Whitepapers

An Introduction to Grab Sampling
1 September 2021

Grab sampling involves the collection of a sample fluid in a system. The sample is then analyzed to help validate and evaluate process conditions. This white paper will detail best practices, the characteristics of well-designed and easily operable grab sampling systems, and how to achieve grab sampling accuracy.

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The State of Operations: What Does the 2020 Research Tell Us?
24 August 2021

Operational Sustainability® (OS) produced a market research survey focused on benchmarking an organization’s existing operational maturity and evaluating the perceived importance of digitization in operations. Our research shows that a majority of respondents reported that the quality and extent of procedures that cover returning equipment to service were either not very effective or only somewhat effective - showing that many lack a comprehensive system strategy to enable a Connected Workforce. Download our 2020 State of Operations research paper to find out more about supporting a streamlined, effective workforce in a growing hybrid work situation through a holistic Conduct of Operations framework, built for mobility.

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Less Is More: How a Dividing Wall Column Maximizes LPG Recovery
17 August 2021

Refiners are challenged when recovering LPG from mixed fuel gas streams due to the difficulty of separating lighter component from bulk gas. Many valuable components may be lost to a fuel stream or flare. For maximum profitability, crude oil components must be directed to the optimum disposition, especially with an increase in LPG demand and the supply of lighter crudes.

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Modular Automation eBook: Flexible Process Control to Meet Today’s Requirements and Tomorrow’s Demands
17 August 2021

Automation system integration can be challenging. Many organizations need powerful standalone control, but also need to leverage easy integration into a control system. Emerson has developed simple strategies for improving integration. Download Emerson's Modular Automation eBook to see how organizations across industries are using flexible technologies to connect plant systems — accelerating speed to market through faster projects and more integrated operations.

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Ready-now blue hydrogen leads the way to decarbonization
6 July 2021

Demand for hydrogen is expected to increase up to ten-fold by 2050 when multiple industry reports predict 8-24% of the world’s final energy demand will be supplied by hydrogen. Hydrogen has a unique ability to address ‘hard-to-decarbonize’ sectors which currently produce significant CO₂ emissions. Learn more about how hydrogen is a viable way for you to decarbonize your plant today to meet your emissions goals.

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Implementing a Successful Downstream Sampling Program
6 July 2021

With aging equipment and facilities, operators face increasing challenges in maintaining equipment reliability, integrity, and safety. One of the biggest hidden threats to your plant’s efficient and safe operation is deteriorating sampling equipment. However, refineries often operate sampling systems as separate entities within the plant. This leaves plants open to gaps and potential risks in their sampling program.

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Enhance Alarm Management: The Value of a Properly Designed Alarm Management System
16 June 2021

A properly design alarm management system will minimize production losses, safety incidents and environmental excursions. To do this effectively, the alarms need to be designed for the process and managed for continuous improvement. It is important to evaluate the alarms based on process upsets and verify the functionality of the alarms as they relate to the operation. It is the operator’s job to react to the alarm but the alarms need to be monitored and managed.

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Silicone-Base Coating Mitigates Corrosion Under Insulation (CUI) In Petrochemical Plants
15 June 2021

Corrosion under insulation (CUI) is one of the costliest problems in the petrochemical industry. It also presents a high degree of potential danger. CUI occurs when moisture mixed with contaminants infiltrates insulation, encouraging the development of corrosion cells on the steel underneath. This paper demonstrates how Sherwin-Williams Heat-Flex® High-Temp 1200 withstands temperature fluctuations, thermal shock and other upset conditions to protect against hidden CUI.

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