Refining, gas processing and petrochemical operations are highly complex and integrated operations. A variety of factors can cause process upsets (including change in the feed slate, power outages, shut-downs of individual units etc). Process upsets generally start as small perturbations that cascade through the inter-connected operation. The contamination that is formed helps propagate these As they propagate, they gain in amplitude, creating more and more operating challenges. These process upsets result in increased difficulty in producing product within specifications, increased energy costs, increased operating costs and increased environmental impact. Transcend has developed a balanced systems approach to refinery operations that is specifically designed to dampen these perturbations, by eliminating the contaminants that aid the propagation of the process upset.