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Petrochemicals-a Growth Area for Hydrocarbons

Posted in Chemical, Event on Tuesday, March 6th, 2018. No comments yet
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As alternative energy sources and energy storage technologies continue to advance, will the decrease in transportation fuel demand be mitigated by the growth in petrochemical demand? At CERAWeek 2018, Emerson’s Jamie Froedge joined a panel, Petrochemicals: Future pillar of growth for hydrocarbons?, to explore the role downstream hydrocarbons will play in overall demand. The panelists […]

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 […]