Emerson Process Management understands you are focused on key refining fundamentals in the current global market. These include overall energy optimization and management, cost control without sacrificing safety, performance, or reliability, environmental compliance, and operations flexibility to capture opportune market conditions. Emerson’s Smart Refinery addresses each of these challenges in new and differentiated ways. Emerson can enable both existing and new refiners to improve energy efficiency, extend asset reliability and utilization, enhance safety, improve logistics, and achieve overall cost effectiveness. In addition, we have refining consultants that can help you prepare your turnaround to fix only assets that require attention, identify missing measurements that will enhance your operational excellence, and within your timing and budget constraints. To learn more about Emerson's refining solutions for improving plant performance while on your pathway to the top quartile, click the “Ask an Experts” box on the right.
Plant flexibility is achieved using Emerson’s industry consultants and SmartProcess Applications to command a basic process control system with high dynamic performance. Benefits include reduced variability, minimized energy usage, and increased yield of preferred products..
Greenhouse Gas (GHG)
Emerson is currently consulting with our refining clients on measurements and systems required to capture Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emission data. We offer leading digital technology that meets industry consensus standards plus we are continuing to expand our technology to meet customer requirements at the lowest total cost of ownership.
Reliability and Utilization
Most refineries were constructed with the minimal amount of instrumentation required to operate the plant. Operating at maximum efficiency with improved reliability requires additional process and asset health measurements. Emerson's SMARTWireless products offer cost-effective solutions to gather the required information to operate optimally..
Emerson is the first to use digital intelligence and diagnostics to enable more automated safety loop testing and diagnostic features that increase system availability while reducing life-cycle costs and simplifying functional compliance..
Today’s competitive and dynamic global business environment makes access to real-time plant information a critical factor in business and process decision-making, and that impacts profitability. Emerson is a global provider in enabling enterprise integration through data management solutions that operate and optimize in real-time.
Time is money when the refinery is not in operation, so this downtime must be carefully planned and methodically implemented to get all the required activities done safely and without schedule delays. Refineries, petrochemical plants and other continuous processes will run for years between turnarounds, thus pre-planning is key to maximizing the opportunity to repair, replace, and upgrade equipment to enhance performance.
Essential Asset Monitoring
Many refineries prioritize their assets as critical, essential, important, secondary, and non-essential. Compressors, turbines, generators, and some main process pumps are deemed critical, thus already have automated protection and/or online monitoring. However, many of the essential and important assets like pumps, heat exchangers, simple compressors and blowers do not have online automated monitoring, thus at risk of undetected symptoms prior to failure. Emerson's SMARTWireless products offer cost-effective solutions to gather the required asset health information to operate reliably.
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