Creating a Reliable Digital Twin
9 May 2018

Gartner recently identified the Digital Twin as a top trend in industrial equipment and process manufacturing industries. But what does a Digital Twin of a complex industrial installation look like? What can it achieve? How can intelligent engineering and design information contribute to a reliable Digital Twin?

AVEVA's Rick Standish reflects on Gartner's findings to define the benefits of intelligent information management for companies today.

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Prolong the Runtime of Heat Exchangers via an Anti-foulant Chemical Treatment
8 May 2018

Process equipment fouling in oil refineries and petrochemical industries is an on-going, severe and costly problem. Fouling of equipment results in costly operational problems, and can result in lost revenue due to lower daily throughput or worse; an unexpected plant outage. Control of fouling is dependent on understanding the type of fouling and the mechanism that initiates the process. To learn more, download our white paper.

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Minimizing the Maintenance of Inerting Systems
3 May 2018

In inerting and blanketing operations, maintaining a low oxygen level is vital in preventing explosive conditions from developing.

 Tunable diode laser (TDL) oxygen sensors operate directly in the pipe, vessel or tank, with no need for maintenance-hungry sampling and conditioning equipment. 

 Topics include:

  • Challenges with extractive systems
  • Benefits of in situ measurement
  • Low maintenance needs of TDL analyzers
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HDXRF vs ICP for Ni and V in Crude Oil
3 May 2018

Nickel and vanadium in crude oil can be tested using Inductively Coupled Plasma Optical Emission Spectroscopy (ICP-OES) with ASTM test method D5708B, but this method requires vigorous sample preparation and is very time consuming. Download our whitepaper to learn about a faster, easier, and less expensive alternative to ICP.

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IH2 Renew. Refine. Refuel
23 April 2018

The IH2 technology* is a continuous catalytic thermochemical process that has been estimated to provide a very cost-effective route to produce fungible liquid hydrocarbon transportation fuels from renewable resources.

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Optimizing IIoT Value in Oil & Gas with IT-OT Alignment
6 April 2018

Information Technology (IT) and Operational Technology (OT) teams have traditionally worked independently of one another. But the rise of digital transformation initiatives has forced organizations to rethink siloed operations. To achieve maximum business value, aligning the divided worlds of IT and OT can significantly accelerate IIoT's time to value. To learn how your organization can maximize IIoT value through an IT-OT alignment, download our new white paper.

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Successfully Planning Your Next Shutdown, Turnaround, or Outage (STO)
3 April 2018

There is a lot at risk when planning an STO event. Any flawed implementation can contribute to health and safety incidents, post-startup trips, and other failures such as scope creep, discovery work, budget overruns, safety concerns, and work delays.

It is important to carefully choose who you will be working with as you execute your STO. In this planning guide, you will learn about process improvement opportunities in your STO from beginning to end.

The keys to successful planning include:

  • Removing guesswork from your worklist
  • Reducing risks by preparing for discovery work
  • Leveraging modern technology and expertise


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4 Ways to Effectively Monitor Total Chlorine in Liquid Hydrocarbons
12 March 2018

Chlorine in crude oil can hydrolyze during processing to form hydrochloric acid. Many refiners rely on semi-periodic testing of inorganic chlorides. However, what if a desalter upset occurs or an organic chlorine slug is present in the incoming crude? Download our whitepaper to learn about 4 ways to monitor chlorine.

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