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Process Control

Accelerating the energy transition with advanced self-service analytics

TrendMiner: Daniels, W.

As companies in the manufacturing process industry explore sustainable ways to manage their energy use, engineers are finding that the deadline for drastically reducing carbon emissions is approaching rapidly.

Next-generation automation technology paves the way for sustainable H2 manufacturing

Emerson: Pettus, N.

In the last few years, sustainability initiatives have started a dramatic shift from hydrocarbon to hydrogen (H<sub>2</sub>) production.

How companies can take advantage of APM solutions to reduce planned maintenance

AspenTech: Brooks, M.

According to Löfsten, “the costs of maintenance are estimated to be between 15% and 40% of production costs.” Consequently, efforts to reduce such costs without compromising risk to equipment, personnel safety and environmental integrity are welcomed.

Select the right capacity control technique for centrifugal compressors: Refinery case studies

Avantium: Pongboot, N.
Global R&D: Boonwong, K.
PetroQuantum: Dyke, S.

The centrifugal compressor has been the workhorse of the oil and gas industry for decades.

How Bluetooth® technology extends the capabilities and connectivity of wired instrumentation

Emerson: Wiens, M.

One day at a refinery, operators call an instrument tech to the control room and point to the screen.

Maximizing profitability by operationalizing performance criteria

Seeq: Parbhoo, R.

In the hydrocarbon and other process industries, engineering and operations teams have a fundamental responsibility to maximize asset profitability.

Emerson wins contract to automate $8.5-B Golden Triangle Polymers facility

Emerson will provide automation technologies, software and analytics from its Plantweb™ digital ecosystem for the Golden Triangle Polymers Project, a world-scale integrated polymers facility on the Texas Gulf Coast.

Babcock & Wilcox win $14 MM to provide highly efficient cooling systems for UK waste-to-energy plants

Babcock & Wilcox's B&W Environmental business segment has been awarded contracts totaling more than $14 MM to design and supply highly efficient dry cooling systems for waste-to-energy plants in the UK.

Editorial Comment: Adopting digital technologies is not new to the HPI

Hydrocarbon Processing Staff: Nichols, Lee

Incorporating digital technologies into refining and petrochemical operations is not new to the hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI).

Asahi Kasei collaborates on development of recycling technology for inexpensive, high-quality carbon fiber

Asahi Kasei, a diversified Japanese multinational company, has developed a new technology for recycling carbon fiber plastic compounds together with the National Institute of Technology, Kitakyushu College and Tokyo University of Science.