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Reliable Control Valve Performance in Ethylene Production

Posted in Chemical, Final Control Element on Tuesday, December 12th, 2017. No comments yet
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Olefins, also known as alkenes, are unsaturated hydrocarbons, use to make many petrochemical products such as plastics. Olefin production, including ethylene, propylene and butadiene products, requires tight control for higher throughput, more energy efficient, and more reliable operations. In an article from The Chemical Engineer, Increasing Ethylene Conversion and Plant Reliability, Emerson’s Blake Coleman describes […]

Reliable Switching Valves for Ethylene Production Molecular Sieve Applications

Posted in Chemical, Final Control Element on Friday, November 10th, 2017. No comments yet
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For a valve, zero leakage is defined as no visible leakage when tested at high pressure with water and low pressure with air according to existing international standards. Some of these seat leakage standards for control and isolation valves include ANSI/FCI 70-2/IEC 60534-4, API 598, MSS SP-61 and ISO 5208. ANSI/FCI 70-2 and IEC 60534-4. […]

Laser Gas Analyzers for Optimizing Ethylene Production

Posted in Analyzers, Chemical on Tuesday, October 17th, 2017. No comments yet
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The ethylene molecule consists of a double bond between carbon atoms and four hydrogen atoms bonded, two to each carbon atom. Per the Wikipedia Ethylene entry, it: …is widely used in the chemical industry, and its worldwide production (over 150 million tonnes in 2016[5]) exceeds that of any other organic compound.[6][7] Much of this production […]

Digital Transformation in the Chemical Processing Industries

Posted in Chemical, Industrial IOT on Thursday, June 15th, 2017. One comment so far
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How are companies in the chemical processing industries looking at Industrial Internet of Things technologies to improve their operations? This question was the focus of a Chemical Engineering article, The Digital Transformation in the CPI. The article opens describing this digital transformation occurring: More and more, smart sensors and equipment that contain smart diagnostic features […]

Gaining Insights in Addressing Corrosion and Flaring Challenges

Posted in Chemical, Event, Refining on Wednesday, March 15th, 2017. 2 comments so far
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The American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) Annual Meeting is rapidly approaching—March 19-21 in San Antonio Texas. It is: …the world’s premier refining meeting, assembling key executives, decision-makers, and technical experts from refining businesses, technology providers, contracting and consulting firms, and equipment manufacturers around the world. If you’ll be attending, make sure to catch several […]