ADVANCING REFINING PETROCHEMICALS INTEGRATION IN THE ARABIAN GULF

| March 29, 2018

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Petrochemicals facilities transform gas and liquid hydrocarbons to a wider range of petrochemical products. The feedstocks used to produce these chemicals, such as LPG, naphtha, and gas oil, are often from refinery sources. Integrating refinery and petrochemical production can provide operational and economic gains.

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Founded in 1888, Rochester Midland Corporation is a leading supplier in North America of industrial cleaners, restroom care programs, food safety chemicals, water treatment programs and personal care products. Rochester Midland is the leader in Green Housekeeping utilizing third party certified, biobased cleaning products, along with education and training programs for workers and building occupants. Rochester Midland has other manufacturing locations in Illinois, California, Canada, and Wales. RMC has distributors in over 50 countries throughout the world. Rochester Midland is committed to developing sustainable solutions for health, productivity and the environment.

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Improving Pump Seal Reliability for Bay Area Petrochem Plants

Article | March 10, 2020

Keeping thousands of pumps in San Francisco Bay Area refineries running 24/7/365 requires a well-planned and well-executed maintenance strategy. Unplanned failures may have ramifications for safety, budget, and compliance—especially with regard to Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) regulations. One of the most mission-critical elements for smooth operations is pump seal reliability. Many plants run pumps outside the safe operating envelope and replace them only when economically feasible. Over time, however, you increasingly risk catastrophic downtime. Fortunately, you have the means to largely mitigate pump seal reliability problems with awareness and proactive management of conditions to improve safety and compliance.

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Ensuring a Winning Strategy for Value Chain Optimization of the Refining and Petrochemical Industries

Article | March 24, 2020

The Refining and petrochemical industries have a projection to keep growing in the next two decades and companies that are investing in new technology today will be ahead of your competition in about 2 years. The digitalization of the value chain, also known as value chain optimization, is a complex task. Part of this complexity comes from the diversity of challenges that occurs in different areas of the value chain within each operation, as we addressed in the article Understanding the Refining and Petrochemical Value Chains to Drive Optimization. Many companies still fail to obtain economic return from their investment in digitalization and we presented the most common challenges in the article Challenges of Achieving Value Chain Optimization in the Refining and Petrochemical Industries. With so many challenges, how can businesses ensure they have a strategic digital transformation program that will successfully result in the optimization of your value chain?

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Petrochemical buyers, after a very difficult pandemic, can gain from China-driven deflation

Article | May 6, 2021

BUYERS OF polypropylene (PP) and other polymers and petrochemicals have had an incredibly difficult pandemic. Firstly, the converters and brand owners expected doom and gloom last March. At the time it seemed logical to expect a cratering of demand as the global economy pretty much imploded. Just looking at forecasts for GDP, parallels were drawn with the Global Financial Crisis when collapses in growth led to a cratering of polymers demand. The US is a good example where PP demand declined by 12% in 2008 over 2007. Demand then fell by a further 5% in 2009 over 2008.But what we all missed was the complete dislocation of polymers and petrochemicals demand from GDP. As economies registered historic declines, consumption went up. PP demand went through the roof, firstly for food packaging and hygiene applications.Then consumption for the durable goods made from PP also smashed through the rafters as we bought white goods (PP is used to make components of washing machines), consumer electronics (PP is used to make some electronic components) and carpets (PP fibres are used here).

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6 APPLICATIONS OF MACHINE LEARNING IN OIL AND GAS

Article | March 4, 2020

The issue of environmental sustainability is a major concern for governments and players from the oil and gas industry worldwide. The negative impacts as a result of activities carried out by oil and gas companies have been a major tool not only for the livelihood and health of people but more so to the environment, such as pollution. The risk of environmental pollution, hazards and severity can be and will be reduced with the use of machine learning and deep learning in the years to come. There has been an amazing application in chemical engineering, process safety, process control tuning, advanced dynamic and process optimization. We can see that the Oil and Gas industry when we talk about software especially machine learning solutions didn’t have any innovation in the last 15 years.

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Rochester Midland Corporation

Founded in 1888, Rochester Midland Corporation is a leading supplier in North America of industrial cleaners, restroom care programs, food safety chemicals, water treatment programs and personal care products. Rochester Midland is the leader in Green Housekeeping utilizing third party certified, biobased cleaning products, along with education and training programs for workers and building occupants. Rochester Midland has other manufacturing locations in Illinois, California, Canada, and Wales. RMC has distributors in over 50 countries throughout the world. Rochester Midland is committed to developing sustainable solutions for health, productivity and the environment.

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