Oil and Gas

Secure Power Solutions Must Be Adaptable to Specific Industry Needs

Ensuring reliable power for mission-critical applications in industry isn’t as simple as offering a range of standard power protection products, even if they are very good products. For many Secure… Read more »

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Equipment Flexibility is a Leading Secure Power Need in the Brazilian Market

Secure Power Systems for critical applications is a broad concept that spans many types of power protection technologies and equipment. To meet the requirements of market, the Secure Power provider… Read more »

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US Oil Demand remains Sluggish

Total U.S. petroleum deliveries, a measure of demand, increased 2.8% in September versus the corresponding 2012 period to average 18.6 million bpd yet marked the second lowest rate of deliveries… Read more »

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Qualify for future funding and incentives through Strategic Energy Management (SEM)

This year’s Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Industry, organized by the American Council for an Energy-Efficiency Economy, seemed to have a powerful yet “unwritten” focus on strategic energy management… Read more »

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Long-term savings part of the pipeline operator’s sustainability strategy

We’ve discussed in previous posts how effective energy management, through the implementation of a system-wide power optimisation solution, can benefit the hydrocarbon pipeline operator – With the automation and control… Read more »

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WEBCAST: Pinpoints Key Facts about the Secure Power Opportunity

In a new audio webcast presentation, Carsten Baumann, a consulting engineering specialist with Schneider Electric, raises two salient points about Secure Power for industry and infrastructure. As moderator for the… Read more »

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Energy Management Solution Meets Pipeline Operations Needs, Supports Enterprise Goals

Hydrocarbon pipeline operators are realizing significant energy savings and more efficient operation using a power optimization solution developed in close cooperation with the industry. This cooperative effort was key to… Read more »

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Comprehensive Pipeline Energy Management Requires Fully Integrated Solution

What does it take to realize hydrocarbon pipeline energy optimization and the associated benefits I’ve discussed in previous posts? A system-wide solution most effective in delivering energy savings must fully… Read more »

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Pipeline Energy Management Doesn’t Require Continuous Equipment Investment

Certainly, hydrocarbon pipeline pumps, compressors, and other vital transportation pipeline assets are becoming more efficient and will continue to evolve in their capabilities. High-efficiency equipment can cut pipeline energy consumption… Read more »

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Secure Power services: why a smooth “handover” is vital to a lifecycle approach

Commercial and industrial assets such as ships, airports, manufacturing plants, oil rigs, or hospitals involve highly specialized systems that need power protection and cooling to keep these mission-critical applications secure… Read more »

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Was Your First Day on the Job Nothing Like College?

It’s graduation time and there are a whole lot of new chemical engineers fresh out of college, starting their very first career job in the refining industry. Full of head… Read more »

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RFS Drives US Biodiesel Production Surge

US biodiesel production surged during the first five months of 2016 compared with a year ago, with a climbing output rate driven by an increasing federal mandate to blend renewables… Read more »

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How Pipeline Operators Can Reduce Unscheduled Downtime

Given current market conditions, the oil and gas pipeline industry is looking at many different strategies to effectively manage operations. The focus is often on operational efficiency to drive profitability… Read more »

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From Natural Gas to Plastic Wrap

Plastic Wrap and Why You Should Care Where It Comes From The other night I was getting steak out of the fridge to season and grill when my daughter asked… Read more »

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Value Realized by Closing the Gap Between Scheduling and Operations

Have you ever thought about how gasoline gets from the well to the pump? We often fill up our cars without considering what it takes to do so. To get… Read more »

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Gas’d Up Demand but Prices Tapping Brakes

Implied gasoline demand in the United States, which refers to product supplied from the primary market, dropped 206,000 bpd to 9.104 million bpd during the week-ended May 30, according to… Read more »

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Digital Age Solutions: Impact Your Bottom Line

As a supplier, do you start your mornings off tracking down your terminal inventory data? Most likely, you’re combing through cumbersome data, spilling coffee on spreadsheets and agonizing over the… Read more »

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US Gasoline Marketers Eye Bountiful Demand over Thanksgiving Holiday

Fuel Marketer Intelligence: Supply Chain Dynamics to Retail Fuel Prices Gasoline demand in the United States is expected to be robust over the Thanksgiving Day holiday, with travel projected to… Read more »

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Worried about the reliability of your ageing LV or MV networks – read on to discover your options

Do you have a strategy for modernising or replacing your aging LV and MV electrical switchgear? A reliable, safe, easily maintainable power network is more crucial than ever because downtime… Read more »

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Why Closing the Gap Between Scheduling and Operations is a Value Booster

By: Rachel K. Carson, MarCom Intern for Process Industries Albert Einstein once said, “Strive not to be of success, but rather to be of value.” Value is incredibly important because it… Read more »

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Road to Lower US Gasoline Prices to take Brief Detour

Fuel Marketer Intelligence: Supply Chain Dynamics to Retail Fuel Prices The US gasoline futures contract dropped to a fresh low for 2014 mid-September that coincided with the shift away from… Read more »

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Noil! How Oil Prices Impact other Commodities

Despite an unrelenting focus on the recent rout in oil, there have been a number of other significant swoonings across commodityland™ which have also been rather noteworthy. This played out… Read more »

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Have Gasoline Futures Reached a Bottom?

Fuel Marketer Intelligence: Supply Chain Dynamics to Retail Fuel Prices Despite a 2.2% rally on expiration day by the February gasoline futures contract traded on the New York Mercantile Exchange… Read more »

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Plant “Asset Performance Management” Is For Everyone

Asset performance management (APM) is a topic of growing importance for plants in asset-intensive industries, which pretty much means all plants. In this series, I’ll take you through the asset… Read more »

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Virtual Reality – Step Into the Future of Plant Crew Training

Most likely you already know that Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) are rapidly evolving and growing technologies.  They utilize the latest high powered computers and graphics cards to… Read more »

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Methods that Facilitate Oil & Gas Power & Process Management Systems Convergence

In our previous post Why Oil & Gas Companies are Driving Towards Convergence of Power & Process Management Systems, we mentioned that recent Oil & Gas industry initiatives that integrate process &… Read more »

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Gasoline Prices Tugged Higher on Ukraine

Gasoline futures values surged to a high last seen in July 2013 on Apr. 24 before dropping back while the US retail average has now advanced for 11 consecutive weeks… Read more »

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How Currencies Impact Commodities

One of my favorite songs of this year is ‘I Forget Where We Were‘ by Ben Howard. The song’s title has been resonating with me recently as I get a… Read more »

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New-Age Terminals Require New-Age Solutions

Times have changed; and so have terminals. No longer just considered a “cost center,” terminals are integral stops in a supply chain. Although Terminal automation systems (TAS) have been in… Read more »

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Leverage IIoT to Predict Asset Failure and Reduce Cost

Technology triggers like the Industrial Internet of Things, big data analytics, mobility and workflow collaboration represent new opportunities for significant improvements in asset reliability, efficiency and safety in the power… Read more »

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