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HPI Market Outlook 2014
During this free event, the editors will present forecast spending and activities of the global hydrocarbon processing industry in 2014 detailing capital, maintenance and operating expenditures for the refining, petrochemicals and gas processing industries.
January 23, 2014 10 a.m. CST |
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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.
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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

HPI Webcast - 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

BASF Capturing Maximum Value with Tight Oils in the Fluid 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

Veiola 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

HPI Webcast - 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.
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HPI Webcast - 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.
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Boxscore Global Construction Activit y
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.
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HPI Webcast - Bloch
Heinz Bloch: Ten Great Project Decisions with Positive Long-Term Results
During the Ten Great Project Decisions with Positive Long-Term Results webcast, Heinz will provide clear guidance and practical advice on decisions made during projects that have a direct and beneficial impact on refineries and plants. Heinz will discuss these top ten best practices including budgeting, Machinery Quality Assessment (MQA), machinery storage preservation, modern 3D printer methods of pattern production, standardization and more.
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HPI Webcast Next generation of oil wiping technology for reciprocating compressors
With the recent trend towards higher speed compression, a new problem has emerged, which initially did not receive a lot of attention: the efficiency of the oil wiper rings. In certain problem applications, customers have reported oil losses as high as about 1 gallon per day. This is not only an environmental concern, but also a cost concern, especially in remote areas where oil delivery is not convenient. Other problem sites reported that traditional wiper rings were wearing down the piston rod diameter. Using the principle of elasto-hydrodynamics, HOERBIGER addresses these challenges with the launch of a revolutionary non-metallic wiper, the Oil Film Dynamic (OFD) wiper rings.
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