Production & SCM

Production and SCM August 1, 2019

Five strategies to effectively manage and execute automation projects

Automation projects come with many challenges that seem daunting because of their complexity. Learn about six common automation project management challenges and learn about five tips to overcome them including planning ahead and leveraging available technology on the plant floor.

By Lee Swindler
Process Manufacturing June 11, 2019

Integrated virtual control system announced for processing, oil and gas applications

Honeywell unveiled Experion PKS Highly Integrated Virtual Environment (HIVE), which is designed to help engineers maintain industrial control systems (ICSs) for chemical, processing, and oil and gas applications and simplify the overall process.

By Honeywell
Process Manufacturing June 4, 2019

Process manufacturer reports strong 2018 growth

Endress+Hauser reported strong growth in 2018 and positive projected growth for 2019 thanks to process automation sector sales in the U.S.

By Endress+Hauser
Process Manufacturing March 26, 2019

What is rate-predictive control?

Advanced control: A new non-PID control algorithm, rate-predictive control (RPC), is adaptive to changes in process gain, which is helpful given the industry’s difficult history of loop tuning, auto-tuning, and model maintenance. RPC also can serve as a model-less feedback multivariable control algorithm.

By Allan Kern
Production and SCM September 19, 2018

Largest modular cryogenic gas processing plant introduced

Honeywell announced its UOP Russell business has introduced a high-recovery cryogenic gas processing plant that is 50% larger than other pre-engineered plants currently available and is designed to recover more than 99% of high-value ethane from natural gas.

By Honeywell UOP
Production and SCM September 17, 2018

Record revenues expected from Russia’s upstream oil and gas sector

Russia is set to reap record ruble revenues from the upstream oil and gas sector over the next six years thanks to tax changes and production growth.

By GlobalData
Production and SCM September 5, 2018

North America to lead global crude oil pipeline additions

GlobalData reports that North America is forecast to add the highest trunk pipeline length to the global crude oil pipelines industry with 44% of global planned additions by 2022.

By GlobalData
Production and SCM August 8, 2018

Crude oil prices expected to decrease from recent highs

The EIA reports that oil prices are expected to drop from recent highs by the end of 2018 due to higher production from OPEC and Russia.

By EIA
Production and SCM August 1, 2018

Report profiles U.S. fuel and petrochemical supply chain

Infrastructure is a must-have when an industry switches from import to export.

By American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM)
Production and SCM July 9, 2018

SCADA standardization drives third-party connectivity

Ever more data leads to alternative means for capturing it as oil and gas refineries upgrade or migrate legacy control systems.

By Stephen Milton, Maverick Technologies