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Remaining relevant and competitive in the dynamic ammonia and methane chemical industry has become paramount. As regulations change and the demand for sustainable solutions rise, it is now more critical than ever to synchronize your business with the evolving paradigm shifts.

With these changes it’s also crucial to maintain a technological edge when taxed with constant cost and margin pressures, as well as volatile feedstock and energy prices. Yokogawa comprehends these challenges and is aligned to help you meet your objectives.

Whether you seek to transform your enterprise, enhance sustainability, be a safety leader, or produce better outcomes, Yokogawa is your dedicated partner on the path to success for today's evolving market and tomorrow’s untapped opportunities.

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The Evolving Landscape of the Chemical Industry

Meet the evolving landscape of the chemical industry, where sustainability, safety, and enterprise evolution is the name of the game! This video briefly touches on the increasing demands. Partner with Yokogawa on your path to success for today's evolving market and tomorrow’s untapped opportunities. https://www.yokogawa.com/us/industries/chemical/base-chemical/

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OperX Measurements: Electrolysis Solutions

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Yokogawa's best-in-class digital smart instruments are designed for tough Chlor-Alkali applications

The rigorous demands of Chlor-alkali production require accurate, reliable instrumentation that provides all required measurements. Yokogawa delivers field-proven technologies that can endure the difficult conditions to allow plants to maximize performance, profitability, and most importantly, safety.

Discover how Yokogawa's instrumentation is solving tough challenges

www.yokogawa.com/us/library/resources/application-notes/chlorine-and-hydrogen-header-pressures/ Process Flows for Electrolysis Cells Trace Moisture in Chlorine Production

Chlorine and Hydrogen Header Pressures

Process Flows for Electrolysis Cells Trace Moisture in Chlorine Production
https://www.yokogawa.com/us/library/resources/application-notes/phorp-measurements-for-chlor-alkali-plants/

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pH/ORP Measurements for Chlor-Alkali

Meeting ammonia challenges head on

In the ammonia Industry, where demands are as formidable as the very elements they harness, Yokogawa has identified best practices. With a keen grasp of this energy-intensive process, our solutions are fueled by meticulous engineering and cutting-edge technologies, a quest for unrivaled efficiency and safety. We provide the capability to maintain the optimal temperature, pressure, and feedstock ratios to maximize ammonia yield while minimizing environmental impact.

Our goal is to help you meet the evolving industry challenges head on. To that end, our pursuit of excellence knows no bounds. We hold the keys to unlocking the secrets of process monitoring, predictive maintenance, energy efficiency, all while meeting global demand, reducing emissions, and helping to create a more sustainable future for all.

Enhanced Control

There are many disturbances that can affect efficiency and stability at a modern ammonia plant. For example, a feed gas rate may be changed several times a day to manage a daily quota of gas. Changes in primary reformer operation can affect methane leakage into the synthesis loop, which in turn requires changes in purge rate to hold loop pressure or inert levels at the desired value. Certain energy efficiency methods also have the potential to cause disturbances throughout the entire plant.

The impact of these disturbances can be managed with a control strategy that focuses on these primary objectives:

  • Increase throughput
  • Reduce loss of hydrogen and nitrogen to purge
  • Reduce utilities consumption, both steam and fuel gas
  • Provide improved operating information

Pushing unit processes to their optimal conditions increases plant efficiency and profitability. Enhanced, progressive controls are often employed to drive the operation of an ammonia plant to its most profitable running condition.  There are 8 great benefits for enhanced control at ammonia plants.

Top 8 Control Benefits

  • More consistent product quality
  • Energy (fuel and steam) conservation
  • Greater operating efficiency
  • Improved operating stability
  • Faster line-out following feed changes
  • Reduction in constraint violations (metallurgical, catalyst bed, etc.)
  • Elimination of off-specification products
  • Better operating information & operator understanding

Optimum outcomes for methanol

Yokogawa understands what profitable methanol productions entails – low cost of feedstock, high energy requirements for steam reforming, high pressure for cooling, compression for catalytic reaction, and distillation for purification of methanol to allow best conditions for optimum production outcomes.

We provide solutions that enhance safety, ensure accurate and reliable operation, and increase plant efficiency across every facet of your production activities. As a key element of this crucial industrial process, water retention/discharge, and the smart management of it, can influence both process efficiency and sustainability results.

North America Quick Ship Program

Don't let broken instrumentation dampen your productivity

Shutdowns and other emergency situations happen, which can have a critical impact on your production schedule. That is why Yokogawa is pleased to offer improved delivery with our Quick Ship Program. With quick shipping, you can have the products you need sooner, allowing you to remain on schedule after an emergency situation.

