Voices: Making it Work

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Figure 1. Distillation columns at the Eneos Materials chemical plant in Japan lacked automation control.

Full-Scale Distillation Control Project Demonstrates Process Autonomy Using Artificial Intelligence

March 17, 2023
Technology fully automates a system long dependent on manual intervention
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Continuous Flow Reactors Yield Multiple Benefits

Oct. 9, 2022
Three-way collaboration leads to impressive results

Wireless Pressure Monitoring Protects Catalyst

Aug. 31, 2022
Sensors on portable vessels use network that provides straightforward sitewide coverage

Process Control: Open Automation Passes Key Tests

Aug. 9, 2022
Success with a prototype and a test bed prompts an upcoming field trial

Novel Approach Improves Ammonia Process Efficiency

June 14, 2022
Use of artificial intelligence and first principles hybrid modeling provides gains

Refinery Drives Engagement In Process Safety

May 22, 2022
Program gives front-line staff a vital role in enhancing efforts

Case Study: Petrochemical Complex Reduces Utility Costs

May 9, 2022
Real-time energy management system saves fuel and cuts emissions

Continuous Level Monitoring Bolsters Safety

Guided wave radar transmitters quickly detect hydrocarbon spills and leaks in secondary containment areas at Antwerp site

Processing Equipment: Tumbling Speeds Supplement Blending

March 2, 2022
New unit significantly reduces mixing and cleaning time

Wireless Technology: Tablets Provide Productivity Pluses

Feb. 2, 2022
Mobile devices improve access management and more for Korean company

Maintenance: Two-Pronged Approach Boosts Operational Excellence

Dec. 15, 2021
Plants benefit from data-driven decisions enabled by self-service analytics

High-Throughput Experimentation Qualifies Commercial Catalyst

Nov. 3, 2021
Parallel testing eases selection of gas-phase-hydrogenation catalyst to load during turnaround

Refinery Reduces Octane Giveaway

Sept. 28, 2021
Teaming an online analyzer with next-generation APC markedly trims reformer output variability

Control Systems: Plant Benefits From Augmented Remote Operations

Sept. 6, 2021
First commercial implementation of prepackaged system showcases its value

Digitalization Brings Bountiful Benefits

July 26, 2021
Collaboration enhances multi-faceted initiative at Singapore site

How Good Are Techniques For Handling Abnormal Situations?

June 28, 2021
A test of alarm management and upset automation with real operators provides insights

Shift Team Digitalization Enhances Process Operations

May 26, 2021
Taiwanese complex gains important benefits from two-phase initiative

Direct Heating Technology Simplifies Styrene Plant Revamp

April 30, 2021
Novel approach provides both operational and capital-cost advantages

Safety System Gets Expanded Role

March 26, 2021
Acetylene plant relies on safety technology for more than classic functions

Powder Testing Boosts Catalyst Making

Feb. 17, 2021
Results lead to better design protocols and improved selection of raw materials

Control System Modernization Achieves Multiple Goals

Jan. 25, 2021
Effort addresses technology obsolescence, enhances lifecycle management and paves way for faster digitalization

Valve Upgrades Take Pressure Off PSA Unit

Jan. 4, 2021
Increased reliability in tough service leads to substantial savings

Specialty Chemicals Maker Does More With Data

Oct. 12, 2020
Specific steps foster the success of global roll-out of advanced analytics

Refinery Tames Tough Sealing Service

Sept. 10, 2020
Gasket designed specifically for HF alkylation delivers unprecedented performance

Intelligent Wearables Transform Operational Performance

Technology helps improve safety, productivity, compliance and knowledge transfer