Friday, November 30, 2012

Meet North America Technical Support - Laurie Wang

1.     What is your title?
Principal Technical Support Engineer

2.     How long have you been working for Invensys?  
Since May 2011

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Meet North America Technical Support - Abhay Sawant



1.     What is your title?
Senior Principal Customer Support Engineer

2.     How long have you been working for Invensys?  
22 years

Monday, November 26, 2012

From Rigzone - EYESIM: The Future of Training is Virtual Reality

Great Article on EYESIM

THIS WEEK: PROCESS & AUTOMATION ENGINEERING FORUM in Milan

PROCESS & AUTOMATION ENGINEERING FORUM in Milan



Milan Melia Hotel, 29th November 2012
Will you be attending? I will be there. I leave Boston for Italy tomorrow evening. See you there.

The agenda is up on the event website.

Register today at the event website!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Have a nice Thanksgiving everyone

I will resume posting on Monday 26 November

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Monday, November 19, 2012

View a free webinar recording: Supplying Component Properties: Regression, Estimation and Use of Missing or Confidential Property Data

Supplying Component Properties: Regression, Estimation and Use of Missing or Confidential Property Data To view the recording, click here

Meet North America Technical Support - Bryan McAlister


1.     What is your title?
Senior Principal Technical Account Manager

2.     How long have you been working for Invensys?  
Since Mid 2005

Friday, November 16, 2012

Free webinar Nov 28th: Steady-State & Dynamic Simulations of an LPG-pipeline

Development of Steady-State and Dynamic Simulations of a 10’’ diameter, 300 km LPG-pipeline from the Gulf of Mexico to the Metropolitan Area Using Invensys’ PIPEPHASE, SIM4ME Portal and DYNSIM Software

Find out more and register for the free webinar here

Meet North America Technical Support - Ted Fediw


1.     What is your title?
Principal Technical Support Engineer

2.     How long have you been working for Invensys?  
6 years

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Has anyone attended our webinars? I would love to get your feedback.

Has anyone attended our webinars? I would love to get your feedback.

A few weeks ago we started our Refinery Wide Optimization Webinar series with a webinar on Training the refinery operators of the future. We followed that up with webinars on Heavy Oils and Yield Accounting.

Did you get to join the webinars? If so, what did you think of them. If not you can view the recordings here. We are repeating the webinar on training the refinery operators of the future on December 4th. Then in 2013 we are planning on continuing the series with webinars on optimization, Spiral Software, APC, and many other topics.

What did we do right during the first few webinars? What would you like us to do differently in the future?

I am open to all feedback.
If you don't want to post a comment on the blog, feel free to email me at joseph.mcmullen@invensys.com


Spiral Users' Meeting 2012 Summary

Grand Hyatt Berlin, Germany

Wednesday 31st October to Friday 2nd November 2012

SUM 2012 was a great success, attended by 82 delegates representing 29 companies from around the world. Thank you to all the attendees and especially to those who presented papers.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Meet North America Technical Support - John Cunningham



1.     What is your title?
Senior Principal Support Engineer

2.     How long have you been working for Invensys?  
25 Years

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Meet North America Technical Support - Rick Pelletier

1.     What is your title?
Senior Customer Support Engineer

2.     How long have you been working for Invensys?  
6 years

'Shale gas factory' provides collaborative field development

'Shale gas factory' provides collaborative field development 

Join us today for a free webinar! Yield Accounting


FREE WEBINAR 13 NOV: Reducing Material Losses with Better Yield Accounting, but you must register here - It isn't too late! Register now!

Monday, November 12, 2012

Control Systems: Advanced Process Control Ain't Easy

Interesting article!! Check it out.