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Get back to business quickly

Yokogawa is able to deliver quick shipping for many of these standard products by pre-building them to have sub-assemblies prepared, contributing to a shorter lead-time, and an overall faster shipping process. Through our Quick Ship Program, we ensure an expedited ship date, cutting down our standard lead time to just days for most products including pressure transmitters, flow meters, and various analyzers

GC8000 Fast Shipment Offer

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Application Note
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Hydrogen is the simplest and smallest atomic element. Water, acids, bases, and the immense family of organic compounds all contain hydrogen. Even though hydrogen is not corrosive, it can cause problems for pressure transmitters through Hydrogen Permeation.

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Electrolysis plants create hydrogen and chlorine from a brine solution. Chlorine gas generated from the anolyte of the electrolysis tank generally contains between 0.5 to 2.0 vol% H2O. The sample is then cooled and filtered to remove brine, subsequently coming out as wet chlorine gas. The wet gas is sent to a drying tower where it is treated with sulfuric acid to get moisture down to the ppm level. 

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Conductivity measurement can be used as a reliable indicator of the real-time brine concentration. Using an online process analyzer removes the need for timely grab sample analysis. 

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Enhance the efficiency and safety of your vapor recovery systems and flare/vent headers with Yokogawa's cutting-edge Tunable Diode Laser Spectrometers – the TDLS8000 and TDLS8220. Elevate your oxygen measurement capabilities with our interference-free analyzers, providing direct measurements. Experience unparalleled reliability, ensuring minimal upkeep and secure operations without the need for system shutdowns.

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Yokogawa’s Process Liquid Analyzers series help pigment producers achieve a more reliable and accurate analysis of pH during industrial bioprocesses, improving product quality with less total operation costs.

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Heat exchangers are devices that provide the flow of thermal energy between two or more fluids at different temperatures. Heat exchangers are used in a wide variety of applications. These include power production; process, chemical and food industries; electronics; environmental engineering; waste heat recovery; manufacturing industry; and air-conditioning, refrigeration, and space applications. Yokogawa offers a means to control heat exchanger leakage and prevent costly maintenance, repair and downtime with an easy-to-use, virtually maintenance-free condensate conductivity measurement method.

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Download this eBook and learn:

  • The top challenges that drive reinstrumentation
  • How to plan for and achieve a successful project
  • Best practices in identifying your project scope
  • 5 ways to improve operator effectiveness
  • Different scenarios and best practices for updating, migrating or replacing process controls, safety systems, and instrumentation in plants
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In this Yokogawa RAP Best Practices eBook, you’ll discover how our wealth of knowledge about Integrated Safe Systems and Control of Work is available to help you and your teams design and implement a system that best suits your needs.

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This paper discusses real industrial examples in which the sitewide utilities system of refinery and petrochemical Sites are optimized with a real time, on line, industrially proven software. Experiences gained during more than 20 years of industrial projects deployed worldwide are commented (Refs. 1 to 10 are related to some recent projects). Main project steps are explained and critical details to be taken into account to assure successful use and proper technology transfer are presented. Specific case studies will be discussed in the paper. 

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Big and complex industrial facilities like Refineries and Petrochemicals are becoming increasingly aware that power systems need to be optimally managed because any energy reduction that Operations accomplish in the producing Units could eventually be wasted if the overall power system cost is not properly managed. However, process engineers always attempted to develop some kind of tools, many times spreadsheet based, to improve the way utilities systems were operated. The main drawback of the earlier attempts was the lack of data: engineers spent the whole day at phone or visiting the control rooms to gather information from the Distributed Control System (DCS) data historian, process it at the spreadsheet and produce recommendations that, when ready to be applied, were outdated and not any more applicable. 

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Industrial process automation has evolved significantly over the years, playing a pivotal role in improving operational efficiency, safety, cost reductions, and ensuring product quality. Traditional automation systems, however, often relied on proprietary, closed architectures, leading to vendor lock-in, interoperability challenges, and limited adaptability to changing business needs often required for enterprises to expand or progress. Industrial process automation has evolved significantly over the years, playing a pivotal role in improving operational efficiency, safety, cost reductions, and ensuring product quality.

