Information Systems

Innovations

Rhodes, Mike, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

SPECTRO Analytical Instruments has introduced the newest version of its SPECTROGREEN inductively coupled plasma optical emissions spectrometry (ICP-OES) analyzer: the SPECTROGREEN TI, featuring SPECTRO’s proven twin interface (TI).

Business Trends: A perspective on new technology impacts on the chemical processing industry

Fernandes, S., Yokogawa Corp.

Over the past five years, the industrial evolution has been propelled by the same technologies that have dramatically changed our private lives.

Digital: ROI is the secret sauce for sustainable digital transformation

Burke, Z., Radix Engineering and Software

Digital transformation is a broad term that can mean vastly different things to different people.

Executive Viewpoint: Interconnected neural networks drive breakthrough optimization

Cohen, G., Imubit

We have all learned that technology alone will not improve our operations.

Implement effective operational discipline programs to improve process safety performance—Part 2

Klein, J. A., ABSG Consulting Inc

Operational discipline (OD) describes human behavior in complying with required systems, every time, to consistently achieve organizational goals and overall operational excellence.1,2

Optimizing failure data analysis

Stewart, L., Statham, S., exida LLC

A critical objective of engineers who design an automatic protection system is to lower the false trip rate and to lower a key metric called average probability of failure on demand (PFDavg).

Innovations

Rhodes, Mike, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Cowan Dynamics has made advancements to its “C-PAC Module” Pneumatic Manifold and launched the C-PAC store.

Smart manufacturing standardization: Driving global interoperability for enabling factories of the future

Singh, S., ABB

Smart manufacturing is a topic that has generated considerable discussions within industry and standards organizations.

Unlock margin by interconnecting refinery optimization silos with closed-loop AI

Cohen, G., Imubit

Refineries and chemical processing plants are complicated to model, control and optimize.

Improve reliability and reduce maintenance with advanced analytics

A common misconception in largescale process manufacturing is that minimizing downtime by increasing reliability is the key to increasing profitability.