Whitepapers

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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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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