Information Systems

Sustainability through efficiency: A plan for the refining industry

Carugo, M., Emerson Automation Solutions

The U.S. Energy Information Administration projects that carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions will decrease through 2050 in Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development countries (OECD), which includes the U.S.1

Shrinking the carbon footprint: A digital transformation roadmap for green fuel producers

Harclerode, C., OSIsoft

From ethanol and renewable diesel to biofuels and gas-to-liquids, the world is moving toward low-carbon energy sources to mitigate climate change and boost energy security.

Process Controls, Instrumentation and Automation: Improved methods for trace element analysis of challenging petrochemical samples

Kutscher, D., Thermo Fisher Scientific

There is no doubt that the purpose of refining crude oils into natural raw materials is crucial to produce a vast array of fuels and products used in our daily lives.

Aging pressure relief valves: Are you managing history well?

Younas, J., EFERT

The risks associated with the malfunction or blockage of pressure safety valves (PSVs) are significant, and operating facilities invest heavily in preventive maintenance (PM) programs to mitigate the risks and ensure that PSVs are functioning exactly as per design requirements.

Assessment of independent protection layers in an LOPA study—Part 2

Patel, H. J., Fluor

Industrial facilities, especially those operating in the chemical, oil and gas and petroleum industries, contain inherent risks in operations due to the processing of materials that are hazardous in nature.

Stack gas scrubbing to meet IMO’s 0.5% sulfur bunkering requirement

Ott, P., Weiland, R. H., Optimized Gas Treating, Inc.

The International Maritime Organization implemented the IMO 2020 regulations on January 1, 2020.

Using ANN modeling to predict the melt flow index in real time

Chakrabarti, N. C., R. Sinha, Reliance Industries Ltd.

Controlling polymer quality during manufacturing is a significant challenge due to the cost, maintenance and reliability of online measurements of final product quality.

Digital: Digital twin for refinery production optimization

Garcia, C. A., Repsol

Digitalization is fundamental to Repsol’s strategy for the future.

Process Controls, Instrumentation and Automation: Why it is time to move on from the thermowell

Thermowells are widely used in industrial applications for measuring temperature; however, with new, high-accuracy, non-invasive alternatives available, it is time to move on from thermowells and embrace more innovative measurement techniques.

Integrate artificial intelligence with natural intelligence

Fernandes, S., Yokogawa Corp. of America Inc.

Have you noticed that many articles about artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, data analytics, the Internet of Things (IoT) or digital transformation likely include an image of a human brain?