June 6, 2023
8:45AM - 9:45AM
Automation Strategies to Achieve Your Sustainability and Decarbonization Goals
Michael Machuca, Director, Chemical Industry Measurement Solutions, Emerson
Amid a greater focus on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) efforts, executive management has committed to short and long-term decarbonization goals, but the details on how to achieve these targets is still not determined. Reducing energy and improving efficiency is low-hanging fruit to get part way there. This session will highlight some of the latest automation digital transformation tools that can help in areas such as improving combustion processes in fired heaters and boilers to maximize efficiency and reduce emissions. Improving heat exchanger efficiency by minimizing losses by as much as 25% is achievable. Improvements in managing steam through better accesses to measurement and detection of steam trap failures can provide opportunity for reducing energy consumption. Fugitive emissions can be reduced through better monitoring of pressure relief devices and leak detection solutions.