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GSEIncremente el desempeño operacional con programas de entrenamiento más inteligentes y rentables
No es un secreto que la calidad de un programa de entrenamiento tiene un enorme impacto sobre el desempeño de una refinería, de una planta petroquímica o de las operaciones de producción. Una fuerza de trabajo bien entrenada y segura de sí misma significa una mayor cantidad de producto dentro de especificaciones, un mayor tiempo de corrida, un mayor beneficio económico y, definitivamente, una menor probabilidad de errores o accidentes costosos. Pero, ¿cómo proveer el excelente entrenamiento que requiere una organización si se cuenta con presupuestos limitados? July 30, 2014 10am CDT

Damian HuffYour Compliance Solution for Flare Monitoring — Subpart Ja Made Easy
Most recently, the EPA has modified existing regulations for refinery flares to identify when emissions from a flare exceed 500 lb of SO2 in a 24-hour period. On November 13, 2012, the EPA published the final NSPS, 40CFR60 Subpart J/Ja regulations which will affect how refineries monitor sulfur flare emissions. These new regulations will challenge the refineries and demand new processes to provide a suitable and reliable analytical monitoring system. In this webinar session, Damian Huff will outline a proven analytical solution to completely meet your Refinery Flare Monitoring requirements based on our large breadth of application and product expertise within the hydrocarbon processing industry.
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Do's and Don'ts of Pressure Design in Piping Codes
In this webinar we take multiple case scenarios to compare the mechanical design for wall thickness across the industry major piping codes ASME B31.3, B31.4 and B31.8. In this way we develop a stronger understanding of allowable stresses, installation environment, corrosion allowances and where manufacturing tolerances affect the minimum wall thickness. Case studies are based on the same pressure, temperature and nominal diameter, but considering conventional Grade B SMLS vs ERW and materials to high yield materials.
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Heinz Bloch

Heinz Bloch: How Reliability/Safety/Low Maintenance InteractIn this webcast, Heinz Bloch will describe how Best-of-Class companies (BOCs) lay the groundwork and follow through with long-term, sustainable top results. The interaction of BOCs with their respective design and field erection contractors, machinery manufacturers and component suppliers will be thoroughly explained. Specific up-front budget commitments which for many decades have given BOCs paybacks of one year and lower are highlighted. Several clear and important examples will be given by the presenter. View on Demand  

Achieving FCC Technical Service Excellence

The Fluidized Catalytic Cracking Unit (FCCU) performance is an integral element of success for refiners. FCCU Operation needs to be optimized routinely while also being reliable. Refiners enjoy their greatest chance of meeting all targets when optimized, reliable operation is practiced, meaning:Safety and Environmental goals more likely to be met, Operating and maintenance budgets respected, and Maximum rate of return for the refinery achieved.BASF has a robust technical service portfolio to help our customers achieve this optimized, reliable state. Our service platform hinges upon a good working relationship with the refinery, unit data analysis, specialized BASF laboratory analyses, refinery FCCU modeling, FCCU benchmarking, and statistical analysis of FCCU operations. All of these are delivered on a timely basis to the customer so that proper action can be considered and taken. One of the most critical deliverables in this service platform is proper selection of catalysts and feedstocks to give optimized, reliable operation. In this webinar, Alexis Shackleford, Technical Marketing Specialist , and CJ Farley, FCC Consultant, will present several case studies illustrating the value robust technical service partnerships bring to the refinery.View on Demand

Stephany RomanowHPI Market Data 2014
During this free event, the editors will present forecast spending and activities of the hydrocarbon processing industry in 2014 detailing capital, maintenance and operating expenditures or the refining, petrochemicals and gas processing industries.View on Demand

Overcoming the Challenges of Tight Oil/Shale Oil Refining
This webinar will share characteristics, physical properties, and variable nature common to tight oils/shale oils. We will also discuss observed impacts introducing these crudes into refinery crude blends and showing examples of how these challenges have been overcome to successfully and profitably process these blends. View on Demand

Mitigating Arc Flash Hazards & Enhancing Personal Protection

In our Industry the most precious resource is our people. The protection of personnel must be of utmost importance in procedure and practice. In the area of electrical systems, it begins in the design phase and continues through implementation, installation and execution. This session focuses on low voltage electrical distribution equipment and arc flash mitigation solutions. The webinar will feature: A simple graphic helps visualize five distinct arc flash mitigation solution areas; Explore new technologies in low voltage arc resistant equipment; How to work through the "Standard dilemma" for low voltage motor control centers. View on Demand

Heinz Bloch Heinz Bloch: Combining Machinery Maintenance with Reliability Upgrading