In this Whitepaper by Mark Hammer you will learn about:

  • The movement away from proprietary, closed architectures
  • How OPA avoids vendor lock-in and interoperability challenges
  • Changing business needs requiring flexible systems to progress
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The energy systems, the steps for the implementation of Visual MESA and several features of the model are described in this article, with a focus on the use of the software for the calculation of energy-related KPIs. The EMS implementation project is discussed and the main conclusions relative to the reduction in operating costs are also presented.

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Experiences gained during more than 20 years of industrial projects deployed worldwide are commented. Main project steps are explained and critical details to be taken into account to assure successful use and proper technology transfer are presented. Specific case studies will be discussed in the paper. Open loop vs Closed loop implementation is also presented. 

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Rohm and Haas Company is one of the world's largest manufacturers of specialty materials, including adhesives, sealants, coatings, monomers, electronic materials, inorganic and specialty solutions, and ion exchange resins. Founded in 1909 by two German entrepreneurs, Rohm and Haas has grown to approximately $6 billion in annual revenues.

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This paper shows how to improve distillation operations by focusing on procedure automation. It will review the importance of using procedures in distillation operations and highlights the collaboration work underway between Fractionation Research Inc. (FRI) and Yokogawa Corporation to improve procedural operations.

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The worlds of process automation and production management have been converging for some time. What once used to be islands of automation and production management functionality connected through highly proprietary integration schemes that were costly to maintain have developed into integrated platforms that provide seamless data exchange between the world of automation and the plant floor, the functions of production and operations management, and integration with business level systems.

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Migration of a refinery's DCS provided an opportunity to reconfigure and consolidate the control rooms and operational management system.

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July 2011

Process plants are run according to operational procedures. These procedures consist of a set of tasks that are executed in a consistent manner to achieve a specific objective, such as starting up, shutting down or transitioning a unit as part of making a product. 

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September 2008

Yokogawa is helping a large chemicals site in China manage product transfer by road, ship and pipeline.

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The Wyoming Trona Ore Mine and Refinery upgrade from Yokogawa Centum CS3000 to CENTUM VP-R5 involved two domains, 21 RIO and FIO field control stations, 17 operator stations, 6 engineering stations and 8 different plant servers

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CONTROL, January 2013

Standard Automation Methodology Improves Operations and Prevents Incidents by Enabling the Sharing of Best Practices Among Operators.

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ARC believes that by implementing procedural automation, many process plants can minimize variability to help ensure smooth, efficient, and safe state transitions.

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A Perspective on New Technology Impacts on the Chemical Processing Industry by Sergio Fernandes, Chemical Market Leader, Yokogawa Corporation of America

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Kind of. Calibration itself will not extend the life of a sensor, however, a sensor that is not calibrated properly can cause unreliable measurements - that are often misdiagnosed leading to unnecessary replacements.

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Optimizing the maintenance cycle is not always straightforward. In some cases, cleaning once a week is sufficient and other processes may require every 8 hours.

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Learning these four lessons will help you improve your engineering skills and most importantly extend the life of your pH sensors.

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Select the correct pH glass and reference type to improve your pH sensor lifetime and you can limit or even eliminate the effects of temperature and pressure on especially the reference sensor.

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The lifetime of a pH sensor has a significant impact on the overall annual costs of a pH measuring loop. Optimizing four key factors will decrease these costs and optimize process control and overall plant efficiency.

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ROTAMASS is the integral and remote type Coriolis Mass Flow Meter. Both types have highly refined digital signal processing electronics, so that accurate and stable mass flow measurement is achieved.

It is the most technologically advanced mass flow meter yet. By combining the superior design of the application specific flow sensor and transmitters with the Total Insight philosophy and functionality, the flexibility of the ROTAMASS to adapt to changing  requirements guarantees performance throughout the lifecycle of the process measurement.

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Yokogawa programs each oven to suit one or multiple process samples via its main components (sets of valves, columns, and detectors explicitly designed to the customer's application), and the combination of which is based on the chemical properties of all or some of the components in the specific gas mixture.

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The GC8000 has an innovative predictive diagnostics; Virtual Tech, package built in to help keep the unit operating at peak performance. A number of Key Performance Indicators (KPI) are monitored during every analysis to verify the analyzer is operating within proper tolerances. The data monitored includes: Chromatogram Shape, Peak Data, Valve Data, Detector Data, Oven Performance Data

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The GC8000 has a built-in 12-inch color touch screen display that dramatically simplifies maintenance. At the touch of the screen, the technician can access all of the analytical parameters and measurement results; displayed in easy-to-understand graphical color screens.

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Watch the film by KBC who are supporting their clients in their efforts to address climate change and sustainability.

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