Emerson unveils AMS Inspection Rounds, enables digital capture of plant conditions to drive faster response
Emerson released AMS Inspection Rounds, a new application for the AMS Trex Device Communicator that will make it easier for operations teams to capture, report, and respond to abnormal plant conditions that pose risks to reliability, safety, and performance.
Sipchem brings methanol plant back onstream after maintenance
Sipchem announced the safe completion of the scheduled periodic turnaround maintenance activities for the methanol plant of the International Methanol Company, an affiliate of Sipchem.
SABIC posts 5.4% higher net profit of $1.5bn in first quarter
SABIC's gross profit reached $3.79bn for the first quarter of 2018, an increase of 5.03% as compared to $3.61bn in the same quarter of 2017, and an increase of 14.32% as compared to $3.31bn in the previous quarter.
Advanced Petrochemical resumes operations after completing scheduled maintenance
Advanced Petrochemical anticipates positive impact of this periodic maintenance activity on both plants' reliability and efficiency in the coming months.
AspenTech survey: Forty percent energy companies believe digitalisation can save 16% OPEX
The data confirmed that improving reliability is the key objective for upstream and downstream companies as well as the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) firms that serve them.
Opinion: Improving performance in downstream industry: The challenges and opportunities
We are already witnessing interesting trends in the refining and petrochemical sectors of the energy industry in 2018, observe RPME's regular columnists Colin Chapman and Ekaterina Kalinenko.