Posts Tagged ‘refining’

Best Practices for Solving Crude and Fuel Blending Challenges Webinar

Posted in Event, Refining on Wednesday, September 13th, 2017. No comments yet
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It used to be that refineries had a fairly constant and predictable supply of crude with similar properties coming in. Blending on the front end with the crudes and on the back end with the fuels produced were optimized for the crude oil properties. As new supplies from shale oil production have come along with […]

Gaining Experience in the Refining and Petrochemical Industries

Posted in Education, Refining on Friday, September 8th, 2017. No comments yet
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The work is ongoing along the Texas & Louisiana gulf coast to come back from the massive flooding from Hurricane Harvey. A MarketWatch article notes that more that 20% of the total U.S. refining capacity was shut down and only slowly now coming back online. And an RBN Energy post highlights the impact on the […]

2017 AIChE Board of Directors Election

Posted in Refining on Thursday, August 17th, 2017. No comments yet
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Professional societies are very important in advancing knowledge, standards, peer networks and more. Within our world of manufacturing and automation there are several including the International Society of Automation (ISA) and the Measurement, Control & Automation Association (MCAA) to name but two. There are also numerous engineering societies around the globe focusing on many of […]

Optimized and Flexible Refinery Blending for Current Market Conditions

Posted in Refining on Monday, August 7th, 2017. No comments yet
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Refinery blending operations are the “cash registers” since it “…is the last chance to optimize the final saleable product, as well as the final opportunity to achieve as close to product specifications as possible.” A recent RBN Energy blog post, The Price You Pay (For Premium Gasoline) – The Widening Price Differential Between Premium And […]

Improving Refinery Corrosion Monitoring

Posted in Refining, Wireless on Friday, May 19th, 2017. One comment so far
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With the diversification of crude oil types brought about by U.S. shale production, refineries have increased risk for vessel and piping corrosion. Many of the aging refineries also are operating past the design life of some of their plant assets. In a Chemical Processing article, Refineries: Rethink Corrosion Monitoring, Emerson’s Jake Davies describes some of […]