Whitepapers

Total E.P. has Zero Unanticipated Failures Since Inception of RAID Monitoring Center
8 March 2021

Total EP, consistently ranked amongst the top 10 integrated operators globally, from 2006 to 2010 had several gas turbine break downs and compressor failures. Post-incidents analysis revealed that 50% of the failures could have been avoided had monitoring been in place. In 2013, the Remote Assistance, Intervention and Diagnosis Center (RAID) was launched with GE Digital’s SmartSignal product as the software determined to support the center’s monitoring activities. Since the inception of the RAID center, Total's ability to proactively anticipate problems, has resulted in zero breakdowns across all monitored assets.

 

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Simple, Fast, and Accurate Chlorine Analysis in VGO and VLSFO
8 March 2021

Microcoulometry has traditionally been used to measure chlorine content in VGO and VLSFO to ultimately adjust or remove it for the sake of optimizing the product. However, due to safety concerns associated with microcoulometry, a growing number of labs and refineries are turning to a safer technique – Monochromatic Wavelength Dispersive X-ray Fluorescence (MWDXRF). Learn more about MWDXRF for chlorine analysis in VGO & VLSFO in this whitepaper from XOS.

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APM: The Cornerstone of your Journey to Operational Excellence
16 February 2021

How many times have you been part of a software implementation where you look up 12-18 months after go live and say “Did we move the needle?". Many teams spend lots of time building the upfront business case to substantiate investment in software and analytics but fail to implement proper governance to track and measure their progress against the business case. In this eBook see how GE Digital is helping companies embed analytics into core operational work processes to improve safety, reliability, compliance and operational performance.

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Introducing the Gulf Coast’s One and Only Compressor Test Stand
11 February 2021

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Compressor International Corporation (MCO-I) has launched a new performance test stand for API617 centrifugal compressor testing at its Pearland Works in Houston, Texas, U.S. The new test stand conducts PTC 10 Type 2 performance testing and mechanical run tests on small to mid-size compressors, for the upstream, midstream and downstream oil and gas applications.  MCO-I is the only company equipped to manufacture, assemble and test centrifugal compressors on the US Gulf Coast. 

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UniSim® Design as a Platform for Technology Delivery at UOP
11 February 2021

Honeywell UOP is the leading technology innovation and solutions provider for the refining, petrochemical, and gas processing industries. The delivery of this technology to our customers requires a coordinated effort between all facets of our organization including research & development, process integration and optimization, detailed equipment design, as well as continuous commercial plant monitoring and optimization. Each of these functions are enabled and enhanced by UniSim Design. In this paper, examples will be provided of how UniSim Design is used cross-functionally at UOP to bring technology to the industry.

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Hybrid Modeling: AI and Domain Expertise Combine to Optimize Assets
1 February 2021

AspenTech has invented a method for integrating first principles-based process simulation models and domain expertise with AI and analytics algorithms. The result is a hybrid modeling system that delivers comprehensive, accurate models quickly without requiring significant expertise. Download this white paper to learn how hybrid models help you operate assets more safely, reliably and profitably.

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Repairing complex petrochemical components through selective electroplating
4 January 2021

The need to minimize downtime and maximize margins has never been more important as the petrochemical industry is only a few years away from entering a volatile new era. In this whitepaper, SIFCO ASC discusses various complex repair and maintenance applications that selective electroplating can be used for in petrochemical plants, and how this process is reliable, quality assured, cost effective and sustainable.

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Top digital approaches for the next downturn
5 November 2020

We can't predict market changes, but we can be ready to act fast, ensuring business continuity and safety. In the long run, companies will need to be agile, connected, and collaborative. Full visibility on business impacts from market changes and mechanisms to mitigate these risks exploring windows of opportunity will make the strong players stronger. Read the whitepaper to learn how to be ready for the next downturn.

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