Webcasts

How Digital Transformation at Engineering Firms Will Be a Big Win for Plant Owners
6 August 2020

Sponsor: AspenTech

Join AspenTech, Hargrove, and Zachry Group for an inside look at how EPCs are leveraging digitalization to revamp their engineering processes, provide digital handover to their customers and create digital twins that help ensure that plant owners are getting the most out of their assets.  This presentation and panel discussion will explore what digital transformation means for EPCs during and after project delivery and how these initiatives ultimately benefit their customers, the plant owners.      

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Learn How to Implement Rigorous Heat Exchanger Models into Your Process Simulation
21 July 2020

Sponsor: Honeywell 

Honeywell and HTRI have collaborated to combine HTRI’s highly accurate heat exchanger calculations with Honeywell Forge Process Simulation’ rigorous thermodynamics. The XSimOp feature can be enabled within UniSim Design to provide an integrated process model, all within a single interface. Previous iterations allowed users to link the two platforms in an effective, but slow execution. 

This integration has been enhanced by enabling the HTRI calculation routines to run within UniSim Design. These enhancements have improved overall modeling performance & solution speed. 

In this webinar, you will see a live demo of the integrated solution (XSimOp) and learn how you can use this functionality in your own models to improve both the accuracy and performance.

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APM 4.0 with Predictive and Prescriptive Analytics
15 July 2020

Sponsor: AVEVA

True digital transformation requires enhancing the asset-oriented APM approach to a system that holistically connects Engineering, Operations and Maintenance and thereby enables a quantum leap in Asset Performance. APM 4.0 creates a single integrated digital thread across the whole asset lifecycle. Two key factors play a pivotal role in the successful operation of this new digital thread. First, there must be connectivity among assets and workers. Second, decisions that are informed by sensors and intelligent data must be able to be executed in real-time. 

While APM 4.0 maintains the asset-oriented approach, it is focused on delivering critical business results. Using sensor-based decision making with true Lead Performance Indicators, APM 4.0 will achieve Asset Excellence by enhancing safety, profitability, and sustainability.

This webinar will provide you with insights into how predictive alerts and prescriptive actions need to work together to fully unlock the value that APM 4.0 promises.

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Accelerate Digitalization in Oil and Gas amid Demand Changes and IMO 2020
8 July 2020

Sponsor: AVEVA

The volatility in crude and product prices as well as demand are making even the most current production planning and process models far from optimized. Additionally, fuel oil quality constraints due to IMO 2020 are adding more stringent requirements in terms of feedstocks and sulphur handling. Optimizing feedstock selection and process conditions to match demands must move faster to maximize refining margins and reduce business risks in these uncertain times. The approach to Digital Transformation, if well executed, will enable refineries to quickly respond to volatile market conditions and maximize margins.

Learn how an end-to-end value chain optimization helps redefine your processes, run what-if scenarios, enable deeper collaboration, reduce value leaks, sustain productivity and innovation, and ultimately make better decisions quicker.  Benefits include:

  • Reducing crude evaluation time from days to minutes
  • Reducing refining costs by up to $0.70/barrel
  • Reducing Unplanned Downtime by up to 25%
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Performing Accurate Chloride and Basic Nitrogen Titrations in Hydrocarbons
23 June 2020

Sponsor: Metrohm

Petroleum raw materials, precursors and methanol products are difficult to titrate, and they require the right solvents, non-aqueous titrants and special electrodes to get accurate results. While much attention is typically given to TAN and TBN analysis, non-aqueous chloride titration and basic nitrogen are equally critical and challenging tests to ensure quality and efficacy of these important hydrocarbon products.  

Learn how to implement and optimize the IMPCA-002 method for chlorides in methanol and UOP 269 basic nitrogen method by attending this webinar presented by Sagar Irrinki, Quality Control Manager at Coastal Gulf & International, Inc. Sagar will share how his laboratory navigates executing these tests on various types of petrochemical samples. Kerri-Ann Blake, Product Manager for Titration at Metrohm USA, will provide guidance for electrode selection and best practices for electrode care and replacement. Don’t miss the live Q&A at the end to get all your questions answered by Sagar and Kerri-Ann. 

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Reduce CDU Operational Risk with Plant Digital Twin
19 June 2020

Sponsor: AspenTech

In today's volatile environment, refiners must shift operations to adapt to ever-changing product demands – and do it with an increasingly remote workforce. Plant digital twin technology provides operational insights so engineers can predict potential disruptions from anywhere.

Learn how column hydraulic visualization in the digital twin helps your remote teams:

  • Predict operational issues, such as column weeping during production turndowns
  • Evaluate alternative corrective actions
  • Avoid costly operational outages

See how you can respond more quickly to operational issues in an uncertain climate. 

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Hydrocarbon Processing's Industry Outlook: 2020 Update
11 June 2020

Sponsor: S & B

Over the past several years, the world has witnessed significant downstream capacity growth in all sectors of the downstream hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI). However, the COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically affected global demand for transportation fuels and petrochemical products, as well as capital spending. Although the HPI has had a rough start to 2020, refined products and petrochemicals demand is forecast to increase in the future. To satisfy increasing demand for refined fuels, petrochemicals and natural gas, every region is investing to increase downstream processing capacity. With more than $1.9 T in announced projects globally, it is imperative that HPI companies receive the most up-to-date and valid information on market trends, and the future development of the downstream processing industry. 

During this live webcast, Lee Nichols will provide a mid-year update on capital projects around the world, as well as major economic, environmental and political market trends that are shaping and influencing the industry in the near-term.

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Increasing Remote Worker Productivity
4 June 2020

Sponsor: Honeywell 

Today’s operation managers and supervisors need to balance data gathering and real-time informed decision making while maintaining contact with their teams including, subject matter experts, regardless of their location. Join us to learn how Honeywell Forge Workforce Productivity Inspection Rounds, Expert on Call, and Video Assist provide the tools and intelligence to increase the overall efficiency and productivity with a quick ROI.

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