Posts Tagged ‘distributed control system’

Lessons from Fast Track Gas Turbine Generators Control System Retrofit Project

Posted in Power on Wednesday, March 21st, 2018. No comments yet
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Earlier this week, we shared how integrated control systems connected with turbine generators and other associated process areas, can improve overall efficiency and reliability for electrical power producers. Continuing on this theme, a Combined Cycle Journal article, Checklist for success: NV Energy commissions seven turbine DCSs in seven weeks, highlighted a fast track gas turbine […]

Reducing System Migration Risk for Refinery Blend and Tank Farm Operations

Posted in Refining on Wednesday, January 24th, 2018. No comments yet
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Regulatory bodies across the globe continue to impose stricter specifications for transportation fuels to reduce combustion byproducts. Emerson’s Murali Krishnan and Patrick Truesdale shared a story with me of an Asian refiner who needed to modernize its blend and tank farm operations to meet the sulfur-related regulations and other seasonal volatility specifications. For refiners, blending […]

Planning and Justifying Control System Modernization Projects

Posted in Modernization on Thursday, September 8th, 2016. 2 comments so far
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Author: John Dolenc It is nice to hear from our customers and read in the literature that it has become important to not just replace obsolete control system equipment, but to also provide operational improvement. For the longest time I have been puzzled by the idea of not taking the opportunity to improve process operations […]

Where to Look for Benefits in DCS Modernization Project Justification

Posted in Modernization, Support Services on Monday, May 16th, 2016. One comment so far
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We’ll continue with our series on getting your brownfield automation project approved. In part one, Front End Planning for Control System Modernization Projects, we explored how changes in the project become more expensive the later in the schedule that they are made. Today we’ll explore the value of modernizing your distributed control system (DCS). Emerson’s […]

Managing the DCS Asset Lifecycle

Posted in Modernization, Refining, Support Services on Tuesday, December 1st, 2015. One comment so far
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The AFPM [American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers] is: …a trade association representing high-tech American manufacturers of virtually the entire U.S. supply of gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, other fuels and home heating oil, as well as the petrochemicals used as building blocks for thousands of vital products in daily life. At last month’s AFPM Q&A and […]