Advanced Process Control Ain't Easy

End Users and Suppliers Agree: Advanced Process Control Is a Powerful and Effective Tool, but Implementation and Maintenance Need to Be Simplified

Control Systems: Advanced Process Control Ain't Easy

FREE WEBINAR TOMORROW: Reducing Material Losses with Better Yield Accounting

FREE WEBINAR 13 NOV: Reducing Material Losses with Better Yield Accounting

PLease join us by registering here

Learn about how Yield Accounting software can enhance profitability

Sunday, November 11, 2012

FREE WEBINAR 13 NOV: Reducing Material Losses with Better Yield Accounting



FREE WEBINAR 13 NOV: Reducing Material Losses with Better Yield Accounting, but you must register here

Friday, November 9, 2012

FREE WEBINAR 13 NOV: Reducing Material Losses with Better Yield Accounting



FREE WEBINAR 13 NOV: Reducing Material Losses with Better Yield Accounting, but you must register here

Please join us in Abu Dhabi next week for a user forum


Please join us for two days of rich content and information plus networking with peers and Invensys experts in Abu Dhabi on November 13 and 14. The forum is an excellent opportunity to learn about the future of Operation and Business Management Solutions that you use and can use to enhance the bottom line of your company. It's a very exciting time, with new product
releases, new applications, and of course, brand new product offerings. Come find out what we have to offer now and in the near future. Find out more info here

Also - tell us you are coming in our LinkedIn Event

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Thank you for all that attended...



Thank you to all that attended our free webinar "Using New Modeling Technology to Help Solve Heavy Oil Processing Issues" We will post the recording shortly.

If you are interested in joining future webinars, check out the schedule here

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Free webinar today: Using New Modeling Technology to

Using New Modeling Technology to Help Solve Heavy Oil Processing Issues


The morning webinar is less than three hours away - I hope to see you there. Register here

Two new releases from SimSci-Esscor

We are pleased to announce the release of VISUAL FLOW 5.5 and PRO/II patch 9.1.3

 VISUAL FLOW 5.5 contains several enhancements and defect fixes including:

• DIERS compliant: DIERS guidelines apply to the design of relief and vent systems

• DIERS guidelines are accepted by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

• Numerous algorithm and correlation upgrades due to the completion of the final phase of DIERS compliance

• SI units databases for equipment and relief valves


PRO/II 9.1.3 fixes several defects in PRO/II. We would urge all of our customers to download and apply the patch.

 

Both products can be downloaded from the ESD website.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Free Webinar tomorrow! Heavy Oil Processing Issues

Using New Modeling Technology to Help Solve Heavy Oil Processing Issues
Why attend:
  • Learn about recent developments for
  • dealing with heavy oils
  • Learn how to effectively model heavier
  • feedstocks to avoid common problems
  • Learn how other refineries are dealing
  • with heavier feedstocks
Ample time will be made available for Q&A so you can discuss your situation with a leading expert in heavy oils.
Who should attend:
Plant Managers, Process Engineers, Engineering Managers, Process Design Engineers

Most of today’s refineries were designed to process lighter crudes. Similarly, the conventional process simulation software they use to model the process was developed using methodologies geared toward lighter crudes. However, refiners are currently being asked to process increasingly heavy feedstocks. Heavier crudes present operational issues that reduce performance and profitability, increase safety risks, and require either the design of new equipment or major changes in operating conditions to process them in a safe, profitable manner.

Learn more about the excellent speakers and register here

Friday, November 2, 2012

Free webinar on 6 Nov: Heavy Oil Processing Issues - register today!

Using New Modeling Technology to Help Solve Heavy Oil Processing Issues
Why attend:
  • Learn about recent developments for
  • dealing with heavy oils
  • Learn how to effectively model heavier
  • feedstocks to avoid common problems
  • Learn how other refineries are dealing
  • with heavier feedstocks
Ample time will be made available for Q&A so you can discuss your situation with a leading expert in heavy oils.
Who should attend:
Plant Managers, Process Engineers, Engineering Managers, Process Design Engineers

Most of today’s refineries were designed to process lighter crudes. Similarly, the conventional process simulation software they use to model the process was developed using methodologies geared toward lighter crudes. However, refiners are currently being asked to process increasingly heavy feedstocks. Heavier crudes present operational issues that reduce performance and profitability, increase safety risks, and require either the design of new equipment or major changes in operating conditions to process them in a safe, profitable manner.

Learn more about the excellent speakers and register here

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Automation Merger: From Crude Properties to Finished Products

"Control's Keith Larson was on hand for the Invensys SimSci-Esscor/IntelaTrac user group meeting October 15 in Houston and talked with Matthew Webster, CEO of Spiral Software, as well as Harpreet Gulati, director, simulation and optimization, Invensys Operations Management, on what Invensys' acquisition of Spiral means for the two companies' mutual clients in the petroleum refining industry. Watch the video" by clicking on the link below.