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GE Unveils Upgrade to LoSALT* Simulator Software for Oil Refineries to Measure Salt-Induced Corrosion

  • New GE LoSALT Online and Onsite Amine Speciation Technology Speeds the Delivery of Data
  • Upgraded Digital Solution Tests Critical Amine Contaminants at the Refinery
  • Powered by GE’s InSight* Industrial Internet Solution for Improved Performance Management, the New LoSalt Provides Automated and Instant Testing

Combining the need to measure the salt-induced corrosion potential in oil refineries and the need for instantaneous digital data, GE (NYSE: GE) today announced an upgrade to its LoSALT* simulator software. GE’s new LoSALT Online and Onsite Amine Speciation technology enables testing of critical amine contaminants on-site at the refinery. Today’s announcement was made at the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) 2016 Annual Meeting, which is being held March 14-15, 2016, in San Francisco.

Powered by GE’s InSight* Industrial Internet solution, the new LoSalt provides automated and instant analysis, which speeds the delivery of data that calculates critical parameters related to crude unit salting. Refineries implementing the digital tool can use the data to reduce system corrosion and fouling, which increases the efficiency of refinery operations. In addition, avoiding corrosion also prevents the unexpected release of hydrocarbons into the atmosphere and environment.

“Previously, refinery operators could only test on-site for a small number of amines and had to send samples away to a laboratory. GE’s new LoSALT Online and Onsite Amine Speciation technology now offers refineries a more accurate, comprehensive and instantaneous method of testing and receiving critical data,” said Amy Ericson, global leader, chemical and monitoring solutions—water and process technologies for GE Power.

GE’s LoSALT Online and Onsite Amine Speciation technology can increase protection of the crude overhead system by providing a more complete picture of the salting and corrosion potential than previously possible. It also can improve profitability by providing advice on changes to the tower yield profile by knowing the impact of operational changes on salting and corrosion.

About GE

GE (NYSE: GE) is the world’s Digital Industrial Company, transforming industry with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive. GE is organized around a global exchange of knowledge, the “GE Store,” through which each business shares and accesses the same technology, markets, structure and intellect. Each invention further fuels innovation and application across our industrial sectors. With people, services, technology and scale, GE delivers better outcomes for customers by speaking the language of industry.

About GE Power

GE Power is a world leader in power generation with deep domain expertise to help customers deliver electricity from a wide spectrum of fuel sources. We are transforming the electricity industry with the digital power plant, the world’s largest and most efficient gas turbine, full balance of plant, upgrade and service solutions as well as our data-leveraging software. Our innovative technologies and digital offerings help make power more affordable, reliable, accessible and sustainable.

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