During the sixty-minute webcast, Heinz, one of the HPI’s foremost experts on improving machinery reliability, will provide practical advice and valuable insight for lubricant selection, lubricant application and lubrication preservation (cleanliness). Heinz will illuminate how in all equipment styles and machine configurations, machine types running, or machines ever built, every problem fits in one or more of these seven cause categories: Faulty design, Material defects, Processing and manufacturing defects, Assembly or installation defects, Off-design or unintended service conditions, Maintenance deficiencies (neglect, procedures), and Improper operation. View on Demand

Catalytic Cracking (FCC) Unit
FCCs at refineries processing tight oil have seen serious operating changes, and choice of catalyst and overall catalyst management strategy is a critical factor in achieving successful optimization. BASF is the market leader in supplying FCC catalysts to refineries processing tight oil. In general, tight oil FCC feeds are light, paraffinic, have low contaminants, and are low in resid content. Typical challenges facing FCC’s processing these crudes include: high amounts of LPG, maintaining stable heat balance, higher alkali metals, increased iron loadings, and reduced feed rates. This webinar will illustrate how BASF is helping our customers capture maximum value with tight oil feeds through operating strategies, innovative catalysts and our strong commitment to technical service. We have a diverse catalyst portfolio that can provide the flexibility required to help solve these problems including high activity, optimum delta coke and high iron tolerance. View on Demand

Stop Your Profit Leak.
Reduce risks through byproduct recovery
Learn how some Gulf Coast refineries have reduced their risks and gained millions per year to their bottom line by recycling and recovering spent chemicals and oil-bearing wastes. Join Steve Hopper, who leads the Industrial Business for Veolia Environnement North America, and learn how partnerships have helped industrial customers recover value and significantly reduce hazardous waste costs. Listen to examples of specific processes for recovery of potassium hydroxide (KOH) from HF Alkylation/potassium fluoride (KF) waste streams and recovery of byproducts from oil-bearing materials. Veolia delivers sustainable water, wastewater, byproduct recovery and residuals processing at more than 50 refineries across North America, recovering a combined 2.3 million barrels of oil each year through its oily waste recovery services alone. View on Demand

Heinz Bloch Heinz Bloch: The 10 Most Common Oversights in a Machine Reliability Career In the latest edition in his series of popular, reliability-focused webcasts, Heinz Bloch will alert his world-wide audiences to opportunities which, among others, include water-filled twin screw compressors in highly successful use since 1980, vertically-oriented noncontacting labyrinth piston style reciprocating compressors in use since the late 1940s, correctly configured grease-lubricated motor bearings typically found in Europe, as well as oversights and misunderstandings relating to fluid machinery and their drivers in general. Sealing issues for large compressors will be among these. View on Demand

Recover Shale Gas NGLs Faster Using Modular Plants Learn how to get cash flow sooner with modular, factory-built systems that are designed to have you up and running as much as six months quicker than traditional technology. Proven, pre-fabricated solutions offer significantly reduced construction and installation time to deliver an earlier startup at a lower cost. Listen to experts from UOP Russell, including founder Tom Russell, as they share their experience delivering NGL recovery solutions to clients throughout the major shale gas basins in North America and explain how you can better maximize the value of your gas resources. View on Demand

REEal Improvement of Reciprocating Compressors
A new method for assessing Reliability, Efficiency and Environmental soundness of reciprocating compressors sets an example in solution-orientated technology upgrades. Most operators in the process gas industry are satisfied with their reciprocating compressors – but feel they could do better. Are reliability and energy efficiency high enough? What about environmental soundness? How should they select the latest technologies to improve performance? In this webcast, a new method of assessment will be presented to pinpoint target compressors and specific solutions for modernization. Examples of return of investment and benefits of solution-orientated technology upgrades will illustrate this method. View on Demand

Heinz Bloch
Heinz Bloch: Process Gas Compressor Failure Avoidance During this webcast, Heinz Bloch will explain some compressor issues and maps out practical remedies that worked in his 50-year professional experience. Remedial or preventive actions must be taken by operators, technicians, engineers, and managers. In essence, Heinz Bloch will highlight things learned to prevent process compressor failures. His presentation will touch on centrifugal, rotary positive displacement and reciprocating compressors as well as missed opportunities to get to the bottom of compressor failures and highlights steps taken by leading performers to operate some machines without shutdown for five, eight, and more years. View on Demand

Lee Nichols Boxscore Global Construction Activity The Boxscore Global Construction Activity webcast will highlight current trends in construction activity in the refining, gas processing and petrochemical industries around the globe. This includes a detailed breakdown of active and new project construction numbers by region, sector, and status; growing regions of activity; leaders in the industry; and the future of downstream construction activity moving forward. View on Demand


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