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Rules of Thumb to Support FCC Operations
This BASF webinar provides simple rules of thumb that can be used to help optimize the Fluid Catalytic Cracking (FCC) unit. The FCC unit is a key contributor to refinery profitability. These rules of thumb can be useful for quick checks, when rigorous calculations may not be warranted. An optimized FCC unit operates with multiple constraints and the use of appropriate rules of thumb can accelerate decision analysis. Each engineer should validate rules of thumb using their own unit data. June 25, 2015 | 9 am EDT, 8am CDT, 1pm GMT, 3pm CEDT Register Now

Ensuring Operator Challenges in Refinery Control & Optimization – User Perspective
Once a plant is commissioned and stabilized, the challenge is to continuously operate the plant reliably at it’s true economic optimum. However, the economic optimum point continuously shifts due to changes in feed quality, feed prices, product specification, product value, marketing constraint and disturbances in upstream and downstream units, feed, intermediates and product storage limitations, as well as with day and night ambient changes. This requires that the operation and technical staff are as agile as possible to take advantage of any opportunity and avoid repetitive postmortem studies and retro analysis. This webinar focuses on Reliance’s approach to resolving these problems effectively.  View on Demand
Steven Sendelbach

Ensuring Operator Effectiveness through Operator Training Simulators
Operators struggle today with increasingly complex plants with fewer people responsible for even more tasks. Control room and field operators require extensive DCS and process training and have limited to no experience. Under this premise, companies must be able to easily test control applications and complex control strategies, reduce start-up time, and establish long-term training strategies. One of the best indicators of the efficiency and success of any organization is the level and depth of its personnel training. As operators and personnel switch jobs and/or migrate between various operations, technology holds the key to engaging the next generation of operators. Simulation & Training solutions from SimSci enable continuous sustainment of simulation and training for your assets and operators. This provides: Improved plant safety & operational excellence; Reduced capital expenditure; Faster commissioning; and Increased profitability. View on Demand

George Boyajian
Converting Today's Flared Gas and NGLs into Valuable Products with Small-Scale Gas-to-Liquid Technology
Join Primus Green Energy for an informative webinar on gas-to-liquid (GTL) solutions for monetizing associated gas that is currently flared or stranded. This session will present how small-scale GTL plants profitably convert associated gas into valuable liquids, such as gasoline and methanol. Various gas feedstock options for small-scale GTL will be discussed, including ethane, methane, unprocessed associated gas and CO2. Specific case studies will be covered where ethane and associated gas are converted into liquid using the streamlined, proven STG+ process. View on Demand

Stephany Romanow
HPI Market Outlook 2015
Join the editors of Hydrocarbon Processing as they explore the outlook for the downstream industry in 2015 and beyond. During the webcast, hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI) professionals will gain expert insight into the 2015 spending and activities of the global HPI. During this live event, the editors will present projections for capital, maintenance and operating expenditures by the refining, petrochemicals and gas processing industries for 2015. They will highlight economic, environmental and industry trends impacting spending for the year ahead. The 60-minute webcast will also include a Boxscore Construction forecast detailing refining, petrochemical and natural gas/LNG construction projects throughout the world. View on Demand
Lee Nichols

Boxscore Global Construction Activity
Global downstream construction and investment are at an all-time high. This webcast will highlight current trends 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

Chuck Monroe

Optimizing Injector Performance in Wash Water, Chemical Injection, Gas Treatment and Other Applications
There is more to achieving the needed results in chemical injection or wash water applications than supplying the required flow rate and pressure drop. Without consideration of other factors, incomplete reactions, wall wetting, damage to downstream equipment, excessive maintenance, premature injector failure and outages are more likely to occur. This webinar addresses some injector performance factors that can affect these issues.

Topics include:

  • The performance differences between injectors and quills using video demonstrations and models so you can see what's occurring inside pipes and ducts
  • How changes in gas velocity in an overhead stream affect injector performance
  • Key things to understand about the receiving stream and injector performance
  • Identifying the best placement for nozzles and injectors in a gas stream
  • How and when to use Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) to optimize performance
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Anthony Rossi

Integrated Approach to Optimizing Corrosion Control for Refinery Process and Boiler Systems
Join GE’s Water & Process Technologies Mark Hoel and Anthony Rossi for an informative webinar focusing on integrated solutions for refinery process and boiler chemistry control. This session will provide a review of the effects of neutralizing amines in stripping steam on a refinery crude atmospheric column. In addition, it will discuss a new approach to mitigate corrosion from amine salts in the upper sections of the crude unit and overhead to improve fractionation efficiency. Attend our webinar to learn more about the elements of a successful corrosion control program, protecting valuable capital assets, and optimizing treatment through predictive modeling. View on Demand

Alexis Shackleford

Adapting to the Changing Market Place: Impact on FCC Operations and Catalysts
During this webinar, Terry Higgins from Stratas Advisors and Alexis Shackleford from BASF will discuss the impact crude slates and market trends have on FCC operations and catalysts needs globally. Today, crude slates are shifting towards heavier oils such as Canadian Oils Sands, and at the same time towards light Tight Oils. The market demand for diesel over gasoline and the increasing demand for petrochemical feedstock further challenges refiners to be flexible. As a key conversion unit, the FCC operations and catalyst must be adaptable to maximize profitability in today’s environment. Examples of how BASF’s diverse catalyst portfolio can be customized to meet the current and future challenges of the market place will also be explored. View on Demand

Mick Crabtree

Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) - The 'Magic' Black Box
Although the Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) has been with us for nearly forty years, its role is still subject to much debate and controversy. For many of its early years, its role was confined to simple sequence control and interlocking. However, with the advance of increasingly sophisticated microprocessor technology, analog capability (particularly PID control) became an integral part of its functionality.

This webinar introduces participants to the important concepts of the PLC and why it plays such an important role across a huge range of applications in our industry.
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Heinz Bloch
Heinz Bloch: Using Best Available Fluid Sealing and Lubricant Protection Technologies
In 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
Stephen Stanley

CB&I’s Technologies: Adding Value to Shale Oil and Gas Projects
The U.S. has become the largest crude and natural gas producer in the world due to the extensive North American shale plays. There is also an abundant supply of ethane, propane and butane which are the primary by-products from crude and natural gas processing. The ethylene industry in North America has been expanding rapidly to process more ethane feed in existing and new crackers.

This webinar will discuss the resulting shortage of naphtha cracker by-products (propylene, butylenes, butadiene, benzene) and the emerging worldwide opportunities to improve long-term competitiveness via on-purpose conversion technologies. CB&I has a broad portfolio of process technologies that includes multiple proven on-purpose conversion routes to provide producers flexibility to meet the demand for these by-products in tight supply. View on Demand

Trung Thien Huynh
Your Guide to Optimal Heat Exchanger Energy and Cleaning Management
Processing opportunity crudes? Be prepared for unexpected challenges! Accelerated asphaltene precipitation can occur when refiners process a mixture of crudes that alter the stability of the asphaltene phase. This can be a major source of unanticipated fouling that can lead to performance limitations within days. This webinar provides an overview of how refineries can implement asset monitoring solutions. Topics to be discussed include: identifying problems with heat exchangers in crude units, what causes fouling, how fouling is detected and monitoring best practices.
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E Jimenez
Incremente 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? View on Demand
Damian Huff
Your 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. View on Demand
Stuart Watson
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. View on Demand
Heinz Bloch
Heinz Bloch: How Reliability/Safety/Low Maintenance Interact
In 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
Alexis Shackleford
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


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