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New Training Courses: Process Control, Operational Excellence, Process Design and Distillation Control

In line with S&D’s philosophy that more and better trained engineers are needed in the hydrocarbon processing industry, S&D Consulting is now offering training courses in the following subject areas: Practical Process Control Obtaining and Maintaining Operating Excellence in the Process Industry Dynamic Analysis: The Forgotten Side of Process Design Distillation Control Find more information […]

Michael Taube, President of S&D Consulting, Presents at IRPC 2016 in Milan

Michael Taube, President of S&D Consulting, Presenting at the International Refining & Petrochemical Conference (IRPC 2016) in Milan, Italy TOPIC: Achieving Robust Design & Real-Time Plant Performance with Dynamic Process Analysis SYNOPSIS:   Prior to the use of digital computers and process simulation programs, plant design projects required dozens of engineers performing hundreds of manual calculations. […]

The Road Most Traveled: Neglecting Human Knowledge and Expertise

The first blog in this series, No Circumventing the Facts: It Takes Knowledge, Experience and Time, introduced the premise that ten inexperienced personnel cannot produce the same result as an experienced engineer in one tenth the time, regardless of the apparent cost-saving and how desperately corporate management desires it. The second blog, Dismissing the Reality: It Takes […]

Michael Taube to Present at IRPC 2016

The 2016 International Refining & Petrochemical Conference (IRPC 2016) will be held June 6-8 in Milan, Italy.  On day 1 of the agenda our S&D Consulting President, Michael A. Taube, will be presenting in the Petrochemicals Track with the presentation subject of Achieving Robust Design & Real-Time Plant Performance with Dynamic Process Analysis. Prior to […]