimize performance, drawing upon insights from a survey of 604 process engineers.

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Reference Guide: Measurements in natural gas applications
1 December 2023

Gas quality is used for custody transfer measurement or as a parameter for process control. The efficiency and accuracy of this measurement in natural gas applications is not only critical for success, but also a key driver of cost management. This reference guide provides a complete overview of the key analytical measurements from wells all the way through custody transfer. This guide also shows you relevant solutions and key decision factors you may need for evaluating your current and future needs.

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Take Your Vacuum Tower By the Horns – The Successful Revamping Story of a New VDU
1 December 2023

Learn how SAUDI ARAMCO TOTAL Refining & Petrochemical (SATORP) partnered with Koch-Glitsch, a Koch Engineered Solutions company, to enhance vacuum distillation units (VDU) performance. The upgrade involved moving from conventional to high-tech design using advanced tools and criteria. The focus was the wash bed and flash zone design, which determines VDU performance and reliability. Refinery economics demand maximizing yields and using heavier crudes, leading to higher severity and deeper cut points. The paper emphasizes the importance of following proper design and operation procedures, given the conditions' impact on product quality and unit reliability. Download this white paper from Koch-Glitsch, to find out more.

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Simplified Analysis and Practical Mitigation Techniques for Industrial Boiler Thermoacoustic Vibration
1 December 2023

An overview of combustion acoustic theory and design best practices with a strong emphasis on combustion as an acoustic amplifier will be presented. Vibration data analysis, system modeling methods, and mitigation techniques will be presented. A case study of combustion system vibration will be discussed outlining vibration observations and effects, and how analysis of key design features and vibration data led to successful strategies for resolution.

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Identify, Evaluate, and Prioritize Industrial Cyber Risk
1 December 2023

Industrial control system (ICS) and operational technology (OT) security—protecting the systems that monitor and control manufacturing, transportation, water-management systems, and electric power grids—represents one of the more challenging areas for security professionals. In this paper, SANS reviewed the updated PAS Cyber Integrity®, from Hexagon, designed to address key ICS/ OT security vulnerability management challenges, provide engineering and cyber resiliency against modern ICS cyberattacks, and help ensure regulatory compliance.

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