Webcasts

Improve the Safety and Efficiency of Your Gas Distribution Systems
8 July 2021

Sponsor: Swagelok

Do you rely on gas systems to operate your facilities? Have you struggled to address and avoid leaks in your systems while dealing with other day-to-day tasks? Are you concerned about safety hazards posed by gases flowing around your plant? If the answer to any of these questions is “yes”, then be sure to register for this  webinar on the common challenges with today’s industrial gas distribution systems.

Led by Karim Mahraz, Swagelok’s product manager for analytical instrumentation and custom solutions, this webinar will cover what a gas distribution system is, why to make such systems a priority, common challenges, the role of pressure regulators, and the benefits specific gas distribution system assemblies provide.

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How Are Your Industry Competitors Navigating the Energy Transition?
30 June 2021

Sponsor: AspenTech

With an increased focus on climate change and energy transition companies are pivoting to more sustainable operations raising questions such as: 

 

  • What are the top drivers influencing actions to reduce CO2?
  • Which metrics are being used to monitor sustainability?
  • Will your CO2 reduction strategy provide a competitive advantage?
  • Which technologies are you investing in to address greenhouse gas emissions?

 

These are just a few of the questions that we asked in an online survey to better understand the strategies and actions industry leaders are taking to meet their sustainability goals.  Early results show that half of the companies surveyed believe that investing in sustainability will provide them with new business opportunities.

Please join Lee Nichols, Editor in Chief of Hydrocarbon Processing, as he hosts a lively discussion with Dr. Robert Socolow, Carbon Mitigation Expert, Princeton University, and Ron Beck, Energy Industry Director, AspenTech. Together, they’ll discuss the research findings and provide their own unique insights. 

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CO2 Emission Reductions & Carbon Capture
23 June 2021

Sponsor: Carbon Clean

he battle to reduce carbon emissions is rapidly gaining momentum with global regulations and legislation for heavy industry. This momentum has pushed carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) innovations into the spotlight. These CCUS technologies are already lowering costs and transforming industry. But - how does your industry know what is the right solution for you?  

Join Carbon Clean's Director of North America, Glen Bailey with the panel of experts. In this 1-hour session they will discuss:

  • Outlook on ambitions and strategy for decarbonization
  • Role of carbon capture within the industry’s overall strategy
  • A view on government policy and its effect on emission reductions

Don't miss this opportunity to take part in this crucial conversation - register for free today to learn how heavy industry can achieve CO2 emission reductions with Carbon Clean.  

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Hydrocarbon Processing’s Industry Market Outlook: 2021 Update
17 June 2021

Sponsor: AXENS, F&PD

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 caused a significant decline in demand for fuels and certain petrochemical value chains. As governments start to ease lockdown measures, how has the global capital expenditure market been affected and what are the major trends for the rest of 2021 and beyond?

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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Fundamentals of Sealing Heat Exchangers and Pipe Flanges
10 June 2021

Sponsor: ERIKS

This abbreviated seminar (or webcast) is a distillation of our 7-hour Professional Development Seminar previously conducted at the AFPM Reliability and Maintenance Conference. It summarizes the testing and research that determined the two main reasons that heat exchangers develop leakage, and the materials and procedures that have been developed to offset these problems. It discusses optimal gasket seating stresses, tools for analyzing the operational gasket loads, and also discusses permissible flange conditions. It ends by showing how these developments in heat exchangers can lead to better gasket materials and procedures for pipe flanges.

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Achieving Tomorrow's Business Expectations with Today's Industrial Automation System
2 June 2021

Sponsor: Schneider Electric

Over the last decade, industry has gone through a major shift in resource availability, technology advancements and people efficiency. So too have the perceptions that operators have on what is the key challenge or threat to the success of their business. 

From a recent customer survey, equipment obsolescence, aging workforce, and availability of parts are no longer the top challenges when considering upgrading and/or modernizing their industrial control systems.

Instead, business expectations and industry initiatives are most influential.

Questions that we see operators ask now, include:

  • Is our infrastructure sustainable and what is its environmental impact?
  • Are we attracting the best and brightest talent to capitalize on our digitized evolution?
  • How resilient are we to environmental factors, supply chain upsets, and unforeseen global pandemics?

Join us as we discuss this new framework and consider how to achieve tomorrow’s business expectations of remote operations, real-time and artificial intelligence, using today’s systems, existing infrastructure and intelligent software and services.

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Building the Plant of the Future - A "How To" Guide
25 May 2021

Sponsor: AVEVA

As the world emerges changed by the covid-19 shutdowns, the rate of digital transformation necessitated during the pandemic will carry us into the future of sustainable, digital and connected plants. New and existing industrial plants will depend on an influx of innovation, flexibility and collaboration driven by technologies like the cloud, data-centric engineering and 3D visualization to prepare for what's ahead. Join Julien De Beer, AVEVA’s Head of Product Strategy for this 1-hour session to hear how AVEVA’s EPC 4.0 approach can help you achieve your future plant strategies, including: 

  • A proven framework to drive greater engineering & execution quality and efficiency
  • How to create a culture of data-centric, integrated, collaborative working
  • Requirements for building and maintaining Digital Twins on greenfield and brownfield projects
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Corrosion Prediction and Material Selection for Crude Corrosivity Applications
18 May 2021

Sponsor: Honeywell

Non-aqueous corrosion issues continue to be a major concern for refining as market growth leads to feedstock with increasing impurity content, leading to higher potential for corrosion damage. Naphthenic acid and sulfidic corrosion (termed crude corrosivity) in crude refining are key corrosion mechanisms contributing to asset degradation and failure in different areas of atmospheric and vacuum distillation units, such as in transfer lines and side cut piping. Accurate quantification of corrosion due to these factors is critical to safe crude unit operations and gives refiners the ability to work with opportunity crudes at a higher level of confidence and safety. In this webinar we will present a comprehensive approach to predict crude corrosivity in naphthenic acid- and sulfidic-dominated systems as a function of critical environmental parameters such as: Total Acid Number (TAN / NAT), Sulfur (H2S) content, temperature, hydrocarbon content, flow regimes and wall shear stress.

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