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Mitigating Failures of Abrasion Resistant Refractory Linings
16 November 2023

End-users in the petrochemical industry face significant operational challenges due to failures in abrasion-resistant linings, particularly in FCC vessels. This leads to process disruptions, costly repairs, and premature equipment replacement, causing a spike in operational expenses and a decrease in product yield. This whitepaper delves into the often-overlooked root cause—a critical design flaw allowing refractory lining bypass. It explores the consequences, compares anchoring systems in various environments, and proposes an alternative solution.

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Best ProcessBook & PI Vision Alternatives
2 November 2023

The industrial analytics marketplace has become quite crowded in recent years. There are dozens, maybe hundreds of companies out there making analytics products that target everything from broad industrial applications to niche manufacturing processes. So, where does one start their search for an alternative to PI Vision or ProcessBook? In this guide we'll give you some tips for evaluating ProcessBook & PI Vision alternatives, and present some of the best PI Server data visualization tools available today. We'll cover: • ProcessBook end-of-life • Criteria for evaluating ProcessBook & PI Vision alternatives • Integrating with PI Server • Diagnostic analytics capabilities • Operations management capabilities • Advanced analytics capabilities • Cost/pricing breakdowns • Top choices for ProcessBook & PI Server alternatives

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Sensi+: One analyzer to measure H2O, H2S, and CO2
27 October 2023

ABB’s new Sensi+ compact natural gas contaminants analyzer uses a unique tunable diode laser (TDL) technology known as Off-Axis Integrated Cavity Output Spectroscopy (OA-ICOS) to deliver: • One single analyzer for multiple natural gas contaminants • Fast response in measuring contaminants • Lower pipeline operation costs • Precision accuracy and reliability • Easy to use interface (easy to operate and service) • A solution for multiple applications (custody transfer, tariffs, compliance, and process monitoring) Why buy, maintain, train on, and support three sensors for your H2O, H2S, and CO2 measurements when one sensor will do the job along with all the benefits listed above?

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Proactive Decision-Making for Emissions Management: The Roadmap to Net Zero
16 October 2023

Today's energy companies are looking for innovative ways to reduce emissions while meeting or exceeding production targets. Discover how industry leaders are using advanced digital solutions to monitor emissions, optimize profit and yield, and reduce CO2 emissions by up to 20%.

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How to Cut Emissions & Fuel + Increase Capacity in Fired Heaters
15 September 2023

Fired heaters have the greatest running cost in a refinery or a petrochemical site. If any one of these heaters is 1% or 2% inefficient it can consume an additional $1MM in fuel over a year or result in millions of dollars in lost revenue. High fuel consumption also translates to high emissions. Units of particular interest include Catalytic Reformers, Steam Methane Reformers (SMR), and Ethylene Furnaces. This whitepaper will discuss solutions to issues in the radiant and convection sections of fired heaters, which affect performance and profitability.

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Refinery Water Quality Monitoring: How Real-Time Data Impacts Quality, Compliance, and Reuse
8 September 2023

Refinery water and wastewater quality must be closely monitored to meet production goals and regulatory requirements. Process monitoring programs help protect equipment and treatment systems by alerting of any deviations. Monitoring tools are also needed to help increase water reuse onsite and reduce overall water footprint. Real-time data from total organic carbon (TOC) monitoring allows plants to make data-driven decisions from river intake to river discharge to support process efficiency, cost control, and environmental sustainability.

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PSSAP Advances Safer Industrial Operations
7 September 2023

With its PSSAP program, the American Petroleum Institute has been a global leader in promoting the safe operation of facilities that process hydrocarbons or hazardous chemicals. Learn how PSSAP, with its rigorous assessment methodologies, drives safer industrial practices while reducing the risk of accidents, injuries and environmental incidents.

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Doubling the Standard in Passive Fire Protection Testing
5 September 2023

From the construction of hydrocarbon processing facilities in exceedingly harsh climates, to more complex fire scenarios that can potentially involve cryogenic spills and explosions, the oil & gas and petrochemical industry is faced with a wide range of challenges when it comes to passive fire protection (PFP).

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